love is kind

Linking to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai in the month of love…


be my valentine

red roses, dark chocolates

bake a heart-shaped cake

mama and i shared birthday

brief time to celebrate love


❤  ❤   ❤


If someone gives you their heart, you can’t give it back without breaking it.


❤   ❤   ❤


heart broken open…

perhaps that lets the love out

to spill on others?















when food becomes god



(giving up chocolate for lent?)

disordered eating






A shadorma poem (Spanish form) of 6 lines with 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable count.

tropical flavor


Why do chocolate covered macadamias taste BEST in Hawaii?




seeds of temptation




huge heart-shaped fruit

garnish with green caps

dip in dark chocolate

drizzle with white almond bark

taste sumptuous delicacy

sweetly succulent valentine treat

honey, I love you…now pass me that plate!


An “etheree” poem of ten lines, each has one more syllable than the previous, no rhyme.  Linking to “sweet & sumptuous” February prompts at life in the dirt.

whimsical banquet of delight

A quadrille (exactly 44 words) for Victoria’s poem prompt at dVerse this week. We recently visited Princeville Botanical Gardens in Kauai and enjoyed a fabulous tour!


helaconia spectabilis



Tour of

garden botanical

on island tropical

inspires poetical verse.


We admire

foliage fantastical

blossoms symmetrical

design creational diverse.


To explain

health benefits topical

know ripe fruits medicinal

guide is natural nurse.


To taste

dark chocolate delectable

cacao content palatable

tourist opens available purse!




japanese spring (II)

Akebia Blossom

Akebia blooms – CDHK

akebia blooms

lavender shade’s wild desire

scent of chocolate

sweets for the sweet


black cherry ice cream

delectable chocolate chunks

coldness makes teeth hurt


keeping this just for yourself?

my husband asks and i smile



Sweet things happening at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai...

quotable quote

My final offering for 3 Days/3 Quotes challenge!


Tell me, what’s more American than Charles Schulz and Peanut M & M’s?!

If chocolate-covered Peanuts don’t inspire you, I don’t know what else would 😉



chocolate vanilla

twist together into cone

opposites attract


summer’s frozen confection

melts into puddle of love