Entrance – #writephoto – #poetry – #life


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Darkness in the distance plays, my thoughts, they start to mingle; is it calm or trepidation that makes my senses tingle? Chiseled rocks, I climb upon, careful to plant my feet; so to peer beyond the opening, then, wondering what I’ll meet.

Is it just an empty cave? Or does something live within? Do I dare to challenge this? I hesitate, as I begin. Quietly making my way inside, sneaking about, like a tiny mouse, I realize I am not alone, it is me inside this house.

Silently moving within this space, I hear her voice, to me, she is calling; “No need to be afraid, my dear”, as my legs give, but I’m not falling. I stumble, to try to find the earth, the solid ground, underneath, is no longer; ever slowly, I feel myself rising above, my spirit, growing much stronger.

I am not afraid, no fear inside, for I know no harm will come to me; I have found the entrance, to my life, where my soul can, finally, be set free.


Photo via Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt – Entrance
©2020 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved

#Review for “Short & not always Sweet” – it made my soul smile!


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Author Leslie Walter left this beautiful review, of my book, “Short & not always Sweet” on my Facebook wall.  The words made my soul smile.  I wanted to share them with all of you.  ❤


If you venture to visit this faraway land, and you should, the only means of transport is to let your fingers do the walking through the changing scenery. The peaceful beauty of a Viceroy settled in the warmth of a summer garden announces the beginning of this poetic journey. A journey that advances as the afternoon sun lowers casting shadows, shadows that lengthen into the evening dusk delivering you through mysterious archways into the cold corridors of twilight. Throughout the dark hours of night loneliness is illuminated by senses of spiritual enlightenment until the dawn announces a new day, but all is not the same, you are not the same, such is the emotional influence of this poetic journey.
If you venture to visit this faraway land, and you should, do not anticipate a straight road for there are many twists and turns where distance and time are without measure. Observe with both eyes and mind, do not ignore a page, do not ignore a line, do not ignore a single word, for you will experience a sincere insight into the heart and soul of a beautiful poet. You may even be surprised to learn that Dorinda Duclos’s intuitive writing can arouse moments of déjà vu within the depths of your own mind.

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On dreaming of spring – #Haiku – #poetry – #RonovanWrites


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Oh, to dream of spring;

To watch the floral parade

As tulips march on


Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #289 Dream &March

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Image by shannynkm from Pixabay

On Australia’s Fires – #haiku #poetry challenge


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Fire does smoulder

While life battles against it

Til it is subdued


Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #288 Smoulder & Subdued

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Image by Ria Sopala from Pixabay

Life-force – #poetry


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She scolds me when I’m stupid
Though she’ll never use the word
It’s simply by, the look in her eye
That proves no words need be heard

I acknowledge with an uneasy sigh
But, somehow, it never soaks in
She looks at me and wonders why
I’d rather sink, than swim.

Things ingrained into me
From so very long ago
Are sorely hard to leave behind
For my own good, I need to, though

So I never let another
Drain my life, oh, how I’ve tried
As hard as I try to fight it
A part of me has died

To leave it in the past, tis true
I must heed what I am told
By one much younger than me
Who, with a simple hug, enfolds

Bringing comfort to my weary heart
Breathing life into my soul
My daughter shares her life-force
The thing from me, another stole…


©2020 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved
Image by Wolfgang Eckert from Pixabay