Twisted Vine #61


Haiku Writing Challenge #61
Words: Tears and Wine

#61 La Vita e Bella Tuscany - Caroline Zimmermann

“La Vita e Bella Tuscany” – Caroline Zimmermann


Moisture hides in clouds
While wine serves Dionysus
Dry vineyards need tears

© jk 2015



Ronovan Writes Haiku Prompt Challenge – Words: Tears and Wine

A weekly Haiku writing prompt to inspire those who join along. It is like putting together a word puzzle carefully. It is enlightening. Meet new people. Discover a community who shares support. At the end of each challenge we hear from Ronovan on his interpretation of how we all succeed. Sometimes its a review with words of support and sometimes its a list of all the participants with LINKS to their Haiku. Oh, it is an awakening experience to read what others have created with the two words for each new weekly challenge. If you feel such inspiration. Go to the LINK Ronovan Writes Haiku… Join a growing community. It is exciting to look forward each Monday to the two new words and then figuring out how to mold them into a Haiku. – jk-tsk


Ahead of us… #9

'a' to 'z' writing prompt poster #9

A – Z Writing Challenge #9
“Ahead of us…”

#9 spectacular nature landscape mountain hd

Ahead of us

Ahead of us stands the future we hope to find
Behind us remains the past we go beyond
Carrying memories of years we may never forget
Doubting our wishes to move forward
Evaporating our hesitation as we remember the past
Forever we leave the abusers in their own darkness
Gone is their ability to hurt us ever again
Haunting though their figures might be
Inside us we remember they are just ghosts now
Joyfully we enter into a new existence
Keeping positive thoughts toward our new world
Love fills us with promise we won’t deny
Momentary flashes of times past appear in nightmares
Never, we promise to return to the destroyers of our dreams
Open wounds still closing, but the healing has begun
Passing the open windows, though tempting, will save us
Quietly we protect our paths to freedom, keeping secret our direction
Resolved to change, we have escaped, hoping no one follows
Silently we meditate on the world we enter and the one we exit
Today is always going to be the first day of our journey; we continue on
United in our purpose, we will find joy and happiness
Violence was never deserved, so we leave it in the past, never to find us again
Wanting badly to feel free from torture, from the fear inside us
Xanadu is our hope, our future welcoming us home
Yonder is the path leading us to safety, but we must pursue it carefully
Zazen will give us the sight we need; we will find our peace of mind

© jk 2015

‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #3

The Writing Prompt Challenge that I recreated was found on a fellow blog mates Post. I modified the Challenge. I call it: The ‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #1 – ‘A dark and stormy night…’ A new phrase will appear every Monday with a new #. One is to write a [Story, Poem, Essay, etc…] using the prompt as the beginning of the first sentence and each following sentence is to begin with the next letter of the alphabet.’B’ and ‘C’ and so on. I hope you will find this a fun Challenge and a Good Time Playing with the alphabet and awakening the creative in all of us. 'a' to 'z' writing prompt poster #3 template The Third of The ‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #3 – ‘After the end…’ will appear on Mondays. Posted in your email, for those who receive when I have posted, early Monday @2:05AM EDT East Coast USA. The Challenge will close Midnight on Sunday Evening. Then the next Challenge will be Posted a short time after at the above time.


Remember to leave the LINK to this Post at bottom of Your Post & in the Comment Section of this Post. It is in order for me to be able to find your Post. Thank you, jk

Haiku Writing Challenge #51- Future & Give

Haiku Writing Challenge #51

Words: Future & Give

Address: 121131 Long Hill Road, Woodstock, Vt. 05071 Square Feet: NA Acres: approx. 186 Beds/Baths: 5/6 plus 2 half Year Built: 2004 Listed: June, 2007 This country estate has 180-degree mountain views. The property has an in-ground pool with spa, a terrace with perennial flower beds, a separate carriage barn, and a tennis court. Source: Mary von Ziegesar, Lion & Davis

Dream Estate


Tomorrow’s promise
Is giving today’s wishes
Futures wanted Now


hopes for the future by zach bosteel

Magic Imagining Future by Zach Bosteel



Giving care today
Future sights are imagined
Godot never shows


Ronovan Write Haiku Writing Challenge #51-Words: Future & Give

‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #2: “Another Thing I Remember…”

Beginning something new. 

The Writing Prompt Challenge I modified from a fellow blog mates Post, is titled: The ‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge. It began with the #1 Challenge Phrase being: ‘A dark and stormy night…’ A New Phrase will begin with the letter ‘A’ and appear every Monday with a new #. One is to write a [Story, Poem, Essay, etc…Writers Choice] using the prompt as the beginning of the first sentence or line and each one following is to begin with the next letter of the alphabet, ‘B’ and ‘C’ until you reach the letter ‘Z’ or at least attempt to reach ‘Z’. If you are stumped or have finished then stop. The instructions will be placed at the top of each Writing Prompt Challenge. They are also on the Page “WRITING CHALLENGE” at the top of ‘the secret keeper’ blog in white lettering on the far right in the second row.

The following week after a Challenge I will Repost the CHOICE OF THE WEEK on my blog ‘the secret keeper’ after I have read through all the submissions. In order for me to locate your submissions, please leave a PING in the Comment Section of your ‘A’ to ‘Z’ Post or a LINK in the Comment Section with the Instructions in this POST on ‘the secret keeper’. Do whichever is easiest for you. Just be sure I can find your submissions. I hope you will find this a fun Challenge and have a Good Time Playing with the alphabet, awakening the creative in all of us.

The Challenge for the week of Monday June 29th 2015 is: ‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #2 – “Another thing I remember…” It will appear on ‘the secret keeper’ Monday June 29th 2015 @2:03AM EDT East Coast USA & if you are a follower of ‘the secret keeper’ it will be posted in your email that same day. The Challenge will close Midnight on the following Sunday Evening. The next Challenge will then be Posted on Monday @2:03AM EDT East Coast USA.

I will be participating, posting my submissions separate from the Instruction Page. It will be a Challenge for us all in many different ways.

'a' to 'z' writing prompt poster

RELAX. Let the ideas FLOW. Most of all have a GOOD TIME.

THE CHALLENGE:  ‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #2 – “Another thing I remember…”

Jennifer Kiley
the secret keeper

PS. Be sure to put the LINK to this POST somewhere toward the bottom of your own POST to each Challenge.


Film Review: Words and Pictures

poster words and pictures
Film Review: Words and Pictures

Review by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 12th December 2014

clive & juliette words and pictures 1

An unexpected joy to find a film that actually is brilliant and exceeds the expectations. A high school literary teacher vs the new art teacher. Clive Owen is excellent in his performance as a disappointed alcoholic who feels his flame for writing has gone out. He takes it out on his students at first. But once the new art teacher hits the scene and his job is threatened because he is not doing his job very well and has lost his enthusiasm, the film picks up a war of what is more valuable words or pictures.

It is a love story and a lesson in how to respect others. Students and teachers both learn these lessons the hard way.

Juliet Binnoche is a brilliant artist. She creates her own paintings for the film. And they are intensely profound and beautifully deep. The contest brings a spirit to the participants. It puts a fire in their bellies all around.

It’s a struggle but a worthy one. I highly recommend this film to anyone who is into art and language, love and recovery. I loved every moment the film was on the screen. I didn’t want it to end.

Movie Trailer – Words and Pictures

Appears on Expats Post 27th October 2014

“Silver Screen” – A Short Film

i heart short films

“Silver Screen” – A Short Film

Post Created by Jennifer Kiley

Posted Wednesday 17th May 2014

Romantic – are you in love? my secret & ???
Artistic – did you express yourself? do you express yourself?
Memories – what are yours?
Music floats you up to the clouds
Lifetimes of wanting to but never doing. dreaming dreams.
creating worlds in your own imagination.
the silver screen. it is magic. we need it to carry us into our imaginations in the most ultimate of ways – through all our senses as we watch images on a screen.

do enjoy “silver screen” keep your dreams alive.

here, i give to you “silver screen”

Morebarn *“Silver Screen”

“Silver Screen”
By Morebarn
Written by Gary Waldman
Painted, Directed, & Animated by Julie Gratz

The Album artwork for “Made by Hand” and the video for Silver Screen were collaboration projects between KALEIDA and Gary Waldman that began at the beginning of 2013. Both pieces were truly “Made by Hand” in the spirit of the album, as all of the artwork and landscapes were hand-painted with oils, and the animation is hand-drawn frame by frame. 43 feet of painting, and 13,000 frames later, we’re proud to share this piece with you.