Friday, January 31, 2014


Day 30: January Mindful Writing Challenge


Taps on the ceiling 
Speakeasy starring 
Belgian in a glass
Moonlight just outside

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Buddha in the Garden

Day 29: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Buddha in the Garden

Buddha in the garden
Straw plant shifts
Slightly to the left
Chimes sing peace and melody

Butternut Squash

Day 28: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Butternut Squash
By Julie Gengo

Soft butternut squash
peppers and onions dance
Saucy tomatoes swirl
Lovely French cider
Savory sugar kisses

Monday, January 27, 2014

Neon Martini

Day 27: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Neon Martini
By Julie Gengo

Heart on fire
Stars in windows
Neon Martini
Water flowing in the background

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Blue Toes

Day 26: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Blue Toes

Blue toes pop out from covers
Raspy voice reverberates
A night gone wild
Hands make everything better

Barleywine and Berries

Day 25: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Barleywine and Berries

Barleywine and berries
Warmth rises through glasses
Queues wrap around forever
Friends gather and cheer

Rare Barrel

Day 24: January Mindful Writing Challenge

By Julie Gengo

Rare Barrel 

People walk along walls
White tile glows amber light
Rare words pass along lips
Barrels stacked in the distance

Friday, January 24, 2014

Winter's Glow

Day 23: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Winter's Glow
By Julie Gengo

January winter glow
Bare branches sway
Shadows dance on the pavement
Trickles of warmth bounce off blue bottles

Bottle Light

Day 22: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Bottle Light
By Julie Gengo

Clear glass
Hangs from the ceiling
Happy eyes 
Gaze up in appreciation

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cozy Couches

Day 21: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Cozy Couches
By Julie Gengo

Empty pitchers 
Stacked on shelf
Waiting for drinkers
Chillin' on cozy couches

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Plum Wine

Day 20: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Plum Wine
By Julie Gengo

Treading water
Under warm sun
Seaweed swirls
Next to grilled squid
Plum wine surprises us

Old Vine - #smallstone

Day 19: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Old Vine
By Julie Gengo

Cork crumbles 
Kitchen strainer salvages 
Old vine zin 
Aged to perfection

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Purple Hill

Day 18: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Purple Hill
By Julie Gengo

Longs strides 
Pass by 
Hill drenched in purple haze
Fading light
Night bird flies fast
Footsteps accelerate 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Collapsing People

Collapsing People

By Julie Gengo

Shopping lady gone
Sidewalk naked without her
Delicious apples stacked up
Collapsing people stop the music

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Big Orange Cat - #smallstone

Day 16: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Big Orange Cat

Big orange cat
Paws spread out like eagle wings
Paint chipped house blends into the background

Dog Day Afternoon

Day 15: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Dog Day Afternoon
By Julie Gengo

Back garden reverberates in 
Surround sound
Two dogs chase imaginary 
Born before their time

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Primary Colors

Day 14: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Primary Colors
By Julie Gengo

Blue frame
Yellow rims
Circles moving in all directions
Cigar box art breaks the flow
Furniture of a different hue
And pillows that tell a different story

The Boating Party

Day 13: January Mindful Writing Challenge

The Boating Party
By Julie Gengo

The Boating Party
Rests on the ledge
Puppy curled up in the corner
Dreaming in watercolours

Sunday, January 12, 2014

She Said

She Said, 
By Julie Gengo 

enough words
evangelize your love, she said

Teal Leaf Salad

Day 12: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Tea Leaf Salad
By Julie Gengo

Lemons bathed in sunshine
Tea leaf salad hints at future endeavors
And the simple space in between us

The American

Day 11: January Mindful Writing Challenge

The American
By Julie Gengo

Crying child stomps feet
Homeless man sells poetry on the street
Three Times Bad reverberates in the music hall 
They call The American

Brussel Sprouts - #smallstone

Day 10: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Brussel Sprouts

Oven warm
Sauteed lemon butter
Tiny buds make us happy

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Tiny Blue Lights - #smallstone

Day 9: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Tiny Blue Lights

Tiny blue lights
Exposed wood beams
Ceiling mesmerizes
As peace settles in

City Lights - #smallstone

Day 8: January Mindful Writing Challenge

City Lights

Neon numbers
Bounce off pavement
Feet shuffling
City lights play 
To the Rhythm of the street

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Agni - #smallstone

Day 7: January Mindful Writing Challenge


Cold Floor
Space heater on wheels
Mat placed gently
Warmth and the divine
Meet in the center 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Paul The Fish - #smallstone

Day 6: January Mindful Writing Challenge

Paul The Fish

Lifeless body 
Rests peacefully 
At bowls bottom
Dancing days remembered sweetly

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sprinkler - #smallstone

Day 5: January Mindful Writing Challenge


Sun catches sprinkler 
Quenching parched lawn
Anxious dogs 
Scurry after squirrel 
Caught off guard 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Drop of Sunshine - #smallstone

Mindful Writing Challenge Jan 2014 - #4

Drop of Sunshine

Spotty sun 
Drops peace, 
on a warming planet
Thirsty drinkers 
Replenish and pray for rain


Mindful Writing Challenge Jan 2014 - #3

By Julie Gengo

Champagne colored cat
Sits between weathered succulents
Foundation lay bare
New beginnings settle inside

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Sliver Moon

Sliver moon over San Francisco 
Bay Bridge glistens 
Bright lights sway in water
Lovers watch in silence

Stars Kiss the Night #smallstone

Mindful Writing Challenge 2014 01/01

Happy bright night 
Falling stars swirl into pockets
Lingering kiss warms the senses