Daily Affirmations ©Carolyn


1. I am enough. ❤👩‍🦰❌🤗🌈

2. I create my own space in which to live and work. ✍🏻📖📚🤗❤🐈🐈❤

3. I deserve people in my life who will uplift and validate me. ❤👩‍🦰❌🌈🤗😷

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  • The Daily Haiku – 18th Weekly Theme, Wood/Wind 5.


    Wind 5

    The wind whirls the rain
    into a full Autumn storm,
    Thunder and lightning.

    ©The Vixen of Verse🦊, 2020.
    ©Photo by Alexandre Bringer from Pexels
  • The Daily Haiku – 18th Weekly Theme, Wood 5/Wind


    Wood 5

    She carved the wood with
    a small white-handled boline.
    Hand-made figurine.

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    ©P. Interest – Bolines may be wooden handled or white or black handles.
  • The Daily Haiku – 182nd Theme, Fish

    #haikupoetry #fish


    Fish and seafood, like
    red snapper, sea bass, and salt
    cod, prawns - langoustines.

    I could be when I lived in
    Spain - washed down with cava.

    Fish market on the
    quayside, fish just caught, so fresh.
    Wrapped and taken home.

    Silver parcels on
    the bar-b-que, squeeze of lemon,
    pinch of black pepper.

    ©The Vixen of Verse🦊, 2020.
    ©Photo by James Wheeler from Pexels
  • Guest Blog – Reblog, Lize Bard

    Another one of Lize Bard’s lovely haiku. There are so many, it is always hard to choose just one. – Carolyn


    not wasting our words ~ on the silences we share ~ doting on stillness — © Lize Bard @ Haiku out of Africa — Photo: Scania 2018/08

  • 31st Tanka


    31st Tanka

    I took a trip to
    Blarney Castle, when younger,
    and able-bodied.
    I climbed the steep, winding stairs.
    I kissed the old Blarney Stone.

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    Kissing the Blarney Stone to gain the gift of eloquence. ©P Interest.
  • The Daily Haiku – 181st Theme, One Secret Thing.

    #haikupoetry #secret

    One Secret Thing

    If I tell a secret,
    I tell a lie, I crossed my
    heart and hoped to die.

    ©The Vixen🦊of🦊Verse, 2020.
    ©Photo by TOPHEE MARQUEZ from Pexels
  • The Daily Haiku 18th Weekly Theme, Wood/Wind 4


    Wind 4

    East wind brings the chill
    of Autumn, even in the sunshine, she cuts through.

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    ©Photo by Expect Best from Pexels
  • The Daily Haiku – 18th Weekly Theme, Wood 4/Wind


    Wood 4

    My mother liked wood,
    she went to classes and made
    a table - pride and joy.

    ©The Vixen of Verse🦊, 2020.
    ©Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels
  • Good Vibes 21 🎧🎙

    “Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them; is what makes life meaningful

    – Joshua J Marine.

    ©Photo by ShotPot from Pexels
  • Gratitude Journal ©Carolyn Crossley

    #gratitude #journal


    1. I am grateful for another day on this beautiful planet, a gift not granted to everyone.
    2. I am grateful for my connection to the Divine
    3. I am grateful to my muse.
    4. I am grateful for my growing number of skills and abilities.
    5. I am grateful for my happy, peaceful, calm life.


    ©Blingee – Spread Your Wings and Fly

  • Daily Affirmations ©Carolyn Crossley

    #daily #affirmations


    1. I am grateful for another day in which to improve my life.
    2. I am feeling positive in spite of the wave of negativity I am living in.
    3. I know that the Divine is working for my own good.
    4. Fear is only a thought, I choose to change each fearful thought into hope.
    5. I am strong, full of love and light.


  • The Daily Haiku – 13th Slow Renga 2

    #haikupoetry #renga

    Sail Away 2

    Sail away Skatty
    on your Dad's boat.
    But do come back home.

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    ©Skatty’s Dad


    Skatty is a lovely Maine Coon polydactyl cat who lives on his Dad’s boat in New Zealand. This photo is from one of his forays ashore.

  • The Daily Haiku – 13th Slow Renga – Sail away…

    #haikupoetry #renga

    Sail Away

    Sail away on a
    cold, windy, day searching for
    sunshine, and calm seas.

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    ©Photo by Magda Ehlers from Pexels
  • The Daily Haiku – 180th Theme, Black Holes.

    #haikupoetry #senryu #blackholes

    Black Holes

    Covid hangs over
    us, like a black hole, ready,
    with - antibodies.

    ©The Vixen🦊of🦊Verse, 2020
    ©Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels


    I wanted to speak about Coronavirus/Covid-19 as positively as I can. I think the media should concentrate on the numbers that recover as well as the more sensational numbers infected and numbers dead. Carolyn❤🌹

  • Good Vibes 20 🎧🎙

    “If you don’t like something, change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou

    ©P. Interest
  • Guest Poets – Reblog Susi Bocks

    Being Discovered, is just one poem by Susi Bocks, who is a very talented poet and writer. Read more on her WordPress blog, Susi Bocks, I write her

    putting myself out there open and freely

    may i always be honest with you and myself

    when you read me will you understand who I am

    can you see beneath the shell polished by years of dysfunction

    and decades of destruction aimed towards oblivion

    when you discover me

    will you let me be who i’m meant to be an incredible, unique, […]

    Being Discovered
  • Gratitude Journal ©Carolyn Crossley

    #gratitude, journal,


    1. I am grateful for all the people I have in my life.
    2. I am grateful for the sanctuary of home.
    3. I am grateful for good food to eat and nourish my body.
    4. I am grateful for the flow of money into my life.
    5. I am very grateful to have a brain that works again and has given me a new lease of life.


    ©Blingee – Welcome Autumn
  • Daily Afformations ©Carolyn Crossley

    #daily #affirmations


    1. I listen to my body and give it what it is asking me for.
    2. I am in tune with my spirit.
    3. I am happy and content in my home.
    4. I choose to remain positive in a very negative time.
    5. This too shall pass, all is well in my world.


  • The Daily Haiku – 18th Weekly Theme, Word/Wind 3


    Wind 3

    The wind comes from the
    west, bringing its showers of rain.
    Sun for tomorrow.

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    ©Photo by Chris F from Pexels
  • The Daily Haiku – 18th Weekly Theme, Wood 3/Wind
    Wood 3

    His hands carresed the
    wood, lovingly as he once,
    had, his now dead wife.

    © The Vixen🦊of🦊Verse, 2020.
    ©Photo by cottonbro from Pexels
  • Gratitude Journal ©Carolyn🦊Crossley

    #gratitude #journal


    1. I am grateful for feeling positive in a very negative situation.
    2. I am grateful for my skills and abilities.
    3. I am grateful to be able to channel my creativity into productive projects.
    4. I am grateful to be full of love and light.
    5. I am grateful for all my blessings in life.


  • Daily Affirmations ©Carolyn Crossley

    #Daily #Affirmations


    1. I have the courage to change and grow.
    2. I am enlightened.
    3. Everyday I connect and communicate with the Divine.
    4. Everyday I am learning to love and respect my body because it is the temple which houses my spirit and soul.
    5. I respect myself, all is well in my world.


  • Good Vibes 19 🎧🎶

    “Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss”

    Ralph Waldo Emerson.

    ©Photo by Anna Shvets from Pexels
  • The Daily Haiku – 179th Theme, Art.



    What is Art? An
    unmade bed? Picasso, or
    Constable or Klimt?

    Is it Banksy's street
    art or pictures hanging in
    an art gallery?

    In nature, I see
    art, in creative people.
    In the end, YOU choose!

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
  • 30th Tanka


    30th Tanka

    I feel it is too
    late for me to find true love;
    I prefer my cats.
    I always say in protest.
    Am I protesting too much?

    ©🦊The Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    ©www.pexels.com/ true love.
  • September Poems – No 2 –
    Indian Summer

    We are having an Indian Summer, we are told.

    I thought it meant Indian as in from India during the Raj.

    But no, it is a Native American phrase, formerly known as Indians.

    It means an unusually warm period between September and November.

    When the heat causes mist and that's when the Native Americans hunted.

    In the early mornings and early evenings, when the mist deadened sound.

    Shall these warm few days provoke a mass exodus to the seaside?

    Or will people in the North West, wear masks whenever they step out of the door?

    Will they stay at home, only use public transport on essential journeys?

    Or will house parties and illegal raves be the order of the day?

    This Vixen will be in her lair, with her cats - what about you?

    ©The Vixen of Verse🦊, 2020.
  • The Daily Haiku 18th Weekly Theme, Wind/Wood 2


    Wood 2

    Trees give us wood for
    furniture, beds, coffins and
    two treasure chests.

    ©🦊The Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    ©Photo by Leticia Ribeiro from Pexels
  • The Daily Haiku – 18th Weekly Theme, Wind 2/Wood


    Wind 2

    The wind blows from the
    south, a warm wind,
    bringing the,
    Indian Summer.

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
  • Random Theme Haiku No. 2



    When exclamations
    you make, think of BRIAN BLESSED,
    reading it aloud.

    In that booming voice,
    once in a Blue Moon would do nicely.

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    © The Sun – Brian Blessed
  • The Daily Haiku – 178th Theme, Childhood Memories.


    Childhood Memories

    Jam butties, eaten
    with dirty hands, washed down with,
    pop from a bottle.

    Adventures outdoors,
    building pretend fires with - brick
    surround and twigs.

    Climbing trees and Glynn
    Molloy throwing a stone that,
    hit my head - big lump!

    Going home crying
    hot chocolate, head bathed
    in salt and water.

    Running barefoot in grass, shoes and socks abandoned.
    Childhood memories.

    ©The🦊Vixen of Verse, 2020.
    Photo by Michael Morse from Pexels