I enjoy writing and have worked as an Online Content Writer. I moved to Singapore after getting married the last year.
This blog started out with book reviews and articles, but has now become a full-time poetry blog. I share with you my love for nature and also thoughts on other aspects. My favourite poems are ‘Daffodils’, ‘The Road Not Taken’ and ‘My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose’.
You may share and distribute the work here, but please remember to credit the author’s name. All poems and articles here are copyright of this author.
Thank you for your patience in reading so far:)
Hope you enjoy your visit to this blog:)171 Comments
Hi! Glad you found and liked the poem on my site. There’s not always a lot of poetry on it (unlike here), but definitely always an uplifting, expansive message/gift for whomever stops by. Keep up the great writing!
Thank you for the taking the time to go through my blog. Your blog is a creative and visual treat.
My pleasure…I always enjoy being in the space of an artist (poets included!) creating. There is such tremendous value in allowing the words (art) to move through us…
Thank you for stopping by my latest post and liking the photos nightlake.
They were lovely 🙂 You are welcome.
Thanks again for stopping by my blog and liking “A Day of Blessings” nightlake.
You are welcome:)
Nice blog.Thank you for visiting my post.Wishing you happiness and success. Jalal Michael
Thank you so much and wishing you good luck as well:)
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
You are welcome:) and thanks a lot for liking my posts:)
Hi, thanks for stopping by 🙂
sure, you are welcome:)
Thank you sincerely for bringing me here by stopping by my blog … Very refreshing poems .. I will keep wondering here … Thanks
Thank you very much for the appreciation. I enjoy the historical perspective and the photos in your blog. You are always welcome to stop here.
THANKS for visiting my “pun-ny” photoblog and leaving a couple of “likes.” I like the way you pair your poetry with beautiful images.
–John R.: http://TheDailyGraff.com
You are welcome. Thanks a lot for stopping here and I find your blog refreshing
Singapore is a great place as a work base and the people are wonderful. Thanks for visiting my page
Yes, that’s true. It is a well-developed and well-planned place, Thanks a lot for the comment:)
Your Blog is wonderful!
Thanks a lot for your kind comment and so is yours:)
An amazing blog you have here. your work is very insightful and interesting. keep up the good work
Thank you very much for your encouraging comment
Its my pleasure. Thank you!
Thank you for visiting my blog and liking so much there… I enjoy your poetry and as I said on the comments I’m going to follow you… and enjoy every minute of it as well I’m sure…
I am very thankful for all your comments on my poems. I have just started following your blog:)
Your poems are so lovely! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the reader’s appreciation award here http://riverscribbles.wordpress.com/?p=126&preview=true should you wish to share it with others 🙂
I am very thankful for your nomination and your kind comments on my work. However, I had just received the same award three days ago..still, thank you very much:)
thanks for stopping by and liking several of my post. You have some very intersting poems. Best wishes
Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts. Hope you visit again.
I like your poetry and I love nature. I also really like your gravatar. 🙂
Welcome to this blog:) I just visited your blog and it was very interesting
Amazing writing, love it- looking forward to reading more
Thank you so much for the compliment. just went through yours and you have a unique way of expressing thoughts..
Thanks, everyone have their own ways of expressing, I do love how you express, very beautiful and elegance
Thank you very much for your kind comments
Just nominated you in Sensual Blogging Award, thanks.
Thank you so much for the nomination.
Nice to “meet” you! And am enjoying your blog 🙂
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed your posts..especially reading about your grandmother. You have a lovely blog:)
That’s so nice of you to say, thank you 🙂
Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog, yours is also awesome, will follow you to keep in touch.
Thank you, Cynthia
Hey, what is your job on-line content writer all about ?
Well, we write articles for websites, targetted towards a specific audience:)
oic, forgive my silly question,cause I am not in this line,Cheers !
That is absolutely fine. that’s okay
Hi there thanks for your extended visit and lots of likes
Most gratefully received.
Read some of your poems, very impressed.
And love that you have a poem by Robert Burns among your 3 favourites.
Will be back.
You are welcome..and thank you so much for your visit and the likes on my posts. Thank You!
Wow, you came and visited and left so much pleasure behind. Thank you so much, really appreciate your time and support.
You are welcome:) enjoy reading your posts and thank you so much for visiting here
Your poems are very well written, I enjoyed reading them…cheers…
Thank you so much..and so are yours:) Do keep writing:))
I’ve nominated your blog for The Tagging Blogathon… 🙂
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I don’t exactly write poetry but just include a few silly rhymes in my blog. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
I remember memorizing Daffodils in school. Never have forgotten it.
I still remember, ‘Girl in the Subway’, which we memorized:) Thank you so much for visiting and I find your blog really interesting:)
Welcome – I’m inviting you to the Līgo Circle of Appreciation: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/ligo-circle-of-appreciation/
Thank you so much
hey nightlake, may I ask you how do you feel the design about my Blog?
cause somebody told me that the font I used is too big, do you any views to share with me?
i’ll be asking around my those constant and nice follower.thanks a lot!
I have just replied:)
Back again and your poems and thoughts are even better than I remembered.
Thank you for visiting again and liking so much.
very glad to see you back:) Thank you for the like and the comments..and thanks for the appreciation:)
Thank you for visiting my blog…and for noticing a post of mine from 2009! I will take a look at some of your writing now and just wanted to say, Hello from Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
Hello! I find your blog very interesting and thank you so much for visiting here:) Hope you’ll enjoy
I’ve nominated you for an award 🙂
Thank you very much:)
Thank you for visiting my blog. Looking forward to exchanging of visits in the future.
You are welcome and thank you so much for stopping by:)
Hi! thank you so much for visiting my blog today 🙂
You are welcome:)
Ye’ve been tagged by the way, if ye like… http://managuagunntoday.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/the-mini-blogathon/
Thank you so much:)
An award for you… No obligation; I just want you to know how deeply I feel about you and your wonderful blog…
Thank you so much, Carolyn..Your thoughts are much appreciated
What a coincidence! The poems you listed as your favorite are my favorite, too 🙂 Thank you for the Like on my poem!
You are welcome:)
Hi, I’ve nominated you an award, congrats! http://nkin.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/
Hi! thank you so much for visiting my blog today 🙂 🙂
You are welcome and thanks for visiting this blog:)
My pleasure 🙂
Thank you so much, Esenga. will try to come up with something within the 25. Thank you for sending me the link:)
AnElephantCant think of anything clever to say
This happens time after time
But he wants you to know
That he likes you and so
He says hello with this silly rhyme
Kind of you to drop by the post
Thank you, says the host
to the thinking, talking elephant
always posting something relevant
He is always welcome to stop here
as we are always ready to hear
AnElephantCant help thinking
This is one crazy comment you’ve created
You may be slightly mad
But please don’t be sad
AnElephant thinks sanity is vastly overrated
lol:) okay if you think so, elephant:)
There’s no “patience in reading” so far! Your writing is great, & worth reading.
I wonder how you find Singapore. I have one good review – from my sister’s boyfriend: he says you don’t need to cook every night as eating out is cheap, & done – no dishes: DAILY. And I have one bad review – a beautiful & bond haired girl who went for a holiday, & was followed by an Asian man, & he got very forward, & she ended up running back to her hotel, crying.
That’s all I know!!
Congrats on marriage, & I love your space 🙂
Thank you so much for your nice words on the blog. Well, Singapore is a very nice place to live in. Well planned and well maintained..Yes, it is true that local food is very affordable. Unfortunately, eating outside does not apply to me as I am a vegetarian..and SG is a non-veg paradise..so cooking everyday here:) I find your blog wonderful..Since half of your life was painful, surely the second part of it will be fruitful and happy. Wish you and Daniel good luck and all happiness.
Ah, you live in Singapore 🙂 Welcome to my country. Hope all is well, Eric
Yes, it is almost two years..Thank you:)
Thanks very much again for the post you wrote for the Ligo Challenge – we’ve sorted out some problems and will be putting this in the online paper, and announcing your post in the ‘special mention’ shortly – superb posting. We’ll be running weekly with a slightly modified challenge – sorry about the bugs we spent time sorting out. http://ligoeditions.wordpress.com/. Please feel free to take and use our ‘special mention in dispatches’ logo, termed ‘Ligo Appreciation’ for your blog, should you wish. Thanks so much again.
Yes, did notice the modifications. It is to be haibun from now on, isn’t it? and very honored with the special mention and the online posting. Thank you very much. Thanks a lot for taking the time to visit so many of my posts and sharing your opinion.
Loveeeee how it looks now!
Thank you, David:) I just contributed this week for the ligo haibun challenge. Would be glad if you go through. This is because I feel I’ve written something from heart after a long time
ciao! luvFAB blog.
Hi, Thank you so much:)
I have selected to feature your blog, call2read, as My Monthly Blog Pick for March 2013. Please see > http://wp.me/p1YE83-XK
I shall upload my post on Monday 4 March 2013 – I hope this is okay by you 🙂
All good wishes,
Yes, I had seen that post. Thank you so much for choosing my blog as the monthly blog:) Thank you!
I’ve read through many pages of your poetry. You have a beautiful voice! Thank you for your kind words in my blog.
Kind of you to say so, Peg..Thank you so much for visiting and reading
Dear Nightlake – sorry did not get back to you sooner.Here in Lappland am sometimes far from computer in duties, and give big gaps in replies. I see replies for comments also needed!
And I never replied to your question regarding haibun. I would say go with your feelings if you have time to check them – but also enter yourself! I looked through them but cannot choose at the moment. In one hour will tell you which I really like to help. We should choose 3.
For the monthly gift we should choose I think, you are also very much in thee running though Nighlake!
Will be back.
Hi Pirate, Thank you so much for this. Sent you an email regarding my three choices for this week in your email id. Hope that is okay. I did not enter this week though. now it is too late..
Hello Pirate, Thank you for publishing my write-up along with this week’s suggestions..would you like to link it to their post? Had an idea..If writers are given the choice of fiction, poetry or haibun, could it attract more entries to the challenge? just a thought..
Thanks very much – will link. I decided just to go with your choices, and once I had, why not keep your very nice comments – and hard work.
I think it’s great to have suggestions from you, really is, like a breath of fresh air. Do you mean each week they could have a choice how to write the prompt? Let’s take your idea and look at it in many ways. 1. would they always have to do a haiku or not? 2. Would you like to “guest host” the “Ligo” challenge now and then on your site and of course then adapt requirements accordingly (sending you little blue frog is easy, very). I think at the moment they can write any of the categories with haiku, except poetry. We could do ‘specials’ maybe with different requirements. I;m open to all. I quite like the haibun format though sometimes think people write a lot! I thought it was a bit different..more people, yes,I should send the link to more people. Woops…getting long…will email from now!
Hello Pirate, Thank you for this. I think ‘specials’ once a month is a great idea while still retaining the haibun format. Thanks so much for considering and looking at the different options. I am not supposed to submit, right?
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Ahoy! 🙂 awards fer ye ‘n an invitation to join me female band o’ pirates 🙂 xo http://theeclecticeccentricshopaholic.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/a-pirate-moment-2/
Oh submit Nightlake! Sorry, didn’t see your comment before! Just only vote for yourself now and then! think penny/kz/eric this week. sorry am so sporadic..will improve communication..
sure, that sounds great:) but have also send an email. lol. Thank you!
SORRY, lost your email, now have…will get back to you..posted without winners yet
Hi Pirate, Let me know if I should send again
Hey there, just thought I’d let you know that I nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”: http://evavanbeek.com/2013/03/18/thank-you/
Thank you so much:)
Hi, how are you?
Good news, we are giving you the “BEST MOMENT AWARD“. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the day!
Hello, Thank you very much for the award..much appreciated:)
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I enjoy your blog and nominated you for an award. I hope you accept. Please follow link to find the award. http://wp.me/p28tjX-Jy
Thank you very much, Kim
Hey! I love your blog, and I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. 🙂
Thank you kindly. Appreciate the nomination of my blog
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Thanks so much for Haibun invite. I wasn’t familiar with the form but brushed up on it – thanks for the link – it certainly looks interesting. No sure if I will participate but will definitely give it some thought. Thanks again!
Glad it stirred interest. Thank you so much for going through it:)
Hi there, You are in Singapore as well? how is it in Singapore so far?
loving poems as its a way of expressing one feelings through words .. love it.. use to write poems but I’ve stopped it now.
well-maintained place. Poetry helps in expression and also assists in building creativity, I suppose. Thank you for the visit and wish you best success
Padmini, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! Congratulations! Please visit this link for the rules: http://pegrichards.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/nominated-for-the-versatile-blogger-award/
Thank you, Peg. Much appreciate the kind gesture
Hi, you just won my Story Premise Challenge. Come choose your prize 🙂
Hi David, Thank you ever so much for this. It is a big thing for me since it comes from an amazing writer. I’ll take up the first one if possible. Well….A Western agent goes to North Korea, posing as a journalist with a big newspaper. He is so drawn to the language, culture and people that he relinquishes his job of ten years, jingoistic girlfriend and country. Since it is a dangerous job, would his abandonment have dangerous consequences too? Characters are his friends in Korea: two kids in the neighbourhood (twins), his cat and a college professor (who is a local agent, unknown to the hero)…Well, if it is too time-consuming, I’d go for the second or fourth one:) Thank you!
Wow, that sounds like a great premise for a story. 🙂 I will start thinking about it now and get going on it as soon as I can. I’ll let you know when I’m about to post it and credit you for the idea at the beginning of the story. Are you thinking he goes to live in North Korea? Is he a spy who wants to defect? I’ll flesh out the details; I just wanted to get an idea what you were thinking.
Thank you so much for accepting it:) Yes, I was thinking of North Korea and he is indeed from the secret service. I don’t know yet which western country he belongs to. Of course, there are other characters besides these people:) and in the end humanity wins over nationalism and jingoism or something similar to that.. but that is up to your choice:)
cool. I’ll start planning it out tonight. 🙂
Blessings on your marriage! Beautiful blog!
Thank you so much for the kind words. It has been over two years now. Thanks for taking the time to visit here. See you again. Cheers, Nightlake
Sorry to intrude here, but has the Haibun Challenge been discontinued?
AnElephant is starting to enjoy it!
And congratulations on a great blog here.
Your writing is excellent.
Hi Elephant, The haibun challenge would reappear shortly. It is just that the two of us are holding the challenge. The other panellist is really busy with work, and we have to decide together on the special mentions and the next week’s topics. I am glad that you asked about it and have taken an interest in writing haibun:) Thank you so much for reading and much appreciate your interest.
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Hi nightlake, Thank you so much for spending your time to dropped by on my blog and for appreciating my poems as well. Have a great day 🙂
Enjoyed your poems and thank you for stopping here. Wish you a wonderful day as well. Cheers!
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beautiful blog my friend…so nice to find you here 🙂
Thank you so much and glad you like it
your most welcome dear…keep it up 🙂
One of my favorites is ”My love is like a red red rose” Did you know Robert Burns wrote this as a song, but it is often published as a poem. 🙂
Oh, is that so. didn’t know that. Read that in college and found it lovely. Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
Hi, I am enjoying following you and have nominated you for the Shine On award. Should you wish to accept this please visit http://elizabethfrattaroli.wordpress.com for full details. Thanks 🙂
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thanks for stopping by
sure, you are welcome:) and thanks for visiting here
my pleasure dude 🙂
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I nominated your blog for a Liebster award. I hope it helps you get more readers!
Hi nightlake, nice to meet you and your wonderful stories and poetry – couldn’t stop reading!
Thanks for visiting our blog and for the ‘like’ on the post about mind stories. We write quite frequently about the inner journey of being nomadic.
will visit very soon. Thank you for reading my posts and the encouraging comment
look forward to reading your poems!
Thank you so much:) If you are into haibun, would you like to read my latest published in haibun today?
I did not know what haibu was until I came across your site. The one about the singing boatman is beautiful.
Thanks a lot. It is a combination of the Japanese form of haiku and prose.
I often wondered if those of us who didn’t fit into the social mold were the ones who related best to “The Road Not Taken. It was one of my favorites, too.
That was one of the best poems I have read. Thank you for stopping over:)
You (I believe as I have tried to find the correct person) have tried to access a blog that is not open. My icon does not go to my current blog.
From the about page of my active blog.
“If you are trying to follow my icon – a) It goes to a private closed site. b) If I have to hunt you down to try and find out who you are, or I can’t find you – do not expect to gain access. c) If you have found my current active site via the WP Reader, you will have a better chance of getting a reply from me if you leave a comment on the post you have visited.”
My current active blog can be accessed only by going to posts such as:
fait des beaux rêves
Yes, it was me. I am able to access it now. Wanted to read your response to the carrot Ranch Challenge. Thanks for letting me know
I am a poet. I am from India. I like your blog. I always take inspiration from others to learn.
It is said, “Everyone has something to teach us”.
I have a blog. Please visit mine and leave your comments.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I will visit yours too, Best Wishes!
I always was interested in this topic and still am, regards for posting.
A lovely haiku about a canary….just perfect, nightlake. We both must have inspired by our own local fauna. ~nan
Not to mention your haunting haiku in December’s issue. We were on the same page there, too. It was just so heartbreaking. ~nan
Thank you so much, Nancy. I saw your haiku in January and realized I hadn’t read your posts for a long time:)
True. I had a thought about dead silence in the lockdown and the lone voice of a canary singing. Thank you for the kind words, Nancy