I was definitely in the mood for spring, but then… On Sunday – three days ago! – we had a snowstorm! About 3 inches of wet snow fell. By yesterday, though, the snow was completely gone and the temperature rose to above 70°F! I was able to go out for a walk wearing a t-shirt! […]Read More FOTD: Hark, Ye Heralds of Spring!
These delicate flowers in front of my house come and go… BLOOM, then wilt, and bloom again! Cee’s Flower of the Day,, 9/23/18Read More FOTD: Moss Roses
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is 4-letter words starting with the 4th letter (D) and Dutch Goes the Photo’s challenge is dark, so this works for both! I was even inspired to write a poem to go with my photos, but the pictures were all taken this year so the last three photos haven’t […]Read More Two Tuesday Challenges: After dark…
As it is the first day of a new year, I decided to research the meaning and history of the title (and lyrics) of this famous song, sung all over the world on New Year’s Eve. Auld Lang Syne is a gift from Scotland to the world. The words to the song were written in […]Read More Word(s) of the week: Auld Lang Syne
Writing 201: Poetry, Day 5 Form: Elegy Theme: Fog I didn’t use the device of metaphor in this poem. Instead, I used repetition, and a pattern in the number of lines per stanza. Elegy for Mother She could no longer travel; Now fog descended over her eyes – Fog that didn’t allow her to read, […]Read More Writing 201: Elegy for Mother
Today’s assignment in Writing 201 is: Topic/theme: Trust Form: Acrostic Device: Internal rhyme Once again I find it necessary to write two separate poems on the topic – an acrostic poem and a poem using internal rhyme. My acrostic tells the characteristics of the man I love and trust. The one who is: Truthful, Responsible, […]Read More Acrostic trust
Writing 201/poetry: word prompt: journey Form: limerick Device: alliteration Although I tried, I couldn’t do all three in one poem! So I wrote two: Limerick Journey To describe ‘journey’ in a limerick It needs to be summed up very quick If I could arrive anywhere by five I’d find out what makes the world tick! […]Read More A journey by limerick
Through a window Bedroom The storm in its rage leaves behind a single leaf plastered to the screen. Stairway The setting sun’s rays bathe a bush in golden light in my neighbor’s yard. Pantry The full moon’s bright light Illuminates tree branches. Leaves sparkle and dance. Dining room Dry garden remnants remind me of […]Read More Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku