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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Slow Motion Wreck RWP #120

Get Your Poem On  The current prompt is an image which can be seen at the site.

Slow Motion Wreck

a crop of crows
reaps eyes from the dawn
with their stiff-legged pluck

the gray of God's acre
binds a wagon brimmed
with overripe redemption

harvest is darkly lacking
saddened by the wildings
of a rabid farm-fed fringe

a blind crop of crows
goes pecking pecking pecking
around the slow motion wreck

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

K for ABC Wednesday


Footloose and Kitchenlite

Kissing my Kitchen chores goodbye at the same time I unwed, I turned the self-designed bar height Kitchen table into a comfy computer desk. Sitting on a string art bar stool, I can see through a southern window, a western slider and a northern Kitchen window.

Cupboards originally crafted for extra pots, pans and dishes now hide DVD's, software disks, cords for phones, cameras, assorted computer peripherals, reference books and other clutter I can't find. 

The little Kid who visits finds it decidedly different when lunch time rolls around and we move the stringy bar stools to sit Knee-to-Knee at the cutting board which doubles as a Kid-size Kitchen table. Unusual things happen in the land of a minimal Kitchen.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Avatar for One Single Impression

One Single Impression: Prompt 109: Avatar
Thanks to Beth Patterson of Virtual Tea House for this week's prompt.

the curse of candor

a doppelganger's disguise

the face of rebirth

Fractal image created in MindBoggling Fractals.
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Alchemy for Sunday Scribblings


The cloak of invisibility is coming to something near you.

Recent studies have found a way to prevent the visual identification of objects by covering them with sheets of gold.

Instead of turning base metals into gold, that precious metal is now being used to weave a cloak of invisibility.

Can you imagine actually being a fly on the wall in the areas in which you wish to snoop? In attending events to which you're uninvited? In being the backseat driver in a teenager's car? Ah, the possibilities are endless.

Imagine what will happen to the hordes of celebs and pols who make complete as*es of themselves because of their desire to be seen. How much gold will it require to render them invisible and leave the normals to their own deceits?

And just when some are crying for more transparency... How will you use your cloak?

A couple of links for more information on this process.

AP News and the ubiquitous Wikipedia

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Confession

Friday is as good a time as any for confession.

My Internet provider vanished for two nights and one full day. Instead of doing long-delayed projects or any sort of productive chores, I stood first on one foot and then on the other hoping to see that I could access my calendar, accounts, news, e-mail from friends and family, blog reading and posting, twitter hiaku-ing, Scrabble online with Bre and information searching.  And, sob, there's no way I can catch up now.

Several years ago when I didn't show up online, a round robin questioning sent one family member to look into the missing-me situation which was fortunate, because pneumonia had sneaked up and flattened my vitals. With help from family, the EMT's and an ICUventilator, I resumed life.

Yesterday, I picked up the phone and dialed those who keep track to request that they not send help!

Now I must face the fact that I am addicted to the WorldWideWeb and all its delightfully endearing traps. And I'm not sure if I want to change!

Image created in Fractal Explorer.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jute for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 6: J is for Juvenescent


How little I knew about jute, other than the fact that I used quantities of it in the days of macrame.

Creating plant hangers, gate chime hangers, baby cradles, mobiles and any number of projects became possible with readily accessible and reasonably priced jute.

Note: The beautiful Aries baby who first used that cradle will turn older than thirty in mid-April. Can that be possible? Happy Birthday, Bre!

Last week, I noticed the gate bell hanger was more shabby than chic so I added that to my list of to-do's when I'm slothing about outside enjoying warm weather and watching the grass grow.

Hm. I might suspend the upside down tomatoes from a jute hanger. Ah, jute, let me count the ways I use thee...

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Aura for OSI

One Single Impression: Prompt 108: Aura
Shaddrha of The Self-Love Project offers this week's prompt.

stormy skies
best the March of lamb
lion's air

Fractal created in Fractal Explorer.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Dark Fans for RWP #118

The prompt is a wild assortment of words to be molded into a poem or so. The words are: fumble, strumpet,  furtive, nonpareil, costume, mirror, mist, turquoise, cup, motor-coach, fern, magenta

Dark Fans

the not-so-frumpy strumpet
furtively adjusted her costume
fumbled with beads and magenta silk

sidelong glances
in the motor-coach window-mirror
caught her pinky crooked

rimming a porcelain turquoise cup
brimmed with nonpareil concoction
an amorous potion brewed from

misted ferns that grew like dark fans
bordering the edgy pathways
along the streets of Jack the Ripper

the doorway gaped wide
she flung forth a sparkling smile
fine justice for that tawdry night

The fractal image was created using Fractal Explorer software.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

NaiSaiKu for 3WW

ThomG, moderator of 3WW, offers the following three for prompt: shard, pulse, weary

Cabin fever has been overtaken by the inertia of spring fever and muse got lost in that disappearing hour. Actually, I feel like this little fashionista looks. :)  AND I have no idea what's tucked under her sweatshirt. Something snagged her tutu, for sure.

A NaiSaiKu is today's result.

down the street
she kicks shards of ice
pulse rising
winter weary soul
pulse rising
she kicks shards of ice
toward spring

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ice Cream for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 6: I is for Intriguing

I is for Ice Cream, or...

homemade strawberry sorbet, from an ice cream maker, served at sunset, after a long turn of the churn and multi-additions of rock salt and ice.

Much moaning and groaning and re-assigning turns took place while we all imagined what was happening inside the pot. The ice cream maker has an electric attachment (unlike the old device that Dad cranked for a long time to produce our special occasion dessert!) but I insisted that the strong bodies were capable of cranking and I was proven right.

The sorbet was ideal and, come nightfall, there wasn't an insomniac in the group.

Do you have an ice cream machine?

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Haiku for One Single Impression

One Single Impression: Prompt 107: Murmur

birds buzz, insects hum
waking up

nature loops
ground swell of murmurs
ides of march

Fractal image created in Fractal Explorer.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Watercolor Haiga for Haiku Bones

Haiku Bones posts: The prompt word is pregnant and was suggested by haijin DeoWriter

sticks and fluff
searching on the fly
nest building

Watercolor sketch by Sue.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

When it Comes for RWP #117

ReadWritePoem Prompt #117  - - write a poem in two parts and then later combine those parts at its volta.

When it Comes

a cane hooked the rocker arm
peanuts in the shell
refused to yield
I cracked them for you
when the failing came

from brown shoots
thickets of remorse
entwine with guilt
regret doesn't pause

twelve hundred miles distant
a funeral called to you
someone you once knew
I claimed busyness when
you couldn't go alone

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

NaiSaiKu for 3WW

ThomG, moderator of 3Word Wednesday offers the following for prompt: modify, obedient, veil

And, again, I have a NaiSaiKu.

new moon mystery
modifies lunar magic
obedient veil
focuses growth on fresh dawns
obedient veil
modifies lunar magic
new moon mystery

Image is a digitally created watercolor using Bamboo Fun Tablet for drawing and Adobe Photoshop Elements for brushes and coloring.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

H for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 6: H is for.......Hurray!


Haiku works for me because I admire the ease with which each one shows a lot in few words. I do love short. While I don't claim to be a master (mistress) of haiku, I keep trying. There are several forms associated with this particular style which means there's something for everyone.

Originally consisting of 3 lines of 7/5/7 syllabic sound in the Japanese language, haiku has been occidentalized into 'few words'. Ordinarily, haiku expresses seasonal thoughts and senryu offers the opportunity to personalize the form with humor, satire or pun. Haiga is haiku accompanied by an image.

Following are two good sites with haiku how-to if you're interested in the form. There are many more as well as several journals and memes which accept submissions of haiku for publication.
Shadow Poetry
Haiku World

Here are four haiku, written to 3/5/3 that I recently posted on Twitter where I write to a daily prompt.

music folds
in a pleat of notes

feathers fall
ask for restored flight
broken dreams

itchy leaves
longing to pry loose
winter coats

clouds gather
storm waits in the wings
wind applauds

The image is a sketch created on the Bamboo Fun Tablet using Adobe Photoshop Elements.
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Monday, March 08, 2010

Hesitation for OSI

One Single Impression: Prompt 106: Hesitation

March begins
shy spring hesitates
snow flurries

Digital photo of sky, March 6,  by Sue.
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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Haiga for Haiku Bones

Haiku Bones offers infestation as prompt.

backyard buzz
renewing quarters

Image is a digital photo by Sue.
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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Countdown for RWP #116

RWP Get your Poem on #116  An image prompt which can be seen at the RWP link.


once beyond
the twelfth chime
on the threshhold of myth
the double gates release
insignificant others
from each of her decades
a motley horde who parade
in single file
toward the hazy light
the glow dims and fades
scribes a runic sentence
on the doorsill of myth
while the chiming clock
strikes thirteen

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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

NaiSaiKu for 3WW

ThomG, moderator of 3Word Wednesday, offers the following three for prompt: frail, amaze, sacred

frail voices
amaze the waiting
sacred songs
breach the myth of time
sacred songs
amaze the waiting
frail voices

This link for NaiSaiKu Challenge, week 55.
Image was created with Bamboo Fun Tablet using Adobe Photoshop Elements.
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Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Galena for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 6: G is for Meet the Gang!
G is for Galena

Wikipedia states:  'One of the earliest uses of galena was as kohl, which in Ancient Egypt, was applied around the eyes to reduce the glare of the desert sun and to repel flies, which were a potential source of disease.

Galena is a semiconductor with a small bandgap of about 0.4 eV which found use in early wireless communication systems. For example, it was used as the crystal in crystal radio sets, in which it was used as a point-contact diode to detect the radio signals. The galena crystal was used with a safety pin or similar sharp wire, which was known as a "cat's whisker". '

More information is at Digital Geology. And I notice that two of my blogs make reference to galena. One a poem, Galena Whispers, and the other is a short prose piece, Old-Time Radio, with a link to a site where you can listen to radio from the past. I love that place.

Some years ago, a tour of a local mine produced samples of galena and this not-very-great photo is of one of those samples. It's not your regular rock.

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Monday, March 01, 2010

Haiku for OSI

One Single Impression: Prompt 105: Running

fiery stream of red
tumbles to the sky blue sea
Kilauea flows

The image is an abstract created on Bamboo Fun Tablet with Adobe Photoshop Elements.

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