Crafting and Creating; Photography and Poetry
the stars call to me
tugging at my soul’s moorings
I yearn to fly free
This week’s theme is: Middle
stuck in the middle with you
facing life head on
Probably just a sign of how much internet time I’ve spent looking up Jeremy Renner stuff, but this video was the first thing I thought of when I saw this week’s theme. I love the glasses on the dog, and the girl sleeping in the corner.
This week’s theme is: Natural
thunder and lightning
Mother Nature’s own fireworks
Happy Independence Day! The beautiful storm woke me this morning around 3 AM. The video above was a previous storm, reposted with DrQuuxum’s permission.
breath of ocean mist
as the singer surfaces
rainbow in the spray
Someday, I will make a list of the people I discovered through Tim Minchin. Probably the one that I watch the most is Adam Hills. I adore Adam Hills for many reasons, this one not the least.
sharing the joys and hardships
worthy of recognition
our love: precious, pure, and true
through the darkness and weather
a test of our faith
For today’s prompt, write a good old days poem. Sometimes the good old days were actually good or not, everyone has a good old days poem in them (even if it’s someone else’s good old days story). So dig deep and pull it out.
heavy horses gave
companionship and hard work
replaced by cold steel
Today is a Tuesday (but not the last one of November), which means there are two prompt. They are:
Pick a fruit, make it the title of your poem, and write the poem. Example titles include: “Banana,” “Kiwi,” “Lemon,” etc.
Pick a vegetable, make it the title of your poem, and write the poem. Example titles include “Pickle,” “Potato,” “Asparagus,” etc.
like so many things
even a fruit prompt
reminds me of Tim:
six foot four kiwi
“The Alan Brough Song”
Originally written six years ago for Discovery. Prayed still today for Atlantis.
Goddess of warriors,
discovering new frontiers,
expanding our boundaries.
Goddess of wisdom,
delving into new knowledge,
Bring them home safe.
in honor of the anniversary
of fifty years since Gargarin’s first flight
musicians celebrate the history
with dulcet notes that float throughout the night
their joyful duet, memories abound
the flutes remember heroes Buzz and Neil
whose first few steps, so brave and so profound,
inspired generations with their zeal
aboard the international station
plays Cady Coleman, mission specialist
with Ian Anderson’s proclamation
our heroes: astronauts and scientists
they offer their music, the song “Bourree”
for honoring the explorers esprit
The weekend away that knocked me off schedule for the poetry challenge involved a road trip to Baltimore to see the Mythic Faire. This magical event combined threads of steampunk, faerie, pagan, rennies, pirates, scifi-fantasy, folk rock, and more into an amazing tapestry.
My primary incentive for attending: s00j. SJ Tucker is one of my favorite musicians, and she played two separate concerts. The following video is of “Cheshire Kitten,” off of her Mischief album, played during the Saturday afternoon performance.
From Cloaked Monk’s March Challenge:
On this day in 1454, explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born. The continent we live on is named after Vespucci. Reflect on exploration.
Another new form for me today, the etheree. On a subject very near and dear to my heart.
You took our dreams to the stars
You dared to create the future
Eldest of the fleet, first to retire
Welcome home, Lady, you have earned your rest