Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T is for Temptation

It's Tuesday and it's T in the A to Z Challenge (see tab above for more participants) and it is Slice of Life Tuesday over at Two Writing Teachers (see navigation button on the right to get there)!  I also have an afternoon meeting, so will try to connect with people the best I can.  It's going to be a busy day!

Temptation
"Temptation"
With high water boots,
With knives and coiled ropes -
The fishermen tote
Their gear and high hopes.

Ready the traps and
Spruce up the boat
Temptation is high
To take her afloat!

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True North
"True North"

True North
sea steady
compass ready
true detection
of direction
go forth
true north
set course
 brute force
wild ride
true guide
compass steady
sea ready

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Educational Treats:

Tomalley: The green stuff in a cooked lobster.  It's the liver, and is edible.  My grandmother loved it!  I can live without it.

Lobster traps:  A trap is set with a camera:


20 comments:

  1. Both are good, but that True North is terrific, Donna. They both look bigger than the others, or maybe it's the angle of the photo. Almost to Z!

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    1. Well, good early morn'! Yes, you are right, these two are quite large. Love to see them up by their owners homes with stacks of traps. They serve the purpose of windbreaks in winter. Still need my Z! But I'm working on it!

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    1. It is way too late to be awake! But isn't Temptation a great name? These two were pretty large boats, like I was telling Linda. Good winter windbreaks, too!

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  3. Love your True North poem, Donna... and your analogy over at TWT. Have a great, albeit busy, day!

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    1. Thanks, Stacey. I love the name of that boat, and it was a poem that just came out in 5 minutes or less. Love when they write themselves!

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  4. I always enjoy reading your poems, Donna; thank you for sharing them!
    And good to know about the "green stuff." I can live without it, too. :)

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    1. I'm happy that you like them, Faith. I've eaten a bit of the tamalley, but there's not much I like about the texture. My grandmother though, loved it!

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  5. Donna: Thanks for the follow. The poems are terrific!

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    1. Thanks! I'm having a great time with it. Just need to find my Z! I thought that would be an easy one!

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  6. Loving all these boats and poems! Especially Reel n Roll - I wish I was on the water...

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    1. I love the sound and smell of ocean!

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  7. Love the poems.

    My temptations are more chocolatey in nature :-)

    Jenny at Choice City Native

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    1. Yes, me too! Though a lobster roll would have to be pretty close!

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  8. I really like both of these poems.

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    1. Thanks, Marcy (right?)! Almost time for them to jump in the water!

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  9. Loved True North, Donna! There was something resolute about the rhythm of the lines.... Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Tara! As I told Stacey above, it just got written without a lot of changes.

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  10. You have a real flare for ship poetry - they are both excellent, as are the photos.

    Yours has been an enjoyable theme to follow during this A-Z. Thanks for sharing these intriguing vessels with us.

    Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

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    1. Thanks, Jenny! I'm having fun with it! I'd like to do more, but they will be on the water soon instead of sitting in dooryards where I can get pictures!

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