Showing posts from February, 2018

First Spiritual Thursday in March

Today Karen Eastlund is hosting via Irene Latham's blog .  Our topic today is Music.  And music is a favorite.  I am more into the traditional hymns than the newer Christian music.  It isn't that I don't like modern music, I just don't like it in church.  Great in the car or a concert though - then it is Christian entertainment, not worship or worship prep in my mind.  I'm old school... I'm not much for a "worship team" or "praise team" - sorry!  I don't hate you if you do! *************************************** But first - in case this comes out disjointed or stupid sounding (yipes! I said the s word!) - I guess I'm going to have to start out by saying I've been sick for over a week, with the flu, and am still weary.  I went to the doctor last week on Monday because of a strange heaviness in my chest that was making it hard to breathe. The next day I had chills, fever, joint pain, sensitive skin, disorientation, dizziness, fat

Ekphrastic Poetry

Here's the image posted on Laura Shovan's FB page for the group doing an Ekphrastic Poem a day throughout the month of February.  Today all are writing a poem with this artwork as the inspiration. It is my turn to post a piece of artwork for others to write to. This piece has no signature.  It is a piece my mother gave to me one Christmas.  They owned an antique store, so many of my gifts were of the "gently used" kind!  As it is a handmade piece from quite a while ago, I can see no reason not to be able to use it freely, as "Artist Unknown". FB Post: I am working off an iPad away from home (on a train all day yesterday’s) as of 3 am Tuesday, so this whole process is a little slower and off kilter for me. But I got my picture posted and my poem written at last. Just having trouble manipulating the  image with my poem in it without taking too much time away from grandkids! Scenes Her linen hooped, Her needle keen, She stitched the ground Began her


I knew it was Friday.  But I somehow forgot it was Friday.  So I had nothing on this page as of 9 am today! Here's one of the ekphrastic poem I wrote to go with this adorable figurine Diane Mayr offered for our prompt.  Although adorable, my poem did not end up being of his adorable nature.  Go figure... some days you just have to take what you are given. Have a happy Poetry Friday as you slither through the (s)links at , where Sally Murphy is our hostess today, and offering some Terse Verse* (I think she's asleep now, sh!). * What did we retrieve from the gull who dragged off our bag of saltwater taffy? sandy candy... dandy!

Poetry Friday

Groundhog Day!  Yay, groundhogs! I am having a hodgepodge post with post cards and celebration of poetry. Link here today to share your blog post: This month has brought a bouquet of postcards, and I've sent some out myself.  Mine were sent recently so if you know you are missing one, mine will be straggling in! I have been concentrating this week on a poem a day, and finishing my manuscript.  So this post is going to be a bit spare on MY words, and concentrate on these! My refrigerator... Linda Mitchell's Map Poetry postcard A Peace Postcard from Michelle Kogan Diane Mayr's Haiga postcard Sally Murphy's new year postcard Linda Baie's sky postcard Jone Rush MacCulloch's sandy view postcard If you sent me a postcard and don't see yours here and think it should be here, let me know.  I'll ask my husband.  Sometimes he forgets that I want to see the mail, too!  It could be in the car!