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Z is for Zeffereoring and Zipper

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It's Z last Day in the AtoZ Challenge! For National Poetry Month, I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I am writing ekphrastic poetry (poems written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   Using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com I get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "zeffereoring":   Zeffereoring He has teeth like a zipper to lock the food in  He's all head and tummy But hasn't a chin Zeffereoring from one thing then on to the next he'll slip into your backpack and send mom a text He hides all your pencils and nibbles on books pretending he reads them he nestles in nooks he's quiet at bedtime bestowing good dreams he snuggles and cuddles he's not what he seems for in daytime he's different he has too much spunk but when bedtime comes his head goes

Y is for Yoffa and Yellow

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It's Y Day in the AtoZ Challenge! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "yoffa":   Yellow-Blind   Yellow lines between the which lies line of gray contained That yoffa has been prone to cross when not securely laned. A yoffa has a problem It's severely yellowblind, so golden is the color that a yoffa's mind can't find. It never knows there's mustard The sun is out of view And dandelions bedecking yard to it, look like they're dew; a yoffa won't eat lemon pie but salivate and sniff; The sweet smell is enticing when it catches just a whif

X is for Xlf and eXplorer

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It's X Day in the AtoZ Challenge! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "xlf":   Little eXplorer eXplorer of the wondrous world, little Xlf, you plot  spying with a bottle lens your hat a stainless pot around each corner find new lands rocking chair sails seas treasures in a Lego box paper tube palm trees eXamining small creatures a hippopotodog a felionish kitty cat  a crocodilifrog eXplorer of the wondrous world, little Xlf, you know the world's packed with adventure everywhere you go. Donna JT Smith ©2022   Y is tomorry!  

W is for Wibi and Windmill

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It's W Day in the AtoZ Challenge! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "wibi": Wonky Windmill   Mangled vanes clunked In blue sky Took in soft breeze flying by; Four winds wound up In a knot; Stagnant, couldn't swoop or trot. Wibi wobbled till it fell; Wonky windmill lost its spell! No more clunking windmill sound; Wind is freely darting 'round!   Donna JT Smith ©2022  

V is for Votion and Vortex

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It's V Day in the AtoZ Challenge! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "votion":   Vortex What is this commotion, Such water erosion? I have a notion It's merely the ocean Displaying emotion In swirled locomotion, The whirl of salt potion Revealing deep votion and undying devotion Through vortexing motion. Donna JT Smith ©2022

Uzal and Up

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U Day in the AtoZ Challenge! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "uzal": Up Down in the hole The whole sky is small And there’s only the upwards To which we can crawl There’s dark at the bottom And light up above And that is the story Of God’s own true love For when we’ve climbed skyward And stepped into light We’ll find the horizon Is endless and bright The uzal of darkness Upon itself shrinks As light floods the spaces To break the last links. Donna JT Smith ©2022

Sunday is

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Today there is a break from the AtoZ Challenge, but I'm keeping on keeping on with a poem a day for National Poetry Month.  Here is a random picture I got today on https://randomwordgenerator.com/, and it reminded me of one of the verses in the Bible... And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house ; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock . Matthew 7:25 Matthew 7:25 The rain pours down and floods your soul but with faith in foundations you let the storm roll it batters the windows it rattles the door but safe there within you can ignore the challenge of living the depths of despair for where you are standing God fortifies there. Donna JT Smith  ©2022

T is for Troilets and Tennis

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I was attending myy daughter's wedding yyesterday and forgot about my poem for T.  I shall attempt one now...regardless of the challenge of typing that Blogger is giving me. It's T day at the AtoZ Challenge, and always poem day during April! Tennis Match Back and forth the ball is batted Over net, overhanded No one plays it in the rain Spinning water's such a pain In the face, troilets up Never worth a tennis Cup. by Donna JT Smith ©2022

S is for Squuzzling and Sir Eatsalot

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It's S day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "squuzling":   At Your Service for Eight...or more   Silver collar round my throat Utensils squuzling gauntlet 'n' coat  Silver spoons mohawk my skull Silvery ware that's never dull I'm at your service, knifed and spooned,  with dinner forks my eyes festooned. I'm Sir Eatsalot, the hungry knight; I dice my food to size of bite I make short work of soup or steak. My favorite conquest?  birthday cake! Donna JT Smith ©2022

R is for Ruk and Roof

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It's R day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "ruk": Roof Amuck There's no accounting for some tastes, Or why a brain can come unlaced To think a house should be displaced Upon its roof to run amuck Where pointy edges can be stuck Into the ground by brook and ruk. Oh, give me roof up to the blue; There is no sense in having view That leads to ground through chimney flue. Donna JT Smith ©2022

Q is for Qualt and Quaint

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It's Q day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "qualt": Quaint Tin It's a happy day in Tinny Land where by the garden path we stand. The fishing's good; the geese are fed. We've metal caps to shade our heads. We're free to be In freshest air Without a qualt, Without a care, Just smiling up At rain and sun To thank the Lord each day's begun. There's no amount  Of fear or dread When all your veins Are made of lead.   Donna JT Smith ©2022 It's RRRR tomorrow!    

P is for Parapentors and Path

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It's P day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "parapentors": Choices There are parapentors on the path; T'would never do to seek their wrath! So I will step off wooden lath To seek a safer, detoured path. Rarely is there man that hath Not wished he'd done the better math To pick the far off painless path 'Ere earning parapentors' wrath. Donna JT Smith ©2022    Ah, the parapentor.  Never to be messed with... so on to Q.  

O is for Ounters and Ocean

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It's O day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "ounters":   For Real   He paints a picture in oils of the ocean;  He makes it so real: roiling clouds and emotion.  And then the sea rocks and tides begin shifting,  Salt water arises, begins flowing and lifting.  It spills from its frame, it ounters the floor;  His life has at last become one with the shore. Donna JT Smith ©2022 Tomorrow - the P word -

Sunday Bubbles

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It's Sunday!  Happy Easter! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day. I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get a random image for the day. Bubbles   Bumbling bubbles bobble by, Softly swirling to the sky; Reflective rounded rainbows rise! Fizzle e're they fly too high!   Donna JT Smith ©2022

N is for Noup and Nose

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It's N for today.  I'm later posting because I just couldn't think of a poem for the word and image that I had.  So I went back in search of two new inspirational pieces.  Found this cute nose image and "noup".  This was not a rolling off the keyboard poem today.  Don't know why it seemed to hard to start...and end!  But it is done! Dog Nose I love your nose - the way you scoop it to flip my hand and kinda noup it - you make me pat atop your head and plead I'll follow where I'm led; It lifts to breeze commencing twitch to zero in on something which is aromatic teasing senses and luring you to leap low fences. When breeze has died, nose roaming over, it's back to scoop and noup home clover.   Donna JT Smith ©2022

M Mud and Miresa

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It's M day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  I try to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day and then pick the picture that seems to go with it somehow.  Here's today's image and limerick using the FAKE word "miresa": My, My, Mud and Miresa   I'm standing in miresa and mud - a slippery, slobbery crud; all gray and gloopy, watery, soupy, I am fond of this gloppy foot flood.   by Donna JT Smith ©2022  

L is for Lonstrian and Locomotive

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It's L day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  I try to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day and then pick the picture that seems to go with it somehow.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "lonstrian": From Here to There and Back   a larksome locomotive spans the valley in the air weighed down with heavy load of varied, lonstrian despairs steel and iron, wheels on tracks rickety racks and sundry clacks fortunate the joys that lift to raise the burden that it bears peak to peak the engine rallies on its route from here to there rickety racks

K is for Ku and Knot

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It's K day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  I try to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day and then pick the picture that seems to go with it somehow.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "ku":   Knowing Knots It's helpful when you tie a knot to know how knots are tied It isn't good to try to tie and ku from side to side You have to make some loops and twists before you weave and slide Sit back, admire your knot and smile, a jaunty smile of pride. Now you can fasten boat or shoe whenever one's untied. Donna JT Smith ©2022 Tomor

J is for Jor and Jade

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It's J day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  I try to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day and then pick the picture that seems to go with it somehow.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "jor":    Jade Glade   The jade glade of jor is what I've searched for: with hidden stone house quiet as a brown mouse, vines journeying over amid ferns and clover. In the jade glade of jor I'll need search no more. Donna JT Smith ©2022 ~ K tomorrow ~

I is for Ice and Impartious

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It's "I" day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  I try to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day and then pick the picture that seems to go with it somehow.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "impartious": Waisting Away   Impartious ice is melting in a freezing water spot Though not as fast as it would melt inside a boiling pot But even still it disappears to little from a lot I wish my waist would shrink this fast whenever I'm too hot. Perhaps this ice cream cooling me is hitting the wrong spot.   Donna JT Smith ©2022

Sunday is a Poem Day

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Sunday - no AtoZ - but a poem nonetheless.  Isn't nonetheless a great word? No fake word for today. Bold Reflection   I started on a walk today   but rain began to fall I ran back in the house to dry   Reflection seemed to stall.   It wanted to stay out and play   No concern for water fall.   I darted in, it stayed outside   ignored my plea and call   I wish I had my shoes inside   out of the drowning squall   Reflection kept my shoes to fill   It's got a lot of gall...   and fill they will with raindrops   as much as will befall.     Donna JT Smith ©2022

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H is for Hypoplate and Horse

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It's H day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  I try to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day and then pick the picture that seems to go with it somehow.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "hypoplate": How Funny A belly laugh, a nasal chortle, Hilarious horse laughs one could compare the noises to some hysterical giraffes  It starts with joke, a silly look, the teasing escalates. Such horseplay is a heap of fun Till someone hypoplates.   Donna JT Smith ©2022            

G is for Glowl and Grow

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It's G day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.   I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  I try to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day and then pick the picture that seems to go with it somehow.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "glowl":   Glowl Under the Ground   Money doesn't grow on trees you know But buried underground... Piles are stacked under the roots That's where it can be found! Dig into the bank of earth past loam and rocky glowl Don't pay attention to the cry Tree's frantic growl and howl! Its bark is way worse than its bite Its rings are set to silent

F is for Fussople and Fowl

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Day 6 of AtoZ posts.  It's F day! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.  I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  I try to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day and then pick the picture that seems to go with it somehow.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "fussople": Fussily Feathered Fussople (fuss-ō'-pul) Hails from fair Constantinople, feathered fowlish fiend fussople; with crimson eyes and purple crest he's known to be a noisy pest: He sings at night to wake the dead when every soul should be in bed; then in the morn he shushes dove, and shatters calm with squawks above.

E is for Evative and Eye

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Day 5 of AtoZ posts.  It's E dday! It is National Poetry Month, so I am posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.  I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both a fake word and random image for the day.  I try to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day and then pick the picture that seems to go with it somehow.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "evative": In the Eyes   I saw inside the clearest eyes the green of early spring the grassy fields of summer evative butterflies on wing the beauty of an autumn leaf aswirl to land on pond -  those sparkling eyes far focused looking deeply far beyond. They searched what lay 'cross waving field across the foaming sea yet all the

D is for Donsul and Dock

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Day 4 I will be posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.  I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both fake word and random image for the day.  My plan was to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day, and the first image that appears.  I have passed on a couple of images that I didn't quite understand.  Nothing's been inappropriate, just uninteresting maybe.  I don't pass on many though.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "donsul".  See poem below:       A dock out of time afloat in the fog  a dock for a donsul and errant tree frog it hovers in clouds awaiting a boat it stretches away like some narrow white moat but a boat never comes nor do the donsuls but if

C is for Culatent and Corners

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It is: 1. Day 4 of National Poetry Month. 2. Day 4 - Line 4 of the Progressive Poem.  Mary Lee @ A Year of Reading 3. Day 3 of AtoZ postings (no posts on Sundays).    I will be posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.  I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both fake word and random image for the day.  My plan was to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day, and the first image that appears.  I have passed on a couple of images that I didn't quite understand.  Nothing's been inappropriate, just uninteresting maybe.  I don't pass on many though.  Here's today's image and poem using the FAKE word "culatent".  See poem below:   Corners A cube is a cube with its corners complete,

Sunday for a Triolet

Today is Sunday, so there is no AtoZ post.  It will resume tomorrow with the letter C. But the Progressive Poem is progressing.  Go check out Catherine Flynn's Reading to the Core for the third line of the poem!  She's added an wonderful line. When I read Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's triolet about not liking beets, I got the hankering for writing a triolet, and it had to be a response piece about how I love them.  See hers here: The Poetry Farm I've written triolets before, but when I do, I still have to keep the format beside me in plain sight to keep checking that I'm not all mixed up!  I even marked this one with numbers and colors to be sure, AND then I used it as a way of showing my grandchildren the way you designate rhyme scheme when lines repeat.  So it was fun all around. Pickled Beets I really love sliced pickled beets Bright burgundy and yummy A blend of vinegar and sweets I really love sliced pickled beets They’re so much tastier than meats Just ask my happ

B and Progressive Poem

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It's really Day 2 of April, but I posted early.  Skip down past the first poem with Burbositision if you are here for the Progressive Poem . Intro if you haven't been here before:  This month I am participating in the AtoZ writing challenge , which has a goal of posting a subject starting with the first letter of the alphabet on the first day, and ending with z on April 30 (excluding Sundays).  It is also Poetry Month in April, so my posts will be freshly written poems to go with the letter.   I will be writing ekphrastic poetry using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated word all this month.  I am using the site " https://randomwordgenerator.com " to get both word and image for the day.   I am selecting a picture that I think can be associated with the letter of the day to go with the "Fake Word" I am stuck with. Today is Saturday, April 2, so meet the letter B with it's preposterous word, "burbositision", and paired image. 

A is for Alized and Alps

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April is Poetry Month, and the Progressive Poem is beginning.  It is being organized by Margaret at Reflections on the Teche and the first line of the poem is at Irene Latham's Live Your Poem https://irenelatham.blogspot.com/.../national-poetry... (second line by ME tomorrow!) .  I can hardly wait to see how this new poem added to and created by a team of poets will progress as it nears my day to add to it.  Meanwhile, I will be posting a poem a day as I participate in the AtoZ writing challenge .  I will be writing ekphrastic poetry (a poem that was written with inspiration from an image) using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated FAKE word all this month.  I am using the site: https://randomwordgenerator.com to get both fake word and random image for the day.  So far my plan is to use the first randomly generated word that appears with the correct letter for the day, and the first image that appears.  Having never used this site though, I don't know what im