Category Archives: POETRY

Poems I write, and learn to write in different forms.

Fan Of … Painted Rocks

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Fan Of … Painted Rocks

Fan Of… #22 — Solar Powered Desk Lamp

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Here’s a new fun challenge! Just post something you like and are a fan of. 🙂

It’s hosted by Jez Braithwaite, and you can find his blog at the above link. Thanks, Jez!

How To Join In

  1. Create a Fan Of… Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your Fan of… blog post in my comment box.
  3. Title your post Fan Of… or add Fan Of… tag

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I’m a big fan of painted rocks. I like them, and I like painting them myself.

I’ve probably painted hundreds over the years, starting back in the early 1970s.

You can find a rock most anywhere you look, or you can buy bunches of them in craft stores, or gardening centers.

The paint I use is acrylic, which comes in all kinds of pretty colors, and dries fast. I usually try to seal with a clear coat, too.

I do these just for fun, but I also give them as gifts, and for the ongoing Kindness Rock fad that happens all over the world.

 

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“You Rock”

With one little rock

From Rock-a-bye-baby, to

Rock around the clock

Rock ‘n roll with Buddy, and

Jenny from the block

Find a painted rock

Happiness unlock

We rock your world,

And I have to say

You’ll be rocked

Day by day

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© 2017 BS

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When I leave some rocks to be found, I put one of my labels on the back. It says:

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I’ve painted rocks for all kinds of holidays, and/or also just a nice, funny, or uplifting message on them.

Sometimes I actually find a rock someone else has left around town. That’s always fun. I post it to the groups, and then re-hide it for someone else to find. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

International Cat Day – Cricket

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International Cat Day – Cricket

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~from Wiki~ International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August, every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare

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This is our cat, Cricket. She is probably a Maine Coon Cat, as she is very fluffy and large. Her fur is mingled brown, white, and tan. We’ve had her about 10 years. She has beautiful green eyes. The second photo shows Cricket with a blue ribbon she likes to play with.

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Cricket

INSCRUTABLE

Why the piercing stare?

The cat is inscrutable

She will never tell

=^..^= meow

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Playing Around With Magnetic Poetry

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Playing Around With Magnetic Poetry Honeybee on Apple iOS 12.2

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Three Haiku poems using magnetic poetry tiles.

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Listen bring it all

We two dance like morning sun

This eternity

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Wild eternity

Listen remember linger

Let it smile in peace

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Celebrate morning

We explore eternity

Listen to our dance

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~magnetic poetry page found here – http://play.magneticpoetry.com/poem/Original/kit/

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Thursday Inspiration – Garden

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Thursday Inspiration – Garden

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/thursday-inspiration-12/

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Thanks for the photo inspiration, Paula!

To join in this weekly challenge, just click the link above. 🙂

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This week’s theme is garden and the picture is below.

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This is something I experiment with sometimes – creating random word poems from Google search. I’ve done others and they always turn out pretty cool. So today I went to this place (link below). You enter one word, and the AI will create a poem from your word. Sometimes they make sense, other times not so much, but it’s fun.

It’s from a place called ‘Poem Portraits’.

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The first word I tried was ‘garden’, and the poem came up.  It says:

“Your garden shines and closes are seen by the sun. This value is the golden flower”.

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Then the second time I typed in the word ‘sea’, and this one came up:

“The sea with a star shall be conquered by sleep. Our destruction shall be calm and still and hard.”

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What do you think? Want to try it? Here’s the link:

https://artsexperiments.withgoogle.com/poemportraits?_ga=2.33161846.992826029.1556786810-799000725.1554196893

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“Octopus’s Garden’, by the Beatles, was released from their album, “Abbey Road”, in 1969. It was written and sung by Ringo (Richard Starkey), and is on the Apple label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Thursday Inspiration – Sand

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Thursday Inspiration – Sand

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/thursday-inspiration-11/

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Thanks for the photo inspiration, Paula!

To join in this weekly challenge, just click the link above. 🙂

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This week’s theme is sand and the picture is below.

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Torn from the land

Dirt walls of sand

Warnings of dust

Stay in – you must

Haboobs and storms

Creating strange forms of

dunes and desolation

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I’ve been through so many sand storms and warnings over the years.

We live in a semi-desert area, so it’s very common to see the sand blowing

and turning the sky brown. It can get so bad they send out warnings, as it

can obscure everything, much like a white out of snow…only this is pure dirt.

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Here’s a cute song though:

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

 

Thursday Inspiration # 9 – Key

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Thursday Inspiration – Key

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/thursday-inspiration-9/

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Thanks for the photo inspiration, Paula!

To join in this weekly challenge, just click the link above. 🙂

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This week’s theme is key and the picture is below.

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Black Bird knows the way

Key of F my feathered friend

You can count on me

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“All on Me (Songs in the Key of F)”, by Devin Dawson. Released as a single in 2017, it was written by Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett, and Austin Smith. It is on the Warner Bros. label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Thursday Inspiration # 8 – Stranger

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Thursday Inspiration # 8 – Stranger

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https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/thursday-inspiration-8/

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Thanks for the photo inspiration, Paula!

To join in this weekly challenge, just click the link above. 🙂

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This week’s theme is stranger and the picture is below.

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Here’s a poem I wrote back in 2017, using titles of some books I have.

These are fun to do, as there are tons of combinations you can make, for ideas of poems.

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THE STRANGER

I’m Looking Through You

You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know

I’m a Stranger Here Myself

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

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“There’s a Stranger in My House”, by Ronnie Milsap, was released in 1983. It was written by Mike Reid, and is on the RCA label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Feline Friday – Orion

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Feline Friday – Orion

 

Feline Friday

 

 

 

 

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This black cat is named Orion. He’s been featured on my posts before, and belongs to my daughter, son-in-law, and grand-daughter. He’s a really pretty kitty, and his fur is so soft! He didn’t used to like me, and would hiss, but that was a long time ago. Now he loves when I pet him and rub his tummy.

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I wrote a few more cat Haiku poems the other day (June 3, 2019)

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Cat falls asleep quick

Feel vibrations of his purr

Cat napping is good

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Jump and pounce all day

Itty bitty kitty cat

Kittens love playtime

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Kitty come to me

No really…come over here

Kitty looks aloof

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

 

Strange Poem

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Strange Poem

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Taking the first word or two from many of the bloggers I follow and read (and not using any names), and enjoying all they post, I’ve listed them in pretty much the order they showed up in my email notifications list…this is what happened…

Hope y’all don’t mind! 🙂

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24 Sparks Keep Light Thoughts Teleporting

Unique Myths – No Evil

Chronicles … It’s Good

Lillies & Zombies Looking Untangled

This Made A Guy Sound Quaint & Grin

No Therapy

My Riddle On Loving Crushed Showers

Elusive Bee…

Random Chosen Renegade … One Snap

Becoming Woolly

Tao – Namaste – Life

It’s Good

Wanderings or Obsolete

A Cactus Comedy

My Photo World Notes

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“Across the Universe”, by the Beatles, was released from their album, “No One’s Gonna Change Our World”, in 1969. It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and is on the Regal Starline label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Thursday Inspiration # 6 – Gone

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Thursday Inspiration # 6 – Gone

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Thanks for the photo inspiration, Paula! 🙂

To join in this weekly challenge, just click the link below to find out details.

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https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/thursday-inspiration-6/

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This week’s theme is gone and the picture is below.

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Sepia toned photo of a railroad track going off into the distance. Lonely field, and clouds…

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MY LOST LOVE

I wrote

You a mushy love poem

Down my arm

On display for all to see

I Love You – Be Mine

Thinking you loved me too, but

You laughed

You said nothing to my face

Turned away

I must have read your mind wrong

Now you are gone

I feel like a fool, and lament

My Lost Love

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© 2016 BS

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“Long Time Gone”, by the Dixie Chicks, was released on their album, “Home”, in 2002. It was written by Darrell Scott, and is on the Columbia Nashville label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️