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dVerse Prosery # 2 – The Moon

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dVerse Prosery # 2 – The Moon

Prosery #2

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This is for dVerse Poets. To find out more, click the above link.

The instructions are from Sarah, and the poem the line is taken from is called, “Full Moon”, by Alice Oswald.

The Prosery prompt starts with a line taken from a poem, and asks you to write a piece of flash fiction incorporating that line, in full, somewhere in the piece of prose. To make it a little more challenging there’s a word limit of 144 words.

I dreamt I was the moon

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They say the moon is made of cheese, but I don’t believe it any more.

Back when I was a kid, my dad built his own telescope. I loved watching him grind the lenses, taking a large white plumbing pipe, and putting it all together. He checked out books from the library to find out how to do it.

When it was finished, we took it outside on dark nights to gaze up at the stars, the planets, and the moon. The moon’s craters were beautifully shadowed against the bright reflective moon light.

My imagination went wild, thinking of other worlds in the universe. If I could just reach out there … touch them.

Visions filled me with wonder as I fell asleep.

I dreamt I was the moon.

And the truth was revealed. The moon was not made of cheese. I know that now.

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© 2019 BS

Tiger in the Night -Song Lyric Sunday – Zodiac Animals

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Tiger in the Night – Song Lyric Sunday – Zodiac Animals

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/zodiac-animals/

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Today, for SLS, Jim has given us the prompt to use any animal of the Zodiac. These are according to the Chinese calendar, and are:

Rat/Ox/Tiger/Rabbit/Dragon/Snake/Horse/Sheep/Monkey/ Rooster/Dog/Pig

There should be some great songs to listen to today, so thank you, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and hear some good music, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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This is a poem I wrote back in 2015, about the Tiger, which has always been my spirit animal.

I was born in a Tiger year!

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TIGER

In misty dreams you

Came to me

When I was only two or three.

A forest dark, and deep, and

Green, I wondered what my dreams

Could mean. You were my friend, my

Spirit kin…a guardian without, within…

I was born into your year, your Tiger Spirit

Always near. Magnificent eyes, shining bright, I

Weep at what now is your plight; endangered in this

Cruel world…victim of the weapons hurled. If only we could

Be at peace…return to dreams without surcease, to that mystery

Forest, in the night, we could try to make it right. I know that you will

Always be, in my dreams…a part of me … Tiger…my Spirit Animal …<3

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My painting of a tiger

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My mom’s painting of a tiger

Starting off with a slower song. As I was looking for Tiger songs I found this one, which is a new one for me. I really like it though, as it does remind me of my tiger dreams that I began having when I was very little.

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“Tiger in the Night”, by Katie Melua, is on her 2003 album, ‘Call Off the Search”. The music and lyrics are by Mike Batt.

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You are the tiger burning bright
Deep in the forest of my night
You are the one who keeps me strong in this worldYou sleep by the silent cooling streams
Down in the darkness of my dreams
All of my life I never knew
You were the dream I’d see come true
You are the tiger burning brightI was the one who looked so hard I could not see
Now I could never live without the love you give to meI lived like a wild and lonely soul
Lost in a dream beyond control
You were the one who brought me home down to earthFor you are the tiger burning bright
Deep in the forest of my night
All of my life I never knew
You were the dream I’d see come true
You are the tiger burning bright

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Found on LyricsWiki
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This song probably everyone has heard, and it’s a good one. She sings of being afraid, but then taking on the courage of the Tiger, and surviving all kinds of adversities that life may throw her way…with spirit and conviction that she will make it through.

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“Roar”, by Katy Perry, was released from her album, “Prism”, in 2013. It was written by Katy Perry, Bonnie McKee, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, and Henry Walter, and is on the Capitol label.

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Verse 1]
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely

I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

[Pre-Chorus]
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus ]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Verse 2]
Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee
I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

[Pre-Chorus]
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Bridge]
Roar, roar, roar, roar, roar…

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

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Found on GeniusLyrics

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© 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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© 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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Sunday Trees – Love Chime

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Sunday Trees – Love Chime

https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/sunday-trees-393/

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For today’s Sunday Trees challenge, I have photos of our one tree in the front yard. I think it is a fruitless Mulberry, and has been here for many years.

I have a couple of wind chimes hanging from the branches, and this little black & white kitty was looking at them, as he stood on the wooden bench beneath the tree.

The one chime is made of silver colored pipes and makes a nice sound. The other one – two views – is all rusted. It has the word Love spelled out, and there are several cow bells hanging from it. This chime has been there so long, the tree has grown around the ring on the chime.

Then, here’s a poem I wrote way back in 2015 about trees.

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Little kitty, wind chimes, our tree!

TREES

Trees in winter

They stand and stare

Do they think that it’s not fair?

Patient they stand

Stark and bare

Enduring winter’s brutal air

Do trees dream of winter’s end,

Yearning for springtime to begin?

A fresh, new start

Green leaves so frilly

A time to rejoice, a time to be silly

Rustling with the nesting of birds,

Pretty music they make, without any words.

A sanctuary for many species

The need for trees only increases

Giving hope, shelter, and shade,

A tree’s true purpose will never fade.

I think a tree must know it’s worth…

The reason it is put on this Earth.

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© BS 2015 & 2019

Be Safe

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Lots of people are being warned of a particularly dangerous situation outbreak of  storms and/or tornadoes today. We here are included in this announcement.

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Trying to take a lighthearted take on this, but seriously…please remember the safety tips in case any storms come close to your area.

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Trying to find something to wear

In case we get blown into the air

They say we definitely should prepare

But what on earth should I wear?

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What should you do during a tornado?

  • If you are indoors at home during a tornado – Go to the basement or a windowless first flood room such as a closet or bathroom. Duck under a table if possible and cover your body with a sleeping bag or blanket.
  • If you are in a school or office building – Move indoors, away from windows, and to the lowest floor. Crouch down and protect your head.
  • If you are in a mobile home – Evacuate and go to a nearby shelter or basement. If there is nowhere available, see the instructions below for the outdoors.
  • If you are outdoors – Lie down into a low area such as a ditch and protect your head. Do not attempt to outrun a tornado. Many exceed highway speeds.
  • In your vehicle – Get to shelter if possible, but do not try to outrun a tornado. If you cannot get to shelter, then stop the vehicle, keep your seat belt fastened, hide under a blanket, and duck below the level of the windows.

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© 2019 BS

 

Rain Clouds – Thursday Inspiration # 4

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Rain Clouds – Thursday Inspiration # 4

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/05/16/thursday-inspiration-4/

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Today Paula has chosen this lovely photo for our inspiration to write something. Thanks, Paula!

To join in, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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

Photo shows, blue sky, yellow flowers, and streaks of rain falling.

Photo credit: Daniel Borker

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RAIN CLOUDS

I asked her what she thought of clouds

All she said was moon

Pointing to a clear blue sky,

Would clouds be coming soon?

She knows the stars, the sun, the sky,

And the silvery moon catches her eye,

But where are the clouds, the clouds with rain?

She loves the rain, she hopes they’ll be stopping by.

She wants the rain, she loves the splatter, upon

The window pane.

On and on she continues to chatter, her happy refrain…

The rain…the rain…the rain…

The moon is great, the sun is fun,

The sky is certainly blue.

But, she wants rain, and only rain,

Nothing else will do.

You see she’s just a little girl…

You see…she’s only two.

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~ I wrote this poem in 2015 for my grand-daughter when she was two years old. (she’s 5 now)

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“Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, the 2006 cover by Rod Stewart, of a song written by John Fogerty (of Creedence Clearwater Revival) in 1971. This one can be found on the album, “Still the Same…Great Rock Classics of Our Time”, by Rod Stewart.

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© 2019 BS

Echoes of Stars – Thursday Inspiration # 3

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Echoes of Stars – Thursday Inspiration # 3

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/05/09/thursday-inspiration-3/

Paula, of Lightmotifs, is hosting this photo challenge each week. Visit her blog for details at the link above. 🙂

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

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Echoes of Stars

Yearning for my far away home

alone

Howling at the moon

soon

Darkness envelops twinkling lights

meteorites

Lonesome stars shine above

love

Deliver me not left behind

entwined

Capture me never apart

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This is my all time favorite song. It just brings out something extremely emotional in me like no other.

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“Stars”, by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, was released in 2012, from the album, “The Lion the Beast the Bear”. It was written by Grace Potter, and is on the Hollywood label.

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© 2019 BS

 

 

Waiting & Writing – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter W

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Waiting & Writing – A to Z Blog Challenge 2019 – Letter W #AtoZChallenge 2019 Tenth Anniversary blogging from A to Z challenge letter

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2019/04/

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WAITING AND WRITING

I don’t know about you, but I’m not fond of waiting. Seems like everywhere you go, you have to wait in a line, wait in a room, wait to be seated at a restaurant, wait on the waitperson to take your order, wait on your food to come to the table, wait at stop signs and red lights, wait for your flight at the airport…waiting…ugh! Waiting is boring. When you have to wait at the doctor’s office, way past the time of your appointment, it is one of the worst. Would you agree?

So, when I know I’ll be in a place of waiting, I bring along something to occupy my mind and time. I always have a pen and paper to write on. I look around at my surroundings, at all the other waiting people, and write about what I see. This, then, is what I wrote, on December 9, 2014, while…you guessed it…waiting.

So, waiting at the eye doctor appointment with my husband. It is his appointment, and he likes to get to places early, in case we can get in earlier than anticipated. Sometimes it works out, sometimes not. This is one time it did not. We’ve been here forever it seems. The appointment was at 11:30, but we got here about 10:30 or so, and now it is ten minutes after 12 noon. He just now got into the other room…to wait some more, I’m sure. We were already tired and bored.

I did get the nose pad of my glasses changed, at no charge. It took only a couple of minutes, though. I wandered around looking at all the glasses frames to buy. I sat back down and checked my phone for messages on Facebook, Twitter, and Email. I brought my Kindle, too, in case I wanted to read something. We’d looked through a National Geographic magazine catalog, of things to buy from them…all very expensive items, but interesting. That took up maybe five minutes.

The waiting room was full of people, when we got there, then it kind of cleared out. Then it filled up again. Now, there only a few people left waiting. They all look as bored as I am. They are checking their phones, and reading magazines, too. I’m sure they are wishing they could get on with their appointment and get out of here…because it is so boring!

The place is nice in here, though. Good furniture to sit in, not just some hard plastic chairs. There are a few comfy chairs and a plush, leather (or fake leather?) couch. There are pretty flower arrangements on the glassed top tables, and at this time of year, a few Christmas decorations. I go over to see the ornaments they’ve arranged on the tree. There is a TV in one corner, up high, tuned to the game show Jeopardy, but the sound is turned down really low, so you can only hear it if you are sitting right by it…which we are not.

I did go out to the truck for a few minutes. I’d brought a glass of iced tea, so I wanted to get a drink, and just get some outside air. It is a nice day – not hot, not cold – a little damp feeling, though. I see some fire-trucks go by, then a few minutes later, there they go again in the other direction. When I get back inside, he has gone into the eye-exam room. They finally called him back there…yay! Wonder how long this waiting part will take?

I’m getting hungry. It is past noon; hope we can go get some lunch when we get done here. Where, I don’t know. Before we came here we’d taken some packages to be mailed at the UPS store, and also had gone by the mechanic’s shop to pick up an invoice for his work place. So, it started out a busy morning, but we are stuck in the waiting zone, for now.

I’m going to try and make up a poem about all this waiting…Hang on a second while I think… Ok…

Waiting

Waiting and writing

Writing about waiting

Watching the waiters

Watching the clock

Watching my watch

Waiting and watching

Watching the waiters is…weird

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© 2019 BS