Monday, December 30, 2013

Muse Monday 12/30/13

The prompt:



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Muse Monday is my offering to (hopefully) inspire some art (written or otherwise). I invite you to join in and share whatever the prompt has triggered either at Show Offs (a G+ community) or by adding your site URL to the comments section of this post.

I believe we learn and love best by sharing so, here is your invitation. ;)


Random Wisdom: Carl Bard - Endings

“Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.” 
~ Carl Bard


Milking My Mind

A cold reality applies
pressure, pulling
the ripcord on a stream
of consciousness forming
a white puddle of reason
as poetry
fills
the brain's bucket.


Inspired by No-Talent Tuesday's prompt at Show Offs.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

From Our House to Yours...

May you find peace this night... and may every day forward be filled with good health and happiness.


Yes, that is our living room (photo taken tonight)... Merry Christmas everyone. ~Lettie


Muse Monday 12/23/13: Under the Evergreens

Under the Evergreens

They offered up
a corporate cordial,
sickly sweet and served
with a sly smile.

I declined.

As co-workers nibbled
on tidbits and held tight
to their raffle tickets,
I bought my own bourbon
and wondered what justification
will be used
this year
to put our wages on ice.

My inspiration from this week's prompt...


Monday, December 23, 2013

Muse Monday 12/23/13

The prompt:


Cheers!

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Muse Monday is my offering to (hopefully) inspire some art (written or otherwise). I invite you to join in and share whatever the prompt has triggered either at Show Offs (a G+ community) or by adding your site URL to the comments section of this post.

I believe we learn and love best by sharing so, here is your invitation. ;)


Random Wisdom: Sharon Creech - Expectation

“What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones.” 
~ Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Muse Monday 12/16/13: A Wily Wyrm

A Wily Wyrm

Creativity perched
upon the tips of my fingers
smoulders with internal fires
ready to bite
or take flight
at the slightest flinch.

In my stillness,
I can feel its tiny claws curl
as it begins
to nibble on my nails.

My inspiration from this week's prompt... and, while the Poetry Plus community is no longer, I will continue to post Muse Monday on The Rogue Nun. To join in, just add your link in comments. :)


Monday, December 16, 2013

Muse Monday 12/16/13

The prompt:



Enjoy!

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Muse Monday is my offering to (hopefully) inspire some art (written or otherwise). I invite you to join in and share whatever the prompt has triggered either at Poetry Plus (a G+ community) or by adding your site URL to the comments section of this post.

I believe we learn and love best by sharing so, here is your invitation. ;)

Please consider joining me at Poetry Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105065492442342030133


Random Wisdom: Jacob M. Braude - Composure

“Always behave like a duck- keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.” 
~ Jacob M. Braude


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Persistent Prodigy

Small sneakers pound pavement
running into wind.

Tiny fingers grip frigid fencing
as the body bounds over would-be barriers
to go as the crow flies.

Willful,
the young heart beats faster--
eyes fixed on the improbable coastline
impatient to swim
in the sea of possibilities.


Inspired by: Awesome Instrumental Rock Song #12 (Through Action Comes Change)


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Muse Monday 12/9/13: One Tough Cookie

One Tough Cookie

Hard and half eaten
without a crumb for company,
it sits discarded—
a cast-off confection
forgotten
by the overindulged.

My inspiration from this week's prompt... won't you join me? What did the image conjure up for you?


Monday, December 9, 2013

Muse Monday 12/9/13

I haven't had my tiny brainstorm yet but here's...

The prompt:

Enjoy!

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Muse Monday is my offering to (hopefully) inspire some art (written or otherwise). I invite you to join in and share whatever the prompt has triggered either at Poetry Plus (a G+ community) or by adding your site URL to the comments section of this post (no linky tools for me, thanks). 

I believe we learn and love best by sharing so, here is your invitation. ;)

Please consider joining me at Poetry Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105065492442342030133



Random Wisdom: Mark Twain - Contentment

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~ Mark Twain


Monday, December 2, 2013

Muse Monday 12/2/13 - A Dawning Yawn

Beginning today I'll be offering a prompt on Mondays to (hopefully) inspire some art (written or otherwise). I invite you to join in and share whatever the prompt has triggered either at Poetry Plus (a G+ community) or by adding your site URL to the comments section of this post (no linky tools for me, thanks). I won't be crushed if I get no takers. Yes, I have a healthy enough ego to continue without others joining in but... I believe we learn and love best by sharing so, here is your invitation. ;)

The prompt:


My response:

A Dawning Yawn

The gray of the day smudges
time out of focus
as I sit
without urgency or intention
waiting for the snow.


Please consider joining me at Poetry Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105065492442342030133


Random Wisdom: Khaled Hosseini - Anticipation

“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.” 
~ Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns