Monthly Archives: June 2010

SYMPHONY COMPLETED AND ON PLAYER


I will have to copy a post I did on Letterdash to get this announcement across, or I wouldn’t get it across: *picture a meerkat punching paws in the air, pulling shirt over head and charging across the field, doing a … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE PICTURE


  Last weekend we visited the Nature Reserve at the mouth of the Umgeni River in Durban, where there is a boardwalk of about 1 Kilometer taking one through the mangrove forest, with interesting little creeks and lots of bird life.  … Continue reading

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COMPOSING POST HASTE


This is MacGregor – an aritistic cat.   He has a grand position and is picture perfect.  No doubt he feels that if a toy dog can be left there (I suspect the two-year old granddaughter) why can’t he join it?   He will … Continue reading

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ON FORCING CREATIVITY


 Many people believe that the creative process – in art, writing, music, sculpting, needlework, pottery, or whatever – cannot be forced. The juices are either flowing, or they aren’t, and if they are absent one may as well go and … Continue reading

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SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW…


Could this perhaps provide an indication That there will come, together with World Cup, Return to us of hopeful Rainbow Nation – And Durban’s where you see it starting up?

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MANE LION FIX (REALLY AWFUL)


  Imagine a lion who had a long mane, Which got in his way, and was really a pain; If he cut it short – As maybe he ought – Would being with mane he hacks make him insane? © … Continue reading

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BEACHCOMBER’S DIARY AND REALLY AWFUL RHYME COMBINED…


Sand, sea and pooches   – Took pooches to beach today; We all had a lot of fun; They froliced and splahed away, And then we went for a run.    But shells were quite hard to find Until a rock-shell … Continue reading

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STRIKING AN’ ‘TIS A PAY SHUN


It is with consternation I see ‘anticipation’ Becomes the side view topic for today; I pray this aberration – Supposed recreation – Will not become a feature here to stay; Thematic allocation Might well cause constipation In inspiration for what one … Continue reading

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FICTION WRITING EXERCISE, USING ANOTHER WRITER’S WORK FOR FIRST AND LAST PARAGRAPHS


Assignment: Take a book near you. Open to page 91 and write down the first full sentence from that page. Then go to page 40 and write down the last full sentence on that page. Now use the sentence from … Continue reading

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AN ICE MEMORY


Colonialist, journal, rhyme, ice cream, toddler, verse, humour, wordplay. Continue reading

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