Monthly Archives: April 2013

Contemplation.


  This stunning photograph taken by Younger Daughter simply begged for a poem, and I have tried to avoid making this one a Really Awful Rhyme.   Two companions, in the greatest harmony, Share a magic moment in their lives, … Continue reading

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A REALLY AWFUL TRIOLET FAILURE


  The NaPoWriMo Prompt: Today, let’s try writing triolets. A triolet is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetrameter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as … Continue reading

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The Valley of a Thousand Hills


  We have shown our visitor a number of sights over the past week, and on Sunday the Byrne Valley and Valley of a Thousand Hills were on the list.  I was rather pleased with the picture I took of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UP


This first is of a lofty tree The second shows me up it, see? And grandkids emulating me! © Colonialist April 2013 (WordPress)

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REALLY AWFUL PROMPT FROM NAPOWRIMO


  “And now, the prompt. (As always, the prompt is optional). Today I challenge you to write a poem that uses at least five of the following words:   owl generator abscond upwind squander clove miraculous dunderhead cyclops willowy mercurial seaweed … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL NAPOWRIMO NONO


  It is now eleven thirty late at night, And I’ve spent the whole day rushing out of sight, Having only just got back, All ability I lack For trying any sort of rhyme to write.  First a bank, and … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL MANNERS


(Don’t blame me for this one; SidevieW set the theme!)  Good manors are quite nifty housing Where the lords can live in state, But not when a mob they’re arousing, Filled with jealousy and hate.   The manners of mobs are … Continue reading

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