Monthly Archives: April 2018

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast


   22 prompt for today is: take one of the following statements of something impossible, and then write a poem in which the impossible thing happens: The sun can’t rise in the west. A circle can’t have corners. Pigs can’t … Continue reading

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From Wordsworth to Nemesis


Day 21  After reading the myth of Narcissus, try writing a poem that plays with the myth in some way.                  If Wordsworth, lonely as a cloud, Had spotted as his famous crowd … Continue reading

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Water Triumph – Badge Testing Went Swimmingly!


The two granddaughters distinguished themselves yesterday when it came to testing for their Swimming Badges.  The weather was cold and drizzly but at least the water was warmish after a glorious day the one previously. At last, and just before … Continue reading

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The Magic Places


…write a poem that involves rebellion in some way. The speaker or subject of the poem could defy a rule or stricture that’s been placed on them, or the poem could begin by obeying a rule and then proceed to … Continue reading

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Silly Illustrations Of Animals And Their Little Adventures By Shanghai Tango


Originally posted on AesthesiaMag:
Silly Illustrations Of Animals And Their Little Adventures By Shanghai Tango Artist on Tumblr Gao Youjun, aka Tango, is a popular Shanghai cartoonist on the Chinese social network Weibo. The artist draws brilliantly witty cartoons that…

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A Scene Seen Not Obscene


(Day 19) “Today we challenge you to write a paragraph that briefly recounts a story, describes the scene outside your window, or even gives directions from your house to the grocery store. Now try erasing words from this paragraph to … Continue reading

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Half a Century Young


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: (Objects or) People Older than 50 years My granddaughter J on the left doesn’t quite qualify, but Elder Daughter K, centre, does. She made full use of our portapool and the various fitness thingies in … Continue reading

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TO QUACK YOU UP


The idea for GloPoWriMo today is to take a poem unknown to oneself and block out everything but the last line, which rewrite as a first line. Then ditto with the second-last, and so on. I chose ‘The Hunter’ by … Continue reading

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BARGAIN POST – Two For One Clique


  Wordle 347 Day 17 GloPoWriMo – FAMILY TALE PASSED DOWN; IN THIS CASE MY OWN: To inject some humour for a treat, I must confess There’s a tale about a ‘sect’ who all in aprons dress; To channel my … Continue reading

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Just Not Cricket


Day 16 GloPoWriMo   ‘Do play the game, old chap,’ And, ‘Simply not cricket, dear boy.’ Are out of date, mayhap — And don’t modern usage enjoy. Strange things go on at Lords, And within those once-hallowed halls, Umpires reach accords, … Continue reading

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