For FOWC: Rue and My Vivid Blog’s prompt: Library. I volunteer weekly at my local library and love it when little kids come in with their families! ❤
May every child know the wonder of a library:
Stories bound beautifully, everywhere to see.
I do not rue the advent of e-books,
Yet nothing compares to how a full bookshelf looks,
Nor the opportunity to browse throughout —
Who knows what one may come to read about?
To the community, these books are such a boon,
But much more than one can read anytime soon!
Today, on Sunday, I am writing for the Saturday Mix at MLMM. This week we are challenged to write a nonet, which I had done before but not for a while. It is similar to an etheree except one line shorter. Since today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, that was the topic I chose for my nonet today.
Jesus’s precious Blessèd Mother,
At the end of her earthly life,
Was taken up to Heaven,
Her body glorified.
Mary, Queen Mother,
Crowned with 12 stars,
Image from image search (i.e. not mine)
For this week’s paint-chip poetry prompt, Linda is having us choose one of the paint chips below and write a poem of exactly 31 words. The next prompt will be released on Friday morning, and here it is Thursday night, so I guess I’ve been a lazy poet. 🙂 I chose the phrase, “lazy lizard.” This little piece is based on a true story.
Inspired by FOWC: Blunt, my vivid blog prompt: Precious, and the fact that I had to get a new phone the other day.
Faithfully serving for over six years,
Needing a new one almost brings tears.
Though to be blunt it was certainly dying,
It was equally such a precious thing.
We had been through so much together,
The camera snapping memories; whether
Or not I wish, an upgrade is necessary,
A new cell phone, more memories to carry.
This poem is for another three-prompts-in-one. First, it is a décima for Ronovan Writes’ challenge this week, and it is also for the MVB prompt, “blogging,” and FOWC: Adhere.
A wee little poem for SoCS: “-wee-“
I remember the Sunday brunch buffet
With a million wee little sweets:
Many different kinds of cakes
And my favorite, crème brûlée,
Not to mention the fountains
Of rich chocolate ready for dipping.
One time there were tiny beignets.
Can it come back?
Wish it could stay.
For FOWC: Sustain and the prompt at My Vivid Blog, “tops.” I am also sharing with DVerse’s open-link night.
Hard to sustain this August heat:
I hope the temperature will not beat
100 degrees, wish it would stop
At 90 tops — but thankfully
The air-conditioning runs breezily,
A saving grace from summer sun,
It’s glorious and helpful hum.
There is a new daily prompt from Chellebee53 at My Vivid Blog, and today’s word is “life,” so I wrote this shadorma poem.
life is a
blessing upon me:
much easily overlooked
but eyes are open
photo is not mine
Today’s SoCS prompt was “the last photo you took.” At the time when I saw the prompt, my most recent photo was of a coloring page that I finished 2 days ago, so I thought of coloring in general.
The picture already created,
Simply waiting for the coloring,
A steady hand choosing
Whether with care or haphazardly
The hues to make it pretty —
Surprising ways they can combine
To make the empty spaces filled,
Wonderful refuge to find.
It was a real challenge to finish any poems halfway decently, although I started about 7 of them today. However, at last I have finished Linda’s paint-chip poetry challenge, which was to write a villanelle this week, using at least three of the phrases on the paint chips below. I like villanelles and writing them, but it was hard to write a whole one in a single day. I still appreciate the prompt because I don’t often write villanelles on my own. Most of my poems are much shorter.