Here it is, Thursday evening again, so here is my almost-late response to both the paint-chip poetry prompt and this prompt about togetherness. I am responding to these prompts together to make it easier. 🙂 That’s not such a “daring” thing to do, is it? Without further ado, 31 words including one of these paint chips:
Sitting on a park-bench With you, as nighttime falls, Watching bunnies come out of Bushes and tweeting birds retreat — The sunset comes as we Relax and breathe — breaths of fresh air.
For FOWC: Amuse and the MVB Prompt: Meow (because I wrote about cats). My family probably won’t get any new pets anytime soon, but maybe I will get my own dog or cat later. I like both for different reasons.
If my family gets another pet, Should we welcome a dog or buy a cat? It’s been some years but we are not sure yet.
Yet we are sure that either will amuse, Despite most cats and dogs differing much. Cats are not likely, are they, to chew shoes?
Dogs are much more effusive with their joy, Yet cats have royal presence and more peace. Either type would be a good girl or boy.
Inspired once again by the prompt from yesterday, I wrote this tanka about reading. I make time to read every day — it’s kind of like eating a meal to me, not optional like a dessert — but there’s still never enough time to read as much as I wish I could, or if there is enough time, then I use too much of it on other things, such as watching videos on Youtube.
My home library:
Full bookshelves are prepared for
Reading with gusto
If only there was enough
Peace, and quiet time waiting
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, Intercede: Pray for Us!
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.
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.