Thursday photo prompt: Poised #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a leaf-strewn flight of stone-cut steps descending into a hole in the ground. Poised to ascend…or descend… is the dark silhouette of a strange figure.

Tick tock pocket watch

Who’s coming up the stairs

Tick tock stop the clock

Alice’s new friend appears.

Moving fast, Hurry hurry

Milliners licking lips, in a flurry

Time for tea, guests unaware

All laced with Mercury, mousey sleeping in his chair.

Jam tarts Queen of Hearts

Keep her smiling don’t let things fall apart.

Tick tock, chip Chop

Look out it heads off.

Alice is sleepy now

Home in bed wipes her brow.

Tick tock pocket watch

Who’s coming up the stairs?

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This is part of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto.

One-Liner Wednesday. 4th September 2019.

I was discussing binary with my son last night especially colours. He told me.

You can express all colours in binary As long as you have enough numbers
Black is 000000
White is 111111 Red is FF0000
Green is 00FF00
Blue is 0000FF

This rivetting stuff is part of Lindaghill’s #1linerWeds

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 142, 1st of the Month #Poet’sChoice

Today is the first Tuesday in the month so we can choose our own two prompts for Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

I have chosen Autumn and Age. I am using each of those words and I am using the form of a Nonet.

Life.

The sands of time run out on my life.

No too fast but the years mount up

Like the seasons we all change

I’ve become Autumnal

In this I see much

Beauty, knowledge

That comes with

Growing

Age

Twittering Tales #151 – 27 August 2019

Mashup of photos by pendleburyannette (dragon) & MichaelGaida (forest) at Pixabay.com.

Instructions.

Approach in clear line of view. No sudden or aggressive movements. Speak gently. A dragon always reacts better to calm, gentle handling. You must master this first meeting, you never get a second chance. Remember you are a dragon keeper, you need a dragon more than they need you.

(280 Characters)

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This is part of Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales.

Death Stalks.

Dark secrets hidden in the soul

Lost hope devours futures whole.

The beauty of the mountainside

Hold darkness that covers wide.

Fears are waterfalls hidden deep

Death stalks there, touching all

Leaving wife and son weep.

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The above artwork is by André Mangabeira. He created this stunning piece by using charcoal and pastels on a moleskin sketchbook.
André based it on a scene from the Turkish movie – ‘Once upon a time in Anatolia’.

I read the plot and followed Andre’s lead basing a short poem on the essence of the story.

Do visit André’s blog.

André has kindly given me permission to use this piece of artwork.

Song Lyric Sunday 21/July 2019

It is Sunday July 21, 2019 and that means it’s time for Song Lyric Sunday from Jim Adams. This week our prompt words are – Wedding/Marry/Diamond/Ring/Cake.

Well I love the song Wedding Bell Blues originally written and recorded by Laura Nyro in 1966. The best known version was a number one hit for the 5th Dimension in 1969. More information here

Now my favourite version is by Morrisey Featuring Billy Joe Armstrong

It’s the best version, to my mind .

And of course there is always the Bruno Mars song Marry You,
from his debut studio album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans (2010). Written and produced by The Smeezingtons, the track serves as the record’s sixth track and was released as a single outside of the United States. “Marry You” is a pop song featuring strong influences of doo-wop and soul music. The recording focuses on spontaneous marriage and therefore, since its release, has frequently been used as a proposal song.more information here.

And here is photo the wedding cake from our youngest son and his wife’s wedding and the Rainbow cake our eldest sons girlfriend (of the time) had made for them as well.

Then there is Martha Reeves and the Vandellas with Third Finger Left Hand.

Lyrics from Lyrics dot com

At last my dreams come true 
Today he said "I do" 
Friends said it couldn't be done 
But all his love I know I've won 
'Cause 3rd finger, left hand 
That's where he placed the wedding band 

He walked right up to me
& pledged his love for me
I longed to hear him say
The sweet words he spoke that day
Made me feel so good inside
The tears came to my eyes
I love him above the rest
‘Cause in my book he’s the best

‘Cause he did something that no one else did
Friends said it couldn’t be done
But all his love I know I’ve won
‘Cause 3rd finger, left hand
That’s where he placed the wedding band

His words were precious few
But all along my heart knew
That no other boys in line
Could ever change my mind
Other boys I sent away
I locked my heart till our wedding day
I love him above the rest
‘Cause in my book he’s the best

‘Cause he did something that no one else did
Friends said it couldn’t be done
But all his love I know I’ve won
‘Cause 3rd finger, left hand
That’s where he placed the wedding band

3rd finger, left hand
That’s where he placed the wedding band

Written by: BRIAN HOLLAND, EDWARD HOLLAND, EDWARD, JR. HOLLAND, LAMONT DOZIER, LAMONT HERBERT DOZIER

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

And finally Diamonds it’s got to be Sia and Shine Bright Like a Diamond

I think that wraps it up . It taken me all day to do this as I have been entertaining the MIL 😉💜💜

Eight years, thanks to you all.

This little message popped up on my screen Wednesday afternoon. I can’t believe I have been blogging for eight years.

Thank you to everyone who follows me or even just visits. You make me what I am.

Thursday photo prompt: Transition #writephoto

Step into the light

To learn to fly

Be a force of right

Don’t give in, just try.

If in shadows you cower

You will only see the half

Open your heart, let it flower

Seize life drink the whole draught.

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Sometimes it is easier to accept half measures than to strive to understand the whole. Not all make the transition to acceptance and knowledge. Yet we can all try to.

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This poem is part of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto.#writephoto

Lord of the Deep: TechNick.

It was after the second ritual and before Jan’s exploration that I ran into our technician.He was half way up the corridor between the temple and the dining room. To be honest he was as surprised as I was that he had got so far… Mind you he is a very strong willed young man.

He asked if I had seen his mum , I hadn’t, could I help, yup a glass of water would be great.

So I got us both one, he sat down at a convenient chair and table and I asked where his wheelchair was, back in the temple! I told him to stay put and I would get it. He started protesting about me not being strong enough..

For once I was at an advantage and said I’d manage and scooted off before he could say more.

He was right the wheelchair was much too heavy for me but as luck would have it two of the companions where around. One being a gentleman carried it up the two short flights of stairs for me.

When I got back our tech was ready and refreshed and Briony and I pushed him down to the temple.

After that it just so happened that we shared our meals at the same table . Just talking to our tech taught me a great deal. His attitude to life, sense of humour. He was so open letting me see that though no a bed of roses life is good.

Talking about everyday things and his extraordinary travels and experiences just reinforced what a great guy he is. A huge credit to his Mum Sue. Even if he was not quite at home with the dance of the seven veils.

Thank you Nick you have helped me a great deal.

We are tested by the gods
Things beyond our ken
Enduring pain like rods
Not reaching the expectations of men.
Guided by the mind and soul
If we are strong then we are whole.

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