One-Liner Wednesday and Just Jot It January 22/1/20.

One for the Alternative Dictionary.

Slingback = Rugby pass.

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#1lineWeds

Wordless Wednesday. Hubby's clock making .

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Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 21st, 2020: Scraggly.

Tuesday is here, and it’s time for the 21st prompt for Just Jot it January 2020, brought to us by Cheryl. Much appreciation, Cheryl! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there!.

Your prompt from for LindaGHill’s JusJoJan January 21st, 2020, is “scraggly.” Use the word “scraggly” any way you’d like. Have fun

© willowdot21 2020

Scraggly, raggily

Big bob baggerly

Wiggerly waggerly

Lots of love.

Sneakily snaggerly

Bingbon tagerly

Lots of love

Scraggly raggely

Big bob baggerly

Wiggerly waggerly

Lots of love

© willowdot21 2020
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Sorry the second photo is out of focus, the girls moved! This was not gobbleldygook, but it could be!

Colleen's 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 161 #PhotoPrompt

It is the third Tuesday of the month and so it time for our photo prompt from Colleen.

This month’s photo prompt has been provided by me. What does the photo say to you, tell your story in syllabic poetry. Just rely on your emotions.

The young couple at the airport told us (the old couple) of their very recent wedding. They spoke of how beautiful and lavish it had been . They enthused about the food and the guests and the sun-kissed honeymoon they were about to embark on. Yet the bride’s eyes and hands told me a more valid story.

Life’s Patterns, A Nonet.

My

Hands show

Rich patterns

Of my new life

Painted carefully

By Auntys and sisters

To prepare me , as the bride

My heart soars at the sight of them

I am now joined to the man I love.

They symbolise our new path together.

©2019 Willow Willers

I wish them well.

This is part of Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge.

Follow the schedule listed below:

Cosmic Photo prompt. 20/1/20 Look up.

This week for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge Dale has chosen the prompt which is Look up. I have not participated for a long while but I thought why not and so here is my effort for this week’s  #CosPhoChal.

From the top : vapour trail sky, blue sky, looking up at an Ent, a rainbow, Palm trees, my clamatis covered pergola. More Palm trees in the evening, a glass roof, a Victorian glass roof, the sun through volcanic ash, the same plus our house, a sunset, the pergola, a tall house in France.

Happy Monday.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #289 Dream&March

MLK image for haiky challenge

It was on January 15th 1929 that the Reverend Martin Luther King jr was born. Hense Ronovanwrite’s banner and prompt words.

Image from Pixabay

A dream of freedom

This man killed for speaking out

Keep the march alive

For Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 20th, 2020. Humour.

Monday is here and with the start of the workweek we have the 20th prompt for Just Jot it January 2020. Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Sadje. Thank you so much, Sadje! Please be sure to visit her blog to read her post and say hello. And follow her while you’re there!.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 20th, 2020, is “humor.” Use the word “humor” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Humour, well you see I am English and we spell some of our words differently, and that can lead to humour on occasion.

Below is an article I found on the ancient theory of The Humours.

The four humours and their corresponding qualities.

The four humours and their corresponding qualities.

Credits:Wellcome Library, London.

Humoral theory, also known as humorism or the theory of the four humours, was a model for the workings of the human body. It was systemised in Ancient Greece, although its origins may go back further still. The theory was central to the teachings of Hippocrates and Galen and it became the dominant theory in Europe for many centuries. It remained a major influence on medical practice and teaching until well into the 1800s.

In this theory, humours existed as liquids within the body and were identified as blood, phlegm, black bile and yellow bile. These were in turn associated with the fundamental elements of air, water, earth and fire. It was further proposed that each of the humours was associated with a particular season of the year, during which too much of the corresponding humour could exist in the body – blood, for example, was associated with spring. A good balance between the four humours was essential to retain a healthy body and mind, as imbalance could result in disease. Such notions of internal balance have parallels in other medical traditions, notably AyurvedaUnani Tibb and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The treatments for disease within humoral theory were concerned with restoring balance. These could be relatively benign and focused on changes in dietary habits, exercise and herbal medicines. But other treatments could involve more aggressive attempts to re-establish balance. As well as having the body purged with laxatives and emetics, or the skin blistered with hot iron, individuals already weakened by disease might be subjected to bloodletting because practitioners mistakenly believed that their bodies contained an excess of blood. You can find this article, for which I own no credit here.

Well that was a jolly article not much humour there. Let’s have some music.

Andrew John Hozier-Byrne (born 17 March 1990), known professionally as Hozier is an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter from County Wicklow. Isn’t he gorgeous and Oh! That voice! He certainly raises my humour.

Now we all know that there are other meanings to the word, you can be in a good or bad humour, meaning your mood. You can be accused of having no sense of humour, or you can be a laugh and have a good sense of humour. It’s all relative really.

Humour is big business we have comedians male and female who all have vastly different ideas of humour. Here is one of my favourite comedians Peter Kay.

And here is my favourite comedienne of all time Victoria Woods who is sadly no longer with us singing one of her comic songs.

There is also Ricky Gervais who has a dark sense of humour, he writes dark sitcoms, he has been in films and is also he is a great stand up comedian…but an acquired taste. Here he is at the Hollywood Golden Globes ripping the Glitterate and Establishment apart. He is only telling the truth! I like him😜 Not everyone’s sense of humour.

Well I think that’s enough humour for today, have a good one everyone 💜

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 19th, 2020. Gobbleldygook.


It’s Sunday, and time for the 19th prompt for Just Jot it January 2020, brought to us via Linda G Hill’s Just Jot it January by Jim. Thank you so much, Jim! Please be sure to visit his blog to read his post and say hello. And follow him while you’re there!.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 19th, 2020, is “gobbledygook.” Use the word “gobbledygook” any way you’d like. Have fun!

What exactly is gobbledygook, and where does the word come from? Apparently Texas Congressman Maury Maverick coined the word in 1944 to describe the frustrating jargon used by policymakers in Washington. It reminded him of the sound of turkeys gobbling.

Gobbledygook is another word for gibberish or jargonese! Take a look at any official or governmental forms. In every day life it can be referred to as verbal diorreha. If I am stressed or frightened I am guilty of verbal diorreha and gobbleldygook.

Gobbleldygook

Gobbleldygook pouring from your mouth

Meaningless words drop out going south

Like a headless turkeys the gibberish spills

Talking such rubbish exaggerats our ills.

Here is an example of Gobbledygook

Your enquiry about the use of the entrance area at the library for the purpose of displaying posters and leaflets about Welfare and Supplementary Benefit rights, gives rise to the question of the provenance and authoritativeness of the material to be displayed. Posters and leaflets issued by the Central Office of Information, the Department of Health and Social Security and other authoritative bodies are usually displayed in libraries, but items of a disputatious or polemic kind, whilst not necessarily excluded, are considered individually.

And here is the the above in plain English.

Thank you for your letter asking for permission to put up posters in the library. Before we can give you an answer we will need to see a copy of the posters to make sure they won’t offend anyone.

Song Lyric Sunday. Tom, Dick or Harry. 19/1/2020.

Hi it’s Sunday and time again for Jim Adams to bring us a prompt for Song Lyric Sunday. This week we have something much more different.  Look for songs that are written or sung by someone named Tom/Dick/Harry or a song that includes one of these names in the lyrics.  

Well I think this is a hard one Jim but I never shrink from a challenge so I am hoping with Harry Chaplin the singer -songwriter and his song The Cats in the Cradle. Also I am going with the song Harry Braff by the Bee Gees.

Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter, humanitarian, and producer best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs, who achieved worldwide success in the 1970s and became one of the most popular artists and highest paid performers. Chapin is also one of the best charting musical artists in the United States. Chapin, a Grammy Award winning artist and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, has sold over 16 million records worldwide and has been described as one of the most beloved performers in music history. More information found here at Wiki.

I have chosen The Cats in the Cradle . This is a salutary and poignant song about how easy it is for father’s and sons to grow apart. The song tells how delighted the young father is so have his new born son. He works hard to provide for his son but he fails to find anytime to spend with his son. As time goes by he lets his son down more and more. Then when he gets older maybe retires he asks his son if they can meet up. It could be that the son is too busy being like his father ( learned bad habits from example) or he resents his father’s apparent lack of interest and doesn’t want to bother with him. Either way it a very sad and true song.

Apparently the song is a mix of Chapin’s work and his wife Sandy . You can read more about it here.

My second song is by the Bee Gees from their Album Horizontal released in 1968 it has, to my mind some of their best songs. So here it is .

Bee Gees Lyrics

“Harry Braff”

Checkered flag, checkered flag, checkered flag for Harry Braff.
Checkered flag, checkered flag, checkered flag for Harry Braff.
Goodbye Harry Braff, it’s so good to see him win the race.
And the crowd, feeling proud just know they are there.
And getting a good view of Harry Braff, Harry Braff

Realise Harry Braff and the Mayor of Gordon cheers him on.
Every mile, see him smile with the dust in his eyes.
Ev’ryone’s crying for Harry Braff. Harry Braff.

Goodbye! Harry Braff. Goodbye! Harry Braff
Goodbye! Harry Braff. Goodbye!

Checkered flag, checkered flag, checkered flag for Harry Braff.
Checkered flag, checkered flag, checkered flag for Harry Braff.
Goodbye Harry Braff, it’s so good to see him win the race.
And the crowd, feeling proud just to know they are there.
And getting a good view of Harry Braff. Harry Braff.

Goodbye! Harry Braff. Goodbye! Harry Braff.
Goodbye! Harry Braff. Goodbye!

Harry Braff. Harry Braff. I’m a coming’.

Lyrics from A to Z Lyrics.

I am pretty sure that Harry Bragg is an imaginary racing driver, so far I cannot find any reference to him on Google.

Just Jot it January and Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

Welcome to the Daily 2020 Just Jot it January Prompt and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH! Linda is copying a prompt she used almost exactly four years ago. She dosen’t reuse prompts very often–I hope you enjoy it!

For those of you joining SoCS for the first time, it’s a little different than the other prompts in that it’s not always a whole word. Much may be left up to your discretion: this week is no exception. Having said that, if you’re joining in from JusJoJan, don’t want to write stream of consciousness style, no worries. It’s up to you! If you do want to try it, please check out the rules below. It’s fun! Here’s your Saturday prompt:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “movie title.” Take the title of the last movie you watched (just the title, not the premise of the movie), and base your post on that title. Have fun!

The last film I watched was the Irishman. The title, NOT THE CONTENT, put me in mind of my mum and dad.

#SoCs
Polesden  Lacey
© willowdot21 2020

The Irishman blue eyes and black hair

A lilting voice to make you lose all care

Big hands rough and calloused from work.

He’d always laboured not one to shirk.

The English girl, peaches and cream

He was the handsomest man she’d seen.

She was gentle but also strong

She’d need that strength before too long.

From such different classes

Love knows no bounds and all trials surpasses.

Together they made a life long plan

Happy were they, the English girl and the Irishman.

Jusjojan

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