Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Re-Memories


Re-Memories

Over time, we re-memory.
Images unsharpen.
Blues and yellows
(once distinct)
blend into greens.
The details are of
Fourth of Labor Day
or ThanksChristmas.
Names sit back with
no fear of being called on.
Maybe next time.
After all, there are
no lasting re-memories.

Do you think are memories change over the years?

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Share the Treasure


Share the Treasure

Pirates would
bury the treasure.
Draw maps with
landmarks and paces,
a large X
marking the place
to dig and reclaim
what they left.

How many of
the buriers made
it back to enjoy
what they took
so much time
to protect?

Why not share
the treasure
when it's found
and grow richer
in the giving?

Have you shared any treasure lately?

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Turn the Corner


Turn the Corner

Face the wall.
You have no room
to move straight ahead.
You can stay
where you are. You're
comfortable here.
Or, you could go
in a different direction.
Turn the corner and
embrace the possibilities.

What choice would you make?

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Napkin Poetry


Life is like a bowl of mixed nuts:

1. You may be judged by the amount of cashew have.

2. Be patient and the hazel clear.

3. Don't be afraid  to say, "Almond my ways."

4. Don't get caught pecan into the wrong places.

5. If all else fails, escape to Brazil.

Have you ever written napkin poetry? Thanks to Robert Lee Brewer for this prompt on his Poetic Asides blog.  Occasionally, Wordsmith Studio holds a bar napkin poetry evening or weekend.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sunlight


Sunlight

Sometimes, the sunlight
brightens with its touch.
Spotlights details that
otherwise go unnoticed.

Sometimes, the sunlight
darkens what's in its path.
Shadows are cast because
those receiving the light
can't let it through.

Sometimes, the sunlight
creates reflections.
Turns what's real upside
down and lets it float
outside its borders. 

How is the sunlight present in your surroundings? Do you look for shadows or reflections?

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Clouds Gather


The Clouds Gather

What brings them together?
Mother Nature's weekly staff meeting?
A debrief of the latest storm?
A seminar on how to
make a better raindrop?
If they are lucky, it's time for
a heavenly happy hour.

What do you think the clouds are up to?

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Woodpecker


The Woodpecker

Why doesn't
the woodpecker sing
instead of making holes
in everything?
Why does it settle
for pecking on metal?
As a child, I loved
a cartoon woodpecker.
It made a noise like,
"ha ha ha ha ha."
Now, I feel like
a live one
 is in my living room,
and it laughs at me, too.

What sounds do you hear in spring?

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Flurry


Flurry

Small petals drop
from the trees
with the aid
of the wind.
They could be
mistaken for
snowflakes as
they twirl in
the air and create
a whiteout.
They never melt.
Instead, they choose
between drifting
on the breeze
or snuggling
with the earth.

Have you seen any flurries this spring?

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