nature · Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Rollin on a River — not yet

rollin rollin rollin on a river. Rivers now with sheen of ice couldn't roll far on them now without taking a dip in icy cold. The ducks don't seem to mind. Always have wondered how one part of their body is fluffy and warm with feathers and another part reptilian. It's snowy again out there.… Continue reading Rollin on a River — not yet

documentary · movie review

Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005) and The Man & Le Mans (2015)

"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting." image link Steve McQueen has always been an iconic actor to me and I wanted to learn more about him. Over the past couple of weeks I've watched two documentary biographies. Each covers a different time period of his life. If you want a broad… Continue reading Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005) and The Man & Le Mans (2015)

cinquain · ecology · exploitation · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · goddess · nature · poetry

Masters of all

image link Fandango's FOWC today is property.  I asked myself when in history did property become owned and how did it come about.  Even today, many cultures do not believe in property ownership.  Today's offering is a cinquain form. Gaia Man's property? From revered to enslaved Her giving spirit is distressed Chattel FOWC -- property

poetry · Word of the Day Challenge

Teacher’s Pet

image link oblique glance across the living room where parental radar is on high alert. dad pays the tutor before she takes him home * sequestered passions smoldering until they reach the dark end of the street to continue the lessons   word of the day challenge -- sequester

diamante · family · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · poetry · relationships

Famnimals

image link Late start tonight for Fandango's One Word Challenge, where the word is belong. A little bit of writing, then a diamante poem. I remember reading a book by Anne Tyler, “The Accidental Tourist”, a long time ago. Later I saw the movie, which was good, starring William Hurt and Geena Davis. I don't remember… Continue reading Famnimals

music · Word of the Day Challenge

At Odds

I was just reading a post on REM and commented that one of my favorite songs of theirs is, "World Leader Pretend".  If ever there was a soliloquy set to music, this is it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwS9_vqdHcQ I sit at my table and wage war on myself It seems like it's all, it's all for nothing I… Continue reading At Odds

dverse · kyrielle sonnet · nature

When Mother Gaia Pulls the Plug

Today's dverse prompt is for a November poem. The form is kyrielle sonnet. The photos and video were taken outside today. I feel this poem up close and personal!   Hued raiment cloaked, colorless pall Greens, browns, reds, fleeting, if at all Sighing as I sip from my mug When Mother Gaia pulls the plug… Continue reading When Mother Gaia Pulls the Plug

Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · nature · poetry

Chemical Table

image link Fandango's One Word Challenge today is chemical. The first thing I thought of was a the periodic table of the chemical elements. Going to old standy wiki, I found a paragraph with several terms related to the periodic table. First putting them into a list, I waited for inspiration and it came. Today's… Continue reading Chemical Table

Fandango Provocative Question · fiction

Who’s Your Man?

Fandango has posed the following provocative question: “If you could be the opposite sex for one day, what would you do?” My (Satur)day as a man. I'd love to wake up in the nude and go pee standing up AND LEAVE THE TOILET SEAT UP. Then head for the bedroom and put on some skivvies,… Continue reading Who’s Your Man?