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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #146 — As the pieces fly on angels’ wings and dVerse OLN

As the pieces fly Colors fill the sky Cubists like Georges Braque Paint their worlds with gaps Filled in with synapse Rainbow ports; keyless locks As the stanzas flow Colored images grow Poets paint with words that sing Meaning caught 'twixt lines Like found grapes 'twixt vines Feeling rise on angel's wings     https://youtu.be/Lzlc0-Mx0sk… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #146 — As the pieces fly on angels’ wings and dVerse OLN

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Novelty Song Friday #20, “Don’t Bogart Me,” by The Fraternity of Man

Continuing on with the marijuana theme I started last week with The Friday song, just by chance, mind you, here's another laid back tune. per wikipedia: The Fraternity of Man was an American blues rock and psychedelic rock group from the 1960s. They are most famous for their 1968 song "Don't Bogart Me," which was… Continue reading Novelty Song Friday #20, “Don’t Bogart Me,” by The Fraternity of Man

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dVerse — meet the bar — Late Summer in West Michigan

  kingfishers eat well as ponds shrink and minnows swarm -- cicada's sing   duckweed and lotus leaf blankets bob in the wind -- turtles sun on logs   wrens eat water oats growing amongst late lilies – ants climb sturdy stalks   sunset colors leave moonrise against silhouettes – river frog kerplops   morning… Continue reading dVerse — meet the bar — Late Summer in West Michigan

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Thursday Inspiration 67 — Grandmother’s Gift

From the time she was a toddler following her grandmother down the rows of raised beds of strawberries she knew she wanted to grow things like her. Her chubby hands reached for the bright red berries, and she giggled as the red juice ran down her face and sundress. She looked up and saw grandmother's… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 67 — Grandmother’s Gift

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“Tis I, Marie” by Lisa Fox. — Lucy’s Works

My poem was featured at Lucy's Works' blog today.  I'm quite proud of this poem!   “Tis I, Marie, you come to seeYou there so prim on marble benchWhat brings you here week after weekI’m now a charred and crumbling wretch You heard the tales and need adviceIn one of many hundred waysI’ve seen your… Continue reading “Tis I, Marie” by Lisa Fox. — Lucy’s Works

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What do you see # 40 — A message from heaven

As the monk rang six notes on the gong in the garden, six holy figures single-filed into the room, their long hair and silken robes of many hues flowing together as they moved. The only sounds aside from the now-fading sixth note of the gong were the stream tinkling outside of the window and the… Continue reading What do you see # 40 — A message from heaven

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#FF — A scout finds her purpose

The Belafonte was rounding Cape Horn, headed back to Pescespada Island, when Vikram called out to Pelé, “You're not going to believe what I'm seeing!” Pelé joined Vikram at the underwater observation porthole; his eyes grew wide as he gasped. “Go get Steve and everybody!” Soon the entire crew was gathered around, agog. Were they… Continue reading #FF — A scout finds her purpose

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dVerse — poetics — Dragonfly Army

  Chaotic squadrons of primary-colored, glass-wings reconnaissance before the mower. Flairful acrobatic killer drones with bulb-eyed precision nab mid-flight mosquitoes. On leave, they dust daisies and drink honeydew from ant farms on hollyhock stalks. They bivouac on cattails under luna's night watchful eyes.     https://youtu.be/AoUeRgfkmuI   Laura Bloomsbury is today's host at dVerse.  Laura… Continue reading dVerse — poetics — Dragonfly Army

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Movies, Movies, Movies! #43 July 28, 2020

Welcome to another installment of Movies, Movies, Movies! Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) Starring: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejto, Francine Racette, Stanislas Carre de Malberg, Philippe Morier-Genoud, François Berléand, François Négret, Peter Fitz, Pascal Rivet, Benoit Henriet, Richard Leboeuf Director: Louis Malle Genres: drama, mid-WWII, boarding school Synopsis: Parisian boys are sent to a boarding school… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies! #43 July 28, 2020

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#FFFC 76 — War Wounds

After the war left, memories of those now gone remained. Not only the dozens she knew and loved who were killed or died, but the dismembered and maggot-chewed corpses lining ditches wherever she walked. In the light of day they receded into the mists under the shadows of trees. But as the sun followed its… Continue reading #FFFC 76 — War Wounds