ecology · exploitation · Fandango's One Word Challenge (FOWC) · fauna · flora · poetry · villanelle · Word of the Day Challenge

Beads and how the world turns

image link The Word of the Day Challenge is traditions. Fandango's FOWC is revenge. Today's offering is in the form of a villanelle. As an introduction, I wanted to talk about how I was inspired to write this. On Saturday, I went to Hobby Lobby to take an art print that my older son got… Continue reading Beads and how the world turns

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

acrostic · ecology · poetry

Gaia’s Family

image link First is an acrostic poem, then a distillation of the ideas in a free-form. People with a shared vision and willing to act based on that vision, where vision includes sharing the Earth with its other inhabitants where other critters are allowed to live in peace Air, fresh, along with space to move… Continue reading Gaia’s Family

ecology · fauna · poetry · Word of the Day Challenge

A day in the life — of a lake sturgeon

image link   I had to look up burgeon in the dictionary today.  The first word that came to mind was sturgeon.  Yes, my mind is a twisty biscuit.  Sturgeons are, or should be, an endangered species, but for some reason they can still be fished, in limited places for limited times.  I would encourage… Continue reading A day in the life — of a lake sturgeon

#OctPoWriMo2018 · ecology · fauna · flora · OctPoWriMo · poetry · shape · trees

Poetry Day 14 — If I Were Me

Part of the prompts for today's OctPoWriMo I chose to follow are, "If I Were Me" and a shape poem.   It probably won't show up as a tree on small screens!   An oak tree takes hundreds, if not thousands, of years to grow from an acorn and into a mature tree. Nobody questions it.… Continue reading Poetry Day 14 — If I Were Me

Daily Addictions · ecology · fauna · flora · nature · poetry

Daily Addictions 2018 — Week 34 — Dusk

Dusk is that special time daylight relinquishes its favor. Colors slowly wash out, diluted with grayness. Details of objects soften, to murky dark shapes - Dusk is the time where birds vacate their feeding turf and fly to secret resting spaces. Crickets pump up their cricketing for the second shift. Fireflies flash coded sexts. Nightcrawlers… Continue reading Daily Addictions 2018 — Week 34 — Dusk

ecology · haiku · nature · poetry · Uncategorized

Late summer nature

image link Queen Anne's lace fringes the edges of long green lawn ruffling with the breeze. Bees and butterflies, yellow, black, red, orange, blue, ride the gentle swells. Crickets and cicada chirp and thrum in concert with chickadee and finch. Apple, pear, and locust branches bob, leaves rustle in flickering sunlight.

Daoism · ecology · fauna · flora · poetry · Taoism · The Daily Post -- Prompts

A Prayer

image link Across the skies Across the land A pall Grey above and below With patches of white above and below Not enough to allow Spirits more than a millimeter Away from zero. --- Souls across the planet Of warm-blooded, plants, Stones, and water, and the Rest of the 10,000 things, In earnest, heart-beaming to… Continue reading A Prayer

ecology · fungi · nature · The Daily Post -- Prompts

Masters of the Universe

image link image link image link Mushrooms have been magical entities forever, across individuals, timelines, and cultures.  Mushrooms elicit emotional responses from people, whether it is a love or hate relationship.  Having read that mushrooms eat radiation for breakfast before, the daily prompt prompted me to go find data to flesh out the databyte.  The… Continue reading Masters of the Universe

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The Salton Sea

I first learned of the Salton Sea back around 2004, when I went to a showing of, Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, at the local film festival.  I commend the two creators of the memorable documentary for doing such a good job of showing what is so special about the sea and those… Continue reading The Salton Sea