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#Haikai Challenge #117: Midwinter (mafuyu)

  Dark's pendulum swings heavy, to its furthest reach – dawn a memory Midwinter night, Luna's lost Clouds sputter confused snow Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senyru, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to either midwinter (mafayu), midsummer (manastu),… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #117: Midwinter (mafuyu)


Using Tarot Cards to Understand the Spirit of Place — THE DIRT

Simply fascinating but also satisfying article on symbols, archetypes, Tarot cards, and genus loci.   “The idea that big data will be the generator of design in the future is very depressing,” said Elizabeth Boults, ASLA, a landscape architect and educator, at the ASLA 2019 Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Diego. She instead called… Continue reading Using Tarot Cards to Understand the Spirit of Place — THE DIRT


#MM Music Challenge — Climbed a Tower, Lost a Shoe

What's hard to ignore with the Coconut song is that it's a round that loops to infinity if one were to have enough time to sing infinitely. It has nonsensical, fantastical lyrics that are more a nursery rhyme than anything. The rhythm is pulsing, some might say hypnotic. Using the above named features of it,… Continue reading #MM Music Challenge — Climbed a Tower, Lost a Shoe


Coloring Club Plus — 11/28/19

Happy Thanksgiving to All. I won't be around today until later. My family is coming over early and is expected to be here most of the day. I decided to go youtube surfing to find today's track, and I knew the right song would speak to me. I was right. I first heard it in… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 11/28/19

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Must Share Right Now — Tommy Emmanuel and Billy Strings, Merle Haggard’s Workin’ Man Blues

  https://youtu.be/Q04ufkj6PHs   Tommy Emmanuel and Billy Strings perform Merle Haggard's "Workin' Man Blues" at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival 2019 in Oak Hill, NY. Brought to you by Less Than Face Productions.

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dVerse — surrealism — Holiday Dance

Reclining in my easy chair Eating apple chips Crunching a duet With the groans of icebergs Red mash, Blue mountain Match made in a sitcom Archie! Archie! Archie! Meathead's spaghetti Ball necklace Miniature reindeer With red noses Prance dance by as A terrible trollbird alights On the iceberg's peek Dali dances by With a mountain… Continue reading dVerse — surrealism — Holiday Dance

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dVerse — quadrille — Forever Young

Plaster casts taken from soldiers' mutilated faces (top row), new sculpted faces (bottom row), and final masks (on the table) sit in the studio of Anna Coleman Ladd in 1918. American Red Cross/Anna Coleman Ladd papers/Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution   Boys of sixteen , knuckles cracking to join Horse clippered skinheads Excited clumps, dazed… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Forever Young

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#SLS — Eurhythmics, Would I Lie To You?

Jim Adams is the organized host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: English grammar can be complex and modal verbs are unlike other verbs. They include can, must, may, might, will, would, should. They are used with other verbs to express ability, obligation, possibility, and so on. Our prompt for this week is Could/Might/Should/Would. Here… Continue reading #SLS — Eurhythmics, Would I Lie To You?

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dVerse — black — invictus part 2

  grey skies seep black black silhouettes silhouettes of of rippling dark grey skin, red eyes eyes that see all all color drained drained from your soul when you hurt her her of black skin skin shining warm warm morning sun her smile died then then she knew why why you killed it it gave… Continue reading dVerse — black — invictus part 2

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#Haikai Challenge #111: withering wind (kogarashi)

Pine boughs bent with snow Hide birds from numbing death Withering winds hunt   Winter's shortened days Farenheit falls, wind gallops Whistling 'cross the plain   https://youtu.be/THwEGyBR5GM Lost in blind blizzard A traveler lays down Now warm and sleepy Horizontal winds bring Lullabies from heaven Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #111: withering wind (kogarashi)