Thursday, January 07, 2016

Swimming that day ~~ a Challenge 2016 poem

Swimming that day alongside the boat 
I felt it slip from my fourth finger 
Like our leaden bed, it wouldn't float 
Ring of gold, it's duty had lingered

No more, the reminder wouldn't be 
Bottom of lake richer in treasures 
Marriage in pits, parted company 
Goodbye, love lost, sanity preserved
_ _ _ _ _

Photo and Poem Copyright

© 2010 (link) and 2007 Jimmiehov.
All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with Marian at the Imaginary Garden with Toads, Music with Marian (link).

Marian posted the video below, saying:
"“February” performed live by the incomparable Dar Williams."

And for us to use the words of Dar's song for inspiration of what we write.

The lyrics to "February" as sung by her are found here.

The ring pictured is my current wedding ring given to me by Mrs. Jim.  As you can see back then we were "flower children."

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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Sow the seeds a Tuesday Platform poem

So, sew, sow 

So let it be me 
Not sewing the cloth 
I will sow the seed 
_ _ _ _ 

Winter comes, ground is fallowing 
Fields are baren, seeds are in wait 
Save some to plant, don't feed them all 

Sow seeds while the day is still cool 
Let them germinate days are damp 
Warm the days, cool the nights, they like 

Sow the seeds in Good Friday's light 
Germinate through happy Easter 
They too will rise again, due time 

So save some seed, winter is tough 
Do your planting when time is right 
You'll know when, wait 'til moon is full 
_ _ _ _  

Photo and Poem Copyright © 2006 and 2007 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved

I linked this poem with post, The Tuesday Encounter, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (open forum day)

Note: in 2006 this grainery was stating at us across our driveway for a week in Bettolli, Tuscany, Italy.  We had a one-bedroom flat in a much older, brick grainery converted to an apartment.

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

Orangutan in the Rain -- a Flash poem, 55 words

Where o where can my friend be?
I left him under a bush
Bush so big, banana tree  

Out in the rain's unpleasant
I do hope he's staying dry
Not much sense has he, poor boy  

Now coming in out of rain
All hairs are wet, so is he
Fig leaf doesn't keep one dry

Photo (of Adi, my Beagle dog) and Poem Copyright © 2012 and 2016 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
Top Photo copied from the Orangutan in the Rain photographed by Andrew Suryono, one of the winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2015 (see notes below)

Today I am linked with Kerry O'Conner at Flash 55 Plus,


Kerry's instructions for the PLUS were, "... to look back on the past year by viewing the winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2015. (Click HERE) The photos are offered as wallpaper, which may be downloaded free of charge. Please acknowledge the photographer on your site if you decide to use a picture from that source." 
 - I chose Orangutan in the Rain photographed by Andrew Suryono (the second in the slide show at the Contest page, noted above).

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