Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday Platform Poem

 Small Lady in the Valley

There was this small lady who lived in the valley
  She was so very small they called her "you down there"
Her bed was very short though she needed not more
  Pippie, her miniature poodle slept there as well

One day she met this man, further down the valley
  he lived.  A crooked man by all means, he was bent
You would say he was bent from his elbows to his toes  
  Our Lady thought him weird, queer man if ever was

The two began to meld, Pippie took to him not
  Then came the day he moved in with our small lady.  
And her dog.  Pippie was moved to the closet, banned
  The bed, room for one, Our Lady, to the closet 

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Photos Copyright 2016 and 2011 and Poem Copyright 2016, © Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Top Photo (2016) -- Probably from our 2007 (2007 link 'a' ) (2007 link 'b') visit to Scotland, but not posted until this year.  It is an unusual semi-detached cottage situated next to a Church of Scotland chapel we found out in the country. The property must be over 100 years old and was probably was once the residence of the pastor or church beadle.

 - Bottom photo (2011) -- [large picture] [super sized] If you like art then go to Europe. We found this Cézanne original in the Lautrec Museum in Albi, France. It is by Paul Cézanne (1839 to 1906) and yes, he was pretty quirky. (For more of our trek to the Albi click here.)(Cézanne Wikipedia link)
Today I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at her post in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform .   
  [http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-tuesday-platform_25.html ]

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Who was Adi?— a "Poem" fashioned after Emily Dickinson's ...

Who was Adi?

Adi loved ice cream
Adi loved to be loved
Adi loved to chase squirrels
Adi helped boys and girls to read

Adi liked to help people in need
Adi had sweet big brown eyes
Adi was brown skinned
Adi had brown hair

Adi by my bed on the floor
Adi was my best buddy 
Adi loved car rides
Adi died in 2013

Adi was my beagle dog

From a previous post:

                   "Adi is retiring from Pet Partners

Dear Jim,

Thank you for notifying us. We will be sure to honor Adi's past contribution to our Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program in our Interactions Magazine, and "Pet Partners, Retired" on our web page.

Warm Regards,
Kelly Schnitzmeier"
(Early post link here)

Photos and Poem copyright, © 2012, 2006, 2016 Jimmiehov, All rights reserved
Early post link here

I'm linked with Gillena Cox at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,  FASHION ME YOUR WORDS ~ a query (check this link for Gillena's directions in more detail and an Emily Dickinson poem sort of like mine)
We were to 'craft' a poem modeled after Emily Dickinson, ‘Answer July’.  We were to have no more than 100 words, I wrote 70 counting the title.

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