"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Eric Alder's Monday Photo Prompt 7/30/2012

photo by Eric Alder

 
We've climbed the stairs of love
Those heights weren't frightening 
Instead they were enlightening
Years of ascending 
Leading us to blending
We have become one-
Connected by sinuous invisible cables
Of passion and compassion
~~~~~~~~~

photo by Russell Jones


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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Magpie #128 Woof

Woof

Sit stay
Oh no-
Can't we play?
Bad dog!
Look at my shoe-
Hey-it was just a little chew
Come on now
Let's go for a walk
Oh yes yes yes wag wag wag
I won't chew and you can talk
Come on now-
Let's get up
I shouldn't get mad-
You're just a pup. 
~~~~~~~~~
I think dogs are so loving and forgiving.
We are lucky to have them in our lives; 
as they can teach us a lot if we let them.
~~~~~~~
The image by Zelko Nedic was provided by Tess Kincaid
who created MagpieTales. As she so aptly wrote:
This blog is dedicated to the enjoyment of poets and writers,
for the purpose of honing their craft,
sharing it with like-minded bloggers,
and keeping their muses alive and well.
Thank you Tess! 
For more takes on this weeks Magpie Tales
go here: http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eric Alders Monday Photo 7-24-2012

Transformation?
Elementary my dear Mr Watson
See my iPhone?

for other takes on this quirky image
go to Eric Alder's Bifocalunivision blogsite:
http://bifocalunivision.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Magpie #127 Crows

Black crows fall
Into fir trees cawing
Flight fighting
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Signing off for 10 days

my lap tops hard drive crashed a few days ago- so I wont be able to post for awhile. Cheers and Happy weekeknd to all!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Eric Alder's Monday Photo Prompt 7-16-12

When I drive on winding country roads
I keep my eye out and it ain't for toads
I'm looking sharp for those little deer
Who haven't a clue it's quite clear!
They jump about and chase each other
Into the street-their poor deer mother!
All ears and legs- cute as can be
How they survive is amazing to me!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Magpie Tales #126-Choices Made

She had waited by the window
Every evening at five
Wishing to see his jaunty walk
and his glance with a smile
As the gloaming covered the city
She now closed the blinds
Patting her tummy she murmered
"Okay kiddo-we're on our own"
~~~~~~~~~
Thanks to Tess Kincaid for providing this fine image
by Jack Vettriano
and to read how others have perceived it go here:
http://magpietales.blogspot.com/
  

Sunday, July 08, 2012

MagpieTales 125- Sunrise to sunset

Chilmark Hay, 1951 by Thomas Hart Benton

Sunrise to sunset
The farmer and his horse work
So that you and I can sleep in
Knowing our daily bread
Will be rich from the hearty earth
and their endless labors.
~~~~~~~~~

Every year I grow what food I can and every year I appreciate
even more all the hard work done by our local farmers.
Support your local farmers by buying locally grown food.
Small family farms are a precious commodity.
~~~~~~~~~
For other takes on this stunning image go to Tess Kincaid's blog:
Magpie Tales

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Magpie 124-Ophelia's Regret

Ophelia by Odilion Redon 

Angel in heaven
Who rued the day
She could not be
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To read others interpretation of this image
please go to Tess Kincaids fine blog
Magpie Tales here: