"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


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

Elementary my dear Mr Watson
See my iPhone?

for other takes on this quirky image
go to Eric Alder's Bifocalunivision blogsite:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Magpie #127 Crows

Black crows fall
Into fir trees cawing
Flight fighting

for more takes on Figure Eight, 1952, by Franz Kline go here:

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:

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

To read others interpretation of this image
please go to Tess Kincaids fine blog
Magpie Tales here: