Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One Shot Wednesday

"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." - Langston Hughes


One Shot Poetry Wednesday – Week 39


on the elevator
going down or up

hiding the attic
squeezing spotted pup

I hate those musty minutes
no fresh air to be found

on the elevator
going up or down

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

We write Poems Prompt #47


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Wednesday.. Drums and Downpours Fill My Day!..

"If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him." - Francis Bacon

"In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." - Margaret Atwood

"Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems." - Rainer Maria Rilke

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the poor count riches

loudly persuasive to self

hot water rises

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


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as the lion roars

a hush falls over the crowd-

clowns empty buckets

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


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Thanks for stopping by my rainy.. dripping.. dreary.. world today.. I hurried the dogs on a short walk with one eye on the darkening clouds.. Even though we ran the last two hundred steps.. I still got soaked.. that was early this morning.. I told myself that it was a refreshing way to start the day... I welcome comments and followers.. Have a great day!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Sad Tuesday... We will Miss D.O.G

"Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching. " -- Rudyard Kipling

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. " -- Roger Caras

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace." -- Milan Kundera


Project 365- a Photo a Day!

- We will Miss D.O.G~ Mosaic Monday- =========================

a Sentu

the slicing sawgrass sways
paradise to the "gladesmen"
the caterwaul of a panther

Written By; Patricia Sawyer



sty sty off my eye
muttered... backing from fowl house
grandpa plows the mule

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight.. we have not had a very good day.. our youngest dog took sick and died in a space of just a few hours.. he brought us lots of laughs and much love during his short life.. we will miss our friend D.O.G.. I welcome comments and followers..
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday.. Tiny Chicks Chirp from Inside Their Eggs..

" Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!"
- Sitting Bull

" I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods." - Georg Trakl

" The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at. "
- William C. Bryant


Project 365 - a Photo Every day-

I saw Sunday-


Magpie Tales -

En Garde

rapier in hand
satisfaction demanded~
franks roast over fire

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


Dragon Writing Prompts-

This week I was sent a link to a prompt that I first thought was too weird to write for.. but that was before I passed the cemetery and saw the new decorations... "green eggs on gravestones" was the prompt..


green eggs on gravestones
with Easter baskets for two~
I wonder aloud

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Monday Poetry Train Revisited-

Spring is officially here.. I love the colorful flowers that are popping up every where.. The hens are all getting broody and have been laying extra eggs all of last week and again today.. it is possible for a hen to lay twice in one day but that is also very rare.. or at least that's what they say.. I did get six eggs today from a pen that only holds five hens.. Dave and I haven't decided yet to let the hens hatch their own chicks.. we fear that because they can run in and out through the wire.. they would become snacks for our dogs.. right now the incubator is full of chirping eggs.. three quail have already hatched and I wasn't expecting the chicks before next week.. I guess they have decided to hatch a little early.. I also have duck and turkey eggs in there.. I have never hatched either of those before and am eagerly waiting for them to hatch.. The Turkeys do still have a couple of eggs in the pen with them.. Mr. Tom broke the first few that the hens laid.. I don't know rather he intended to or if he was trying to roll them into the nest that they wallowed out in the hay at the back of the pen.. we were determined to save a couple of turkey babies so we took what he hadn't broken and added them to the incubator too.. Dave came in and said they had more eggs last week but when I looked I realized that they were setting on an old potato that I gave them along with their supper.. This morning I looked again and they now have two eggs .. an onion.. a golf ball .. a rock and one potato in the nest.. maybe something will hatch..

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday.. Turkeys Have Settled Down (We Hope!) .. and Are Setting on Two Eggs..

" What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the guinea hen."
- Alice B. Toklas

" Old maids do not mind giving people trouble."
- Thomas Nelson Page

" The beginning of wisdom is to desire it."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol


Writers Island-
Prompt #12 for 2011: Inseparable


The curtain parted and the porch light came on.. Mama was peering out at us with owl eyes.. so afraid I might give up a tiny kiss on her sacred doorstep.. It was a good thing she hadn't seen us an hour ago.. seemingly inseparable..dancing on the bluff overlooking the city.. swaying to the soft sounds of violin music that rose from the music school down below.. I almost laughed as his wicked smile flashed and he shook my hand on Mama's porch.. "Goodnight Mrs Jones.." he said loud enough for her to hear.. "Goodnight Young Man.." we replied in unison..

- Saturday Centus #46-
(The Curtain Parted...)

Weekend Wordsmith #194-


Project 365- a Photo Every Day!~



morning songbirds sing
romping in the spring sunlight
frowning house cat waits

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One Shot Wednesday

"The only cure for writer's block is insomnia." ~Merit Antares


One Shot Wednesday #37

Writer's Block

You stumbled
In my Path way.
A block stopping my
Pen from forming fine words.
Creativity bound tight.
No thoughts Appearing on Paper.
I rest Atop your grayness and sing.
I then write a poem to you; Writer's Block.

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Wednesday.. this Week is Roaring By...

" All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

" Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."
- Oprah Winfrey

" It looks easy, like surfing, but surfing is hard too."
- George Eads


all week I have tried to come up with something witty and smart for the prompt that deals with something each of us.. who fancies ourselves as writers.. must face at some time.. writers block..
I am almost always able to twist words around to make something that passes for a poem or even a short story without to much trouble.. there are days when I don't want to write.. they are few and far between thankfully.. I do find that brownies often help.. this is my offering for "Against the grain"...

Against the Grain

words spill from my pen
meaningless gibberish all
brownies scent the air

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


Three Word Wednesday -

breeze- mellow- tickle


salty breeze tickles
highly mellowed man drags board
men in gray suits feast

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


I is for integrity...


life of harmony
no exception to the rules
stumbling .. I rise

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday- Finally We are Land-Owners..

" A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it. "
- Dogen

" Each flower is a soul blossoming out to nature. "
- Gerard De Nerval

" When I walk with you I feel as if I had a flower in my buttonhole. "
- William Makepeace Thackeray


In The Dictionary

violet posy
pressed between heartache and home
sad token of lies

Written By: Patricia Sawyer



elbows on table
daydreaming beauty sees naught
winter storm moves in

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


Project 365 a Photo Every day!~
It is almost time to put out the Easter decorations.. the store shelves are covered with chocolate bunnies.. marshmallow chicks .. speckled bird eggs.. and baskets with toy surprises..
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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday .. Mr Tom Broke His Wives' Eggs..

" There's time enough, but none to spare."
- Charles W. Chesnutt

" The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish the hours! Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack my day so wretchedly into small pieces!"
- Plautus

" We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery."
- H. G. Wells


- Weekend Wordsmith #193- Carpet

Low Tide

carpet of hot coals
ancient villagers chanting
healers pound kava

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


Project 365 - Week 11-

Sunday Scribblings #258 - Big


Big time walked proudly
his pride and joy had earned wings..
Little Buddy jumped

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Haiku Heights #34 - Wings -

One Single Impression -
Prompt 159: Passionate

The Spirits Whisper

Heavy purple plums glisten
sumptuously tempting
the deep shade inviting
yet the viper wavers not...

Promise of wisdom her lure
she trails the serpents path
climbing and winding.. winded
His promise her greatest desire

figs.. rosy sweetness bursting forth
she ignores.. following mindlessly
jagged rocks and itching vines
surround her.. clinging.. impeding

The beast crawls on
never looking back
trusting that she follows
unwavering into temptations snare

eyes blinded to all treasures
passionate only for knowledge
of all evil.. her goodness set aside
she stumbles to paradise's heart

thunder welcomes her shame
thorns climb.. separating sin
as mankind finally.. knows
all possible Immorality...

And the Spirits whisper...
You poor unfortunate souls

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I Welcome You to One Shot Wednesday!

" We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
- Plato-


"Little One"

powdered, pampered
crying, smiling, crawling
bambino, bairn, nursling, nipper
playing, laughing, sleeping
cuddled, cherished

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

....we told the children that were there to go sit on the steps...

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Wednesday.. Wind ..Wind Blow This Bug Away!

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

"Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size."
- Mark Twain

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." - Buddha


Happy Birthday Barbie!!

Barbie was born on this day in 1959 at the American International Toy Fair held in New York City... Ruth Handler had noticed that even though her daughter had only baby dolls.. she played with them as if they were much older.. looking for an adult doll She found Lilli.. though she was unaware that the German doll was modeled after a cartoon lady of the evening.. She convinced her husband Elliot.. to bring a similar doll to market... Mattel named the doll after Ruth and Elliot's daughter.. Barbie.. and has sold over a billion of them... a good many of them to me.. I even have a Lily doll that I was lucky enough to dig out of a box of old Barbies at a junk store.. I love to tell people that Barbie and I are the same age.. I guess though that she is actually a few months older than me.. I have many Barbies stored in boxes and cases.. I love to sew and crochet clothes for them and for the large family of dolls that has developed over the years.. Cousins.. boyfriends.. best friends... children.. furniture and even pets of Barbie are highly collectible..


Sensational Haiku Wednesday- Hope


great expectations
pinned upon a knock on wood ~
Grim pens a new tale

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


dainty- Tantalize- Haunting

The Diet

dainty bites adorn
tantalizing emptied guests
fat me stands haunting

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


Acrostic Only-

wisest ones see all
others without rose tone shades-
wishing blindness yield

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Thanks for stopping by today.. I have been way under the weather today and have been in and out of bed all day.. Finally I decided to see if writing would help.. It has.. only in that I am now tired enough to maybe actually sleep.. hopefully the rain will act as a lullaby..
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Monday.. Legal Issues.. Chicken Chasing and Finally Quiet!..

" A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
- Robert Frost

" No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path." - Buddha

"Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt



The Gap

the generations are diverse
as different as can be
generation gaps exist
in every family tree

Grandma had the radio
Hitler and two wars
"sacrifice" and "stay in line"
the first co-ed bars

My Mama saw Vietnam
Woodstock and the moon
television.. birth control
and phones in every room

Now generation x is here
and hero's don't exist
but we have the Internet
and fancy e-mail lists

the millennial's have seen so many things
Katrina and face-book
you scoff - but know our purple hair
invite those second looks

each generation changes things
not always for the best
but heart to heart and hand to hand
we give the gap a rest

Written By: Patricia Sawyer



Brazen hussy
Openly sinful
Living free
Drama queen
Needing nothing
Everyone knows
She's strong
Secretly.... shy

Written By: Patricia Sawyer



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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Saturday.. I Spent Most of Today Waiting for Rain.. I Did Have Visitors!

"There is no traffic congestion on the straight and narrow path.
- Thomas Robert Dewar

"Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." - Langston Hughes

Project 365- a Photo a Day! -

- Spring has almost sprung...
in my yard!


Street Urchins

coins drop palm to palm
a lively tune she dances~
we applaud loudly

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


The Picnic

puffy clouds stroll by
above the bubbling brook~
ants gather to feast

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


Bug Zappers

velvety bat wings
flutter within night shadows~
Bonfires keep burning

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


Winter Cabin

candle smoke spirals
a wreath around her dark curls~
snow flakes dance outside

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


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Thursday, March 3, 2011

It's Another Thursday! Simon Says Have a Good Day!!

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
- Mark Twain

"I'm content to stand on tradition. I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it."
- Aaron Allston

"I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains."
- James A. Michener

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We Write Poems- Prompt #43 - Guardian Angel

My Guardian Angel

Smudge of dirt
upon his cheek.
Scratch on his left knee.
Curly hair
a tangled mess.
Reminding me
~ of me.
Poorest soul~
who drew the lot:
My guardian to be!

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Project 365- a Photo Every Day! -

- my Adorable new friend-- Ivy!
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- Acrostic Only Poems-
Acrostic Short Story- Traditions


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urn around.. twist.. skip.. jump up .. jump down.. stand on one foot.. hop left.. hop right.. OK.. blink.. dance.. wave and nod...

Reuben you are out.. yes out.. you know you are out.. you nodded.. I know I said nod.. but you weren't supposed to nod..

Alright.. is everybody ready.. turn around three times then spit.. yes I said spit..clap.. raise your hands in the air and clap..

David you're out too.. you clapped.. even if you didn't mean to you did clap.. you raised your hands right up in the air and clapped..

It's hot out here..holler if you're hot.. sit down.. stand up.. run in place.. hold hands.. take three steps forward..

Tyler and Tana both of you are out.. I saw you both stepping.. stepping gets most people so don't be ashamed.. yep you stepped..

It's time to pick up the pace now yawl..laugh.. sing.. shout.. skip.. look up.. look down.. put your hands in the air.. pull your ear.. pick your nose.. let your left eye open.. then close..

Oh NO! Kirstin .. I saw your eye.. it closed.. then opened.. then closed.. bad as I hate to say it.. you are out.. Lizzy don't look so smug.. your eye winked and blinked and rolled around.. see .. there it goes again.. that sad little eye rolling in your head.. you're still out..

Now we are ready.. I am ready for fun.. every body stretch.. stretch left.. reach.. reach and stretch right.. lift your left knee up.. squat.. kick.. Dance.. dance.. dance..

Silly's no wonder no one danced.. Sometimes I almost catch myself being silly.. what I should have said was.. Simon Says Dance! "

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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