the lack of a smile in her eyes told me
she too young to hide that radiant glow
too much tarnish to buff away
butterflies and girls should fly free
you are worthy this you should know
go with nature dance, sing, Play!
Too often young people are made to feel they aren’t good enough.
What a shame when someone with so much potential is robbed before even given the chance to try.
What do you do to stay young?
Highlighting some writers who make a difference in my blogging world:
Linda has a heart for the nature around her (and she’s a great storyteller) – Rangewriter
Charlie writes poetry that hits the marrow – Read Between the Minds
Mabel writes keenly about the mix of her Australian and Asian culture Mabel Kwong
Magyar lives somewhere between the sea and the world of haiku Magyar Haiku
Honore writes, shoots amazing photography and shares his travels – This Corner of the Woods
Ranu her pen is embraced in beauty –Sabethville
And some A to Z folks to enjoy today:
Uncork your essence
harvest radiates red
cabernet and brie
Couldn’t pass up posting a picture of this wine.
Do you have a favorite wine?
Please enjoy these A to Z bloggers with me:
beauty comes in many colors
she was wrapped in wisteria and silk
sand grains wouldnt dare cake her feet
she passed by like a breeze
enveloped in a rainbow
A month of letters as prompts will finish at the end of the week. There are still many bloggers to enjoy in this challenge:
Sky tears fall like buckets
observing from a glass tower
lightening tests the glass
while thunder reverberates
trembling people look for assurance
there is none as the walls tumble
What do you when it’s raining buckets?
A to Z bloggers to enjoy:
shoeless I emerge from the deep
sand clings to every crease
a giant among men
my story they don’t believe
Gulliver I am not
but I understand his plight
casting me in bronze
will eliminate all flight
The Awakening is a fantastic sculpture by artist Seward Johnson at the National Harbor in Maryland.
Have you ever been buried under the sand?
Take a moment to stop by and say “hji” to these A to Z bloggers:
spring soil welcomes new life
sun smiles knowingly
discarded tiger lilies
old life removed
nature taunts failure
can’t dig away pain
This set of haiku shared with A to Z Challenge for the letter R as well as Poets United Mid week Motif – this week’s prompt Poets United
What can be more organic than haiku written while I was standing in the soil. As I was digging yesterday, I grabbed my phone, took pictures of the roots I have dug up for 4 years and I wrote about my struggle on my (now grimy) notepad.
When you were little might have been told
‘with a wagging finger and eyes that scold
“little child be on your best
never your teacher put to the test
mind your manners
be good each day
the letters P and Q a guiding ray”
When I was little I remember my aunt (who was a teacher) telling me to mind my Ps and Qs. The understanding was to mind your manners. So when I looked up the origin to that statement I found an inconclusive but interesting findings from The Phrase Finder.
1. “Mind your pints and quarts.” A common practice in an alehouse was to chalk a tally of drinks for each patron. It is also suggested that a bartender might yell “mind your ps and qs” if patrons were getting out of hand.
2. “Advice to printers’ apprentices to avoid confusing the backward-facing metal type lowercase Ps and Qs, or the same advice to children who were learning to write.”
3. Mind your pea (jacket) and queue (wig). Instructions to sailors in the 18th century.
4. “Mind your pieds (feet) and queues (wigs).” This instruction given by French dancing instructors to their students.
5. ‘advice to children’ origin has it that ‘Ps and Qs’ refers to ‘mind your pleases and thank-yous”.
Do you have the inside track on what this saying means?
Some fantastic A to Z bloggers to enjoy this week: