What Effects You? #haiku #photography #poem

candle lit music

the baton is raised

one in a series we play

fingers steady

autumn ripples

cast the first stone

lives touched beyond my reach

ripple effects

Everything we do, even the slightest thing we do, can have a ripple effect and repercussions that emanate. If you throw a pebble into the water in one side of the ocean, it can create a tidal wave on the other side.

~Victor Webster

The last prompt for Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem 2 year anniversary is Movement. A vast topic to be sure.

To the Tune of…. #dpchallenge #poetry #lyrics #imagine

yellow rose

If One Word Could Change…

this bleeding world

it would open eyes to see

beyond the stars and past the scars

 garden of sublime beauty

what a difference a word  could make

in this world it might be free

what a difference the words would be

if we thought of “you and me”

***

an angry heart

set young girls as captives free

still the troubled and confused mind

like a swift but cooling stream

what a difference a word would make

what a filling soothing  dream

what a difference a word would make

how a child’s face would beam

***

a smoking gun

give a child a rose instead

balloon is freed with hope aloft

floating above the hate and dread

what a difference a word could make

like eagles we would soar

all the songs were sung by open hearts

no need for rich or poor

***

the plots of man

muddied policies made clear

shut the gates of indecision closed

unite people there and here

what a difference a word could make

spoken by a healing tongue

what a dreamy place this world could be

for the elder and their young

The DP Writing Challenge for the week is “To the Tune of…”  Have a little fun and try your hand at writing or rewriting song lyrics.

I wrote this poem thinking of it lyrically but I really dont have music to put it to. This is a song that I would have to compose. However the song Imagine by John Lennon is the background sentiment to these lyrics.

Under Glass #crimea #Ukraine #photography #poetry

under glass

Like a science project

something to be analyzed

we never touch you

we only observe

write the data

pen the findings

draw a conclusion

You in the world’s fishbowl

swimming against a red tide

only to find

all of your school is missing

though the report

“only a few are dead”

Brilliant you fighting fish

swimming in cadence

parading about in colorful costume

destroying the inhabitants

watery souls

face down in the sea

****

I can find nothing about friends who reside in Crimea.

Ukrainians who love their country are threatened with each step .

My friends where have you gone???

 

photo-challenge-one #photography #poetry #Christmas

One candle shone brightly

on a lonely face

where a smile once belonged

One candle shone brightly

through solitary leaf

worn by days

one candle shone brightly

a tiny creature

burdened and alone

one candle shone brightly

on a world

reaching for the light

fall light

This week’s photo challenge at WordPress is One

Wishing each of you a wonderful and warm Holiday season!!!

Photographers I enjoy and appreciate:

  1. One (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Flickr Comments
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Ese’ s Voice
  4. Weekly photo challenge: One | An Enchanted Eye
  5. Week Photo Challenge: One | nancy merrill photography
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | autopict
  7. Weekly photo challenge: one | MyBlog – solaner
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge – One | Chittle Chattle
  9. Photo Project “52 Bolivian Sundays” [‘One’] | 3rdculturechildren
  10. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: One
  11. Just One | The Ambitious Drifter
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Single Yellow Blossom | puncta lucis
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Stephen Chapman
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | yarnwuseleien
  16. Crumbling Face of Depression | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Steve Says….
  18. weekly photo challenge – one | myguiltypleasures
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Wind Against Current
  20. Cheery hue | Detours by Deepali
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Under the Monkey Tree
  23. One, two. | Hope* the happy hugger
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | 2812 photography
  26. Emptiness Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | roastbeefandrakija
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge – One | Just Snaps
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | castelsarrasin
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Ritva’s Art – Photography
  31. Solo Swan (Weekly Photo Challenge: One) | photo potpourri
  32. B&W Legs | Cardinal Guzman
  33. Humpty goes solo… | thoughtsofrkh
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | A mom’s blog
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge : One | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  36. Graffiti 0424 | artishorseshit
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Cee’s Photography
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge; One | Day One
  40. One Evening = An Entire Life | Home’s Cool!
  41. Yes! One. | A Crazy Chef
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  43. Weekly Photo challenge : One – our little puppy dog in the Ray of light | parislux
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Rooktopia
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: On the First Day of Christmas | Rewired and Retired in Nicaragua
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Creative Mind
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Travel. Garden. Eat.
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | The World Is a Book…
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Northwest Frame of Mind
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Finale to an Entrance
  51. Photoworld 20-12-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: One ~ Snail | A Dose of Dharma
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: One – Joy and Woe
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | This, that and the other thing
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Today, on Earth
  56. weekly Photo Challenge: One | paintedwords
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: One [Lucky] Duck | PonderTheIrrelevant
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Rainbow Photography – Scotland
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Irregular Ventilator
  60. weekly photo challenge: one | Musings of a Random Mind
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge One: A Real Green Man | Light Words
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: One « LIVING WITH MY ANCESTORS
  63. The Eyes Have It | Virginia Views
  64. WordPress weekly photo challenge: One | Milka Pejovic
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: One (II) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  66. Focus. — On One. | mommyverbs
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: ONE ANGRY DINOSAUR ! | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge – One | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: One‏ « Sasieology
  70. One | Kansa Muse
  71. One: photo challenge. | My world in short posts
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Tim Wolverson – Photo Blog
  73. Weekly Photo Challenge: One (Wishing Each One of You Happiness) « Delightfully Different Life
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge : one | Mon beau manoir
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | For the Love of Living Things
  76. Holy Cow! | The Urge To Wander
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: One & Travel Theme: Winter | wordsvisual
  78. weekly photo challenge: one | Curls n Skirls
  79. :: WP Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Belo Horizonte daily photo
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | LenzExperiments
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: One (Opening Night) | What’s (in) the picture?
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge: One, Or: Fort Zoutman, Aruba | polymathically
  83. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Foto Challenge
  85. Odd One Out | Travel with Intent
  86. photography ~~ one (weekly photo challenge) | vintage french chic
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Healthcare Updates
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  89. weekly photo challenge: one | wise monkeys abroad
  90. “My Cat Wins” Weekly Photo Challenge: One | “The Ish,” presented by the Bohemian Rock Star
  91. One is the Loneliest Number, Or is It? | Ron Mayhew’s Blog
  92. Weekly Photo Challenge: One | Lucid Gypsy
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: One, Or: Another Seagull Of The Wharf | polymathically

 

When Time Stopped #microfiction #amwriting

I remember it like it was yesterday – the clock stopped at quarter til the hour.

I was on an outbound train going where I couldn’t remember

That was the crazy part – no one remembered what they were supposed to do next.

Looking back I’m not sure if we stopped when time stopped or if  a frozen state ensued from not knowing what to do when time stood still.

Some people stood as if in denial.

I think they were willing time to do something different.

Others, I am sure, were afraid to move as if the clock would crack and the “sameness” of life with it.

My life course changed profoundly that night.

I was bound for University. You know settle into a routine, surrounded by fellow students and books, go the requisite number of parties and games.

Each student predictably going the same general direction that was pre-ordained for us by our professors.

For me, at the moment when time stood still, something clicked like the second hand of life rebelled.

I grabbed up my things and started walking. There were a few others who independently decided to do the same thing.

We walked into the night and haven’t stopped. A few people with the same mindset have joined us along the way.

It’s curious, even after years, we notice in every town we come to there is a group of people staring at a clock with the large hand on the 9.

wait

Today’s Daily Post (writing) prompt: For a moment today, time stands still — but you can tweak one thing while it’s stopped. What do you do?

And the photo prompt: Stillness

I guess my tweak was to break the rules when the time stopped and write a short sci-fi interpretation of the prompt.

Here you will find excellent responses to today’s prompt:

  1. Tomorrow | shame
  2. Donna has the doggy zoomies | We Live In A Flat
  3. The Calm Before The Storm | The Magic Black Book
  4. My Yahoo! Updated but I can’t switch back if it’s not for me | DCMontreal
  5. All sort of radio signals piercing human body | Inside My Glitching Mind
  6. Daily Prompts – Stand Still | Lux
  7. Waters with a Taste of Mountains. | The Life NomadikThe Life Nomadik
  8. Daily Prompt: Stillness | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  9. A Hat Full Of Light. | The Ambitious Drifter
  10. Daily Prompt: Standstill « Mama Bear Musings
  11. 12 April 1982: Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  12. White Pine (Stillness) | photo potpourri
  13. The stillness is here. The silence is ringing in my ears. | mostlytrueramblings
  14. Wibble Wobble Timey Wimey stuff « RPMAS
  15. Stillness | Motherhood and Beyond
  16. Daily Prompt: Standstill 24|9 | Family, Photos, Food & Craft
  17. When I Think of 2… | gorgeous little thieves
  18. ✾⌚-if time stood still-⌚✾ | mët•aRVhëë•n✪ia
  19. I Wish I Were… | Hotel Goddess
  20. Barefoot In The Park | Just Visiting This Planet
  21. Standstill | Kate Murray
  22. Daily prompt: Stillness | Life as a country bumpkin…not a city girl
  23. Chad Ties-Up Time (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  24. Escape [Daily Prompt: Standstill] | unknowinglee
  25. Stillness | Travel with Intent
  26. Stillness | The Rider
  27. Daily Prompt; Standstill | terry1954
  28. Standstill | It’s My Box
  29. Daily Prompt: Standstill, stay alive | littlegirlstory
  30. Kids Ears Clogged? | Parents Are People Too
  31. Daily Prompt: Standstill – A Deep Stillness | SERENDIPITY
  32. One Tiny Change | Tony’s Texts
  33. Before The Storm Breaks | Flowers and Breezes
  34. Freeze Frame | Cowgirl Up!
  35. In the still of the night | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
  36. “Stillness” | Relax
  37. I Miss Home | Eikons
  38. In the future, don’t stash your freeze ray with me | sayanything
  39. Time Stands Still | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
  40. Bloom and Wither | The Gallas Daily News
  41. Standstill. | A Ripple In Culture
  42. Daily Prompt – Short story: Standstill | I Hope You’re Taking Notes
  43. Stillness | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  44. Stand Still, O Beautiful End | crookedeyebrows
  45. Still… | Haiku By Ku
  46. S. Thomas Summers | Daily Prompt: Stand Still
  47. Stillness, Joshua Tree | The RunningFather Blog
  48. Still standing | Le Drake Noir
  49. A nice chat | Life is great
  50. It’s a Pterodactyl! – Daily Prompt: Time Stands Still, Sunday Stills and Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Animal’s | Babsje Heron
  51. Standstill | The Nameless One
  52. Daily Prompt: Standstill | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  53. To Tweak or Not to Tweak: That is the Question | Iam Who Iam
  54. Daily Prompt: Standstill | Jasper Smits
  55. A Moment of Peace | the curious traveler
  56. Stillness is Wasting time | ayimas
  57. Daily Post: Stillness | Finding Magic
  58. Stillness | Chatoyancy Underground
  59. One Last Salam | mardmood
  60. road curves | Her Broken Nibs
  61. Daily Prompt: Standstill | Let There be Peace on Earth
  62. Stillness | Daily Observations
  63. Daily Prompt: Standstill | The Land Slide Photography
  64. I don’t like Tuesdays, but if I had to have a slightly longer one… | thoughtsofrkh
  65. Time Is Just An Illusion! | The Political and Social Chaos Blog
  66. The Tweak Fairy | JC Bride ~
  67. One Starving Activist
  68. Daily Prompt: Sit Stay! The Gift of Stillness | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  69. Bye bye Bashar | djgarcia94
  70. The Otter in my Jotter
  71. If time stands still. | prettypinkpebbles
  72. Daily Prompt- Stand Still | jansideas
  73. NOBODY MOVE! ~ I’ve Dropped Me Brain… | Random Thoughts Of A Mad Music Fan
  74. The loud Silence | tokʞaali’s blog/site/ɹǝʌǝʇɐɥʍ

 

Inside the Window #photography #poetry

Can you imagine what you could see

if you could climb inside of me

a window to another world

devoid of space and time

a place where travel is with light

and color is sublime

This week join The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge as we jump inside. A great place for the imagination to frolic.

 

Always photography well worth viewing:

  1. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside
  2. De Void | Not Enough Poetry
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Stephen Chapman
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Chittle Chattle
  6. Weekly Photography Challenge: Inside « Minute Moments
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge; Inside | terry1954
  8. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Forest – Monkey
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Journey Called Life …
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – Joy and Woe
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | This, that and the other thing
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Just Snaps
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | So where’s the snow?
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Knock, Knock…Banana Inside | peeksi.com
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Escape from Chaos
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | Moments In Your Life
  20. Entwined Puppies | Anchors Aweigh
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Plexi Pixie
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – Beauty Shines Through | SERENDIPITY
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | The Ambitious Drifter
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | patriciaddrury
  25. Inside | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | A mom’s blog
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | genieve celada | photography
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  29. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Rose
  30. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Pond – Lotus and Flowers
  31. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Tree – Indian Peacock
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” the tunnel | paintedwords
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Hope* the happy hugger
  34. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Flowers – Red-wattled Lapwing
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Last Strawberries of the Season | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Wind Against Current
  37. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Water – Crocodile
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Travel Monkey
  39. The inside of Tokyo SkyTree | Summerfield84’s English blog
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Jasper Smits
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ups! – I like PEOPLE
  42. photography ~~ inside (weekly photo challenge) | vintage french chic
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (with remnants) | Project Remnant Redo
  44. Multicoloured Walls Found Inside the Old City, in Vitoria-Gasteiz… | ilargia64
  45. Multicoloured Walls Found Inside the Old City, in Vitoria-Gasteiz… | ilargia64
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside #photography #iPhoneography #postaday | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  48. Photoworld 13-9-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  49. Inside – Construction in Reverse | Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  50. “Inside” | Jennifer’s Journal
  51. Inside | Today, on Earth
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | OH, THE THINGS WE SHALL SEE ~ Photo companion blog to TheSanctuaryofMyHeart.com
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | rondomtaliedraai
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Looking Out | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  56. Bee Inside (Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside) | artandkitchen
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Diary of Dennis
  58. Inside out | Le Drake Noir
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Stories of The Wandering Feet & Mind
  60. weekly photo challenge: inside | Curls n Skirls
  61. WIDGETS | My Blog
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside The Jenga of Life | Molly Greye
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Bams’ Blog
  64. Inside the Streetcar | follow your nose
  65. WordPress weekly photo challenge: Inside | Milka Pejovic
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | ILEANA PARTENIE
  67. The Lord’s House, in and out | mobibrad
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Rider
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Blatherskite
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Never clip my wings
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Shmamaland
  72. What’s Inside? | Eikons
  73. Inside | Monochrome
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | The Urge To Wander
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | nancy merrill photography
  76. Goblin’s Cove and Fairy’s Grove | In Harmony
  77. Weekly photo challenge: Through the bars the tiger waits… | storyofmylife1993
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Under the Monkey Tree
  79. Rose Hips, Papaya and Superpowers | mybeautfulthings
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Isadora Art and Photography
  81. Show us INSIDE..weakly photo challenge | Daily Observations
  82. Inside Houdou | Lucid Gypsy

Captivated by another place #poetry #photography

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In the world of trees

when not as high as your knees

I sang a song

nature sang along

In storms and gales

I’d raise the sails

the salty mist

was my first kiss

by light of  books and art

I’d play my harp

and dream of places

magnificent horse races

the places I love

are rapturous above

and far below

where beasts bellow

The imagination vivid

where I’ve oft lived

where worlds unfold

endless stories told

This poem inspired by Sherry over at Poet’s United her prompt today “A favorite place you love”

poets united

Photograph: Life of a tree © L. Moon 2013