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Sunday Scribblings #183: A Magical Window of Time

This week, I am looking at April and wondering how I am going to find that window of time each day to write the posts I had planned to write beforehand for the month-long challenges. As always, I am staring the first of April without a single post ready (or even planned!!). Well, I will play it by the ear, as always… And somehow find that magical window of time to do this along with trying to blog-hop(e) as well.

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Notepad and a pen over it with a cup of coffee next to it. words read Sunday Scribblings, and this is for Sunday Scribblings #182: Celebrating Wondrous Colors of Life and Poetry

Poetic Sundays: A Magical Window of Time

NaPoWriMo’s early bird prompt is my inspiration for this week’s Poetic Sunday’s poem.

The prompt: Pick a word from the list below. Then write a poem titled either “A [your word]” or “The [your word]” in which you explore the meaning of the word, or some memory you have of it, as if you were writing an illustrative/alternative definition.

  • Cage
  • Ocean
  • Time
  • Cedar
  • Window
  • Sword
  • Flute

I picked window (and also time, kind of). And this is truly how the roses in my backyard are behaving. They have been in this ‘bud-stage’ for over two weeks now.

A Window of Time
The roses out back, the ones I look out
at – they seem to be on the lookout
For some elusive window of time to –
to blossom, to bloom… to woo
My favorite hummingbird and his frenemy bee
The roses out back, I swear, they are testing me…
Testing the limits of my patience and beyond
(Something I should be familiar with, my kids respond)

~ Vidya Tiru @ LadyInReadWrites


On My Blog & at Home

My recent posts since and including my last Sunday Scribblings:

My son was here for spring break and now back in his college apartment. As he took a ride from the station to his apartment, he texted me with a message, On my way home. That left me thinking loudly (screaming in my mind), “this here is home, son!” but I know what he meant, for he also really cherished his stay home (here) this time.

We are researching, reaching out, and researching all over again as we work our way towards decision time for my daughter’s college admissions. Yes, we will be empty-nesters this fall.


On My Blog & Homefront

It is April, and I hope to post everyday this month as I join in on a whole bunch of month-long challenges (A-Z, Blogchatter, UBC, NaPoWriMo) though I might miss a couple of days and then play catch-up!

On the homefront, I need to work on my garden some, and hope the roses find that magical window of time they are looking for and burst into blooms!

This Week’s Celebrations

Literary Celebrations (close-to-it also!)

  • Literary birthdays this week include: Abraham Harold Maslow, Francine Prose, and Milan Kundera on April 1st; Hans Christian Andersen, and Sue Townsend on 2nd April; Washington Irving on the 3rd of April; Margaret Oliphant, Makhanlal Chaturvedi, and Maya Angelou on the 4th; Anthony Horowitz, Anu Garg, Arthur Hailey, and Robert Bloch on the 5th; the 6th celebrates Leigh Bardugo; Gabriela Mistral and William Wordsworth on the 7th.
  • It is World Reading is Funny Day on the 1st of April. And while this one is also a foodie celebration, it belongs to the literary ones too, April 1 also celebrates Edible Book Day (or Edible Book Festival)
  • The 2nd of April is International Children’s Book Day, and you know I love reading children’s books!!
  • And it is National Hug a Newsperson Day on the 4th of April
  • Read a Road Map Day is on the 5th. Another literary foodie celebration – this one – Poet in a Cupcake Day – which is celebrated annually on the Friday of the first full week in April (April 5th this year)
  • Followed by National Library Day on the 6th of April and International Snail Papers Day on the 7th of April
  • April is English Language Month and National Poetry Month as well as Poetic Earth Month. The 1st week of April (April 1 – 6) observes Take Your Poet to School Week

Foodie Celebrations

Other Celebrations

Wrapping up my Colors of Life Sunday Scribblings

So dear reader, you have reached the end of this Sunday Scribblings! As always, I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions about this post. And do let me know if you plan to celebrate any of these mentioned celebrations this coming week/month?

Linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer and the Sunday Salon

18 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #183: A Magical Window of Time

  1. What a beautiful poem. Very creative and short and sweet! My son is still little but I can imagine saying the what you said as well when he moves out and goes to college. I did not know today is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day! It’s my favorite type of sandwich. Going to go now and make myself one!

    Maureen |

  2. Your poem is the perfect example of short and sweet, I wish I can also pursue my love for creative writing with more enthusiasm.

  3. I loev your suggestion for picking a word fom the list and the creating a poem with it. Very cool and I love it and am going to share that with my oldest daughter. Thank you for sharing and I always enjoy your posts!

  4. I don’t ever have a plan when it comes to posting content. I’ve always been a fly by the seat of my pants type blogger.

    I like your poem. Thank you for sharing.

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