For Theme Thursday‘s prompt of trust
Is such a wonderful responsibility
I wish I had that trust in me
That you place in me.
For dVerse Form for All: Paying Tribute, Page and the Glosa: I loved experimenting with this form. Having to chose one poet to pay tribute too was tough – the first poets that came to my mind were Edward Lear (The Owl and The Pussycat was one of my favorite poems as a kid), Shelley (Ozymandias was another favorite), and Shel Silverstein(whom I discovered only in my adulthood and really have grown to love his work and my kids do too). I finally picked Silverstein’s ‘The Poet’s Tree’ for this form – seemed apt for dVerse too!
Come and rest awhile with me
And watch the way the word-web weaves
Between the shady story leaves.
– Shel Silverstein
The feeling strong
Lots to accomplish
Lots to do
I looked at the work, then outside
Then took a good look at me
I then knew what I needed
Took my writer’s tools and
I went to sleep happily Underneath the poet tree
I woke up with a start
My writers tools all around me
Looked around for inspiration
Each blade of grass was a world its own
Each leaf on the tree
Told a wonderful story
The droning bees, the chirping birds
Shared tales from around the world
I invite you to the poet tree
Come and rest awhile with meWe can watch the clouds above
Each one a shape-shifter virtuoso
Or we can climb the many rhymed tree
and swing on the worded branches
Maybe we can catch a falling fruit
Play hide-and-seek in its leaves
You can compose an epic poem
I can write a silly rhyme
We can enjoy the warm afternoon breeze
And watch the way the word-web weavesAs I invite you once again
To enjoy the poet tree
My mind turns itself back
to endless lists of things to do
but for now, for today
this is what my heart believes
Sit down awhile, take it slow,
Stop and smell the roses
You will forget all your peeves
Between the shady story leaves.
- Apples, Asparagus, Artichokes, and Avocados – ‘A’ foods that are among my favorite foods too!
- Akbar the Great, Alexander the Great, and Ashoka –Great emperors that I read about as a child in history books and stories – and admired.
- Alvin and the Chipmunks, Apollo 13, and Airport 77 – There are many more movies I like as well but these are just three of them that I enjoyed
- Asterix and Archie comics – loved these as a child and love them even now
- Ashes from a retired American flag – We had a flag retirement ceremony last year at a camping trip for our cub scout pack. One of the families had a flag that had to be retired – when the flag is torn/tattered, then the flag is retired by burning it in a flag retirement ceremony – this was truly something wonderful. We now have ashes from that ceremony which can be scattered, buried, or added to the ashes of another retirement ceremony – for now, we have it as a memento of that occasion.
- Aardvark, Alligators, and Antelopes
- Arctic Tern
- Artists, Acrobats, Astronauts, and Authors
- Abditive, ardass, alpenglow, ambisinistrous, avital, and automysophobia – Check out ‘The Phrontistery’ for the meanings of these unusual words
- Attitude (Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill) and Aptitude (“Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience” – George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon)
- Amazing and awesome
- Asia, Africa, Antarctica, America, and Australia (sorry, Europe!)
- Amma – what I call my mom, and my mom-in-law, and what my little ones call me