Beijing Magpie “May the magpie of happiness return to roost in our trees” - Chinese saying Pica pica please don’t fly away Our smoggy air is not a Four Pest ploy. For health, good fortune, wedded bliss please stay. We need your dapper black and white for joy. So you are thief, rogue, louder than… Continue reading Beijing Magpie
Tea dialects I flick on electric kettle and offer chamomile, peppermint Red Rose, Earl Grey, or green pour steaming water over gauze pouches into clear mugs that show off emerging jewel colors. Recall the ceremony of biscuits and creamy English Breakfast on a tray served in porcelain by an aunt before breakfast in a Winchester… Continue reading Tea Dialects
HE IS RISEN HE IS RISEN INDEED! Tambourine (Inspired by “THE DANCE” a painting by Donna Smallenberg) Strike me with your hand beat me on your hip join harp and lyre band rejoice with voice and lip Jingle glad hello Celebrate goodbye Let the worship flow Praises vault the sky Hear approaching song of tambourine… Continue reading Tambourine
Reading the prints
A bit of miscellany today and a poem... Poetry Coloring Pages The adult colouring craze has come to poetry via Tweetspeak Poetry. I love coloring so it was a natural for me to follow the links on their weekly newsletter, download the pages and have some fun. Find the collection of poetry coloring page links… Continue reading Reading the prints
Memory Contemplation skims glassy surface peers and sees in limpid depths fingerlings darting in and out the algae-furred wreckage © 2011 by Violet Nesdoly This poem was written in response to the One Shoot Sunday challenge at One Stop Poetry.
"The Show Must Go On" by Jacob Lucas (© Jacob Lucas - Used with permission) Blessed After the curtain has tattered after the floor is rot after the plaster has blistered and all the windows are shot after the seats are vacant hauled away to the dump after the cabinet's ravished script is a sodden… Continue reading Blessed