a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Continuance of Chairs

A tiny expensive can
but well worth it.

The finished chair in its new spot
for now
Continuing on the old one we did in the shop
It's stained.
Now to glue the back piece and replace the seat.
The chair had joined the odd chair collection.
In search of the next and final odd chair...
then I may create something from the ones I don't want.
Always a surprise, even to me.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Feeding The Fish

Junior picks
the fish food he wants.
The new Koi food enhances their color.
Wonder what color Junior will be?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Don't Hide The Madness

Each day Mindlovemisery's Menagerie presents different writing prompts.  My favorites are the collages.  This week's quote is "Follow your inner moonlight, don't hide the madness," by Allen Ginsberg. Also sharing with Poets United: Poetry Pantry.

It seemed appropriate for me today and many days since I do not travel "normal" paths in living nor creating.

I used to worry about pleasing those who visit sometimes even to the point of deleting something I had written.  I am slowly over coming that and and am proudly trying to follow my "inner moonlight".

i am a wild child growing her own flowers
embracing plants some would call weeds
entering "rabbit holes" willingly
emerging with hard earned knowledge and joy

my nest is nonpareil holding pieces of me
of fluffs and frills, hurts and thrills, tears and chills
all woven into a place I lay my head to dream
never questioning why only grateful for the haven

my inner vision sees colors "normal" may not
seeing the life in a grain of sand, the death in a stone,  
the colors no one sees leave me breathless and blessed
i follow my "inner moonlight" and live

The Black-Billed Magpie

painting by Rubens Peale
 A prompt from Magpie Tales

To the bird there is only now
in the moment is how he flies
he watched from the sill
the sumptuous repast of man
the man was called away
a simple hop became
a feast for the magpie

For Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Play It Again, Toads.  I've chosen Brudberg's Time Travel.

Saturday, November 21, 2015