This month we will be looking for Gold. Gold is the colour of wealth, of power, of gods. Gold-leaf applied to paintings, gold crowns and coins. But look also for golds in the natural world, a fish, a sunset or sunrise, flowers and autumn leaves or sunlight on water. Or capture the light in the ‘golden hour’.
One of my favorite Holy Card pictures that depict Christ hidden in the Blessed Sacrament where the Mass of all times is offered.
How do you see yourself primarily as a writer or a blogger, and is there a difference?
My motive for starting a blog in the first place was NOT to become a writer or blogger.
My story begins while I was taking care of my elderly mother, who passed away at the age of 98, which was eight years ago.
I noticed after she was gone, things she wrote suddenly became a treasure to me. While going through her things, I found pieces of paper where she scribbled words, sentences, notes, letters even her signature became things I read over and over. I wondered why, when she was alive, I gathered these words and just tossed them. Now it was different!
My motive to write; wanting to leave "words" to my adult children, grandchildren, and the greats coming into my little bit of life I may have left.
However, to my surprise my blog evolved into what it is today; discovering poetry, prompts/challenges, and a way to exercise my brain. I was born May 18, 1940, so you can do the Math and agree I do need to exercise my mind.
Having a blog is much better, in my way of thinking, than just sitting around working crossword puzzles.
A big thank you to Fandango for the provocative questions, I needed something to think about today!
Fandango questions for today are below along with my comeback!
Ham with lettuce, tomatoes and ranch dressing!
What’s one thing you own that you really should throw out?
My failed artwork!
What is the scariest animal?
Any animal bigger than I!
Apples or oranges?
Juicy oranges; although grapes are my favorite!
Have you ever asked someone for their autograph?
Not that I remember, except in High School but I know not what happened to the autograph book.
What do you think happens when we die?
Hebrews 9:27: "It is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment."
Favorite action movie?
The Scarlet and the Black, you can watch it here a True Story.
Least favorite smell?
Exercise: worth it?
At my age soon 81, it is worth exercising my brain.
Flat or sparkling?
Whenever I paint walls I like semi-gloss, easier to wash or do you mean (wine?).
Most used app on your phone?
Email check, local news, weather app
You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it?
I never get tired of the Ave Marie.
What number am I thinking of?
My favorite number is 7 because there are 7 colors in the rainbow, 7 days in the week, 7 sacraments of the Church.
Describe the rest of your life in 5 words?
Watching, praying, waiting getting ready!
What a great idea for a challenge; looking back, I posted this below on January 9, 2019. I couldn’t pass the opportunity to publish, since it explains why I woke up this morning so happy! (My post for another time) Happy New Year to all! Here is my flashback inspired by the famous Fandango!
Why has my blog evolved into what it is today? The essence or heart of my blog, when I posted my first time has slightly changed. I intended to post things like this one published here, one of several first things I published. Click here to read.
AS a beginner blogger and to my surprise, I started to see comments and likes; as I began to read other bloggers, I discovered “prompts & challenges.”
I love a challenge! PLUS Along with the prompts and challenges!
My amateur/newbie poetry was born; Along with my stern opinions on politics; “forget-me-not” my attempt at humor, I tried to interject here and there.
My followers, when they slowly came, was to me a surprise! Some are atheists but, for the most part, very polite to me; others are therapists of a sort. Few are religious, or I haven’t noticed yet! Like myself, we are all seeking, “Seek and you shall find.”
Thinking now for 2021 I will carry on, adding once in awhile a story about a Saint I admire. My hope to be helpful to others as so many people here have inspired me of how to blog, write poetry seek out “Found Poetry.” And to just SEEK while learning new things.
Down by the river I heard these politicians Blah blah who listened?
This week, we are to write the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to either Fall foliage or goose (kari)–or both, if we feel so inclined! Challenge Here
Tonight’s poetry form is called Kwansaba Poetry. From Brewer, “The kwansaba is a poetic form invented by Eugene B. Redmond in 1995. It was inspired by the seven-day holiday of Kwanzaa, including its seven principles of unity, self-determination, collective work, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.”
Here are the guidelines:
Poem of praise
Seven words per line
No word exceeds seven letters
Celebration of family and African-American culture
My humble attempt to the challenge can be read below:
Ever love for the human race wins! A heart filled with wonder and love! Catch that smile from me to you — The same always from pole to pole. Praise Our God united as we sing. Songs of Wisdom knowing other ways bring Sorrow with tears to wash our face.