Category Archives: Animalia

Wordless Wednesday ~ Catching Rays

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Blue Sky

The morning is spent, and me with it. Hours of pulling weeds, spreading wood chips, planning which shrubs to transplant where… Some call it gardening. It’s blatant manipulation, really; rearranging earth’s flora to satisfy human aesthetic. From my chair on … Continue reading

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Last photo of April ’21

April is always my busiest month in posting thanks to the National Poetry Writing Month challenges that I try to participate in. I always think it’s going to energize me to keep up the momentum for the rest of the … Continue reading

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AtoZ: R is for Rowdy

red-breasted robin raises rabble-rousing rounds, riffs on warblings R is for Robin. #AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Creating a theme for one’s blog challenge is optional. My theme for 2021: a three line alliteration each day (5-7-5, haiku-ish) with the … Continue reading

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AtoZ: L ~ Sunbath

lackadaisical lizard luxuriates while lying on a log L is for Lizard. #AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Creating a theme for one’s blog challenge is optional. My theme for 2021: a three line alliteration each day (5-7-5, haiku-ish) with the … Continue reading

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AtoZ: K is for Kitty

keen the captor’s prey killed by kerf of unsheathed claw kitty’s catnip slayed K is for Kitty #AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Creating a theme for one’s blog challenge is optional. My theme for 2021: a three line alliteration … Continue reading

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AtoZ: F ~ Migration

fleeing frosty fall flocks forage in fallow fields fuel for far flights F is for Flight #AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Creating a theme for one’s blog challenge is optional. My theme for 2021: a three line alliteration each … Continue reading

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Dog Walk

Yesterday you hugged the gravel path. Today you strayed into wildflowers and withers-high grass, nose working the air as though inhaling heaven itself. Tonight I’ll pull burrs from the long fur on your legs and bum. Tomorrow, who knows? With … Continue reading

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Sweet Bella

Bella went to heaven today. Now her worry wrinkles will unfold. She will take well-earned peaceful naps and  wake the angels with her snoring. She will bow down and wiggle her butt in the universal “let’s play” gesture, And other … Continue reading

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Day Six: Ekphrasis

Day Six of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt asks us to “write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.” I used a different painting, Franz Marc’s … Continue reading

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