Wonder Wednesday PROMPT: Tell Me A Fork Tail

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GOOD MORNING

While playing with my iPhone at breakfast I took this picture and The Husband began making fork puns and jokes. He suggested I start taking pictures of my fork in the middle of the roads. Makes think of Yogi Berra’s famous quote : “when you come to the fork in the road take it.”

Remember Wonder Wednesday is a prompt so I bet you can come up with your own fork joke, pun or folk tail. Photographers show me your forks 😉

or if your so inclined send your government official a fork. We are at an important fork in the road that could affect our lives for years if we continue down this path.

Let me know if you use this or what you think of the return of Wonder Wednesday .

Photo Challenge Good Morning

I’m Singing the Marine Layer Blues

Sun will come out

The Sun will come out…tomorrow, tomorrow

Got the Marine layer blues

and don’t know what to dooooo

My head’s in the fog

along with my dog

he went out for a walk

came back the color of chalk.

cause we’re liven’

where the sun don’t shine and singing the

marine layer blues oooos!

It’s the last days of July

and I ain’t seen the sun

for so long all I can do is cry

and sing the marine layer bloooos

Oh my.

Carol Carlisle 7-30-13

Bay Area Folks feel free to add your own verses.

Wikipedia has a photo of the fog over my house on their entry explaining the science of the of Marine Layer go Here to learn more if you dare.

Cloud Blessing Monday

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Gandhi Statue near Ferry Terminal San Francisco

Clouds blessing caressing Gandhi or,

Gandhi blessing the clouds,I hope to send cool calm weather across the country

and around the World this Summer.

What are your thoughts?

One friend said “It looks like Gandhi is checking his phone.”

Wonder Wednesday: A Glimpse of Summer

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The WPA’s Handiwork at Alvarodo Park

As I picnicked beside the stream below the arch,

I waited like a heron waits for tiny fish and frogs.

I hoped if I watched carefully enough children

with their rippled giggling reflection

might appear just long enough for me to capture

a glimpse of early summer’s promise.

Carol Carlisle

Oh Jeez! I ment to tell you about this picture and suggest a prompt, instead I wrote a poem of my own. Well I hope you are still inspired to peak though the arch and come up with your own ideas. I wonder if there is an arching poetry form? I’ll look for one and you look too, who ever finds it first wins. Oh that sounds like a fun summer game! 😉

Please feel free to share what captures your imagination here.

Wondering on Wednesday

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I wonder what gile the gimbal and other matters of nonsense preside here? Have we entered “Laura’s World” ? There ought to be a poem or story somewhere among the purple and azure trees. Put words to her wondering, perhaps!
I’d love to hear your musing here.

Cloud Caption Monday Takes Flight in Song: Name That Tune!

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How Many song titles does these suggest?  I’ve been coming up bird and wing songs for this cloud ever sense I took it last Friday a Point Isabel facing South.

A Bounce Picture

Here's another cloud and another wing from the same place facing West

Here’s another cloud and another wing from the same place facing West. (The top picture is a different color because I Instagrmed it to help the clouds show up)

The sky above the bay

was all aflutter with

wispy wing-ed clouds.

I held my ground

turned and turn-ed

then my heart

took flight in song.

What song would these clouds inspire you to sing? 

Sunday Post: Autumn Flames That We Can Live With

My mother lived for a while in Louisianan and then Florida where Cannas   thrive.  When we moved to Oklahoma she was always struggling to get these tropical beauties to bloom on one side of the house or the other.  The hot dry summers and the bone chilling cold  winters of Northern Oklahoma were too much for these cousins of the banana plant. I keep meaning to plant some but I always think of it at the wrong time of year.

Last week I captured  this picture in a neighbors garden at the “golden hour”  when the sun had set the leaves on fire with color. The spider web  on the post to the left of the plant adds the perfect fall touch. I’m sure there is a haiku in there somewhere.  Anyone care to to try?

Also, as I watch the news of the Middle East, I can’t help think of our Sudanese next door neighbors who brought a rare red pock-a- dot Cannas for their garden from Egypt. It and they are safely transplanted and thriving here in the US.

Jajkesprinters Sunday Post is Autumn this week

How to Write Good Poems

The Chinese Wallet

My friend tells me how she knows

when her poems are  good:

“I have a silk Chinese wallet decorated

cranes and pink blossoms, and a flap ” she says.

  Her hands turn over the flap in the air.

“I write my my poems on yellow legal pad, double spaced.

When I am done I fold them in half and in half again”

Her hands float one over the other indicating the poem’s

dive into their silk resting place.

“I let them sit there until I think it’s

time to look at them again. Then

I take them out to see if they are

still as good as

I remember them”

      Her hands  soar down then up

retrieving the sleeping pages

from their nesting place.

“Then I take them out and reread

them to see if they still make sense,”

she goes on to explain.

“If they still make sense,

after all that

they are good poems.”

Her hands fall open

palms up.

Now I understand!

 Embroidered birds and

incantations transform words

as they sleep.

This I must believe

to become

a poet.

for Kit by Carol Carlisle

Poet’s Pub suggest writing a poem about poetry and I have had this one hidden away for quit a while, now seemed a good time retrieve it from it’s nesting place.

Wonder Wednesday July 4 th

It’s the Fourth of July!  Can be a day for laying around and relaxing in the US. Take a writing break and keep it simple.

Make a list of what you are wondering or seeing and how you feel here at the beach. Perhaps put yourself in the place of Miss Stripped Socks.  Margo Roby in her Tuesday Tryout offers this excellent explanation and suggestion for List poems. You can double dip your writing pen with 2 prompts for one poem. I plan to. Thank you Margo.

Here’s how to participate in Wednesday Wonder:

1. Each week I’ll provide a picture and a word for creative inspiration. Show the world based on your interpretation what you have in mind for the theme, and then post them on your blog anytime before the following Wednesday when the next theme will be announced in Pacific Standard Time.

2. Subscribe to Light Words so that you don’t miss out on weekly Wonder announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar.

3. Post a comment on Light Words with a link to your post so others can enjoy it and while you’re there go see what the other Wednesday Wonderers are up to.  If you don’t have a Blog you can write directly into the comment section. It can handle about 100 words or email me.

4. I don’t have a badge you for you add to your post to but I  sure would appreciate a link to Light Words somewhere in your post so others can find out about the wonders of Wednesday Wonder.

Remember: please feel to ask questions. And Above All Have Fun!

Wonder Wednesday 2: The Gate Stands Open, The Truck’s at the Curb


Wednesday June 20 is the First Day of Summer

What wonders are beckoning to you on the other side of the gate?

This weeks writing tip:Try a short 5 minuet free write it’s amazing how far you can go in a short time.  Also, as my writing teacher says “put the inner critic out in the hall”.  A polite editor can come in later and correct the spelling if you like. 😉

Here’s how to participate in Wednesday Wonder:

1. Each week I’ll provide a picture and a word for creative inspiration. Show the world based on your interpretation what you have in mind for the theme, and then post them on your blog anytime before the following Wednesday when the next theme will be announced in Pacific Standard Time.

2. Subscribe to Light Words so that you don’t miss out on weekly Wonder announcements. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar.

3. Post a comment on Light Words with a link to your post so others can enjoy it and while you’re there go see what the other Wednesday Wonderers are up to.  If you don’t have a Blog you can write directly into the comment section. It can handle about 100 words or email me.

4. I don’t have a badge you for you add to your post to but I  sure would appreciate a link to Light Words somewhere in your post so others can find out about the wonders of Wednesday Wonder.

Remember: please feel to ask questions. And Above All Have Fun!