Friday, April 17, 2015

Nature Transformed

Hannah invited us to write a Haiku, since today is 







fallen star spirals 
cosmic tumbleweed floats n' spins
dandelion wishes







moon plays tug of war
Indigo child bundles up
sunlight waves hello









daffodils tea party
Turtle wears thirteen pearl moons
rainbow wears wide grin


  ©Ella Wilson





Thursday, April 16, 2015

What's Your Vision

  Cosmic Galaxy Egg by Andrew Logan



 Van Gogh's Egg

Oh, dear, Oh, dear is that gold thing
his ear?
Did starry, starry night
drop a meteor on
our
mad genius

Visual swirls of
labyrinth clouds, silver starlight and
sliver of a crescent moon
luminous curves in  Mother of Pearl
bedazzle in a Milky Way twirl 

Sparks of light, shards of memories
twinkle
reflections n' orbs of
life's jewels
wrinkle
in shades of 
Forget-me-not
blue
a cosmic trail
from
madness to sadness
we lost
you. 



©Ella Wilson




            This prompt is by Miss Lolamouse!  Thank you~

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Folly

Hedgewitch aka Joy invited us to write about folly. 
So, many ideas came to mind.


The Challenge: 

So, toads and readers, it's time to build a Folly. 

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Write about something in your life into which you've put large amounts of your resources, something silly but decorative and pleasing, or something purely eccentric, even bizarre.

  • Possibly you have experienced someone elses' Folly in a way that was significant to you, for good or ill.

  • There could also be something darker in this concept: something dishonest, arrogant, wasteful, submerged as Wright's Folly was under a murky veneer of wealth and respectability. Go for it.

  • Perhaps you'd like to dig a little deeper into that classic snake-oil salesman J Whittaker Wright himself; his mind, his life or death, his scams or his fall from grace.

  • Your Folly might also be an historical parallel, or a more contemporary or general one. ( Both Bernie Madoff and politics come to mind.) 

  • You might want to write from the point of view of an onlooker, a swindled investor, Wright himself, or even Neptune. 

     

    "Lobster Telephone," by Salvador Dali, 1936

     

     Dilly Dali


    Would you answer

    a Crustacean sensation?

    I sat on a West woman's lips

      Want a ride in my

      rainy rolls

    a burning giraffe

    melted my time piece

    on a Horseback Salad

    8 pages in Vogue

    Wallis posed

    I painted her a lobster

    crotch- 

    I have my eye

    on time

    wanna see?

     

     *****

     

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday Platform

Today in the Garden is the Tuesday Platform. Thank you, Marian!


So today is the Tuesday Platform, your unprompted free-range day of the week. Share with us, something old, something new, or your April 14 entry for NaPoWriMo. And then hop around to read what other pond-dwellers have shared. Enjoy!


Moody Girl

 April you fool
  tossing pink confetti 
at a
  symphony of bees
performing
the Blue Danube-
then you plant
  a shocking Alaskan kiss
you take my breath
away in a
peppermint chill
next day
 balmy breezes 
and sun dappling ribbons
twirl-
You tease me
Calendar girl
always flirting 
 batting your
lashes of wonder
pleased when-
water colored tears
arrive
all is forgiven
your rainbow smile
mirrors mine
I dance in puddles
wearing 
my lemon 
boots.
 .
 ©Ella Wilson
 
 




Monday, April 13, 2015

The Poetry in a Quote

Over in the Garden, Susie wanted us to write a poem based on a Joan Didon quote.

"Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism. Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work.[1]"


I selected this quote:

“I don't know what I think until I write it down.”
― Joan Didion




Words connect dots
among green stars
peat moss n' damp daylight
"I don't know what I think until
I write it down."
tears spill down n' across page
crosswords
leave soul's aperture
waking 
heart's labyrinth
my gray
garden
plants
 seeded beds
waiting for perennial
mood to 
thaw.

©Ella Wilson
 
 
 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pink Moon



Over in the Garden, Sherry's challenge: Write about how you manage to maintain that balance, how you hold onto the beauty and the hope. Write about what heals you, or about any facet of this conversation that resonates with you.  She also shared a message from Little Grandmother.



Sea of Tranquility
until
 you blush
n' bloom
swollen with spring's
wild strawberry
 kisses
you are ripe
Wolf howls-when you contract
n' push
Owl's golden orb eye
 winks
Rabbit tells your
Midwife it is time
you push
gravity's gift
creamy white-
pale pink
stars
intoxicating
perfume attracts
white moths 
to tend to your
until winged monarch
fairies sail another sea.

©Ella Wilson




Friday, April 10, 2015

Dear Past, Dear Future

Over in the Garden, we are to write a letter poem.






"Think about your ancestors.  Think about your future descendants. Write a letter to either or both.  Word count is wide open."



Dear Green Heart,

Your wing swept magic lurks
in green fingers n' thumbs.
You'll hear Lunar sing
a haunting tune when
Scarlet Ibis flies.
Like Eagle you soar high
as the sun lights gold flecks
in your eyes
 freedom lives in your mind n' feet.
dive deep like the jellyfish
find  beauty in the darkness
in the ocean-there is light
trust yourself
like Nautilus' inner whorl
spiral in your galaxy
 accept your gifts
Lynx will make you laugh
and respect personal boundaries 
 Polar Bear reminds you to
except storms and rainbows
be sensitive, generous and
be curious to life's journey
never give up on love. 

Love,

Grammie