Friday, October 13, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

quotes from poets untied

Poems of the Week ~ by C.C., Kathleen and Grace  


yes, love is a shadow
a tattered tassel
in the wind

but, every morn’
the sunrise offers you
a bouquet of orange
for you to interpret
as you choose

will you board
up your heart
hold the line
in silent darkness
listen to the drum
that still beats
in your chest
and dance to
the speakers
that pump music
through your soul?

yes, love is a shadow
but light filters
back in
when you honor
the signs at work
in each new dawn

CC photo

Sherry: I love the honoring of the signs in each new dawn. A wonderfully hopeful message, C.C.

C.C.: Sylvia Plath is one of my favorite poets. Her words always strike me with such force that I often feel emotionally compelled by them. When I read, "Love is a shadow. How you lie and cry after it. Listen: these are its hooves: it has gone off, like a horse" I felt compelled by sadness, thinking of someone who gives up on life when Love gallops away. I had this image of someone boarding up her heart in silent darkness and beating her chest, lying and crying alone forever. 

What a shame! There is too much beauty offered up to us each day. Live for it. Stay open to it. Embrace it. It's there for the taking for all of us. So, I was inspired to write about the choice that each new dawn offers every single one of us, no matter what hoofbeats echo in the grief and shadows of the darkest corners of loss in our lives.

Sherry: I love the idea of those hoofbeats of grief. I think we all have heard them a time or two. Thank you for this, C.C., and for the lovely photos of that new dawn. I always think how wonderful it is that, no matter what is happening in our lives, the new dawn comes up each morning, giving us a brand new day in which to begin again. Morning is one of God's best ideas, I think.

Kathleen enchanted me, with her recent lines about Dusk, a charming fellow, presented in this poem as I have not seen him before. Let's read

Thursday, August 17, 2017

short story slam week 74


short story slam week 74, about residing else where for a change, maybe on weekends
So much of Heaven has gone from Earth
That there must be a Heaven
If only to enclose the Saints
To Affidavit given.

The Missionary to the Mole
Must prove there is a Sky
Location doubtless he would plead
But what excuse have I?

Too much of Proof affronts Belief
The Turtle will not try
Unless you leave him - then return
And he has hauled away.

Friday, August 11, 2017

short story slam week 73,

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Image result for ford fiesta  Ford Fiesta

Image result for mazda  a mazda is good when you are in emergency situation

Image result for honda accord  a honda could be good when you opt to drive it

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Image result for jeff bryan car insurance  rachel schapiro
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cars and fuels
all serve
we use them
we befriend with them
we think of them
we drive them


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

short story slam week 71, Happy Birthday to Morton Schapiro, 7/13/2017

story of the week 71, july 6 to july 23, 2017  

   oklahoma summer arts institute at lone wolf, quzrta mountain is fabulous for Grace Lu, Jessica Yen, Tina Wu, Nguyen Tu, Alex Rolling, Abbey Wood, Eric Wu,
Wang Min, Steven Tucker, Michelle Hendrinkson, Mary Clancy, Richard Yang, and Sheng Wu
 thanks to julie cohen, anne peters, jennifer hilger, emily claudia, and mary fallin

  morton schapiro and robert zimmerman

   maelia wilson, women of osu, 2012


a list of people who might agree to say happy birthday to mark, henry, jerry, edward, jason, and mimi

john waters
jodi jinks
ken eastman
terry tush
aaron cromer
desmond watson
duncan watson
jacy bradford
lindsey corbitt
fong vong
winnie lei
kin wu
fong han vong
kin chiu wu
peng wu
jackie brown
shelbi barrett
sandi deVore
meng shiyuan
Warren brown
jill parker turley
maria sherman
tom wislow
sean harper
monty harper
lisa mantini
steve eisman
jim weddle
carrie tolstadt
beth kowitt
erin griffin
teresa carr
roger cagle
ted haynes
melinda stinnett
alicia smaies
june henton
ben goh
beverly bryant
allyson waters
hallie hart
steven taylor
griffin pivateau
ariel west
gary sandefur
kathleen wilson
sophia bollag
jena jordan
matt mead
jay slee
jay nixon
george bush
donald trump
barron trump
james kunshner
mary christ
peng yuanzhen
peng yuanxi
peng zhenghuang
peng zhenche
pen xianqing
peng ronghua
huang cui e
huang chun e
peng shuizhi
peng chunzhi
peng chun nian
peng chunping
peng xiping
peng zhaoyan
peng yanping
peng qun e
peng qing e
peng fusheng
peng yingping
peng hounian
peng chuanxian
alyssa guan
wang guiqiang
tom lee wu
ryan lane
bob west
chapman allen
tang gangbo
yang lan
gu juji
liang yongqi

Sunday, June 18, 2017

stories and imaginations

Work [Friday My Town Shoot Out]  


Home sweet home  


Christina Atwoods, she trusts Zhu Taohui
Alison Clinton, she agrees with Hu Weiwei
Matt Schapiro, he dates Evelyn Robinson
Paul McCully, she writes as if she were Jingle Yanqui,

Louis Simpson sitcoms, Marge Jean is major character,
Ann Returns, she promotes Yan Qun and Suo Feng,
Tiessa Hurse, she trusts Deborah Chaney,
Maia Megill, she sides up with Gloria Short,

so, on this particular day,
we thread by whistling prints via amazon, and Ebay,
we sign our names to grace Running knees under Lin Yufeng,
and girls and boys all have their wisdom stretching and bending like smiley Wilson
where there is a Murphy USA. there is a horse and a sheep

again and again,
knee bended spoons and way too tough legs move on
gnawsing and ringing hear broken music to echoing stones
thanks again here to Morton Schapiro, Jian Cao, George Bush, Rick Perry
the wheels in our mind turns flat
when we decide to fall and quit the prints under Donald Mackenzie:
"Thousands of Poems" is superb!

  william bus jaco

  tim schmidt

Whirligig 116  

THIS WEEK'S WORDS come from "Tall Girl Running" by Louis Simpson: running, again, knee, father, girl, bends, way, legs, angel, where, smiling, thank

Wordle 304  


Monday, June 12, 2017

short story slam week 70

short story slam week 70, Football players and fathers day cheers 


barbara bush and jeb bush

father, donald trump, sons: Eric, Donald II, Barron and Steven Trump

Charlotte, Michael, Audrey Pence, offspring to Karen and Mike Pence

  xi jinping and Qi Qin, son and mother


agree or not
every voice counts

Kevin Boyle, Joe Hong, Annie May Swift, they have gone fishing in Southern Sea,
Kyle Torke, Jack Matthews, Jilian Sellers, Brian Matthew, they choose to stay silent

yes or no,
we must stand up and vote

if Aaron Becker, Joanne Sneed, Thomas Sneed, and Bridget Mary Maura feel good,
followers shall include Deirdre Maura, Vera Maura, Tracy Bridwell, Tim Passmore

today I work hard
tomorrow I rest a lot

when Steven James, Paul Stone, Eric Shawn,  Eric Wood send love to their fathers
we send kindness to Sundar Pichai, mike Mosher, Kayla Hale, Mary Fisher, Bush and Xi

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

short story slam week 67, 69, 70

short story slam week 67, snowpea flowers, snowpea fruits, and green plants and lovely positivity could serve better purpose in all of us

  Image result for snowpea   Snowpea  Beancurd Hansen roots

Image result for trust company of oklahoma   Joe Michael Barrel

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Image result for jingle yan  swallow song cartoon

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Image result for jingle yansheng wu and jingle yanqui


Now, joy is born of parents poor,
And pleasure of our richer kind;
Though pleasure's free, she cannot sing
As sweet a song as joy confined.

Pleasure's a Moth, that sleeps by day
And dances by false glare at night;
But Joy's a Butterfly, that loves
To spread its wings in Nature's light.

Joy's like a Bee that gently sucks
Away on blossoms its sweet hour;
But pleasure's like a greedy Wasp,
That plums and cherries would devour.

Joy's like a Lark that lives alone,
Whose ties are very strong, though few;
But Pleasure like a Cuckoo roams,
Makes much acquaintance, no friends true.

Joy from her heart doth sing at home,
With little care if others hear;
But pleasure then is cold and dumb,
And sings and laughs with strangers near.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

poetry rally on nutrition, week 84, we pick niagara waterfall, and miso soup, along with Fuji apples

Thursday Poets Rally Week 84 speical, 30 poems in 30 days April nutrition/Wellness/freedom/openheart/illistration March (read, post, share and laugh)

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niagara waterfall

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miso soup by Mrs. Kazuo Yamasaka

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screaming elephants
they toss their trunk
to demonstrate their strong needs
I shift my heads away
thinking of Jim Henson and Elmo, Sid, Bob,
agreeing to walk alone,
sightseeing the Boomer lake,
memorizing some flames of freedom under shelter 4

Niagara waterfall rush through
pleasing guests from both Canada and America
ignoring Donald Trump and William Trump,
when Ban Nguyen and Matt Scovil come near,
splashes of emotion rain down the pathway
Ivanna and Ivanka won't quit
Nor do Lara, Kay, Warren, Larson, Steven, or Mayo,
Tie Siyuan lays new fast speed railroad to Xu Chang

Lan Zhu engineering
Sharron and Sally beauty shop
If Sophia Bollag and Emily Farris persist,
Joy Evelyn Wilson will remain calm,
dining at Russell's house of Boston,
Rachel Folger and Megan Barry find satisfaction,
they are good enough to pick Fuji apples
and invite Amelia and Abbey for Gay Washington Job fair

Sheridan street a to z, poetry rally week 84, children's program inspire adult readers

passing sesame street,
we stop at sheridan street,
counting from 1 to 10,
doing alphabets starting from A

A---Air Waves in Andy Cheng
B---Bona Vision from Brady Moore
C---Carson Teels in Columbia
D---Deyo Talents in Denver

E---Elephant and Tiffany Poe
F---Fisherman and Lafayette
G---Gorilla and San Diego zoo
H---Hailstone in Austin or Holdensville

I---Ice Cream Cone with Mihyun Kang
J---Jim Thorpe Park from Yale
K---Kansas City near Reyhan Yagizel
L---Lincoln Park Zoo and Aaron Yeager

M---Mexico and Albuquerque
N---Noise and Nathan Ruiz
O---October Peony and Orlando Epcot
P---Phoenix and Peter Sherwood

Q---Quail Duck in Riverside
R---Ruby Lin in Rochester
S---Syria and Obama knowing about Sheung Wan
T---togo and TJmax, Tie Siyuan,

U---Utah Salt Lake and Pixma
V---Vermont and Vaden Hargis
W----Westwood and Haylen Baker
X---Xylophone and Xueqing Cao

Y---Yo Yo toys and Samantha Murphy, Yibing He,
Z---Zuo Yiling (Erin) and Zoology
Huangshi city and April Fool,
our words vanish along with morning rising sun

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 Image result for laura talbots  laura talbots

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday Prompts

  nick patel
  kathy campbell

passing Yukon, and Bethany
we sample Italy
by eating Pizza, and
Melinda and William Gates
Garths Brooks street

Emily Wilson and Amelia Sanders
come to
see Arzelar Leming,
they believe that
the sea is high
and the moon is crescent
despite that
Oliver Wood is firm on Nachang city limits

Beth Kowitt, Jon Page, and Bobbie Page news
Clifton Leaf, Audrey Niffenegger, Wiltilda Morris, and Cara;yn Beshner keep writing,
so do Tom Owen Washington, Dasha Ziborova, Ross Martin, J. K. Meadors, and Larry Murphy
Jeff Wright and David Chun do cleaning on our teeth
so do Bryan Bumpers, Stephen miller, Jason Himebaugh, Adam Hasenmyer, and Xu xiaojing
lone wolf bay
Quartz Mountain park ranger keeps an eye on Ryan Greer
west 44 is blocked
east 44 has to be reached through 283, 6, 62, 40, 35, 33, 3, 183, Taloga, Waynoka, and Pregue

Crystal boatman and Zach Shields fence,
Travis Clark and Lara Udovich, Susan Thomas or Becky Freeman,
none of them mind what Tom Hurst says
when Vicker Hendrikson and Gerald Clancy decide to drive to new york city,
route 9 and road 47 depart from each other
what startling giants birds from 12 heavy air force helicopter
they roam above Calorado and Iowa,
leaving behind of Hoffman Wood, Chris Stolle, Jerry Ries, Gerals Tims, and Wicxk Rench


short story slam week 70, Football players and fathers day cheers