Bridges|NaPoWriMo Day 28

I grew up in West Texas, where bridges are few and far between. Rivers are rare and often bare, no water to be seen. Lubbock County has but one little bridge over a little dry draw. I went to San Francisco, where bridges abound, and was completely awed. I went on the Oakland, plus theContinue reading “Bridges|NaPoWriMo Day 28”

Starting My Day|A Hay(na)ku|NaPoWriMo Day 27

Sunrise is purple and gold now. I need to write and pray. This is how I start days. I pray you peace and love. © Elaine Wood-Lane 4/27/15 And today’s prompt – optional, as always — comes to us from Vince Gotera. It’s the hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince,Continue reading “Starting My Day|A Hay(na)ku|NaPoWriMo Day 27”

Buddy Speaks|NaPoWriMo Day 26

Hey! It’s 3:00 AM! Time for Sweetie to get up! Sometimes she sleeps in until 5:30 AM. Now that I’ve “tinkled,” as Sweetie puts it, and eaten, it’s nap time for me! She really is a sweetie. I can see why Honey calls her that. She takes care of me, lets me share her food,Continue reading “Buddy Speaks|NaPoWriMo Day 26”

Margaret Inez Wood|NaPoWriMo Day 25

Margaret Inez Wood, You always did the things that you should. You told me one day, “Quit entertaining yourself, and dust all the tables and shelfs!” © Elaine Wood-Lane 4/26/15 And now for our prompt (optional, as always)! It’s the weekend, so I’d thought we might go with something short and just a bit (orContinue reading “Margaret Inez Wood|NaPoWriMo Day 25”

Queen of Hearts|NaPoWriMo Day 24

I drew the queen of hearts again, and won the game of Spades, it really wasn’t skill, but pure luck that it was made. I’ve always loved the queen of hearts, she’s very dear to me, because I have a lover’s heart, with deep love and empathy. I feel another’s love, elation, and their pain,Continue reading “Queen of Hearts|NaPoWriMo Day 24”

Loving Our Earth|NaPoWriMo Day 23

When I was a child, I remember the way, trash littered the streets, and also the leas, there were bags like kites, stuck in the trees. One day I saw, an ad on TV, of an old Indian man, seeing our trash everywhere, on highways, in rivers, and the yellow smog air. I suddenly realized,Continue reading “Loving Our Earth|NaPoWriMo Day 23”

The Little Poet|NaPoWriMo Day 22

“See the poem I wrote today?” She grinned at me and said. I looked at her in wonder, and slowly shook my head. How could she be so naive and even worse so glad? She was just too young to see, how the world was oh so bad. Then she handed me her little poem,Continue reading “The Little Poet|NaPoWriMo Day 22”

Until the Morning’s Dew|NaPoWriMo Day 21

When my eyelids fall so heavy and my thoughts are all of You, I know I’ll soon be sleeping until the morning’s dew. The moonlight falls so quietly upon my windowpane and the stars begin to twinkle as the angels say Your name. I try so hard to stay awake, so I can really pray,Continue reading “Until the Morning’s Dew|NaPoWriMo Day 21”

Parts of My Beautiful Days|NaPoWriMo Day 20

Ketchup on crackers, hugs and loud laughter, pickles and dew drops, and icy Coke after. Sunshine and kisses, snowflakes and rain, these are all parts of my beautiful days. © Elaine Wood-Lane 4/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I challenge to write a poem that states the things you know.Continue reading “Parts of My Beautiful Days|NaPoWriMo Day 20”

Woman’s Life Landay|NaPoWriMo Day 19

Why must a woman’s life be so hard? Because she bears the future in her soul, body, heart. © Elaine Wood-Lane 4/20/15 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ And for today’s prompt (optional, as always!), I’d like to challenge you to write a landay. Landays are 22-syllable couplets, generally rhyming. The form comes from Afghanistan, where women often use itContinue reading “Woman’s Life Landay|NaPoWriMo Day 19”