Poetry ~ Time and Space PART I

“We blur the world
to focus on it
and blind ourselves
to see.”
Carlo Rovelli, Physicist, on the nature of time

Once upon a time on this day in history
there was a dimension called time
time flowed on the horizon from
the past to the future
but then came the end of time
and humanity was freed from
this time
the next time
the last time
the first time
and of all time,
and lived happily ever after
in the here and now.
Until…
they ran out of space
to be continued, another time.

 

In the meantime, enjoy this time in a bottle, dedicated to my loving husband.

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Poetry ~ Psst

Psst, she whispered

is anyone out there

can anyone hear

is anyone listening

does anyone care

tick tock
tick tock

all she could hear

was father time

whispering

patience child

this too shall pass

Poetry ~ Sashay (Friday Funnies)

There are clever ways of talkin’

and fancy ways of walkin’

but it’s more fun to sashay 

into a room!

There are sexy ways of huggin’

and sexier ways of lovin’

but I rather like sashaying

at high noon!

There are mystical poets and writers

with names they use for hiding

be bold and use a sashayed

nom de plume!

And when you’re feeling lonesome 

depressed or even woe-some

find something bright to wear,

toss up your hair

and sashay-away your gloom!

We found Shangri-La in Timbuktu

My husband and I found our Shangri-La in eastern Washington.  The homestead sits on 76-acres of rolling meadowlands with a creek, aspen grove, pine forests and plenty of room to breathe.  A friend suggested we call the homestead Timbuktu because it’s in a remote area – although only ten miles from town. We make the big move next week!

Honestly, I’m excited and scared at the same time! It’s a big shift from suburban life to country life.  But while hubby fell in love with the land and shop, I fell in love with the house. It’s a  45-year-old custom build with a wrap around deck that overlooks the land and a mountain range in the distance.

View of the house from the meadow

View of the house from the hill behind the garage/shop.

My husband’s new “man cave”

After 30 plus years of living in the suburbs and commuting to the city for work, we’re finally going to have room to spread our wings!

View of our homestead from google earth. The large white building is the shop/garage. The house is nestled in the trees.

The hay barn

Another outbuilding. I don’t even know what this is. The Troll barn?? LOL

One of the great amenities of the area are all the lakes.  The largest is seven miles long, stocked with all kinds of fish and only a few miles from the homestead.

You can see the large lake stretching across the landscape in this google image. Our homestead is just a few miles from the lake (marked with the red arrow).

We’ve spent the last 15 years vacationing in the area. My husband enjoys fishing and hunting and we both love hiking and spending time in nature.

What was once a railroad trestle through town and across the lake, is now part of a “rails to trail” system. The nature trail begins in town and crosses the lake over the trestle and continues 20 miles to the Canadian border.  We plan to dust off our hiking boots and explore!

Our new hometown.

There are no stoplights in our new hometown! But it has all the amenities we need, a community hospital, library, restaurants, drug store, grocery store and even an artist co-op! The town is also the county seat so the courthouse and government buildings are all located within a few blocks.

We feel so blessed to retire early and hope to spend many years enjoying the country life.  We plan to be active in our new community and find a way to serve and give back.  I’ll also be looking for a writer/poetry group in town and if there isn’t one I may just start one!

We’re starting the next chapter of our lives and are excited for the adventures ahead! Don’t ever let anyone tell you dreams don’t come true!! We’re living our dream in Timbuktu!

Next post  – a tour of the inside of the house. It has some surprises and a secret room! The artist in me is all aflutter with possibilities! Until then …

♥Happy trails♥

Poetry ~ The Madness of Monsters and Men

It all began with a thunderous chorus
of howling monsters and men
beating their drums, fanning their flames
plotting a bloodthirsty revenge

blinded by the darkness of their own delusion
monsters and men made war their solution

millennia lapsed as time grew old
stories of monsters and men were told

children laugh in a future age
where darkness is revered and difference embraced

lessons learned from the monsters of history
coexistence is the truest form of victory

art via Pinterest

A to Z Encore and NaPoWrimo Rap

AtoZ finale FINAL

WooHoo! Another Blogging from A to Z in the history books along with my first attempt at posting a poem every day for NaPoWriMo. As the Playful Poet, I attempted to match two contradictory words, using alliteration, and then craft a poem to express how such a paradoxical pairing might play out in the real world.  It required my left and right brain to play nicely together and I truly enjoyed the challenge! I hope y’all did too.

In the A to Z category, Obliviously Obtuse: a blissful state of mindlessness,” received the most likes. As for my Sunday NaPoWriMo poems, Raven’s Lore was a fan favorite.

A big “Thank You” to those who stopped by and to the many new friends I made this year. I continue to be amazed by your creativity and talent. Y’all are inspiring!

And now for an encore performance with a little number I call …

~ Rapping Rhyme ~

One more trip around the blogs
a few more clicks to share my thoughts
thirty days from A to Z
let’s write a poem for all to see
let’s mix it up and make it tough
alliteration is not enough
a paradox should do the trick
throw NaPoWrimo in the mix
let’s tell stories and have some fun
thirty days this challenge’s done
until next year when we meet again
farewell dear writers, poets, and friends

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