Daily Archives: February 25, 2019

#Haikai Challenge #74 (2/23/19): thin ice (usurai) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga


#Haikai Challenge #74 (2/23/19): thin ice (usurai) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga

Rules:

This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to Thin Ice (usurai).

As always:

Here’s how the challenge works:

1. write the haikai poem of your choice.
2. post the link of your post to Mister Linky.
3. pingback by posting the link to the challenge on your site.
4. read and comment on other contributors’ posts.

Watch Thin Ice by Teresa Smeigh February 2019

thin ice, melting slow

watch your footing, don’t slip now

puddles of water

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Share Your World 2-25-19


Share Your World 2-25-19

Rules from the originating poster above:

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW  post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
  4.  Ping-backs are activated and are working well.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.

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Questions:

What, in your opinion, is the point to life? To be kind and honest to everyone.

What was your most recent lie?  You don’t have to get really specific obviously. I try not to lie in any form, but that doesn’t mean I am perfect either. Occasionally I have to tell a white lie to a neighbor who never leaves me alone.

What country do you consider the strangest?   (it’s all In fun folks, ALL countries may seem strange to outsiders) Only other country I have been in is the Bahamas. The cost of food was outrageous. Lucky we had food included in our package.

What’s your funniest story involving a car? When I was a very young girl my dad was trying to get to my grandmom’s for Christmas. It was snowing very bad and we had stopped at the grocery store. Dad asked if he could back up (was it clear?) Mom said yes it was. The next thing I remember is the car starting and then suddenly stopping. There was a light standard in the lot my mom did not see. As a kid it was funny. Mom and Dad weren’t laughing. 


GRATITUDE

Do you have something you’re very thankful for or that showed immense kindness toward yourself or someone? I have a best friend that I found late in life, but she’s everything you could ask for in a friend. 

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #242 Scream&Feather


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #242 Scream&Feather

 

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

pleasant drive, a bump

scream, bloody feathers follow

floating to the ground

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

The Weekly Smile 2/25/2019 #weeklysmile


The Weekly Smile 2/25/2019 #weeklysmile

Ok this week I actually smiled as I got cable tv and internet WiFi instead of using my hotspot on my Iphone. I can watch my favorite shows again and at a proper speed instead of the slow speed of the hotspot after using my allowed time.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Trent’s Rules

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones 🙂

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! 🙂

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“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”