Spotlight – Promote Yourself Mondays, March 21, 2022 – Hosted by Go Dog Go Café

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Spotlight Poetry – Poems and Writings by Amrita Valan – Posted by Susi Bocks – The Short of It @ I Write Her

I Write Her

The Season Changed

The season changed
Deranged with loss, oh, how I grieved
The season changed.
Spring lambs leapt; blue skies furled white sheets
A cloudy barge carried your hearse
A setting sun shed crimson blood
The season changed.

The lovely moon

The lovely moon
Sent me into, a trance, a swoon
The lovely moon
Whispered gibberish, silver bliss
Made love to me, sly crescent tease
Winked eternal love, blew a kiss
The lovely moon.

The Death Dance

Death floats above my mortal
Cast-off shell
Adieu, life, as I knew it
The spring wells of joy
The pools of tears,
The daily grind
The nighttime fears
I am to hold hands
Dance above my corpse
With the great leveler
In the holiest temple of all
Without body or address
Dwelling outside time
And space
Where when I flatline
Where I go
Is something now I shall

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Spotlight Poetry – A Collection of Poems by Franca Basta — The short of It – Hosted by Susi Bocks @ I Write Her –

Margareta Nemes – Unsplash Peonies The peonies blush, gossiping and basking in sun-kissed harmony. Watermelons Still evenings. Juicy fruit. Slices passed round, Each pip a story. I listen in wonder. Laughter, disbelief, shivers. Friends gather in an inclusive circle. Ice clinks in enamel jugs. Slices of fruit, slices of times gone by. Expectations Yes! Love […]

Franca Basta — I Write Her

Spotlight – Promote Yourself Monday, January 31, 2022 – @ Go Dog Go Café

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Spotlight – Hope Called. Change Came. A poem and Thoughts by Louise Gallagher @ Dare Boldly

Dare Boldly

Hope Calledby Louise Gallagher

Hope called,
hold on, she said.
Don’t let go.
Change, she is a’comin’!

I let go
not wanting hope
or change to come
and turn me around
into their reflections
of a song 
not of my own composing.

Hold on, she said
and I let go
and fell
off the bandwagon
where I found my song
playing between the notes
of a forgotten story
I’d whispered 
to the winds of change
long ago
about being
on the road less travelled
by hope and change
and their compatriots
who would have me
hold on to their coattails
for fear I’d lose my way
on my own.

I let go
and hope rose
and change happened
just the way I wrote it
in my story long ago.

Change is funny.

Take now. The entire world hopes that change will happen fast. For this virus to go away…

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Spotlight – Promote Yourself Monday, January 24, 2022 @ Go Dog Go Café

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Spotlight – deconstructed photos 39 – by ELMEDIAT @ impliedspaces

Implied Spaces

Annotation Notes

After the crowd danced in a frantic fandango, Margrette-Yllaine died of a heart attack. According to interplanetary instructions, his body was placed in a small boat, tied to a lily with one hand, and the last letter in an unknown language covered the Mother-eye. He promised not to be a rain-forest in evening shadows. Then, for a year, he washed the river out into the yard every day – protecting the mouth of the neon radish as it opened to the brazen sea.

Sometimes the size of the weeping flea was ten pastures – there was an empty field where the green and yellow parrot hangs in the cage behind the Doors of January. The wheat sighs when the doors swing open at three. The banjo band repeats itself in the moonlight somewhere, somehow, but this stops with the end of the world’s last tear.

ephemeral dreams,

common…

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Spotlight – Poems about January Winds – A selection of Poetry and Photos by Mark S @ Naturalist Weekly

Naturalist Weekly

January brings colder temperatures and the micro-seasons of Minor Cold(Jan. 06- Jan. 20) and Major Cold (Jan 20-Feb 03). It is also the time when wind chill is frequently mentioned in the weather forecasts.

The wind chill factor is the rate of heat loss from the skin as a result of the wind and cold.  For those math minded people the formula for this is: 

  • Wind chill (ºF) = 35.74 + 0.6215T – 35.75(V^0.16) + 0.4275T(V^0.16)
    • Where: T = Air Temperature (F)
    • V = Wind Speed (mph)
    • ^ = raised to a power (exponential)

For those of us who might not be so math oriented, like myself, the reality of this formula is that as the wind increases, the wind draws away heat from the exposed skin.  This can then result in lower internal body temperatures.(1)  The higher rate of wind chill, the greater the risk of…

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