Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hump Day Comes Around Again...

" Anger is a short madness. " 
   ~ Horace

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Haiku Heights- September Heights
day #26- P#185-  "paper boat"

Gutter Games

paper boat races
through the muddiest puddles
children splash and play

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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chance, entice, savor

Fall Festival

chance meeting on main
aromas entice the crowds
we savor spice punch

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Few Words to the Wise...

" A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. "
     ~ William Shakespeare 

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Project 365 - A Photo a Day..!..

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Sometimes I just like to share my own words.. 
and sometimes...  I even have a photo to go 
along with them ....

The Thief

three starveling babies
huddle together for warmth
raccoon rolls fresh egg

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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August Night

tangerine leather
cradled the sweet courtesan
a blue moon rises

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Thanks for stopping by today.. I am sadly behind with my blog and though I know this .. I am still struggling to get all my ducks in the same row.. I welcome both comments and followers.. I hope you have a great day!

Monday, August 6, 2012

A "New" Thinking Spot...

" Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself. "
    ~  Plato

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An "Up-Cycled" Thinking Spot

Today I supervised while Dave and Cooper took care of one of the very first projects I ever put on my ...... "someday list".....

When I first moved here I was amazed to find a few flowers had survived being "rented" and with a little love and care they soon began to grow into the huge bushes we have today.. 

Early on I discovered a sweet little spot between some trees on on end of the house.. I am pretty sure that the dogs.. children and other critters used it for a shortcut... but I used it as a secret place to sit alone and think or pray or cry.. sometimes all three.. 

 I have had in mind a simple plank bench between two trees.. a wind chime maybe and a shelf for a candle or tiki torch...  unless you have spent some time here you might never find this little spot in my yard.. Where most of us that live here have spent a little time thinking... 
 Dave thinks about a cold beer.. a day off and trying to keep me happy...
I think about hats... and socks and dolls and the three sister guinea who run around here yelling at us...

I sing for my brothers and sisters and friends and enemies... Kumbaya...

I am sure this is a special spot.. it has granted me peace many times when I has some tall thinking to do.. Dorie has always called it the secret path.. Cooper even up-cycled an old hanging chair into a soft cushion.. and appeared to be about to think himself.. even though most of his "thinking spots" are high in a tree.. So Listen close as you stroll through my yard.. you might catch me singing and thinking.. in my newly up-cycled thinking spot... A Million thanks to the guys for getting a check mark on my "someday" list..and to every visitor.. Thanks for stopping by.. I welcome both Comments and followers.. and I hope you have a great day.. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I Was Never Gone....

" The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. " ~ Aesop

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Project 365 - A photo a day... 

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Acrostics Only- { flashback to May }


Currents pound the shore
Ancient sands shift with the tides
Young turtles emerge

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Sea Side

echoes of distance
hot sands welcome our bare toes
fancy castles fall

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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" The Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time."
  ~ H. P. Lovecraft

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his loudest harangue
had unsettled the fierce
my tirade began

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Thanks for stopping by today.. I have let myself become sadly behind on my blogs.. I am still writing almost every day but for some reason seem to be called away from the computer more and more.. Camera's seem to fall apart in my hands spitting out white photo's that have me screaming "Sunday School Words".. I will strive to do better... I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time to Juggle...

" The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together." ~ William Shakespeare

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Project 365 - A Photo a Day

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Haiku Heights- The April Heights - Day 28 

 - #140 - CLARITY

I See

heartless clarity
thrust upon a Mother's eyes
the butchers clothes burn

Written By; Patricia Sawyer

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Acrostics Only-


rise and fall
your beat
throbs and thumps
hands keep time
measuring life's sweet melodies

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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some fellow the white coats call spade
perceived a great fortune be made
as a new day arose
drew great birds on his toes
escaping the white coats dismayed

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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pan sizzle.. open air
add peppers..garlic..snails.. beware
extra herbs.. boil to a broth
lemon squeeze on rice.. no froth
lots of beans.. hare if you wish
Aha Paella.. a tasty dish

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Haiku My Heart- "spring flowers"

Spring Flowers

verdant vines stretching
lift sweet scents into the air ~
blue birds build a nest

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

One Single Impression #217- verdant

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Haiku Wednesday- conversation


trusting confidence
a conversation prayed ~
darkest clouds relieve

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Tuesday Trifecta - confidence

3 a: a relation of trust or intimacy
b : reliance on another's discretion
c : support especially in a legislative body

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Trying On Some Words...

" If you spend your whole life waiting for the 
storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine."
~ Morris West

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Project 365- a Photo Everyday!

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Acrostics Only- Prompt B: Acrostic Haiku


essence infused
an aromatic sprinkle ~
unscented I drink

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Haiku Heights ~The April Heights - Day 26 -
#138 - MELODY


sweetest melody
sends chimney swifts cavorting~
novices confess

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Where Does My Time Go?

" Stay a child while you can be a child. " 
   ~ Stephen Sondheim

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Project 365- a Photo a Day..! Week 11...

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Haiku My Heart-

The Sands

loud sea gulls circle
high atop the wooden stairs
giggles turn to squeals

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
3-17- 2012
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Acrostics Only- Acrostic Haiku


seasonal syrup
annually rise and fall~
pancakes are cooking

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day!

" Life is a traveling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken. "
- D. H. Lawrence

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Project 365 ~ a Photo a Day

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Today is a special extra day that only comes around every four years.. I had all kinds of things planned to do with my "extra" day.. I started off pretty good.. I was moving furniture around as the extra day rolled in.. but that was tiring and I slept through the earliest hours of my extra day.. jumping out of bed in time to get my photo blog set up before the traveling flock of Guinea Fowl arrived.. I tried to ignore them and write a poem but the only thing I could think of was counting the guinea... there were twelve of them the first day I thought of counting.. they are down to nine today and one of them looks tattered and weary.. he always has the loudest mouth... but today he was all a flutter of wings and some sharp barks as he lagged behind the others.. I don't have a clue who they belong too.. Dave would love to set a trap and lock them all up but I keep saying no.. he swears that if they tear up his garden that will be the end of them... I keep trying to get a good photo of them.. but as soon as I walk outside with my camera.. they take off just as fast as they can waddle.. They are great fliers too..  and by then the telephone started ringing and half of my "extra" day was used up and gone..

And Here I go off on a long tale that would bore some of you to tears..  But I guess you can easily see that all of my best plans have been pushed aside for one thing or the other all day.. I hope you enjoy these poems even though you may have seen them before.. Thanks for stopping by.. I welcome both comments and followers.. Have a great Leap Day!

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The Diet

dainty bites adorn
tantalizing emptied guests
fat me stands haunting

Written By: Patricia Sawyer



salty breeze tickles
highly mellowed man drags board
men in gray suits feast

Written By: Patricia Sawyer



life of harmony
no exception to the rules
stumbling .. I rise

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


The Spirits Whisper

Heavy purple plums glisten
sumptuously tempting
the deep shade inviting
yet the viper wavers not...

Promise of wisdom her lure
she trails the serpents path
climbing and winding.. winded
His promise her greatest desire

figs.. rosy sweetness bursting forth
she ignores.. following mindlessly
jagged rocks and itching vines
surround her.. clinging.. impeding

The beast crawls on
never looking back
trusting that she follows
unwavering into temptations snare

eyes blinded to all treasures
passionate only for knowledge
of all evil.. her goodness set aside
she stumbles to paradise's heart

thunder welcomes her shame
thorns climb.. separating sin
as mankind finally.. knows
all possible Immorality...

And the Spirits whisper...
You poor unfortunate souls

Written By: Patricia Sawyer


the slicing sawgrass sways
paradise to the "gladesmen"
the caterwaul of a panther

Written By; Patricia Sawyer



I listen to troubles
not my own...

I cry for your sorrows
woes begone..

this too shall pass
I pray is true..

for you.. for you
for me.. for you..

darkness fades
you smile in the light..

begone darkness
for me.. not quite..

rings and smiles
you hear in my voice..

for I am me
and I have no choice..

so never think me
just mad or mean

I too have darkness
and no where to lean...

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sometimes I Wish Upon All the Stars...

" Poets wish to profit or to please. " 
   - Horace

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Acrostics Only- Acrostic Haiku


days of love are past
un-done jeans cradle new life
eager babe labors

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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A Gated Limerick

a gal with a very full plate
decided to leave love to fate
she had a ten year plan
and a sexy pool-man
at her house on the hill upstate

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Succinctly Yours Week 44

Succinctly Yours offers a weekly photo and word as inspiration for your micro-fiction. How low can you go? Choose the 140 character or 140 word option. This weeks word is Bluster...

Always more bluster than bully, 
Jack stood quietly while his 
saddle was adjusted.
It was his sister, Jenny, 
that was an ass.

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3 Word Wednesday-  downhill/ freak/ sliver

The Faintest Flicker

sitting across from you 
I struggle to control the beast
inside of me..

I want to scream and yell
that this is not all that there is..

I want to lecture about freaks
and downhill spirals and blessings
that take ballet and learn to play the organ..

but for the life of me I can not choke
the joy that I see in your eyes..
and for just one second .. I too 
caress a sliver of hope...

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

Carry on Tuesday- "Is that all there is?"
Trifecta week #11- Beast- something formidably difficult to control or deal with

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Yes I Heard a Drizzle...

" And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. " 
     ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Quotography- Sadness

" They say it's better to bury
your sadness in a graveyard or
garden that waits for the spring
to wake from its sleep and
burst into green. "

~ Conor Oberst

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Sunday Citar ~ Right Now..  

" With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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carefully folded
she scrubs floors with tattered rags ~
sandalwood smolders

slave to his passions ~ 
beneath her silken sari
burning hatred grows

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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tiptoe through the rain
arms flung wide open ..  eyes smile
all things possible

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Monday, January 16, 2012

A Late Supper...

" Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. "
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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" The pine stays green in winter... 
    wisdom in hardship. " 
         ~ Norman Douglas

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swirling snow welcomes 
twenty ninth day of Winter~
I cover my head

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Beach Babe-

standing on the sand
she lifts her face to the sun
silverfish darts by

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Monday, January 9, 2012

A New Year.. New Adventures...

" Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. " ~ Napoleon Hill

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gibbous moon waxing
winter's wind a lonesome groan~
hot embers beckon

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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