My maternal grandfather served in the Home Guard in WWII. His son, my uncle, ended up in Africa on the front lines with a wrench in his hands instead of a rifle, fixing trucks. My paternal grandfather was accidentally killed in a training exercise by a live bullet that should
All good things must end Haiku week is finished now Thank you for playing! This is the last haiku round up, thanks to everyone who posted them, it's been a blast! I'm leaving town mid-afternoon, so I'll post what I have so far. If
The Mystery Yarn Parcel I won in Jillz August contest arrived last night! Good old Royal Mail! Mystery parcel, Rowan Cotton Chenille yarn, Galaxy chocolate! There was a bar of Galaxy chocolate in the box that did not last the night, also a lovely note, and four balls of yarn
Working on the socks promised for Sehlat's birthday, knitting down the bones. (*) (* Writing Down The Bones by Natalie Goldberg is one of the first books on writing I picked up five years ago, and I still go back to it. I think I'd prefer my novels
Five syllables first, then seven, then five again. Join the haiku week! I'm amazed! Who else can we ensnare for Haiku Week? Look at all these haiku writers! * Norma * Sehlat * Nightmare * Hubby * Kim * Rachel * Mark * Nathania * Marcia * At The Green Frog * Michelle Apologies if I've missed
I dared Norma to try a week of haiku with me. Haiku are snapshots, five syllables on the first line, seven on the second, and five on the last line. They're easier than sonnets, where you have a rhythm pattern as well as a rhyme pattern to follow.
Found an interesting writing assignment on Fragments from Floyd, based on the poem "Where I'm From" by George Ella Lyons. Where I'm from I am from tea cups, from Twinings and tannin. I am from the haunted bathroom, (cold and primrose yellow, feeling dead