Tigers in the Eye of the Poet – National Poetry Month – April 4 2020

My Post (17) Lisa Tomey’s little poemlette about tigers

Today’s National Poetry Month prompt is all about tigers. Now, this could mean the animal or it could mean someone with a tiger like personality or any reference to tigers in your own kind of way. You might like to write about Richard Parker from Life of Pi 

So, let’s get at it!

If you would like to check out Robert Lee Brewer’s prompt for this day go to Poetic Asides. He always have the best prompts.

Also, check out NaPoWriMo and see what they are featuring.

I would love to see your poems in comments.

Happy Writing!!


Queen of Hearts

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She was queen of hearts
in the center of his life
all he worked for then
and now she is gone away
far from the knight who loves her

Nights turn into days
furthermore to sorrow’s call
and the knight still bows
his queen left for the ever
he had her in his hands and now

He holds her closely
in his heart forever more
and when night comes due
he will always have her near
as she is the midst of him

The queen of hearts left
never more breath in this life
but always in him
as long as he holds her close
her heart will beat free for him

As he lives this life
will she ever come again
only time will tell
but in her presence before
her life’s breath was not in vain

poetry, TTOT

Ten Things of Thankful – April 3 2020

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It’s that time again for TTOT! Let’s get at it!

  1. National Poetry Month – you know I would have to mention this firstly. This is my favorite month for events. It’s a challenge, but a good one to be able to write a poem each day. This year, I am combining what I have done in previous years. I am providing a prompt each day on my blog, plus adding other blogs for prompts. Then, at some point in the day, I post my poem for the day. Here is the link to my post for this day: National Poetry Month  NPM_2020_poster
  2. Spring has sprung! It’s beautiful outside and we have been taking short walks, always paying attention to social distancing and the point here is that hardly anybody else is out, except for the dog walkers and they tend to go to the dog pen.
  3. Grocery Delivery – I decided to give this a try. Since I also get a senior discount for trying it out and it’s time to avoid stores. It arrives tomorrow. I have heard good things, so we will see how it goes. I am feeling guilty for asking someone else to go out, but, at the same time, it provides a job. It’s a real Catch-22.
  4. Allergy meds – I am grateful for allergy meds for this especially polliny time.
  5. 6. Virtual Meetings – I had my first virtual poetry critique meeting this week. It was pretty darn awesome! I like that one of the folks was from Australia. It’s cool to be able to reach across the world. And I was able to get wonderful help with a poem I am wanting to submit for publication. It’s to go in my book, as well.

      7. Dive into Poetry – This is an online poetry group which meets on Facebook. We just             finished up March, but Jena decided to keep it open for April. I am behind, so I am             grateful for this as well as the fact that I get to interact with other poets in there.      Much of what I write in this group does not get published on my blog, saving for publications, since they don’t like pre-published works.

            You can learn more about the classes offered by Jena HERE

8. Virtual Blogging Meetup. The Raleigh NC Bloggers has meetings online, thanks to one of the members putting this together. We meet tomorrow. It’s way cool! We have a large turnout for the live meetings and I hope we grow online.

9. Cary Writing Group – We have met once a month in Cary, but with the current situation this is not happening, but we did do a check-in, so I feel better with knowing how everybody is doing. You grow close in these groups and I like to know how my people are doing.

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Queenly Speaking – National Poetry Month April 3 2020

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 It’s day 3 of National Poetry Month! How’s everybody doing? So, today’s prompt is “Queen.” Let’s see what royally fun poetry we can write with this prompt. It’s going to be royally fun! And if you prefer the queen of hearts, then here’s your chance! Maybe even Queen the rock group. So many possibilities reign here.

Let’s also give our proper respect to the master prompter Robert Lee Brewer and if you would like to participate in his wonderful prompt of this day you can go to Poetic Asides.

And last, but not least, there is NaPoWriMo!

Happy Writing! Be sure to share in the comments!


Barred Owl Facts

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Barred Owls have a rich baritone sound, often heard in southern swamps, calling to each other in the pleasant noises of friendship.

Nightly, hunting and calling is most frequent, but these owls may also be around during the day, especially at dawn and dusk when food may be more likely found.

The Great Horned Owl, being a larger owl and a bit more aggressive, their territory may encourage the Barred Owl’s movement away from open wooded areas.
Mice and small creatures, including squirrels, rabbits, opossums, shrews are fair game to owls; And just in case you didn’t know, they also may eat birds, frogs, salamanders, snakes, lizards, some insects and crayfish, crabs, and fish.

Nesting is established with both male and female, a duet of sorts, sometimes in old nests left by other creatures and perhaps alternating nests with some hawks. Mother owls stay in the nest with the eggs and the male takes care of the female and the young start flight at about 6 weeks old.

Source: Audubon.org

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