Wood whacker (NaPoWriMo day thirteen)

They come and strip
The tiny dragon
Cuts into the mighty tree.
Chop, chop
The wood whackers take
The homes of the creatures
The mansions of the fliers
The tree top falls
Crashing the earth
The sound heard
By the worms below the earth
Rain crawlers twisted in roots exposed
Buzz buzz
The dragon slices
Mosquito hum
The woods beyond,
A fire warm
This long winter come
The cabin dwellers
Will give thanks tomorrow
For the hard work
Of the wood whackers today.

Our optional prompt for today is to write a poem that contains at least one kenning. Kennings were metaphorical phrases developed in Nordic sagas. At their simplest, they generally consist of two nouns joined together, which imaginatively describe or name a third thing. The phrase “whale road,” for example, could be used instead of “sea” or “ocean,” and “sky candle” could be used for “sun.” The kennings used in Nordic sagas eventually got so complex that you basically needed a decoder-ring to figure them out. And Vikings being Vikings, there tended to be an awful lot of kennings for swords, warriors, ships, and gold. But at their best, they are suprising and evocative. I hope you have fun trying to invent your own. Happy writing!

Liebster award ( one of four)

I have been very remiss In accepting these awards as they take quite awhile to accept and for the first two months of blogging, I wasn’t quite sure of how to link in a blog, and as you will see, when I comment on your about page, still can’t link this actual post. What can I say, I am not a techno person and an iPad isn’t very user friendly but I told sleepy kitten last week I would get to hers in short order so here goes. My adorable gravitar friend nominated me and her blog is the cats ass…smiles..
I was awarded the Liebster award which I am told is generally given to people who have less than 200 followers. Some blogs I cannot see how many followers there are so will have to try and pick. This award has had several rules, from fourteen new nominees and this one had five, which I might add made my fingers very happy. So I have to choose five blogs to nominate and pose eleven questions for them to answer.
Oh, and you have to go to their about page and pass the baton (the nomination)
The five nominees I am awarding this to are as follows:


my answers from sleepy kittens questions are as follows;

Of all your worldly possessions, what is the most most sentimental, most dear to your heart item that you could never part with?
I think if my house were burning, I would grab my iPad as it has all of my photos and writing, I have a lot of things I love but like life, when you’re gone you can’t take anything with you so I am more attached to my love and pets, irreplaceable .

What is your favourite quote and by whom? Hmmm, not sure who said it but “to be happy, just be”
What is your favourite childhood song and why?
Elvis burning love! because my mom would shake her hips and laugh. Laughter is good.

What is your favourite post that you have written? (Please provide link!)
This is fun, I do not have a favorite because the way I write, once I hit publish it is out of my mind. You could show me a poem I wrote a month ago and I wouldn’t recall it.

If you were to write the story of your life, what might be the title?
the eternal quest for what is it all about( and do I have to come back and do it again till I get it right?)

What’s a song you would choose for your “theme song”?
Isn’t life strange- The Moody Blues

What is the most interesting or inspirational discovery you have made in your life so far?
That the hardest thing to do is to just let it go and that everything has a time and place,history is written already but we don’t know it, things will happen and it is a part of what makes us who we are. We cannot be defined by life, we need to make our beautiful mark on it.

Define beauty. A pure soul.

Do you believe in fate? No, everything is written in the stars, we are a part of a universal whole.

What is the philosophy or mission behind your blog? To empty my head of the words and hope that someone my actually find something worthy in them.

What makes you laugh? My dogs playing with abandon and running like the wind around the yard.

I will bestow upon my nominees the same questions as they were quite fun and worthy.

Framed light

Midnight hour
Sleepless I sit
Scanning words
Wishing for tiredness
To cover me like a
Soft blanket.
I hear my first spring peeper
After a warm sunny day
As the rain falls quietly
And the thunder rolls
In distance.
I fall back to sleep
Lulled by natures sounds
And wake to find
A beauty
Framed for my selfish pleasure,
For a moment it is mine
Till it slips away
And I sigh,
But I have it here
Captured in my memory.
My morning light
This serene Sunday morning
Peaceful gift of universe.