Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Little Something Extra . . . Saturday

I attended the final two days of a two-week writer's workshop that was offered through the Salina Public Library.  Quite amazing. . . .  It was taught by Lori Brack.  Small groups of all ages attended the two sessions that I was there.  On the final day, we transferred our writings to long pieces of paper and wrapped the planters in the plaza with our words.  Since there weren't enough poems to fill the ribbons of paper, we added drawings.  
Here are some of the poems and drawings:

I'll be sharing some of the things that I wrote over the next few weeks. Watch for those on "Mondays Poetry Moment".

Friday, July 29, 2011

Post-It Quote/Prompt of the Day

 I was watching The Nightly News with Brian Williams last Friday (July 22) and there was a story about a drought and famine in Africa.  The reporter was talking to a woman in a tent surrounded by many children.  The family was clean, wearing decent clothes, sitting in the shade, looking well hydrated and fed.

The woman was talking about how she was one of the lucky ones.  She had walked  for over a month from her home with her children to get to this refugee camp.  Along the way she had come across children whose mothers had been doing the same thing but the mothers had taken ill and died.  As this woman went along she gathered up these children and brought them along with her.  And she felt she was lucky!  Attitude is everything!

What a daunting task!  Not only had she walked along with her children through a hot, barren, desolate desert, kept her children alive and together for over a month; but then she had gathered up these abandon children she found along the way, shared what little she had with them and got them to safety as well.  The reporter never even got her name!

Quite literally there are stories everywhere.  Imagine- - -how many different perspectives this one story could take on, if I were to write it.  What a wide variety of obstacles and problems would be faced until the climatic end.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Mondays Poetry Moment

A poem should stand on its own
No other imagery  required
What the reader brings to the poem
Life experiences and whatnot
Makes the poem

Why a particular poem touches the heart
Is known only to the soul
A peculiar feeling, smell, taste, touch
Wide angle view from a camera
A snapshot of life
Messages no one else hears

What does the poet hope to convey
Underlying messages are one thing
Loyal reader decides the rest
The twists and turns
Constantly changing in color and hue
The poem comes to life

       A pm

© Lydia Lowe  03-04-2010

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Little Something Extra . . .Saturday

I'm participating in a block of the month on the Internet.  It's "Castles" and you can find it at the following address: aka "Fat Cat Patterns".  This BOM began in May and runs for 10 months.  Here's the second castle I've completed:

June-Castle in the Air

Friday, July 22, 2011

Post-It Quote/Prompt of the Day

Overheard at jury selection:
   "Yes, I know the judge. He airs his dirty laundry with me."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Mondays Poetry Moment


the wait is over
ow! slapping, scratching, itching
mosquitos are back

© Lydia Lowe  7-26-2010

Friday, July 15, 2011

Post-It Quote/Prompt of the Day

I'm currently reading Tina Fey's book, "Bossypants".  Here's a quick joke:
"Two peanuts were walking down the street and one was a salted."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mondays Poetry Moment


I thought I saw
of fall.

I bent down and saw

how curious is that?

I reached out
pluck                                                                           away!

The leaf turned                                               flew

© Lydia Lowe  08/23/2010

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mondays Poetry Moment


an orange balloon
sailed over my house
headed northwest
traveling fast
on an air current
high in the sky
observing a steady flight pattern
strict air traffic control
on its way to some far off destination
only it knows where that is
it made me smile
then a dog began barking
down the street

© Lydia Lowe  07/2010

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Little Something Extra . . . Saturday

I'm participating in a block of the month on the Internet.  It's "Castles" and you can find it at the following address: aka "Fat Cat Patterns".  This BOM began in May and runs for 10 months.  Here's the first castle I've completed:
May - Watercolor Castle

Friday, July 1, 2011

Post-It Quote/Prompt of the Day

"I begin to suspect that the world is divided not only into the happy and the unhappy, but into those who like happiness and those who, odd as it seems, really don't."
— C.S. Lewis