Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 51 – Reblog From Sadje

Our first post for Week 51 post comes to us from Sadje.

As I’ve mentioned before, Sadje always send us top notch poetry or short works of prose for our “Tuesday Prompts.”

This week Sadje provides us with a gut-punching poem on what we’ve become as a “toss aside and throw away” society.

You can check out her entry here.

Thanks Sadje for taking part again this week.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 8.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 50 – Reblog From Tina Stewart Brakebill

Our next post for Week 50 post comes to us from a someone new to the prompt – Tina Stewart Brakebill.

Tina gives us a wonderful haiku about very strong emotions and memories evoked by that special smell that only books sitting on a shelf whether in an old bookstore or in our houses can provide.

You can check out her entry called Memory’s Scent.

Thanks Tina for stopping by and taking part. Hope to see you back real soon.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 8.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 49 – Reblog From Selma(Selma Martin)

Our next Week 49 entry, comes from someone newer to the prompt – Selma(Selma Martin).

Selma since joining us, has provided such wonderful depth and value to our weekly prompts.

Selma’s entry to Week 49, is a wonderful poem dreaming about what might have been and what could be if someone fell in love with the “moss-covered little house.

Her entry is entitled Edge of Sentimentally.

If you do nothing else today on WordPress, be sure you take the time to head over to Selma’s site and give it a look over.

You won’t be disappointed.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled to drop at 7:00 am on Tuesday, May 25.

Thanks for having a look.

.. as always with love ..

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 49 – Reblog From Sadje

Our first post for Week 49 post comes to us from Sadje.

As I’ve mentioned before, Sadje always send us top notch poetry or short works of prose for our “Tuesday Prompts.”

This week Sadje provides us with a wonderful poem on dealing with the vision to see what others can’t see or choose not to see.

You can check out her entry here.

Thanks Sadje for taking part again this week. relate to.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 25.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 48 – Reblog From Sadje

Our first post for Week 48 post comes to us from Sadje.

As I’ve mentioned before, Sadje always send us top notch poetry or short works of prose for our “Tuesday Prompts.”

This week Sadje provides us with a poignant poem on dealing with the feeling of being overwhelmed in life and what one should do when life gets that to that point.

We’ve all been there or are there right now.

You can check out her entry here.

Thanks Sadje for taking part again this week. relate to.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 18.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 47 – Reblog From Selma(Selma Martin)

Our next Week 47 entry, comes from someone brand new to the prompt – Selma(Selma Martin).

We love it when someone new decides to come on board and join us. They always bring a new and exciting flavour to our weekly prompt.

Selma’s entry to Week 47, is part of a larger submission she completed that incorporated several prompts.

Her entry is entitled In Awe With The Place We Call Home.

If you do nothing else today on WordPress, be sure you take the time to head over to Selma’s site and give it a look over.

You won’t be disappointed.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled to drop at 7:00 am on Tuesday, May 18.

Thanks for having a look.

.. as always with love ..

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Thoughts From The Wilderness – Writing Update(kind of)

I will admit right from the “get-go” here, it has been a number of weeks since I last posted any original content of my own to speak of.

I have over the past six months to a year, felt like I’m in some sort of writing wasteland of no inspiration and/or motivation, both often occurring at the same time.

The lack of inspiration often seems to be in direct correlation to my recurring motivation poverty levels. Which at times fluctuate greater than the daily tide differences found in the “Bay of Fundy” in eastern Canada.

A person who I greatly admire for their own strength, courage and perseverance(and who by the way has had great success for a decade and a half in Canadian television) suggested to me, do what you can do; and if your body/mind needs a break – listen to it.

They’ve gave that, most simple advice – twice now. It would appear however, I’m a bit slow learner.

Nevertheless, we keep moving forward. Some days the inspiration and motivation are both there. Other days, they appear to have headed off on vacation together.

The picture above is one Lynn took last fall on the start of the “Western Uplands Backpacking Trail” in Algonquin Park. As simple and yet, as profound as the picture can be interpreted, it’s given me a inspiration to birth a poem at this stage titled, “Follow The Path.”

So, after a week at it, I’m three stanzas and 100 words into the process. A week for 100 words! Just over seven words a day. Not sure if that is good or bad.

At this stage of the process, I only know a couple of things of where I’m headed with this poem:

  • no idea where it will go
  • no idea even where the next verse could go
  • no idea what the end will be
  • the title will likely change(a lot)

There ya go – a writing/poetry update.

Hopefully, we can get a few more words to spill out this week(or even today).

— as always with love —

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 47 – Reblog From Di(pensitivity 101)

Our second poster for Week 47, comes from Di(pensitivity 101).

She gives us a wonderful poem that is both mystical and magical, all in the same breath. After reading the poem, you’ll want to drive there and simply just sit and let the sound of the cascading water cleanse your soul.

You can check out her short story – “Thoughts On A Photo.

Thanks Di for joining us and taking part this week.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 11.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 47 – Reblog From Sadje

Our first post for Week 47 post comes to us from Sadje.

As I’ve mentioned before, Sadje always send us top notch poetry or short works of prose for our “Tuesday Prompts.”

This week Sadje gives us a very timely and urgent message about such a precious resource and what we’re doing or not doing to be good stewards of it.

You can check out her entry here.

Thanks Sadje for taking part again this week. relate to.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 11.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Thoughts From The Wilderness – Poetry

The month of April, has been one that echoes the phrase, “what doesn’t kill ya, makes you stronger” in many respects.

There has been much that has transpired which has been negative or let’s just call it for what it is/was – bad. Like the COVID outbreak at my work.

But, on the other hand, there has been snippets of things that have brought much light into these rather dull and often bleak seeming days.

The first thing that comes to mind is, I received my income tax refund from the government. It showed up in my account, exactly when they said it would. Yea, government of Canada.

The second thing which occurred would most definitely be in the “positive column” is this:

I was pleasantly surprised, okay let’s called it shocked to open a couple of emails one morning to find out my poem The Cabin had been nominated for “Publication of the Month”, while I was nominated under the category of “Author of the Month.” Both of these are for April.

These past number of months, have been a challenge at best when it comes to putting “pen to paper” or “fingers to keys.”

I had a resolution early in the year, to make a great effort to move away from much of my writing(short/long form and poetry) that has had a “dark tone” or a more lighter and positive vibe to it.

I can emphatically declare that it really isn’t working out that way.

So, I guess that’s okay for now.

“The Cabin” as a poem, got birthed out of a “line and wash” watercolour painting I did of of a “old cabin” in the woods.

It had started out as “what memories” might be contained within the walls of an old derelict cabin. At least that was the intention.

It didn’t finished that way.

Again, I guess the poem and the writing process went the direction it was supposed to.

So, a big thanks to the folks at Spillwords Press for the opportunity and support over the past couple of years. It truly means a lot.

— as always with love —

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