Day: January 28, 2022

Film Review – West Side Story (2021)

Title – West Side Story (2021) Director – Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park)  Cast – Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, Rita Moreno, Mike Faist Plot – A musical drama exploring the rivalry of New York City street gangs the Jets and the Sharks as a forbidden love between Jet member Tony (Elgort) and the … Continue reading Film Review – West Side Story (2021)

Every book

All those half written, half finished, half-rememberedtales, myths, superstitionsevery unedited, mistyped versionstill cannot tell of those long agowho placed stones in lines and ringswho left solitary huge monoliths scatteredwho carved ditches and linesover landscapes which had different meanings then. All is lost to time Copyright © 2021 Kim Whysall-HammondEvery book

Fundamentally Broken

Yesterday we all heard the announcement that Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring from his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Although Justice Breyer has been a valuable member of the Court for more than 20 years, almost 30, it was the right decision and likely one that, much as I loved her, Justice Ruth Bader … Continue reading Fundamentally Broken

Thoughts on the “Dune” movie (2021)

Note the title of this post does not include the word “review.” This isn’t a review in the typical sense. It’s long and rambling, even by my standards. But I promised Trent Lewin that I would share my thoughts on it when I finally saw it. (You can read Trent’s take here.) So, here goes. … Continue reading Thoughts on the “Dune” movie (2021)

When We Face Ourselves in Daylight

Pieces No. 14, paper collage, 2022 Every human being has the freedom to change at any instant. Viktor Frankl even now an atom in the drowning sun a wilderness on its knees invokes a whisper as if to suggest absurdity is a prelude to happiness a woman underwater is an orchid without wings don’t be … Continue reading When We Face Ourselves in Daylight

Joan McNerney

Olga Subach – Unsplash Dusk Evening is coming… the dawn of nighttime. Summer Solstice Tonight is fragrant with  sweet blooming jasmine. Skyward Galaxies of bugs orbiting around fragrant pine trees. Shut Eye Black and white kitten lying under clothesline in soft circles of sleep. Advice Try to catch the wind. Count the ripples in the … Continue reading Joan McNerney

Sun Lamp Day

Today’s a sun lamp kind of dayGround is whitened, heavens are greySnowflakes dance an icy balletInside I’ll stay, inside I’ll stay The sun lamp heals my gloomy moodNow I won’t sit inside and broodInstead, I’ll cook some comfort foodMy joy renewed, my joy renewed Thanks to my WordPress friend, Mouse, at The Twisting Tail for … Continue reading Sun Lamp Day

five red tulips in a white pot V

I’m revisiting my “five red tulips in a white pot” series to finish it, and in response to Tuesday’s dVerse prompt  “songs of unreason“.  The challenge is to use one of the specified lines from Jim Harrison as an epigraph. I chose:  “After last night’s storm the tulip petals are strewn across the patio where … Continue reading five red tulips in a white pot V

Poetry – Senryū – Trapped Neath Love’s Shadows – A poem by Goff James

A poem inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – ‘Hazy’ View Eugi’s original post Poem Attribution – Goff James – Trapped Neath Love’s Shadows Copyright (c) 2022 Goff James – All Rights Reserved  View more senryū poems by Goff James Thank you for your visit Art Music Photography Poetry QuotationsPoetry – Senryū – Trapped Neath … Continue reading Poetry – Senryū – Trapped Neath Love’s Shadows – A poem by Goff James

How would YOU like it?!

Story continues from yesterday: Run Reflecto Girl, run! Come back tomorrow to find out if Renee gets there in time, or find out now 😀 *********************** The vegan superhero, Reflecto Girl, was created by Violet’s Vegan Comics Violet’s Vegan Comics creates funny, enlightening and sometimes action packed vegan children’s books for readers of all ages. Since … Continue reading How would YOU like it?!

oblivions mist… by Jeff Flesch

Photo by WikiImages, Pixabay oblivions mist… by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributorsites: Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter. words cut from stone, it is your love shown,resplendent and full of life,calling me, it does,twice once before time began to run, like the riversand streams into, them, begun, andagaininthemidstof a tryst we call upon, the heavens to … Continue reading oblivions mist… by Jeff Flesch

For Better or For Worse

desperate dreams spread their gossamer threads across my mind, penetrating and perpetuating visions of grandeur. disgusted, or perhaps disappointed, I cast them far, flung open handed and wide. can’t win for losing, a voice whispers, but I snap my fingers and laugh sarcastically. or is it sardonically. either way, these dreams stole the tears from … Continue reading For Better or For Worse

In-between the gloom

Heavy heartsand ruined daysSunlight sparklesshadowed by hazeAnd yet in-betweenis a glimmer of goldA future so brightthe perfect secret untoldLayers of pristine petalsalign in an exquisite arrayCarpeting our pathshowing us the wayGuiding our footstepsproviding us with hopeA gentle reminderhelping us to cope © 2022 Michelle Cook Photo credit: the gloom