Kyrielle: Yesterdays

Arco's Castle



I wander through this lonely life,
Full of terror and daily strife,
And then I look back in a daze,
Looking for my lost yesterdays.

I ask here does time really flow?
I’m not sure if I really know.
I look upon these passing ways,
Looking for my lost yesterdays.

The Zen master taught with a bow:
“Time is an illusion says Tao.”
I uselessly sharpen my gaze,
Looking for my lost yesterdays.

I looked in the mirror and hey!
My head is now crowned in light grey.
My days pass me by in replays,
Looking for my lost yesterdays.

So if time is an illusion.
Arthritis just a delusion.
I’ll dance and sing in cabarets,
Looking for my lost yesterdays!

Well, I think it’s philosophy,
Not really gerontology,
Far better than writing essays,
Looking for my lost yesterdays.

A rhyme that’s about passing time,
I prefer to ranting on crime.
Illusion or not rot decays,
Looking for my lost yesterdays.

I think right now just for starters,
I’ll ban those government farters!
No past so ’tis a useless phrase:
Looking for my lost yesterdays.

October 13th Prompt: Community Storyboard

The Community Storyboard Prompt: The Stranger

Community Storyboard Prompt: Stranger

The Stranger

some people looked and sniggered
never having seen such a sight
his clothes were so strange
his hair and eyes so different
he walked too stiffly
he talked too loudly
the children, wanted to touch him
the old ladies just gawked
whispered they, as he drove off
in that strange horseless carriage
a dusty but new Land-Rover.

Just a note – June 3, 2013

Carlyle Bridge

Hello world!

This has been a very busy week for me…and here I thought I’d just breeze through the week with nary a hitch.  It was also exciting as I met two interesting artists that live here near me and on Friday we will have a little “happening” which we hope will be an opportunity to join forces to create a spot for young artists in our zone.  The present artistic community is rather monopolized by two groups that effectively keep out original ideas, unless they follow the elders lead…I’ll try to post a couple of pieces in the future and show our progress.

My English conversation meeting are about to close for the summer…so I’ll be speaking even less English than I do now!  For alas dear friends, outside of this blog and my meetings (and o course a Skype call with the family) I rarely use my mother tongue!  I’m organizing a closing pizza dinner with my wonderful group, it’ll be an opportunity to speak English outside a classroom…it should be fun!

This week was rich with comments that I truly appreciated and a few new friends who have joined me here appreciated my reblogs and in fact said one of the reasons they decided to join was because of them.  The pointed used the word “useful”, and here we are talking about the links to blogs like We Drink Because we are Poets, The Daily Prompt,  the new “The Self Publisher” and The Community Storyboard (Where I posted one of my poems this week 😉 ).  They also appreciated those reblogs about how to blog more effectively etc.  I’m happy everyone found my tastes in reblogs useful and entertaining!

Some other’s have commented on my poems and one was very dear to me from Rosemarie it was a simple line commenting my poem Poem: Leo’s question and it went like this: “Very effective medium for the message.”  It doesn’t take much to make me happy, but I love insight.  Rosemarie picked up on something that I appreciated.  When I began blogging there were some things I wanted to say about the world, some relating to my experience some about my ideas…I look back on those posts and I see a lot of words that tend to be stilted and well, verbose, I was writing more in an Italian English way…Italians are very verbose.  I began to write power shorts and flash fiction and Haiku to whittle down and get to essentials…so Rosemarie gave me a precious confirmation that things are going in the right direction for me!

To conclude this part about me let me tell you what I did to catch up on my blogging week’s work.  My e-mails seemed to grow each day as I could not evade the traffic from my subscriptions and notifications about my blog.  The notifications were easy…as I evaded them as soon as they came in, no problem, I eliminated them…but the subscriptions were another matter.  Some I took care of through the reader daily, but others were waiting there for me until Saturday morning when I found I had about 200 to read!  I eliminated the ones I’d gone through in the reader and  then did a two day marathon of reading and commenting what I found interesting. Each night I was drunk with reading and commenting…so my loves, I do what I do when I’m in this state, I got verbose…so if you got a long-winded reply, please know that this is the reason (she blushed and shook her head).


award collage

Now for the awards! Yeah!  Lisa Elskeravid nominated me for the “Liebster Award”. Tusen Takk Lisa!

Shainbird kindly nominated me for “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award”!  I really appreciate that Shainbird, thanks!

I would like to nominate all you readers and commenters for both these awards…you lovely people are hard workers all and I wish you to know how much I appreciate you!  So, if you do awards…feel free to click the links and post the awards on you page in my name…you have been nominated!

Now, there are two awards that really impressed me this weekend.  They are not the usual awards but something very special.

One came to me through MT BLU and it was entitled:  “Who is Bastet and Sekhmet” And here it is:

Wordle from BLUI’m not good at capturing using Screen Cap yet…but the real McCoy can be found on the link to Blu’s post!  I wish to sincerely thank you Blu once again for this beautiful thought!

The other great award came to me from “Baldy” and it is a lovely poem and drawing:  Bastet’s Bridge which nearly left me without words for the happiness it brought me.  Thank you Baldy once again! 😉

Dear friends, these to my mind are awards as are your comments and feedback.  The lovely awards in the blogging world are many and all are appreciated…an award as defined by The Merrian-Webster  on-line dictionary are two…you can reach them through the link 🙂 .

Getting Help

To conclude today’s “Just a Note” I’d like to reflect for a moment on the wonderful opportunity we have to ask for help.

I did a Photographic Challenge last week on background and one of my presentations was of a photo I’d taken of an artist’s work, a sort of installation on a mirror, a failed attempt to as all I got was a lot of background… good for the challenge bad for my photograph attempt!

It occurred to me that with all the great photographers out in blog space that I might as them for assistance! So I wrote another blog entitled “Photography: Help! Need some suggestions!“.   Both Arkside of Thought and Keeping my Eye on the Sparrow answered my appeal! I was very pleased with the result and have some useful suggestions now to work with!

Then I saw a blog by King Midget Ramblings about Wordles, once you make the lovely things how can us use them in a decent size? How can you download them! I’d come up against the same problem a week before, but never thought to do the sensible thing and ask!  The result was that he got many suggestions but Blu gave us the solution to the problem!

Here is my poem Bridge recreated in Wordle (medium size here) and downloaded thanks to Blu!


Conclusion: If in doubt ask, write a blog, send out a message…there are many out there in blog cyberspace who’ve come up against a problem you might have and have already solved it or they will be willing to think about it with you.  So never hesitate to ask.

Well here we begin a new week of blogging and slogging…make it fun, enjoy yourself and have a great week!