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Mashup: NaPoWriMo, Gratitude Monday

It’s gratitude Monday and It’s CeCe’s birthday.  My gratitude is focused on her today. Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge: Wright a hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second line has two words, and the third line has three words. You can write just one, or chain several together into a longer poem. For example, you could write a hay(na)ku sonnet, like the one that Vince himself wrote back during NaPoWriMo 2012! Gratitude for a Daughter Anticipating: A…

Photo Friday; Little Angels: What Goes Around, Comes Around

My daughter DeeDee made this angel for me when she was nine. Look close.  I still see flecks of gold paint, and a trumpet or scepter in her hand.  Her wings are gone.  Okay, so is her head, just leaving a little nub where the head was.  I don’t see those flaws unless I am looking with a critical eye.  She’s like the Velveteen Rabbit, loved into real.  I see what DeeDee made, almost 30 years ago. I remember putting the angel on top my grandfather clock, a perfect place for her.  She’s been there ever since, keeping watch. This…

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