Photo Challenge #187

Mindlovemisery's Menagerie

Welcome to this week’s Photo Challenge. This is Pat filling in for Neeraj (he’s still, unfortunately, having computer problems). My apologies for missing last week’s prompt, but severe weather meant no connections to anything electronic/power/electricity.

So on to this week.

Here is your image.


Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash

You have a week to think on it, and create -a poem, a short story, some flash fiction, a mood board etc.

Please tag your posts with Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie or MLMM and Photo Challenge. Leave your links (URLS) and ping backs here, as well as with Mr. Linky. Have fun 🙂

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Kitchen

Dutch goes the Photo!

Welcome to Week 82 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

Your takes on last week’s theme of Broken were simply fantastic!  With lots of creativity and plenty of broken objects, hearts and trust, but no broken promises!

It took a bit of searching to come up with a theme for this week; looking for some shiny objects (detours to update Lightroom CC, etc.)… Then I decided to look through unprocessed images from the 2013 Scotland vacation and came across this little gem! Out in the field, there it was!  So let’s make this week’s theme: Kitchen!

I think that many of you have found yourselves in or around a kitchen at some point, and that they may inspire you to a creative image or two!  Be they delicacies in the kitchen, or a showpiece of a kitchen, I’m confident that you’ll have fun presenting something along the kitchen line!

Here’s what…

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Lookin’ Up!


Lillian here, delighted to host today’s Poetics.

I thought today I’d have us all look up. And how better to do that than through a telescope?

In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope, named after Edwin Hubble, was launched to orbit around the earth. Using Wikipedia, let’s get some perspective on the Hubble:

  • It’s as long as a large school bus.
  • It weighs as much as two adult elephants.
  • It travels around the Earth at about 5 miles per second. That’s as fast as driving a car from the East Coast of the United States to the West Coast in 10 minutes!
  • It takes pictures of planets, stars and galaxies. It’s seen stars born and it’s seen stars die. It’s seen galaxies trillions of miles from earth.

When I see photos from the Hubble, it makes me realize how teeny-tiny each one of us is while on this earth, within our…

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Rave Reviews Book Club “Spotlight Author” Michael Lynes

The Writer Next Door | Vashti Q

Hi everyone! I’m a member of a wonderful book club called,Rave Reviews Book Cluband the club president and founder,Nonnie Juleshas thought up many ways for the club to profile, promote and propel its members.  A “Spotlight Author” is selected each month from the many talented members. Today, I am honored to host the November “Spotlight Author”,Michael Lynes.

I will be sharing two beautiful poems written by Michael. Enjoy!


by M. D. Lynes

God….it has begun…again.

White limned scars still pink and smooth mark me, mark my spirit…lamb’s-blood, smeared and dark, cross my lintel.

Passed over-saved I may be, but not healed…no.

Fettered still in the flimsy cage where last I bound it, the hungering demon gibbers and frets. It strains, deathless…sensing my weakness…baleful black orbs rimmed once more with fire…searing and soul wracking.

I am not ready.

Still…my hands know…

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Dakota Dream

Rivers Renewed

100_5547In the middle of the battle I often think of the Dakota.

A dream, in the mountains, horses

approach snorting, pawing the ground

feathers dangle, but their war paint is missing.

At the campfire I ask, “How

did you survive, when so many

have perished?”

A pipe is silently passed from one

to another, as I inhale, the answers dawn

without words, smoke

takes our prayers to heaven,

and peace again stills the heart


within us.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

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