Saturday, August 27, 2016

FASHION ME YOUR WORDS ~ TO A MEGAFAUNA



I encountered this word [megafauna] only recently while blog hopping, instantly i took a liking to it [megafauna] and said to myself,
i must use this word [megafauna].

So here am i, in the imaginary garden this weekend prompting my new fond real word
megafauna - In terrestrial zoology, megafauna (Ancient Greek mégalo "large" + New Latin fauna "animal") are large or giant animals. The most common thresholds used are weight over 40 kilograms (90 lb) over 44 kilograms (100 lb) or over a metric ton 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb)

So here's what you'll do. Write a poem in no more than 100 words about any megafauna you choose (living or extinct). Form and content is up to you. Word count however is stipulated (100 words)

You may (but don't have to) use the images at the begining of this post as a source of inspiration in fashioning your words to poetry.

One more thing - You must, must have fun, while FASHIONING YOUR WORDS

My video of choice for this weekend


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Little Tiny

I’m thrilled today to introduce my Garden friends to my in-real-life friend and truly lovely songwriter and person BRANDI EDISS. Yay! Brandi moved here just over a year ago and my life--really the whole valley in which we reside--is dramatically improved by Brandi’s presence. She writes and performs super-purty songs and has a tremendous skill for portrait photography, among other talents.

Been thinking about sharing this song "Little Tiny" in the Garden for quite a while and I feel certain that it will receive a warm reception from you all. I can relate to the vulnerability and feelings Brandi bravely sings about here, and I think many of you might as well.

Click around Brandi’s YouTube page for more great and often festive offerings (for example, my favorite of her originals is "This Is My Stupid Boyfriend"). Brandi is working on recording her first CD Bees and Bees and Bees, to be released later this year. Enjoy!



And oh yeah, this is a poetry prompt! Your task today is to be inspired by Brandi’s song to write your own verse on the subject(s) of being and/or feeling alone, building walls, glockenspiels and jingle bells, cliches and replays, or anything else "Little Tiny" brings up for you.

Listen * Be Inspired * Write * Share