Weekend Writing Prompt #4 – Destiny

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Weekend Writing Prompt #4 – Destiny

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt.

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge.

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.

If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link HERE

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a two sentence story, where one sentence is inspired by the word prompt and the other is inspired the photo prompt.  Ensure that the two sentences read as one story.  Sentences can be of any length.

Poetry Challenge – Write a  haiku on the theme of “Destiny”.

I will continue to write a poem like last week.

Seven lines of thought’s about Destiny for this week. It will have the first letter of each line spelling the word “Destiny” when reading from the beginning to the end.

The theme will tie into the definition of the word.

Some thought’s about the word Destiny

Disappointment happens in everyone’s life, learn to stay on top and be the gold star and flourish to the end.

Eventually, we will find the path that leads us to fulfillment in our life, as long as we don’t give up along the way.

Sew a seed from a thought into the mind and carry it out to the end, no matter how long it takes.

Truly live your dream and remember every individual has a place to fill in the world.

It is that moment of decision that our destiny is shaped forever unless we change the path ourselves.

No one can destroy you unless you let them, the decision is yours and yours alone, live your life your way.

You are the master of your own destiny take control and avoid negative sources, people, places, and habits.

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 46 – Growth & Wisdom

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 46 – Growth & Wisdom

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the words “growth & wisdom” and write a tanka poem.

English tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “growth & wisdom”.

fountain of wisdom
helps to bring personal growth
like the three wise owls
it is the key to treasure
believe in yourself always

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 45 – “dreams & achieved”. Thank you.

Mick E Talbot    He loves peace and writes interesting poetry.

The Bag Lady – A widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

Tucked into a Corner – Sarah is hooked on writing, now she cannot do without it.

KazIs a grandmother raising her two grandchildren, interested in just about anything.

Reena Saxena Founder of ReInventions — Coach, Trainer, Writer and Personal Branding Consultant

StoryTeller Enjoys writing interesting short stories and poetry.

Bronx Beyond Borders – Interesting writer, check her out she may surprise you.

Sammi Scrabbles – Sammi Cox lives in the UK and loves writing, she has a new weekend writing prompt.

D Avery – Shiftnshake is the place to read more of her writing.

Susan Winter Miller – Sue’s Nook, loves writing, homeschooling mom.

There is no deadline here, if you would like to write a Tanka Poem from past weeks please do, I will add them to the appropriate week so readers can read them.

Also, Tweet them on twitter.

Weekend Writing Prompt #3 – Imperfect

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Weekend Writing Prompt #3 – Imperfect

If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link HERE

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt.

Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge.

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.

Here are the writing prompt challenge – Prose Challenge – Write a story in exactly 100 words that are inspired in some way by either the word prompt or the photo prompt.

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of at least ten lines, where every other line contains the word “imperfect” or one of its synonyms.

I will continue to write a poem like a did last week.

A nine-line story this week, it will have the first letter of each line spelling the word “imperfect” when reading from the beginning to the end.

The theme will tie into the definition of the word

Tree Stump – Sad it was once a tree now an Imperfect site

I admire the way trees can continue growing for so many years under imperfect conditions.

Manmade and animal tracks around the roots eroding the soil.

Plus mother nature placing torrents of water that flows around the roots.

Eventually telling the story of a sad state of affairs for those deserving trees.

Rather than disturb the roots of the tree with more feet passing by.

Fetch a shovel and cover the roots firmly with fresh enriched soil.

Either that or remove the weeds so small insects like slaters and ants don’t shelter.

Continually chewing and eroding the roots even more.

Tell someone corrects the way those poor trees roots are showing, they will die fighting against the odds.

Quote that goes nicely with my poem about trees

Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground – as they grow roots.
Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty.
But we don’t see the roots.
We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree. Joyce Meyer

Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/trees.html

One Lovely Blogger Award

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I was nominated for the One Lovely Blogger Award.

A huge thank you to Linda at UrbanPoetry2017 for the “One Lovely Blogger Award”.

She is currently composing a Poetry eBook: Bird on a Branch, a very friendly happy lady.

This is the third time I have received this award and I appreciate it, I have had his blog since January 2016, have 1027 followers, have posted 668 articles.

I’m continuing to accept these awards to carry them forward, as there are many new exciting bloggers around, and it is a way for them to meet new blogs and writers.

Rules:

Each nominee must thank the person who nominated them and links their blog in their post. They must include the rules and add the blog award badge as an image.
Must add 7 facts about themselves.
Nominate  (up to) 15 people to do the award!

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John and Elsie Hagley with our youngest great-granddaughter born July 2016
Facts About Me: https://ramblingsofawriter2016.com/2016/01/04/who-iam/

I would like to nominate 15 bloggers who deserve the One Lovely Blogger Award and are new followers to my blog.

https://dreadibekthetattooedpoet.wordpress.com

https://mywindow.blog/

https://kristelalicum.wordpress.com

https://divineardor.wordpress.com/

https://kazshomemadetips.com/

https://indifferentmusing.wordpress.com

https://snehdoshisite.wordpress.com/

https://mywindow.blog/2017

https://ujjwalrealblog.wordpress.com

https://ritamchakrabortyblog.wordpress.com

https://imaydo.wordpress.com

https://alhindermann.wordpress.com/

https://boldchangeablelife.wordpress.com

https://coravandine.wordpress.com/

https://alarakaris.wordpress.com

I’m not imposing anyone of you to write a post but each one of you here truly deserves this beautiful award, I see so many neat blogs as I’m surfing around the blog world, all of you are worthy of this.

All About North Island Kokako NZ

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Exciting News – About the Kokako (bird)

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The Kokako, is coming back to Taranaki, it makes me very happy.

It is nearly 20 years since we seen the Kokako in Taranaki NZ.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has agreed that the Kokako can be reintroduced in Taranaki.

They will be relocated in the Parininihi Forest a 2,000 hectare of land stretching from Whitecliffs near Urenui inland to Mount Messenger.

The birds to be released are descendants of Taranaki, the last Kokako which was named Tamonui, was captured by DOC in 1999 and relocated due to the threat posed by pests, such as rats, stoats and possums, and wild goats.

The North Island Kokako had only 400 pairs in 1999.

Today there are estimated about 1600 hundred pairs of Kokako in the North Island of New Zealand.

Facts about the Kokako

The Kokako has a blue-grey body with a blue wattle, juveniles have pink or lilac wattles.

They are a poor flier and seldom flies more than 100 meters.

The wings of this species are relatively short and rounded.

It prefers to hop and leap from branch to branch on its powerful gray legs.

It does not fly so much as glide and when seen exhibiting this behavior they will generally scramble up tall trees such as rimu and matai before gliding to others nearby.

They have a beautiful, clear, organ-like song. Its call can carry for kilometers. Breeding pairs sing together in a bell-like duet for up to an hour in the early morning.

Their diet consists of leaves, fern fronds, flowers, fruit, and invertebrates.

They laid two-three pinkish-grey eggs in cup nests up trees. Incubation is by the female alone for about 18 days. Both adults feed the nestlings.

Young fledge at 32-37 days old, and so nests are vulnerable to predation for about 7 weeks.

Fledged young usually remain in parents’ territory for a few months, up to a year, and continue to be fed by both parents.

Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 45 – Dreams & Achieved

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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge – Week 45 – Dreams & Achieved

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Simple Guidelines.

Take the words “dreams & achieved” and write a tanka poem.

English tanka poetry consists of five units, usually with the following pattern of    5-7-5-7-7 which is syllables.

You can use the picture above, your own or no picture at all.

Copy and paste the link of your finished tanka in the comments below. I will acknowledge them the following week, also share on social networks.

My tanka poem  – using the words “dreams & achieved”.

dreams can be achieved
maybe carpets will not fly
believe in yourself
take the first steps gracefully
reaching the stars high above

Bloggers that entered “Weekly Tanka Challenge – Week 43 – “reflections & vision”. Thank you.

Mick E Talbot    He loves peace and writes interesting poetry.

Bronx Beyond Borders – Interesting writer, check her out she may surprise you.

The Bag Lady – A widow, handicapped, a constant writer on her blog, loves doing most things.

Kaz – Is a grandmother raising her two grandchildren, interested in just about anything.

StoryTeller Enjoys writing interesting short stories and poetry.

Lynn – A poem in my pocket lady, I enjoy her poetry.

Moondustwritercreates with moon dust and a lot of imagination.

Sammi Scrabbles – Sammi Cox lives in the UK and loves writing, she has a new weekend writing prompt.

Weekend Writing Prompt #2 – Unearth

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Weekend Writing Prompt #2 – Unearth

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.

If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link HERE

Thank you, Sammi Cox, for the prompt.

I will write a story like a did a poem last week.

A seven line story will have the first letter of each line spelling the word “unearth” when reading from the beginning to the end.

The theme will tie into the definition of the word.

Unearth

Under most plantation of trees, someone will make a track disturbing the soil so nothing will grow on it.

Never assume it is manmade, for everything animal or human will wear a path that will be there forever.

Everyone will leave a mark whether it’s a footprint or an echo heard by the spirits watching by.

At some point of a long walk, humans will stop a take rest, or relieve there-selves among the trees.

Resting along the way can lead to boredom causing you to unearth the soil around the trees disturbing the roots.

Trees can tell a tale, have consideration for them, they never asked you to stop by, how many years has that tree taken to grow.

Have love for those living trees, mother earth angels watch over those trees, if you destroy the bark, it will leave a mark.