Hello Everyone! It’s DOUBLE DAY…….we do Brians’ Thankful Thursday Blog Hop then we do Angel Sammy’s Poetry Day. THANKFULS are always first because they are the most important thing EVER but especially on Thursdays. If you’d like to join the Hop at Brian’s – click the badge above and link up!
Very thankful that my Mom got her booster last Thursday – just a sore arm and that’s that. Dad will get his soon. Happy my Mom and Dad are PROTECTED. I’m also happy that even though our furnace DIED yesterday, it is being repaired tomorrow. I like a cozy house and let’s face it – no heat = chilly! Especially when last night we got down to freezing. What’s saving us is that we have TWO systems in our house……a heat pump for upstairs and the furnace for downstairs. UPSTAIRS WAS FINE! It kept us cozy last night for sleeping but boy was it chilly downstairs this morning. I have a permanent fur coat of course but Mom and Dad are furless. EEEK!
Now let’s move on to Angel Sammy’s Poetry Day. This week he tried something DIFFERENT. It’s “DO YOUR OWN THING” for today – everyone finds their OWN photo (rather than him giving everyone the same photo to work with) and write a poem about your own photo. Should have some cool photos and poems right? Let’s go see!
Happy “DO YOUR OWN THING” Poetry Day!
As you know we’re doing something different this week – you were to find your own photo and write a poem about it. Any photo at all would work and I’m excited to see what all of you have come up with! I did the same thing…….found a photo I like and wrote a poem inspired by it.
Here’s the photo I used for my poem this week:
“A Place To Escape To”
Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell ©November 3, 2021
This is a painting my Mom did a long time ago
It’s in her personal gallery – has not been on show
It’s her escape place – a spot she goes when things just aren’t right
She’s been known to visit her studio to see it in the middle of the night
When she looks at it she imagines she’s in the front porch chair
It’s calm all around, she’s alone with her thoughts without a care
Some people go to their “place” in their head for that calm
For Mom this painting is that same soothing balm
It’s not her best work – she’s the first to admit
But her troubles melt away when on the rocker she does sit………..
First of all, I have shown this photo on ONE SPOILED CAT before…..back in July 2012. I was talking about how much my Mom liked it even back then! So forgive me for using it again for this post. My Mom painted this WAY long ago when she was taking painting lessons – there were a lot of things technically wrong with it – perspective is off for sure – but the FEELING of the painting was what she wanted anyway so the “technicalities” didn’t matter to her heart. It hangs on the wall by the window in her studio and she sees it first thing every day. If she’s worried about something or troubled she can just look at this photo and whatever is wrong simply melts away. Pretty cool huh? Anyway, I have to admit that when I told Mom we were doing this project today with “any photo” she said she knew what photo she’d pick. So I admit – she MIGHT have had something to do with why I picked this!!!
I’m anxious to see what you picked and what you wrote so PLEASE let us know if you wrote a poem for today’s fun – give us the link to your post in our COMMENTS or you can even write your poem there if you like. I hope you had fun with DIFFERENT Poetry Day.
Next week we’re going back to the “usual” and here’s the photo I picked out for all of us to use!
BRRRRRRRR! I think this will inspire all of us and remind us Winter is on the way………..as if we needed reminding! So I’ll see you next week when we’ll get together to share poetry again……..it’s a date!
Love and Light (and no Snow!), Angel Teddy
Angel Sammy I like that photo too…………she STILL visits that painting sometimes just because it takes her away to a good thinking place! Humans do that in different ways – we kitties just go find a snuggy blankie or corner to do our heavy thinking.