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Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday!   It’s HOP time and we have a chance to share all the things we are thankful for this past week.    If you want to Hop along – click the badge above and link to Brian then SHARE!

We had a BIG day yesterday – I was in hiding most of the day while three trucks full of worker bees were here installing a brand new Heat Pump in our attic.    We have a two-system house (whatever that means) and the furnace was fine but heat pump was “shot” (yikes – that does sound bad).    SO, they had to take apart the old one up in the attic then get it down through a little hole in Mom’s office ceiling – then town two flights of stairs and out to their truck.   I guess they were taking it to the HEAT PUMP GRAVEYARD somewhere.    Then they had to bring in the new one and take it up all those stairs and get it into the attic to install it.   They had to redo all the ductwork too because the previous installation had been done wrong.    ANYWAY, bottom line is I had to stay out of the way and I didn’t like the noise.   I had to forego all my usual activities because we’d been INVADED.    My favorite spots weren’t QUIET.    I wasn’t a happy boy.    TODAY I’m HAPPY and I’m very very very very THANKFUL that it’s over and done.     My parents are too.

As always I’m also thankful that Angel Sammy didn’t forget to send me his poem for this week…………and a new photo for us to use for next week’s poetry too!


Hello Poetry Readers and Writers!   Today’s our day to share!

That’s right – today we’ll share with each other our efforts to write a poem about a photo that I give you once a week to study.   You have a whole week to think about it and come up with a poem – short/long, any format – and on Thursdays we SHARE!    Did you write one?   If you did, let us know in comments OK?

Things have been busy at the Bridge.   Not quite as many partings as last month but our Bridge Welcoming Committee is always available and ready to welcome those who are going to rest up before returning for another of their nine lives.     We are like the ultimate B&B !    I had plenty of time to write my poem though so let’s get on with it.    Here’s the photo from LAST week that we all used for our poems this week.    I had a lot of you comment on this photo after I showed it to you – that you loved it and were inspired by it so let’s see what you did with it!!

“A Little Privacy”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      March 13, 2019 ©

The stuffy house party and shuffling servants

Helped to make some present not too observant

So the housekeeper and footman took their leave

A few moments of cool quiet – a valued reprieve

So many ears around in the kitchen and halls

Made conversation stunted listening for footfalls

Outside in the snow there were no distractions

The housekeeper and footman could pursue their attraction

When she became too chilled to continue the walk

They turned to come back and pursued their talk

Agreed upon liaison on their next free day

Would allow them the freedom to follow love’s way.


I really was intrigued by this artwork.    You can look at it closely and see little things that take your imagination down very different paths every time.   The fact the fence is broken on the left side like something fell through it…….the fact she has no gloves on nor a shawl on a snowy walk…….the fact it looks a bit like he has stopped and is beginning to turn around and go back but she appears to be resolutely continuing on.    He looks to be holding something in his hands….or is he?     Fascinating.   Anyway, that’s why sometimes photos like this make for very interesting poetry.  

Now, would you like to see what I’ve found for us to use as inspiration for next week’s Poetry fun?  

Let’s see what we can all come up with for this one………my Mom would say “I wish I could live there”……………….and in fact when she and my Dad were on a trip and took a canal cruise in Amsterdam they saw many houseboats that looked just like this one and she said that THEN too!  

Good luck writing your poem.    Remember, you don’t have to be an accomplished poet to write a poem…….you just have to be able to say what you feel.   Sometimes it’s easier to do that on paper than it is to say it out loud.  

Have a super week everyone……………………we at the Bridge are hoping you do!

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love forever, Angel Sammy


Thank you Angel Sammy.    I like your poem this week and the photo for next week?   I think it would be a ton of fun to live on one of those………..maybe I can talk Mom and Dad into doing that?    No?   You think not?  You’re probably right………..50 years ago they would have though!

Hugs, Teddy




Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday


Happy Thursday everyone!    Time to get thankful “out loud” again with this Blog Hop hosted by our friend Brian’s – we join together to give thanks for our blessings and share and you can do the same if you just click his badge above and join us.

I am not just thankful but overjoyed that we FINALLY got some rain yesterday because we really, truly needed it badly.   The sad thing is we got three inches of it in about an hour which is a whole lot of rain much of which just ran down the yards in waterfalls instead of having a chance to soak in and do some good.  BUT we won’t complain really because it DID help our drought.   There was some serious flooding here and there but you almost can’t tell it happened today as everything is cleaned up and drying out.   I am thankful though – Mom has been having to water porch and deck and shrubs for WEEKS now but yesterday’s rain was most helpful.

Also I’m thankful that in spite of the violent thunderstorm with big lightning it did NOT interfere with Angel Sammy’s wifi connection he uses at the RAINBOW BRIDGE,  allowing him to transmit to ME, his poem for this week.   I look forward to hearing from him every week and I hope you do too.    You know he keeps hoping more of you will give writing a poem to share a try – maybe you will feel like taking a whack at it this next week?   We’ll see if the photo he gives us for inspiration is one you can feel comfy writing a poem about????

Here’s his email from overnight………………..



So glad the storm my little brother had around his house yesterday didn’t keep my email from arriving and grateful he didn’t lose power in his house.   It’s been so hot it would have been uncomfortable with all the heat and humidity if he hadn’t had his A/C.    I’m also grateful that up here at the Bridge we are comfortable ALL THE TIME!

Did you write a poem this week?   I try to find interesting photos for you to use as inspiration and I myself write one based on the photos I find.    It’s fun.   This is the photo I chose for all of us last week to use as inspiration for today.    How does the photo make you feel?  What do you SEE in the photo?   What can you write about that this photo inspires in you?  

Here’s my poem based on the above photo………….

“River Queen”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell       July 18, 2018

Riverboat gamblers in a smoky room

Upright piano player playing a tune

Cigar smoke in layers in a room full of noise

Bartender asking “what will it be for you boys?”

Chorus girls dancing up on the stage

Winners are happy – while losers rage

All of that action in the riverboat saloon

Miss Flossie sitting on a stool singing a tune

Head out on deck for air in the still of the night

Takes your breath away watching the stars – oh what a sight

All the action inside with the yells and the songs

While the River Queen riverboat quietly glides along…………

That was a fun one……….I hope you had fun writing your poem this week.    If you did write one – just make sure and tell us you did in comments here with your link so we can go read it!   You can also write your poem IN our comments to share it.   If you didn’t write one – take a gander at the photo I’ve got for you for NEXT Thursday and see if you might be inspired to write one for NEXT Thursday when we get together again:

Oh I already have an idea what my poem will be titled – it hit me like a ton of bricks when I saw this photo!!   Inspiration is like that sometimes – it’s RIGHT THERE and you don’t even have to think about it.   Not always but sometimes.   

I’ll look forward to seeing you all next week…….C’mon – join me in writing a poem.   You will enjoy it I promise!   Meanwhile, remember, all of us at the Rainbow Bridge whether we’ve been here an hour, a day or years love you and watch out for you 24/7.    We are always WITH YOU.

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Teddy



Thanks Angel Sammy.     I loved this poem.    Of course I love all your poems but this one I think you might have had a bit of inspiration from Cat Scouts – am I right?   I know before I came along Cat Scouts took a trip to the Bayou in New Orleans and did a riverboat ride and stayed in a swamp one night where it was scary – mind if I show some of your old photos?   I still have your photo albums you know!    Everyone might enjoy seeing a couple.    Cat Scouts is TONS of fun and easy to join – if you’re a cat, you should visit and join up!

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WOW……………….anyway, I can see where you got the idea for your poem and your photo this week.     Well, I guess it’s time to put a PERIOD at the end of this post and say thanks to everyone who played along with us on our Thoroughly Poetic Thursday.    Hope to see you next week……………..

Hugs, Teddy