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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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It’s another Thankful Thursday – and another chance to talk about how thankful we are here at my house.    Thankful because so far we’re outrunning the virus – doing the right things to keep all of us and each other safe.    My Mom had a regular checkup yesterday and her doctor told her that our County is doing REALLY WELL with doing the right things…..I think that’s what Mom and Dad would say based on what they see when they are doing the grocery shopping every Sunday……..and the rare occasion they go to WalMart for stuff they can’t get at the grocery.   People are very conscious about giving each other the proper space AND everyone is wearing a mask.

I’m also of course super thankful that Angel Sammy is with me 24/7 and watching out for us.    I just KNOW he is.    He’s also continuing to write to me every week with his poem and photo for next Poetic Thursday.    He said ALL the Angels are working overtime to keep their “on Earth” families safe.

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Happy Thursday Poetry Lovers!

You might notice a difference in our Poetry Corner poster………….Teddy told me that I should be proud of my wings and halo as an Angel so instead of hiding them I’m letting it all hang out!   

Hope you’ve all had a good week since we met here last.    I know you are all being super careful these days – we Angels are proud of you.   Keep up the good work.     Also I hope you  keep participating in our poetry get-togethers every week.     Just to remind you, below is the photo that I gave you to use for this week’s poem.    Did you write one?    Great – let us know in comments that you did and give us a link.    We want to read what you wrote!   Before I show you my poem, I wanted to give you the meaning of the word Geisha – which is what this beautiful woman in the painting is:

geisha is a traditional Japanese entertainer. Often confused with a courtesan, or a prostitute, geisha instead are known for their distinct make-up and attire, their elegant and graceful dance, and their demure conversation. Evolving in the mid-eighteenth century, from the pleasure houses of Japan where courtesans would entertain the samurai, the first geisha were actually men, who entertained the guests with drums and music. However, the men were gradually replaced with female dancers, referred to as geiko, who proved much more successful and popular. The term geiko is still used to refer to senior geisha who have passed all their exams; junior geisha still in training are called maiko.

“Graceful Beauty”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©July 8, 2020

 

Lovely lady so talented and bright

Won’t you entertain us this magical night?

Songs, dance and tradition light up your smile

How graceful and pleasant to have you with us for a while.

The ancient art of the Geisha is giving way to modern ways

But we hope the gentle beauty of Japan will always stay.

 

I love the colors in this painting of a Geisha.    The bright cherry blossoms and incredible colors are wonderful accompaniments to the dance of this traditional entertainer and just make her “pop” with personality.    She looks like she’s enjoying herself – which means those she entertains will enjoy watching her and having her company.    

Now for next week’s photo…………..hope you will enjoy working with this one too!    I love Norman Rockwell paintings – they SAY SO MUCH……..what do you think is going on in the minds of the three in this photo???   Will make for fun poetry.

So I’ll see you next week – stay very safe and stay strong……………………..

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

Love forever, Angel Sammy

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So wonderful to hear from you Angel Sammy………………..I’ll see you in my dreams!!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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It’s Thursday again – seems like just yesterday we had one of those doesn’t it?   Thursdays are coming around quickly these days but then most days are a blur.    I know we will all be glad when the virus is not “driving” our schedules and feelings.     I will be MORE than thankful for that when it happens.     Meanwhile I’m staying very thankful for the fact my Mom and Dad are healthy and doing all the things they need to do to STAY that way.

I got Angel Sammy’s post in time to share with you – those of you who are fans of poetry hopefully enjoy spending some time on Thursdays sharing your poems and reading other poetry from other friends – we sure do!    Here’s Sammy’s poem AND a new photo for inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we meet again!

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Hello from the Bridge poetry fans!    

Here we are again on a Thursday – I hope you’ve written a poem inspired by the photo I gave you last week……………it’s a sweet photo really – a little plant taken root in a crack – surviving in what might not be the best of places!      Here’s the photo followed by my poem to go with the image:

“Hope”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©July 1, 2020

 

A tiny plant thrives in an unlikely place

Yet I see happiness in his upturned face

Fern like foliage and blossom of yellow

I see great persistence in the stem of this fellow!

The dirt under the pavement is enough to survive

As long as nothing crushes it, it might stay alive

It’s surroundings most certainly are quite crude

But you’ve got to admit – it’s got GREAT attitude !

 

 

That little flower sure has a lot of challenges ahead………..but don’t we all?    We get through a lot in life if we just BELIEVE WE CAN.    

So did you write a poem this week?   If you did please let us know in the comments – you can give us your link or even write your poem in the comment box!     Share – let us know you had fun with this photo inspiration.    I enjoy finding photo inspiration for all of us – and I do hope you enjoy giving writing poetry a try.    Here’s the photo for NEXT Thursday:

Beautiful colors…………………almost magical………….what does this photo make you think of?    How does it make you feel and what do YOU see in it?    Share all of that with us NEXT week when we get together again!!

Until then – keep safe – take care of yourselves…………………………..and be KIND to one another……………….please.

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

Love forever, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy………………I sure did like your poem this week.    Reminds me to STAY STRONG and keep watching out for Mom and Dad to make sure they stay STRONG like that little yellow flower!

Hugs to everyone, Teddy

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Ahhhh…..another Thankful Thursday is here.   Thanks Brian for hosting this Hop – we are enjoying keeping up in these crazy times with our friends and hearing what they are thankful for.    If you’d like to join in please do – click his badge and link up with us.    We continue to be very thankful that we’re healthy and we hope and pray all of you are too.    We’re also thankful that we are getting a break from the heat – we have rain in our forecast for almost the whole NEXT WEEK!    Not a LOT of rain but rain nonetheless.   Enough to keep the green stuff out in the yard GREEN anyway.

We’re also thankful Angel Sammy – who we miss more than ever – got his Poetic Thursday email through the gathering clouds in time to be part of our post today.    Ready to see what he had to say?

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Good Morning Poetic Friends!

Time for us to share poetry.    If you don’t know by now, every Thursday I transmit to my brother from the Rainbow Bridge, a message AND a poem I’ve written inspired by a photo that I thought might be fun for ALL of us to write poetry about.     You have a whole week to write a poem and share it here.    It’s fun – give it a try!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week, followed by my poem……………..I found this magical photo a FUN one to use as inspiration for my poem and I hope you did too.

“Decisions”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell        ©June 17, 2020

 

Down life’s path we wander along

Hearts full of sadness or full of song

Decisions we make as our journey unfolds

Bring joy or pain or surprises untold

You reach a crossroad and wonder which way to go

Take the easy road that’s light or the darker way that’s slow

Challenges make us stronger and our spirits hunger for change

Do we grab the first chance that comes along or go for the long range?

When all is said and done and our lives are at their close

Will we look back at our life’s journey at the pathways that we chose?

 

 

Oh I suspect we will all do a little soul searching when our time comes…………or maybe even along the way of our lives.    The photo we gave you this week has a million different scenarios that come to mind when you examine it closely.    I hope you took some time to write a poem about what you SAW in this photo.   It’s a DEEP photo in many ways.     There are so many messages in it that it’s almost mind boggling.    The more you look – the more you see.     That’s JUST the way life is – the more you look the more you see and the wider your life experience will be!

That’s enough philosophy for the day………how about taking a look at next week’s photo?     This photo was sent in by a wonderful friend and she’d seen it online and thought “that’s a GREAT photo for a poem” – I think she is absolutely right.     Have fun with this one…………..

Isn’t this beautiful?    What do you see?    

Now I want to ask you for a favor…………please follow the guidelines that you on Earth have been given to avoid getting the virus – it’s important – your family needs you, your WORLD needs you and it’s a small price to pay to continue your life isn’t it?     Don’t be impatient – things will change – they already ARE changing.     All of us Angels at the Rainbow Bridge are hoping you will not be in a big hurry to leave your life there.    We’ll be waiting for you so be joyful, love life, and most of all BE CAREFUL!

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

Love and Light………..Angel Sammy

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Gosh Angel Sammy – thanks for the poem AND the advice!    We hope our humans will pay attention…………..we need them to be HERE with us !!   I miss you!

Love, Teddy

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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YAY – Thursday is here and time to share our thankfuls for the week – if you’d like to join us – click the badge above and link up…………………..it’s also Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday but that’s later…………..for now, I will repeat what I’ve been thankful for since the beginning of this roller coaster of a virus.    So far, Mom, Dad and I are healthy.   Mom and Dad are doing all the things we’ve been told they need to do to stay safe.   Hopefully they WILL stay safe and so will you!    We’ve seen people gathering in huge crowds and wondered “what are they thinking??”………….but everyone has a mind of their own and will do what they want.   My Mom and Dad are doing what seems to be the SAFEST.   They aren’t in a hurry to see Angel Sammy until “it’s TIME” to.

Speaking of Angel Sammy here’s his email which I received this morning from his laptop at the Rainbow Bridge………

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Hello Poetic Friends……glad to spend a little time with you today!

We’ll share poetry – whatever you wrote with last week’s photo as inspiration – please let us know if you wrote a poem and give us your link so we can read it.    I keep hoping more of you who visit will DIVE IN the poetry pool and write a poem….might be for the first time – or not – but give it a try.   I bet you will be VERY PROUD of yourself and I know I will be proud of you too.

We angels have been keeping watch over all of you – it’s hard for us to see the confusion down there with rules and what humankind is willing to do to keep themselves safe as well as who has decided to just pretend it’s not happening and instead carry on as usual.    Our fear for you is that this virus will roar back like a lion………we hope not!    But please do take care of yourselves – the Bridge is a beautiful place but don’t be in a BIG HURRY to get here!   OK?   OK!  Now let’s do some poetry.

Here’s the photo I gave you to write a poem about last week……………followed by MY poem.  

“No Thanks!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©May 27, 2020

 

Some people long to touch the sky

Living like birds in trees on high

Buying a home on the 50th floor

Would certainly cause my heart rate to soar!

Cats like heights but this is a bit much

I like my paws on green grass with a gentle touch

Concrete and glass soaring high up in the air

Eye to eye with passengers in planes I’m sure they would stare!

There’s something to be said for having a view

But I just wouldn’t feel SAFE above Floor #2 !!

 

HAHA………….well maybe a little higher than the second floor but not that much – Mom and I talked about it and decided maybe as high as the 15th floor but no higher.    She’s been a lot higher in a hotel room with one of these see thru balconies and she thought it wouldn’t bother her to be out on it but it was (her words) “JUST TOO WEIRD”.     Well I guess we all have our limitations right?

Now here’s your photo for next week – you have a whole week to craft a poem to share based on this photo so start thinking now!    

I love this photo………..you know when I’m looking for photos for our poetic fun there are SO many photos to choose from no matter what I THINK I have in mind – the “right one” always surprises me when I see it.  I know instantly it’s the one.     Well that happened today.    I hope you have fun with this one – I have tons of ideas already!

If you wrote  a poem for the photo from last week – please let us know and give us your link OR write it out in our comments – we want to know where your imagination took you……….and we’ll be anxious to see NEXT week how THIS photo inspires you.

Meanwhile please continue to stay safe………….do what the experts are telling you that you NEED to do to remain safe……………it’s not worth the risk……………….

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

 

Love and Light, Angel Sammy

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Thank you for visiting all of us again this week Angel Sammy.    I think everyone enjoys reading your poetry and seeing you – I know I certainly do!!!!

Hugs and love, Teddy

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Goodness is it Thursday already?    Fast week huh?    Well when you do the same thing day after day you lose track of days too but it seems like YESTERDAY we were here being thankful.   In fact, I think all of us are pretty THANKFUL every day if we’re still healthy right?   You can click the badge above and go to Brian’s place to join the Hop if you like.

Also received Angel Sammy’s poetic challenge poem………and if you wrote a poem too – let us know in comments – we wanna read it on your blog or just “write it” in comments!

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Hello My Friends!   Ready to be poetic?

I’ll admit that the photo we shared our poetry for LAST week was a “hard act to follow” but I think the one for this week is just as wonderful in it’s way.    I really do have fun with Mom’s help, in finding photos I think would spark our imaginations so we can write a fun or interesting or pertinent kind of poem – in ANY poetic form.

Here’s the photo I gave you to use for THIS week’s poem – followed by my poem to go with the photo – AND a new photo for NEXT week’s get-together!

“Gondola Nap”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©May 20, 2020

When in Venice you must take a gondola ride

Sharing your vacation photos from there gives you such PRIDE!

Long flights, long days, shopping, walking and eating

Those gondola rides have SUCH comfy seating !

The canals can be noisy with gondoliers singing

Sometimes so loud that your ears will be ringing!

But this pair of tourists won’t remember a thing

“Did we take a ride or just sit at the dock?”

“We must have gone somewhere – just look at the clock!”

“Uhoh the gondolier says he has a surprise for us……

A photo he says we can share on the tour bus!”

The gondolier’s friend handed the couple a photo souvenir

Even though it’s hilarious – it’s a memory so dear!

 

My Mom and Dad’s 30th anniversary is this September – they went to Europe for their honeymoon with Eurrail passes – They planned the cities they wanted to see then had a travel agent make hotel reservations in each city.   It was up to them to catch the trains they needed to get to their destinations.   They began in Rome, then next stop was Venice – and on from there to Lucerne, Paris and London.    My Mom has said that when they walked out of the train station in Venice she had tears in her eyes at the BEAUTY of the city.   The steps to the station took them right down to the canals and every direction she looked, she saw amazing buildings, seemingly floating on the water………a most magical city and one she to this day DREAMS about.    Anyway, she and Dad managed to do a night time gondola ride by candlelight after a wonderful dinner in one of the super restaurants and the gondolier had a BEAUTIFUL voice and serenaded them as he guided them through the canals with love songs.     Sigh.     The couple in this photo will laugh at this photo for YEARS to come – just as my Mom to this day sheds a tear at the photo of her first view of Venice outside the train station preserved in a photo she took.

Now here’s your photo for NEXT Thursday………..have fun writing a poem for this!

If you have problems with heights……..well………..maybe this condo isn’t for you?????

So I’ll see you here next week and we’ll share poems for this photo OK?    OK!   It’s a date!   Meantime stay SAFE and stay HEALTHY……………………….your Angels are here whenever you need us.

 

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

Love to my Family and Friends………forever   

Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy….see you next week…….Love, Teddy