Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

detached retinas
cat no longer

tutoring and 
rain and
mixed day

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012

randomly generated haiku:

seagull paws, dragon
rippling image recollects
gleeful passenger

my rewrite:

seagulls dive
rippling images of dragons
with smiling riders

tutoring resumes
quilting continues
rain again
cat in a dog bed
dog in a cat bed

Monday, February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

a most marvelous
magnificent magical
majestic moment
(Written in response to the NaHaiWriMo prompt to write a bad haiku)

108 triangles 
sewn into 54 squares
laid out into
a 6 x 9 grid
winter break ends

Sunday, February 26, 2012

February 25, 2012

yellow dinosaurs
and red kites
a new quilt

material chosen
for a new quilt
pattern picked
chores done
reading and napping

February 26, 2012

zipper snags
winter break

216 triangles
paired and sewn into
108 larger triangles
snow flurries turn into
a sunny day

Friday, February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012

xylem and phloem
up and down goes
the yo-yo

four quilts
therapy session
running errands
a long nap

Thursday, February 23, 2012

February 23, 2012

a moth
circles the lamp
the cats wig out

four quilts
pinned, quilted,
squared and half-bound
new water heater installed
most productive day

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February 22, 2012

fierce winds
a cat sleeps atop
the heat vent

four quilt backs sewn
binding made ready
teaching bridge
weekly vet visit
unrelenting winds

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012

four day pass
music everywhere

piecing two
quilt tops
reading napping
winds howl
dog shakes

Monday, February 20, 2012

February 20, 2012

scrambling over talus
uphill and down
100 mile trail run

a quilt top pieced
new trees planted
one book finished
another begun
rain returns

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February 19, 2012

shoveling snow
in Birkis and short pj’s
a crow caws

sewing machine
foot pedal
dog helps quilt
writing and reading
around a nice nap

Wordle 44

Restless and unable to sleep
I wander through the house,
clutching a smudgy and scorched
piece of paper, with faint words
I know too well.
Heading out into the woods,
I go where I have gone 
so many times before.
A train whistle echoes in the distance
as I climb the path.
Suddenly losing my balance 
I slide downwards
through bizarre shadowy places
filled with ghosts.
I grab branches as if they were straps
and haul myself upright.
I am covered in sores and
mud seeps in everywhere.
I hear a loud buzzing sound--my alarm! 
Awakening, I realize it was all a dream.
I am safe, nestled in my bed.

This poem uses this week's Baker's Dozen words (smudgy, nestled, ghosts, shadowy, straps, bizarre, whistle, know, balance, restless, seeps, sores, scorched) for Wordle 44 from The Sunday Whirl.

Six Word Saturday

Day of solitude recharges my batteries

Ok, just found out about this site where you can describe your Saturday in six words and I'm a bit late this week, but there it is.  See the button on the right if you want to do this yourself.  Anyway, this does describe my lovely Saturday where the weather outside was foul but inside it was warm and comfy and I got a lot done at my own slow puttering pace.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

February 18, 2012

the wind
rattles the front door
three cats sleep

chores done
haiku submitted
blog posts written
afternoon spent
reading and napping

Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17, 2012

an endless
queue of raindrops
winter break begins

and errands
well stocked pantry 
last student before
winter break

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012

pools of green
shining in a sea
of black fur

end of the week
arrives at last
meetings, errands,
tutoring, and vet visit
quiet evening

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

February 14, 2012

a slug
crosses a hellebore
Valentine hug

day starts and ends
with hot tub soaks
tutoring, reading, napping
good friend’s visit
in between

Monday, February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012

reflecting the sunrise
a dog barks

hot tub swap
new dwarf conifers
cabinet doors
off to be painted
student stops by

Sunday, February 12, 2012

February 12, 2012

cats watching
front loader spin
pouring rain

piecing squares
laying out
four new quilts
writing new posts
reading and napping

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11, 2012

quilt squares
fresh olive bread

turning small squares
into larger squares
reading Terry Prachett
long nap
peaceful day

Friday, February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012

night walk
to the hot tub
a snail

morning appointment
and errands
olive bread for lunch
fading fast
after long week

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012

nearly iceless
cyclamen blooms

end of a long week
sister visits
tutoring here and there
great news from vet
fog rolls in

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February 8, 2012

student’s hat
filled with buttons
geometry lesson

tutoring and teaching
cataloguing books
vet catches shy cat
at a good vet home visit
long fruitful day

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February 7, 2012

the mother
I never knew
a bee in the hellebore

quieter day
student link tutoring
reading and napping
geometry tutored
household chores

Monday, February 6, 2012

February 6, 2012

in the kitchen window
full moon

friend takes 
me into Seattle
allergy doctor finds
only grass allergy
glorious day

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February 5, 2012

quilt designs
hot tub soak

piecing 3” squares
into 6” squares
four patches
reading and napping
listening to ragtime music 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

February 4, 2012

listening to rags
quilting up a

three dogs
racing downhill chasing

trying out
my new crock pot
piecing lots of 
quilt squares
gorgeous sunny day

Wordle 41

earth born in flames
anguished shocks subside 
serenity arrives as if
through a permeable membrane
many feet crunch
across frozen fields
startling birds
a fresh beginning

Process: I recently discovered a wonderful site The Sunday Whirl where 12 words are given each week in what is termed a wordle and the trick is to write a poem using the words.  I missed several weeks but I have now subscribed to the site so I won't miss any prompts and hopefully I will now write one each week. This is my second attempt at this and it was fun.  I'm not sure what I have here, but here it is nonetheless.

The words for the week are: born, feet earth, flame, anguish, shocks, field, fresh, frozen, serenity, startles, and permeable

Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3, 2012

cleaning closets
sorting stuff
no catfish

morning appointment
lunch with a good friend
household chores
moon shines into
the hot tub

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February 2, 2012

waves of lights
cat sails through
dental surgery

doctor’s appointment
picking up Laoise
tutoring and more

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February 1, 2012

two geometry exams
both perfect
better than an apple

tutoring and
marking exams
teaching bridge
therapy and vet visit
good day