#WRITEPHOTO – POISONOUS PLANTS

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Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Okay, so I don’t specifically know that this plant is poisonous, it’s probably fine. I just really liked how vibrant it looked. After getting a dog and then a few years later a toddler, I am amazed at just how many plants are poisonous (to either species). As we inherited a rather beautiful garden from the previous owner, sadly it has meant uprooting a few of the worst offenders and relocating them to safer regions.

So, poisonous plants, tell me your tales.

Poisonous Plants
Poisonous Plants – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows bright pinkish-red trumpet-shaped plants.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • EachThursdayatNoon GMTI will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light…

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Divine Love

A Garret Poet

Divine Love
Form: Rondelet

A special place
Where thoughts echo tomorrow's dreams
A special place
Reflecting time at slower pace
In stillness found in moonlight beams
A heart embraces self- esteem
A special place

To draw her in
Inhale; inspire the freshest air
To draw her in
For a moment, hold her within
Her love divine is always there
With each new breath to feel her care
And draw her in

On silent pond
A distant memory in trance
On silent pond
The space of dreams, all things beyond
Revealed within the spiral dance
If dreams should dare to take the chance
On silent pond

©JGFarmer2010

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A Poets Dream

A Garret Poet

A Poets Dream
Form: Rondelet

The words of love
They echo from a poet's dream
The words of love
Are the divine call from above
That babbles in a forest stream
Destiny found in lunar beam
The words of love

Moments of joy
When a heart accepts all that is
Moments of joy
When eyes linger, a little coy
Caught in a lover's gentle kiss
Before yielding to sensual bliss
Moments of joy

Photo by Nadi Lindsay on Pexels.com

©JGFarmer2009

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A Murderous Rhyme

Another great pen from you, Mason. Nice one

Masons Mind Menagerie

“Who doesn’t love a good murder mystery? Although my special sleuth Holly doesn’t always have to solve a murder, she does enjoy reading about them and uncovering the killer if she can. Here’s a whimsical poetic way to tell a murder.”

I wrote this poem in answer to the following prompts:
FOWC with Fandango  — Dirty
Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge — Quizzical – Riot – Roast

A Murderous Rhyme

It began with a bloody hand print
Gory odours masked by peppermint
Detective Rogers came, bold and brash
Examined the body thrown in the trash

The victim was shamefully young
A stiletto dagger pierced her tongue
Here was a quizzical case
Rogers found the murderer’s trace

Soon the murder hit the front page
A riot erupted through public outrage
Rogers simply followed his clues
The victim’s knowledge cost her deathly dues

For days the detective investigated
Until the murderer was located

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Baby by Allan Kaprow

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Winter Bonfire by Sergei Prokofiev

https://youtu.be/ShdEDIEkB7I Winter Bonfire1950Orchestral Sergei Prokofiev Sergei ProkofievClassicalBorn: 23 April 1891, Sontsivka, UkraineNationality: RussianDied: 5 March 1953, Moscow, Russia Prokofiev was a composer, pianist and conductor. He is considered one of the major composers of the 20th century as the creator of accredited masterpieces across a variety of genres. His works include the ballet Romeo and … Continue reading Winter Bonfire by Sergei Prokofiev

BIRD OF THE WEEK — SOUTHERN SCREAMER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group — PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog

All PLANET EARTH groups supports: Sierra Club* United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) * American Bird Conservancy PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,700 members and over 142,000 photos and videos.  BIRD OF THE WEEK SOUTHERN SCREAMER SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chauna torquata POPULATION: 100,000–1,000,000 individuals. TREND: Stable HABITAT: Freshwater tropical and sub-tropical wetlands, including lakes, marshes, flooded grasslands…BIRD OF … Continue reading BIRD OF THE WEEK — SOUTHERN SCREAMER — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group — PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog

Habanera by Maria Callas

https://youtu.be/EseMHr6VEM0 Habanera1962Opera Maria Callas Maria CallasOperaBorn: 2 December 1923, New York, USANationality: AmericanDied: 16 September 1977, Paris, France Callas was a soprano and one of the most influential opera singers of the 20th century. Critics acclaimed her bel canto technique, dramatic interpretations, and wide-ranging vocals. Ranging from classical opera to bel canto operas Callas’ musical … Continue reading Habanera by Maria Callas

Reanimation by Joan Jonas

Reanimation by Joan Jonas Reanimation2010Media and PerformanceVideo Installation with PerformanceMuseum of Modern Art, New York, USA In ‘Reanimation’ Jonas brings together many of the elements of multi-layered materials and meanings she has explored throughout her work. In spirit holding a mirror to our multi-faceted brains, ‘Reanimation’ comprises of four video screens displaying snow peaks and … Continue reading Reanimation by Joan Jonas

Mirrored 18-Line Sonnet Notes

Structure: Octet, couplet and octetMeter: decasyllabic or pentameterRhyme scheme: abbaabba cc abbaabba Example Ancient Drum by Jez Farmer Across the savannah echo ancient drumThe spirit of nature dancing on grassYet mankind comes invading en masseHe’s taking her beauty and still He comeAcross the plains where the dry grasses humWill this invader e’er run out of … Continue reading Mirrored 18-Line Sonnet Notes

Woman with a Mandolin by Henri Laurens

Woman with a Mandolin by Henri Laurens Woman with a Mandolin1919CubismUnglazed cast earthenwareSmart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, USA A woman with a mandolin was a common theme and subject among the Cubist painters and sculptors. Laurens used a combination of sharp and curved planar units, blurring the boundaries between the female and the … Continue reading Woman with a Mandolin by Henri Laurens

The Origins of Halloween by Silver RavenWolf

Witchcraft and More

Harvest Moon, velvet sky, pumpkins glowing, children laughing, costumes, candy, scary stories—just where did this autumn gaiety begin? Let’s look through those cobwebby corridors of time to unearth the exciting genealogy of the American Celebration we call Halloween!

Nothing is ever as simple as it seems—especially when dealing with history. Too often events and circumstances of our past were written or re-written by people who, for whatever reason, operated under an agenda, or simply wanted history to reflect how it should have been, rather than how it was. How, then, do we determine what is fact and what is fiction? In some cases, we can’t. In other situations, we dig.

The Celts

Many historians feel that the greatest strength in the Celtic people lies in their collective mythos. Wading through the romanticism to find unmodified information can prove a tricky endeavor. The earliest archaeological evidence we have of the Celts…

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War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev

https://youtu.be/p9maRdCdeV8 War and Peace1946Opera Sergei Prokofiev Sergei ProkofievClassicalBorn: 23 April 1891, Sontsivka, UkraineNationality: RussianDied: 5 March 1953, Moscow, Russia Prokofiev was a composer, pianist and conductor. He is considered one of the major composers of the 20th century as the creator of accredited masterpieces across a variety of genres. His works include the ballet Romeo … Continue reading War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev

Self Portrait, Head Between Hands by Claude Cahun

Self Portrait, Head Between Hands by Claude Cahun Self Portrait, Head Between Hands1920Identity Politics, PhotographyPhotographic print A striking photograph, ‘Self-Portrait, Head Between Hands’ depicts how Cahun has transitioned from their childhood and teenage female identity to the gender-neutral persona. A shaved scalp replaces the long hair effectively stripping away the social traditions of the alluring … Continue reading Self Portrait, Head Between Hands by Claude Cahun