All it takes to write in a Blog
Is a Writer who is a Blogger
and a Reader who reads Blogs.
If someone is reading that Blog
–even if the blog is about nothing–
then all the components are there:
the Blogger blogs,
and the Reader reads.
And IF he is reading,
and she is blogging,
then there is a connection…
a piece of her mind
–for good or for bad–
is read and ingested
and taken to heart
.So what if the Post is about Nothing?
If its being read… someone is interested,
this is obvious right from the start.
The Key to blogging may be
not so much clever phrases
or figures of speech
as simply a communication.
So, if a blog is about Something
then it can’t be about Nothing.
What does that all mean?
If one is blogging…
well, they are blogging.
and if Reading?
Thank you for reading along!
suddenly the dam holding my attempts at poetry in abeyance has broken. Praise be! This was an especially long slump, and it probably won’t be my last, but I’m SO glad its over. I have not even had my camera out except for ebay work—which means no autumn trees, no flowers, not even any cat pictures.
Here’s one I wrote a while back…just waiting for the light of day.
My Muse has left me
she’s taking a break,
a well-deserved furlough
for both of our sakes.
She works night and day,
inspires me and prompts
with clever ideas
and turns of phrases.
Without her I stumble
stammer, or mumble
of uninspired chatter.
poignant and pointed
and perfectly phrased
trite and trivial
droll or drivel…
patronizing or haughty
sometimes a bit naughty
dramatic or dull
inappropriate or inane
flowery prose, tortured phrases
along side ravings that make me seem crazed
or things that perhaps would be better unsaid—
I’m just so happy when my Muse is not Dead!
© Sometimes, 2016
Desert Dew Drops
Discover Basins for Drinking water
Destiny provides portals for refuge
Designed to hold
© Sometimes, 2016
I got a nice note from WordPress yesterday:
On Sunday October 2 you surpassed your previous
record of “most likes in one day” for your posts
on Sometimes. This is pretty awesome, well done!
Current Record— 101
Old Record— 100
Then later on yesterday I had another message from WordPress:
Your blog, Sometimes, appears to be getting
more traffic than usual!
31 hourly views
Hourly views on average — 0
A Spike in your Stats!
To date — October 3, 2016 I have had on my blog —
Here is something I wrote last week…sort of a poem/prayer…when I could not find a book that I had sold, and knew I had in my inventory. My inventory has nearly two thousand books, all shelved in numerical order. In theory, if I am looking for book number 452, it should be right there on the shelf between #451, and #453. How easy is that? The volume is always there….unless its not. If it’s not, I undertake a frantic and massive search, and usually it turns up misplaced, behind other books on the shelf, in over-sized spaces, or having lost its number sticker.
I’ve blogged about this before…bragging (sort of) about my great system, which is basically fool-proof. I am dedicated to filling orders from Amazon, and all my other venues, rapidly—most orders go out the same day they are received. I am paranoid about maintaining my 100% performance rate, as the competition is fierce. The description wording must be precise, and I always mention every little bend, pencil mark, dog-ear…in great detail. If I say the book is “good” it is usually “very good” or better.
Without further ado, here is my account of my latest fiasco….which in the end turned out well, the book was located and shipped on time. However…it was missing for a whole day and a half, and I was beginning to panic. So I did what many self-respecting bloggers would do in my situation—write a poem.
Book Inventory is nice
in numerical order
instead of by price
or subject, size or color.
How hard can it be
to follow the scheme
with consecutive numbers
as the predominant theme.
It must be mischievous Fate
humor sense so gigantic—
it seems that this date
I have lost the Titanic!
A buyer waiting
counts on me for his book
what worries me is how long
the finding it took!
This gorgeous pink Day Lily is one of the “lost” bulbs that have been languishing over by the septic tank for about 15 years. There were about ten plants that we bought back then, and we rarely saw them. Last Fall we decided to replant them in the front flower bed, and they are very thankful!
It is Intriguing to consider
how rhymes live forever
words together, unique…
within each newly phrased combinations.
The same set of letters and characters
in countless configurations
are tools of writers and poets
to bend, redefine, interpret at whim…
rephrased facts of life to express
all of Nature and human emotions!
The creation of whimsy and wit
to capture the essence
of a maiden’s dreams
and a strapping lad’s
thumping heart strings!
O! the possibilities of joy and longing.
Then of Nature’s constant surprises,
sometimes thrilling to the soul
oft times filling hearts and minds
with fear and commotion!
Earth’s Moon alone in words
could fill the thoughts of poets
and … then there’s the Sun!
We…as poets…and writers
need only gather a basket of words
and tweke and crimp and coin new phrases
that express endless variations
in combinations of words.
© Sometimes, 2016
An Orangatan is not an Orange
Oregon is not an Octagon
Olives and Oreos are not of the Same Food Group
Otto and Ollie may be Oligarchs
Oaxaca and Oslo are not Neighbors
Ostriches may or may not have Opinions
An Oxymoron is neither an Ox, nor a Moron
© Sometimes, 2016
acceptance of hasty conclusions
may well be making a mistake–
when we begin to believe
all of the time
© Sometimes. 2016
This is intended as an Elfje, a Dutch 11-word poem. I enjoy experimenting with various poetry forms. Here’s the link: https://simplyelfje.wordpress.com/submissions/
shimmers in anticipation
ignoring late lingering snow
© Sometimes, 2016
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