Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem-twinkleless October 1, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:18 am
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Your lips are curled into a jack o’lantern smile

but there is no warmth in your face

because instead of flame behind your eyes,

there is a haunted house.

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Monday Meme in Newfoundland August 18, 2014

Filed under: Monday Meme,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:38 pm
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The return of the Monday Meme!

On Facebook, one of my former students, all grown up and living in Newfoundland, posted this photo of her daughter  that just cries out to be a Monday Meme, and so, with her permission, now it is!

The rules:

  • You use this photo as a prompt for some writing.  Poem, story, memory, it doesn’t matter.
  • Copy the photo onto your site, leaving the text.
  • Link back to this post AND submit your link in the comments below.

Note:

While I post the photo on Mondays, you don’t have to post your writing on Mondays.  You can post whenever you choose.  If you enjoy this one, click ‘Monday Meme’ at right, and respond to any of the old posts.

MondayMeme2014-08-18Alison

 

poem-jaundiced August 16, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:51 pm
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Your photo

sends me back thirty years.

In your place,

I see your old man:

his suspicious eye

pot belly

and bald head.

He was nearly eighty

and always angry.

You hardly look younger

with your belly and baldness,

and you’re wearing

his discontent

like an inherited suit.

It’s ageing you more

than your years are.

 

poem-when July 31, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:41 pm
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It was a moment,

a frozen smile

caught forever.

A photograph

recording you

as I longed for

you to be.

A moment when

happiness pushed

away illness and

illuminated

all our dreams

 

awesome site- Maddie on Stuff July 17, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:52 am
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I have discovered a really lovely website of charming dog photos.  Photographer Theron Humphreys photographs Maddie the Coon Hound in all sorts of places.  She’s a very easy going dog, and his photos have a delightful whimsy about them.  Enjoy!

http://maddieonthings.com/

Oh!  Maddie and Theron also have book!

Well dang! That pretty girl named Maddie is up for preorder over on Amazon 

 

MondayMeme-walk carefully October 21, 2013

Here is a photo meme for you!

“On the edge”

This photo is compliments of Prairie Knutsen from A.Bigger.Picture,Photography.  I have some very talented former students, and this young photographer has delightfully interesting and innovative photos!

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 Your assignment:

1. create a poem, story, or article based on this photo.

2. Post it on your blog.

3. Cut and paste the photo onto your post (leaving the Monday Meme text).

4. Put a link to your post in the comments to this post below so we can visit your blog.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  (I will leave a comment on your blog post itself, rather than posting in response to your link here).

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MondayMeme2013-10-20Praireonboard

 

Monday Meme- 2013-09-09 Red Woods September 9, 2013

Filed under: Monday Meme,Poetry,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:30 pm
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Here is a photo meme for you!

 Your assignment:

1. create a poem, story, or article based on this photo.

2. Post it on your blog.

3. Cut and paste the photo onto your post (leaving the Monday Meme text).

4. Put a link to your post in the comments to this post below so we can visit your blog.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  (I will leave a comment on your blog post itself, rather than posting in response to your link here).

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California Red Woods

 

 
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