Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2014#21

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Wordo – SunWinks! November 16, 2014: Making It Up

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A wordo is a weirdo
As the word implies
A lexigeek, if you wish

Coining words is his obsession
Coinawordricity, he might say
In a word he’s a wordnerd

When his trick is clever
And he makes it stick
He’ll say he’s made it strick

I wish he’d end his
Babbledegook –babble
Bubble, no more trouble

Now my head’s a-buzz
With wordo’s nerdy words
My poor brain’s a-fuzz

Alas, the time is rife to take a rest
Bid adieu to wordplus nerds
Yearn I do for a wordless nest.

Copyright © 2014 Irina Dimitric

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Lazy Lizard – SunWinks! November 16, 2014: Making It Up

 

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Blue tongue lizard
Lazing in the sun
Motionless for hours
Until the day is done

Teach me please
About your lizardry
To be more like you
Doing absonothing
All day through

Throo-lee-loo
Throo-phee-phoo
Lullabied phee-phoo
By the pan flute from Peru.

Copyright © 2014 Irina Dimitric

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The Jacaranda Symphony 2014

Last year I posted the first Jacaranda Symphony. This year’s symphony has been inspired by two trees only: one on the corner of a street in my neighbourhood and the other in the grounds of St. Luke’s church in Mosman, NSW.

Let the music begin!

Allegro

November Purple Splendour

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Andante

Reveries

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Allegro Vivace

Song of Joy

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Copyright 2014 Irina Dimitric

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SunWinks! November 16, 2014: Making It Up As You Go Along

irinadim:

Come on poets, have some fun this week!

Originally posted on SunWinks!:

 ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogroves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

                   Lewis Carroll

 SunWinksLogoDear SunWinkers:

Neologism. We all do it but nobody wants to talk about it. You’re searching for a word, and you can’t find the one you want, so you make one up. I once had a co-worker who frequently said, “I was flustrated.” I don’t know if he was aware he had made up a word, but to my mind, it’s a brilliant example of a portmanteau word. A portmanteau squishes together two ordinary words to form a third; in the best examples, the new word combines both meanings from each word in a natural “that really ought to be a word” way. (A portmanteau is a suitcase. So you throw two words into a suitcase, give it to your typical baggage…

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Tower of London poppy designer shares feelings

irinadim:

A wonderful tribute for Remembrance Day!

Originally posted on First World War Centenary, 1914-1918:

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Designer Tom Piper, who laid out the Tower of London poppy memorial, has spoken of his surprise and emotion at the public’s response to the artwork.

Emotional moment

He said: ‘It was a wonderful thing to see it finished. I found it very moving. To think one poppy is one life and to see the sheer numbers that are there is still emotionally draining.

‘It’s rather amazing and humbling that it has been taken to heart by the public. It’s allowed people to personally connect with Remembrance Day and the scale of the losses has been brought to people’s attention.’

Thousands of volunteers will now remove the 888,246 poppies, created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and arranged by Piper in the Tower of London’s moat.

Poppies tour the UK

Two elements of the memorial – theWeeping Window cascade of poppies from a window and a group entitled the Wave

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The Sentinel – SunWinks! 9 November 2014: Manifesto (“conversational poetry”)

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The day will soon drown
in the dark indigo;
our tired bodies will rest in slumber.
“Shall we sleep in safety?”

I notice a bird on the roof.

“Are you perchance a guardian angel,
or just a hungry bird,
seeking a tidbit from me
before going to bed?”

My curiosity aroused,
I type ‘magpie’ into Google.

Ha, no mention, not a hint there
about my question.
Well, then, I’ll give it
my own interpretation.
I’ll invoke not only
the art of imagination
but rely on facts
based on association.

“I think you’re a true sentinel,
not just an ordinary bird.
I almost believe this to be true.
After all,
the guardian angel flies
across the sky flapping his wings -
so do you.
And the song you sing
is just like the sweet sound
of the angel’s harp.”

Copyright © 2014 Irina Dimitric

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark or Leaves

These photos were taken in my immediate neighbourhood on Friday 7 November 2014.

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- The maple tree is bare now in late autumn except for this new growth. In general, plants and trees are a bit confused because the winter was very warm.

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-Melaleuca- I’ve never noticed these nuts before.

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- I couldn’t stop taking photos of this gum tree.

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Spotlight on Women’s Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai

irinadim:

Malala Yousafzai , 17, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014!

Originally posted on When Women Inspire:

Activist Malala Yousafzai. Original Photo Source: AK Rockefeller, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Flickr

Malala Yousafzai first came to public attention in 2009 when she wrote a BBC diary about life in Swat Valley in Northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had banned girls from attending school. Her diary chronicled her desire to remain in education and for girls to have the chance to be educated.

She wrote it under a pseudonym, Gul Makai, the name of a heroine from a Pashtun folk tale. Three years later, in 2012, she was shot in the head and neck due to this, after her school bus was boarded by a member of the Taliban. Her recovery process began in Pakistan and continued in England, where she now lives with her family. Today, Malala is 17 years old.

Malala Yousafzai: Awards and Achievements

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