Monthly Archives: November 2014

The First Kiss in the 1950s – SunWinks!: Simile and Friday Writing Essential: Youthful Memories

  In the olden days A girl fifteen, going on sixteen Met a boy seventeen On a summer night Side by side they strolled On the Adriatic coast His bright blue eyes As blue as the sea She could not … Continue reading

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Romancing Tatyana Firsova – Friday Writing Essential, November 21, 2014: Youthful Memories

My Dad’s Youthful Memories   (This is an excerpt from “My Dad, Volunteer in WWI”, a memoir I intend to finish, hopefully, by the end of 2015.) Bogdan Stojić, medical student at Graz University, was conscripted into the Austro-Hungarian Army … Continue reading

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge: 2014#21

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

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 … Continue reading

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

  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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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

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  Dear SunWinkers: Neologism. We all do it but nobody wants…

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Tower of London poppy designer shares feelings

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

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

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 … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist

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