Today, apart from including my daily April poem for NaPoWriMo, I also link to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on the subject of Happy. But first Challenge 7: “Write out a list of all of your different layers of identity. … Now divide all of those things into … Continue reading Day seven + CFFC: Happy
Challenge 6: “Write a poem that stretches your comfort zone with line breaks. That could be a poem with very long lines, or very short lines. Or a poem that blends the two.” on the beach finally after months, getting sleepy from still warm sand … Continue reading Day six: Line length
In case you are not a regular around here, this April I’m doing the one-poem-a-day challenge for the first time. Today is Day five. But it’s also a Thursday, which means there will be doors. Not as many but a bit special. Elvis Costello sings … Continue reading Day five: Thursday Doors, 5/4/18: My Dog Sighs
Today two in one: this poem is for NaPoWriMo like every day in April plus for A and I Poetry Challenge. Let’s see what they ask for. Challenge 4: “Write a poem that is about something abstract … but which discusses or describes that abstraction … Continue reading Day four: Depression
Challenge 2: “Write a poem that plays with voice.” This one turned out more dramatic than poetic. Sorry. The voices won over. Just another day in Maremma Girl: That olive tree. Was it always this thick? It’s as if… as if it had eyes. Olive … Continue reading Day two: Drama
I must tell you something before April 1st gets here, or nobody is going to believe it. For some deeply hidden reasons I have signed up for Na/GloPoWriMo which stands for National/Global Poetry Writing Month, which is April, which starts tomorrow. I have promised (to … Continue reading WPC: Rise or set?
This is the first film post on this blog. Just in case you were wondering why there was a Movie in my blog name. First, a story of how that came to be, which I believe I haven’t told yet: In the earlier days of … Continue reading Flash Mexi Movie reviews
Sometimes, rarely, I do what I’m told. If not today, on the first day of spring and World Poetry Day, when then? I love coming across new sources of inspiration, kicks in the behind, reasons to act. One of such is provided on the blog … Continue reading Spring for a cup of poem
Oh do I have a veggie candy for you that is not only out of this world but out of space. There are some things that I cannot understand about America. I won’t get personal and inquire into the stardom of certain Jennifer or two … Continue reading WPC: Out of space, off the chard
Today was a fairy-tale morning in Maremma. Hard to believe but the worlds are becoming one. It started to snow last night around 9 and at 8 am I ventured out in the weak sun to capture what I knew would be history by lunch: … Continue reading Disturbance in the force
A greedy, gluttonous, goloso post. I couldn’t even limit it to twenty photos. It’s stronger than me, sugar is. Here is a revealing post from my first blog. I used to write quite a bit of those. Note the date, almost four years ago. Let’s … Continue reading WPC: My sweet addiction
I have a bit of an identity crisis. After almost three years I have run out of doors. That is, the ones waiting in designated folders to be posted. This is the last batch! Once I run through my photo archives, I’m bound to find … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 15/2/18: Piran
First a little kiss to all Americans. Why? Read till the end. No, it’s not because they have given us St. Valentine’s Day which I didn’t have growing up. Even though I hate commercialism behind this type of holidays, love is always an excellent cause … Continue reading All my kisses
You can be a tour guide, just for one day. You can be an editor too. A translator. Layout lass. Director of photography. A copywriter. The boss. The secretary. You, blogger, are all of these and more, all in one. And now a tour guide … Continue reading WPC: A guide for one day
January 16th is such a day by definition. First let’s croon. In this post I have everything for everybody and some things specifically for some people. First, today celebrate a couple of dear friends who I don’t see nearly enough and always try to lure … Continue reading A lovely day
Here we are, in 2018 and on my next blog. To warm us up, five photos from yesterday and five from today. Clicking on a photo will open a gallery and display the captions in full. This has been the calmest New Year’s Eve since … Continue reading Next!