For Cee’s new photo challenge today each of my proverbial 20 photos will be graded and you’ll be able to guess which were taken in Italy and which in Slovenia. First, here is Cee’s original photo and I hope she doesn’t mind me reposting it. Our … Continue reading CFFC: Components of a Photo, week 1
Weekly Photo Challenge may be over but not on my blog. Here is another part of my WPC retrospective. As I’m waiting for my travelling uncle to come and take me to Slovenia for the summer, I’ve been enjoying a look back at my previous … Continue reading Favourite WPC posts, blog 2/2
And one dog. And one cat. You would be closing in on 100. Happy birthday, Baca! What reminds me of you the most? Burda. Kiwi. Blackcurrant. Cottage cheese. Umag. Opera, especially Madame Butterfly. Love of Italy. Beautiful Vida, a poem in many languages. Your stories … Continue reading Flowers for grandma
Today a bit of non-fiction. Which means it really happened. A red dog The old man across the street needs a ride home. He was standing next to the primary school and waved down my car not knowing who I was. I pass his house … Continue reading A red dog
My life is pretty much unlikely, all of it. All this was just my longer path to the station on a May day last year. I have a habit of posting a calendar post every month with twelve pictures from the same month last year, … Continue reading WPC: Unlikely life
I almost forgot to post my lines for the WPC this week. So two posts a day it must be. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves today, only locations in the captions. These are the lines of my life, only the dog leash is … Continue reading WPC: Life lines
Today celebrates my first friend who I met online and got to befriend in real life too. True, we were both in the same country, but without the internet chances are high that we would never know of each other. I’m not mentioning the number … Continue reading Happy half, Alenka!
This post is part of my Calendar 2017 with twelve photos from last April. Each photo is accompanied by a little something. Let’s not call it either poetry or prose but merely words. For the curious, the three previous Calendar 2017 months are assembled here. … Continue reading Day 28: April 2017 postcards
Today’s poem answers to two prompts. How did that happen? I almost wished to write a poem outside of the NaPoWriMo prompt today, for the first time, since it’s about death and I had a happy birthday post to post. But then I learned about … Continue reading Day 24 & dVerse: Hopeful elegy in 44 words
Today a cento made of song lyrics and a war between green and yellow in images. Challenge 23: “Today, we challenge you to honor this idea with a poem based in sound. The poem, for example, could incorporate overheard language. Perhaps it could incorporate a … Continue reading Day 23 & WPC: Prolific yellow and green
Challenge 21: “Try writing a poem that plays with the myth of Narcissus in some way.” Again, thank you for introducing me to an excellent poet. I wish to draw your attention to Antoinette Brim who is responsible for today’s prompt. I find her Walmart … Continue reading Day 21: Narcissus
Today a double kind of reconstruction: of a house and of a poem. And then we can have gelato, if it’s open. First the house: the two photos above show the same house as it was five years ago (left) and last September (right). In … Continue reading Day 19: Thursday Doors, 19/4/18: Reconstruction
I feel peace today. How to achieve this feeling? Challenge 18: “First, find a poem in a book or magazine (ideally one you are not familiar with). Use a piece of paper to cover over everything but the last line. Now write a line of … Continue reading Day 18: Peace
Today’s special: A combination of images of awakening nature for WPC and a sonnet to play around with meter and rhyme. Challenge 16: “Write a poem that prominently features the idea of play.” A sonnet, Slovenian-style. Meter: U-U-U-U-U-U, rhyme: abba-baab-cdc-dcd. My definition of the ultimate … Continue reading Day 16 & WPC: A sonnet to April awakening
Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things. —Kurt Vonnegut Challenge 9: “We challenge you today to write a poem in which something big and something small come together.” Little big things You little … Continue reading Day nine: Big and small
My furry companion turns five today, which is also how long I have been living in Italy. Challenge 8: “Write poems in which mysterious and magical things occur.” I’m starting to feel the reality of the fact that prior to embracing this month-long challenge I … Continue reading Day eight: Happy 5th birthday, Bestia!
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
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?
Today is the last door-dedicating Thursday. Twenty more women will be honoured for making my days that much better. A reminder: so far we had two Thursdays of Women’s Doors and one all-male Thursday. With today this silly division is over and we can all … Continue reading Thursday Doors, 29/3/18: Women’s Doors 3
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