Writing can certainly take one in varied directions!

Sometimes, I look for prompts at favourite sites, one being titled Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.

This site provides prompts by and for a cast of regulars plus, they encourage passers-by to comment and create poems, themselves.

I am one of the visitors who has been inspired, several times, by the prompts and the poets. Sometimes I write a poem; other times I comment.

This week’s inspiration was a challenging one for me and for others, as well. The poetry prompt is based on movie clip from Holy

Motors, a French fantasy film I have not seen. Having viewed the 5-minute clip, I decided to write a limerick that I have pasted below for a read.

2013 Limerick

 There once was a short man in green

Who climbed out of a hole to be seen

Running past monuments grey

Munching red funeral lei

Then he reached for the svelte movie queen. 


Thanks for taking a moment to read my limerick.

Now, you may be wondering about the meaning of my wee poem; or, you may indeed think that the meaning is as clear as this blanket of cumulus clouds that covered our southern Ontario skies on the weekend.

Well, perhaps due to the fact that I have not seen the entire movie, this is the way I was impacted by the clip.

I am an avid fan of clouds in their many variations. This photo I took seemed like a great image to share along with my words.

Enjoy the rest of this week! 🙂


One never knows what the day will bring.

This is an understatement, maybe, but sometimes you might just find something or discover a special item.

2012 Silver Maple turns to Gold!

It could be one that you already possess that makes a difference in your life. It is a real treasure!

You may not be on an actual treasure hunt. It could be a day like today. Amidst a very blustery October day, yellow maple leaves flying wildly in the air,  I finished a poem, took our cock-a-poo dog, Cody, for a walk and then decided to catch up on some social media.

I reread an interview with a wonderful poet named Andrea Heiberg at Poetic Bloomings, responded to some comments on my poem post, and then made some of my own remarks at other blogs.

Then I decided to check Twitter for the latest news and trivia. TVO happens to be in my Follow list so when I saw their icon with a message about “treasure”, I decided to check it out.

So glad that I did! I found this amazing little video, dealing with a theme of poverty but a truly rich creation. Please check out the link  for this work at                                                                   The Treasure Do poor people’s treasures differ from those of the rich?

It will give you some food for thought about what you treasure. Perhaps you will write or speak about treasures in the days to come as we continue to celebrate the abundance of Harvest here in North America. I know that this topic and the star of this video are staying in my mind!

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