I will be back to share the book and art tomorrow. Today I was the prompter over in the Garden. It is my last prompt...but I will be hopping about. Time for another toad to dance ;D I mean have a chance, lol.
I have been busy cleaning my FROG-Furnished Room Over Garage. I know croak-not again! I do tend to make a huge mess and I am going through the madness again. No, my real name is not Alice and I'm not late ;D There are plenty of rabbits n' tea, in my neck of the woods. If you stop by there is even a Queen of Hearts. (I'll explain later). I hope to be busy soon, with sun-washed linens, vintage flowers and red thread.
Over in the Garden my last prompt-well I went for the WOW factor. No, I didn't say X-factor-oops now you see Simon Cowell. I found this article in Good Housekeeping magazine written by Anne Lamott. She talks about the power of Wow:
"Astonishing stuff appears in our lives constantly. We just have to be open for business. One of the simplest of prayers, "Wow" is often uttered with a sharp intake of breath, when we can't think of another way to capture the sight of shocking beauty or destruction, an unbidden sight or unexpected flash of grace." Wow, right...
She goes on to mention lowercase wow and uppercase wow. "Wows come in all shapes and sizes." She mentions a car for a teen at Christmas, fireworks, Monkey flowers, the veins in a leaf, and volcanoes. I won't go into the lows, we all can imagine those. Are you curious about what Monkey flowers look like? I am let's look...
photo via ***
I think the monkey said, wow! No maybe it was
A Monkey Orchid
I mean Wow! *photo credit to
Are you impressed? Did you say wow? I did... lol
No, my poem isn't about the Monkey Orchid, but I do love it....
I'm going to write about the moon!
Her appeal twinkles
a girl's second best friend
Her magnetism exudes glam
wolf whistles ensue
many photos of her in glorious white
High on her pedestal she
men want to reach her
even a President tries
Fools align like lost wolves
drawn to her luminous blush
her charms whisper
on cue her full pale yellow gown appears
Time for her close up
It is golden time
Hollywood studio doors in royal purple
graceful milky white gams
shimmer like reflected jewels
what an entrance
we bask in her memories
in her white hot light~
© Ellen Wilson
“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”
― Marilyn Monroe
― Marilyn Monroe
Tell me when you last said, wow!