Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Elevenish...

Today's post is for dVerse Poetics: Muse Mixology (where the talented De offers us a cocktail of words to use; and to stir them, and mix them 'outside the, well, bar'! and keeping it under eleven times three) and for  ABC Wednesday's letter E - E is for Eleven - that is how old my little girl turned today :) it is on days like these when we truly realize how time flies. (and when a family member wished her and told me, well, she is almost a teenager... , that put it in a whole other perspective of time and its speed!)

She threw back a look
"Here I go, straight up";
My bones seemed liquid,
"Courage, mom", her voice,
a little shaken, when I heard,
 'twas my tonic, my elixir,
- I stood straight up.


And a random look at the number '11' (eleven)



17 comments:

  1. This use of "liquid" and then "courage" is so clever! LOVE it.

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    1. thank you De! the more time i spend reading your poetry, the more i try to find new ways to write and explore poetry :)

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  2. Love this, a teenager at eleven is exactly that.

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    1. thank you bjorn! and she is exactly that - a teenager at eleven!!

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  3. Nice poem to celebrate your daughter's birthday. I like the ending. That's what life is about.

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  4. I liked how those two palm trees looked like the number eleven. Is she climbing some straw structure or plant in the first picture?

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    1. Frank, that was a tall haystack in a cousin's farm in India on our trip last summer - I am guessing about 20+ feet and she was halfway up the stack when I snapped this photo

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  5. An adventure on a birthday, hope she enjoyed it.

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    1. this particular adventure was a few months ago and she enjoyed it ;; but she did have other adventures..

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  6. Very nice poem and the photo that illustrates it. Happy Birthday to your 11-year old!

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    1. thank you for the comments and the wishes

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  7. What a wonderful use of the prompt! Thank you for sharing the joy and triumph (as well as the motherly concern). And great photos!

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  8. congratulations and indeed time flies... my daughter has tuner 32 in january.... horrible how fast time flies

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
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  9. those trees also go straight up!
    ROG, ABCW

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