Sunday, February 3, 2013

Simply Sunday - Simply Memes

For Magpie Tales (image of library building), Sunday Whirl (Fuss straight again miserable enough wish figure prove bust go sweet interest)

Colonnaded corridors, grand hidden domes
Straight lines of so many old tomes
Millions of boredom busters right here for you
No fuss, no muss form of fun, so many, not a few
No way to be miserable even if you wish to be
There is more than enough to do, to see
If within these pages your interest lies
You can stay in place and say a million goodbyes
In these rows of shelves so neatly lined
As you go up the left stair, on the landing you will find
Not a bust, nor any figures
But a statue of ‘The Reading Girl’ that inspires.
In the Great Hall, one can hear faint whispers
The pages speak to them – say book lovers
While the curious few,
The ones who just came to see,
As they leave, they hear a sweet adieu
Come here again - and I will prove to you
‘Having fun isn't hard
when you've got a library card.’

Thanks to Marc Brown and Arthur – the last two lines above are from an episode of Arthur and my kids have been singing those two lines constantly the past few days (the only good thing about listening to them parrot these two lines again and again is that they believe in these lines!)
The Reading Girl image is from a pinterest board I repinned onto my board.  When I looked at information for the Central Library online, I found her - The Reading Girl - and isn't she great?

For Sunday Scribblings (immunity), One Single Impression(charisma), Imaginary Garden with Real Toads(cinquain form)

Epic Hero

He had immunity
To Eurymachus’ charisma

For Succinctly Yours - ski rink photo and word is formula

“What is the formula for skiing success?”, she wondered, as she tried to get the hang of being on skis. (84 without spaces, 104 with spaces)

Those balance-training classes better have had the right formula or I am going to fall flat on my face soon.
(89 without spaces, 108 with spaces)

For Haiku Heights(pride)

Towering redwoods
Stand tall and straight – so many
Tales in their silence.

Towering redwoods
Stand tall and straight – a small me
Looks quietly in awe


  1. how did you know i just finished reading The Odyssey with my kids? love your cinquain!

  2. I love it! Arthur, whoo! and "I love the reader girl." great job :)

  3. The Reading Girl will surely have one of legs go to sleep if she stays like that for long...may even turn to stone!
    Only boring people could be bored in a library.

  4. A cinquian perfectly fitted for the prompts! Well done.

  5. From the deep to the funny. Great writes.

  6. A library is a universe within a universe, and each book its own mini-universe. They are the most wonderful of places. Great posts - all!

  7. ha. have watched a lot of arthur with my boys...but there is a lot of truth in that one as well...i grew up in books....

  8. awe the Library...there aren't enough words to describe the joys that can be found in the world of words...

  9. A lovely light-hearted whirl. Really enjoyed reading it. :)

  10. I love the way you worked in the Arthur quote!

  11. Terrific poems for each meme. Nicely done!

  12. I like the haiku about redwoods. Nice take on the prompt.

  13. ‘Having fun isn't hard
    when you've got a library card.’

    How true, Lady! The card is a key to happiness! A treasure trove of offerings,here! Love them!


  14. I wouldn't mind turning to stone, if someone would keep me supplied with fresh books!

  15. The Mag, haiku and the Cinquain .. awesome!

  16. Very nice assortment - enjoyed each one....

  17. Fascinating piece and range... ;-)

  18. I never did learn the magic formula for skiing, although I landed on my backside far more than my face! :D Enjoyed your succinct stories this week.

  19. Skiing is indeed a tricky sport, one which I was never too good at. Good use of "formula."


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