Crazy Rain, Blurred Vision, New Affection

Speak cheerfully,
Like your world’s not about to crumble
Grab that shy umbrella
Open it aggressively
Some days, weep

Angel with nervy wings speeds by
Reminds me to proceed with caution
I wake up, confident…

Like the morning’s something special
Because it is
And emotion is reckless art

Writing…
Out of one’s mind
And into someone else’s

Small ripples in a vast ocean
Flashy clouds presiding

 
By Mary Ann Blinkhorn

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part

if you looked through my eyes
you’d only see part…
best to use own eyes

q. well why can’t you just tell me what it’s about?
i can’t figure it out, otherwise…

a. because art is about showing
as much as the artist
is willing to show
and no more than that

q. but poetry isn’t art!
prose isn’t art!

a. in some cases, it is…
in my last piece
the blue-covered tree bark
represented the sadness of an old friend
the red serviette,
remembrances of dining
in a particular chinese restaurant in 1979

q. but that’s absurd!
why write anything at all?
who’s going to understand its meaning?

a. i will, and besides…
you’d be surprised what others
take away with them…
hopefully their own impressions, ideas and remembrances

q. oh, so it’s just me, then?

a. would you like it better
if i spelled it all out
divulged every detail to you?

on second thought
don’t answer that!

by mary ann blinkhorn

The Blog of The Year 2012 Award

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Thank you, Living and Lovin at:  http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/ for presenting mypenandme and many other fine blogs with this award.

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

  1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
  3. Include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

There are stars to collect! Yes, there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star!

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There are total of 6 stars to collect.

You can check out your favourite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, you can still award them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette

 

Choosing blogs for this award has been difficult for me, so here is just a small handful of my many favorites:

 

http://johncoyote.wordpress.com/

http://paintedpenguins.wordpress.com/

http://rustytruck.wordpress.com/

http://wastelandhere.com/

http://fictionalmachines.com/

http://johnclinockart.com/

http://sedge808.wordpress.com/

http://thefutureispapiermache.wordpress.com/

http://www.lazyphotographer.ca/

http://pixavantgarde.com/

http://emorfes.com/

http://la-screenwriter.com/

http://screenwritingfromiowa.wordpress.com/

http://gideonsway.wordpress.com/

http://foodforays.com/

 

With best regards,

 

Mary Ann Blinkhorn/mypenandme

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award and recap of all previous nominees

Thank you to Julia Dean-Richards for nominating me back for this award.  To view Julia’s wordpress page, please visit:  http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/ There is some great writing there.

The rules to follow if nominated are:

1.  Thank the person who nominated you.  2.  Share 7 things about yourself that others may not know.  3.  Nominate 15 other bloggers.  4.  Notify the nominees.  5.  Put the Award Logo on your blog site.

Seeing that I just shared 7 things about me and nominated 15 blogs, only yesterday, and the clock is ticking regarding the completion of my Audio Play submission to the BBC International Radio Play Contest, I will do the following, instead.  Here is a list of all of the blogs that I have nominated in the past three months for you to click on and enjoy at your leisure:

http://sweatpantsandsuperfoods.com/2012/05/23/barley-vs-oatmeal/ – Sweatpants and Superfoods

http://throughhisown.wordpress.com/ – Through His Own

http://thefirstgates.com/ – The First Gates

http://aboutzen.wordpress.com/ – About Zen

http://rustytruck.wordpress.com/ – Rusty Truck

http://mothergrogan.wordpress.com/ – Mothergrogan

http://floresfactor.wordpress.com/ – The Flores Factor

 

Ferdinand Morvay’s blog at:  http://padroitly.wordpress.com/

Rich’s bog at:  http://brainsnorts.wordpress.com/

Dean J. Baker’s Blog at:  http://deanjbaker.wordpress.com/

free penny press at:  http://freepennypress.wordpress.com/

Eat My Haiku at:  http://eatmyhaiku.wordpress.com/

Julie Catherine’s blog at:  http://juliecatherinevigna.wordpress.com/

Meeka’s Mind at: http://acflory.wordpress.com/

http://littleboxofbooks.wordpress.com – the blog of Liz Blackmore. short stories, children’s books

http://patpiercegarcia.wordpress.com – the blog of Pat Garcia – writer/singer/songwriter

http://foodforays.com – Food Forays where I look for my next delicious recipes to try

http://thecreativecat.net/   – The Creative Cat  (I LOVE this site)

http://patcegan.wordpress.com – Source of Inspiration – the name says it all!

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/  – Manic Daily – the blog of Karin Gustafson, published author

http://57andthensome.wordpress.com – Plucky Umbrella – wonderful photography and writing

http://joyerickson.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/lady-bugs-or-lady-birds/#comment-71250

http://freshfarecatering.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/tip-of-the-week-lemon-juice-and-the-best-lemonade-ever/

http://mrmole.wordpress.com/

http://mike585.wordpress.com/

http://jamesdez.wordpress.com/

http://badpuppetproductionz.com/2012/06/20/train-tracks/

http://ellenolinger.wordpress.com/

http://secondhandcity.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/music-mondays-tuck-and-patti-castles-made-of-sand/

http://whatsitallaboutandotherstories.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/finding-your-storys-controlling-idea-and-a-whole-lot-more/

http://7weekmovie.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/week-1-day-two/

http://kweschn.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/the-beauty-love-and-power-of-film/

http://mkdickerson.com/2012/06/17/day-171-tree-bark-bird-3/

http://0verthrown.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/10000-reasons-bless-the-lord/

http://michaelbrianphoto.wordpress.com/

http://muse217.wordpress.com/

http://dukophoto.wordpress.com/

http://playamart.wordpress.com/

http://russelrayphotos2.com/

http://rprtphoto.wordpress.com/

http://inspiringhealthyliving.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/mini-vegetarian-lasagna-cupcakes/

http://mamasgottabake.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/panko-crusted-shrimp-with-chive-aioli/

http://throughthefogpoetry.wordpress.com/

http://sedge808.wordpress.com/

http://www.needyhelper.com

http://artclubblog.com/

http://therightmood.wordpress.com/

http://thepoetryofphotography.wordpress.com/

http://picaflor1968.wordpress.com/

http://theeternalgrasshopper.wordpress.com/

http://lasiel8.wordpress.com/

http://haikuandy.wordpress.com/

http://screenwriteronlocation.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/what-are-you-plotting/

http://brisidari.wordpress.com/2012/06/

http://uddhamsotto.com/

http://neoalchemist.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/jarl-ingvarsson/

 

http://melodylowes.com/

http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com/

http://kenben.org/

http://sunontiepost.wordpress.com/

http://thepoetsbillow.org/

http://onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com/

http://cathyulrich.com/

http://sudhiarts.wordpress.com/

http://sadieanddasie.wordpress.com/

http://sillymonkeyphoto.com/

http://locavoreliving.wordpress.com/

http://piecedgoods.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/potato-bites-a-recipe/

http://tastythumb.wordpress.com/2012/06/16/antipasto-pasta-salad/

http://clevermuffin.com/2012/06/16/tenilles-terrific-trifle/

http://preferablypaleo.com/2012/06/16/chocolate-covered-strawberries/

http://michaelbrianphoto.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/dog-of-the-day-216/

http://caressingthemuse.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/trailer-time-gullivers-children/

http://joycebrennan.blogspot.ca/

http://ekphrastixarts.com/

http://la-screenwriter.com/2012/06/14/script-the-birds/

http://adelaidescreenwriter.blogspot.ca/

http://invisibleinkblog.blogspot.ca/

http://ravingdaveherman.blogspot.ca/

http://www.blakesnyder.com/

http://thebitterscriptreader.blogspot.ca/

 

http://poetjanstie.wordpress.com/

http://petearmetta.wordpress.com/

httphttp://desoliepage.com/

http://marnycopal.wordpress.com/

http://elliebloo.com/

http://eleanoremacdonald.wordpress.com/

http://goodwritingtips.wordpress.com/

http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/because-they-smile/

http://walterwsmith.wordpress.com/

http://jannahill.wordpress.com/

http://fstopsdotnet.wordpress.com/

http://erinloveart.wordpress.com/

http://robertsantafede.com/

http://therightmood.wordpress.com/

http://geektohighbrow.wordpress.com/

http://shortofstories.wordpress.com/

http://palmtreesbarefeet.wordpress.com/

http://jimzshortstories.wordpress.com/

http://purehaiku.wordpress.com/

http://patgarciabookreviews.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/newblogbookreviewsandbookrecommendationsanintroduction/

http://bennaga.wordpress.com/

http://anakegoodall.wordpress.com/

http://wstadler.com/

http://jameslees101.wordpress.com/

http://rewritedr.wordpress.com/

http://reflectionsofchina.wordpress.com/

http://millieho.net/

http://david-michael-williams.com/

http://wragsthinks.wordpress.com/

http://thoughtsfromtheoutdoors.wordpress.com/

http://jennifermeaton.com/

http://inkiblu.me/

http://tracielouisephotography.net/gallery/

http://sianblohm.wordpress.com/you-are-here-too/

http://aaastern.wordpress.com/

http://michaelhockney.wordpress.com/

http://gideonsway.wordpress.com/

http://maximumz.wordpress.com/

http://debbiemoon.wordpress.com/

http://screenwritingfromiowa.wordpress.com/

http://writerswire.wordpress.com/

http://elainecougler.wordpress.com/

http://poeformology.wordpress.com/

http://minskydan.wordpress.com/

http://wastelandhere.com/about/

http://www.ptsnob.com/http://haikumarathon.wordpress.com/

http://michaelpoetry.wordpress.com/

http://graypoet.wordpress.com/

http://catrinblue.wordpress.com/2012/06/

http://lifestyleamour.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/these-mugs-are-magic/

http://magnoliaforever.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/lammy2012-a-win-and-a-thank-you/

http://splendidandlovely.blogspot.ca/

http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/

http://justasmidgen.com/

http://newyorkstreetportraits.com/

http://ellieannsoderstrom.wordpress.com/

http://adeeyoyo.wordpress.com/

http://kij0.wordpress.com/

http://like-mother-like-daughter.com/2012/06/24/falafel-burgers/

http://delgrossofoodblog.com/

http://flatland57.wordpress.com/

http://arcanearrangements.wordpress.com/

http://skippingstarsproductions.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/garden-fresh-herbed-cucumber-flower-bites/

http://shutupdad.wordpress.com/

http://ramiungarthewriter.wordpress.com/

http://talesofaknitterbakerpateachouxmaker.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/black-sesame-and-lemongrass-macarons/

http://velvetmedia.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/50-afterglow/

http://utopiananuvem.wordpress.com/

http://apoetsview.wordpress.com/

http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/

With best regards,

mypenandme

 

 

One Lovely Blog Award

I am both delighted and honored to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award once again.  Thank you very much to pennycoco at http://thewhyaboutthis.com/i-belong/the-lovely-blog-award/#comment-524 for thinking of mypenandme.  🙂

Rules to follow:

  1. Thank the person who nominated me.
  2. Share 7 things about yourself that others  may not know
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
  4. Notify the nominees
  5. Put the Award Logo on your blog site

7 new things about me:

I’m running out of things to say!

1.  The BBC International Radio Play Competition deadline is July 31st and I have been working very hard over the past two weeks, perfecting my entry.  Once sent, I should be on WordPress a little bit more again.

2.  I’m getting quite the suntan this summer as a result of spending part of my work day, outside.

3.  There is a new puppy in our building.  I can hear him but I haven’t seen him yet.

4.   I’m growing green beans this summer and they’re doing well.

5.  I need to purchase a new vacuum cleaner.

6.  I’m getting new eyeglasses within the next week or so.

7.   I’ve been photographing some more shadows on the wall.  It’s fun.

 

15 blogs that I have recently enjoyed:

http://ellieannsoderstrom.wordpress.com/

http://adeeyoyo.wordpress.com/

http://kij0.wordpress.com/

http://like-mother-like-daughter.com/2012/06/24/falafel-burgers/

http://delgrossofoodblog.com/

http://flatland57.wordpress.com/

http://arcanearrangements.wordpress.com/

http://skippingstarsproductions.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/garden-fresh-herbed-cucumber-flower-bites/

http://shutupdad.wordpress.com/

http://ramiungarthewriter.wordpress.com/

http://talesofaknitterbakerpateachouxmaker.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/black-sesame-and-lemongrass-macarons/

http://velvetmedia.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/50-afterglow/

http://utopiananuvem.wordpress.com/

http://apoetsview.wordpress.com/

http://aplaceforpoetry.wordpress.com/

Congratulations to all the nominees.  You all have great blogs!  If I have nominated you and you wish to particpate–that’s wonderful.  If you do not wish to participate, I am still happy to have been able to share a link to your blog with my readers and friends.

Best regards,

mypenandme