picking raspberries

“Go ahead,” says the tour guide.

“The bees won’t sting you.  They’re too busy pollenating.”

 

i take my cup

begin picking raspberries

could bees, would bees

should bees, can’t bees

must bees and never bees

buzzing all around

the tour guide was right

 

by mary ann blinkhorn

night after night

he was being a complete and utter arsehole to you

repeatedly . . .

and you knew it while it was happening

yet after he dumps you

you find yourself heartbroken

unable to go on

tear track marks forming

tears flowing

trudging their way down cheeks

stinging

singing evening arias

on wet stained pillow cases

night after night

night after night

you sit there

penning melancholy poems and lyrics

of loss

     of tragedy

to be played on raw catgut strings

so unfair

your thoughts bordering on madness at times

writing crazy stuff

not your style

your rage from helplessness

eating away at you

in half-starved intervals

alternated with sorrow . . .

you feel uneasy

crumble under the pen

crumple the words you’ve written

your face drawn and redrawn

sun shining

birds singing outdoors

a word of advice

instead of the image of he or she

imagine a dog’s arsehole

envision it in your mind

the wrinkles, the dot in the center

and you pining for it

night after night . . .

when you put it that way

it seems rather ridiculous

doesn’t it?

there are other fish in the sea

and you deserve a good one

by mary ann blinkhorn

Written for Three Word Wednesday at:  http://www.threewordwednesday.com/2012/08/3ww-cclxxxiv.html  The three words:  crumble, drawn, uneasy

beneath a stilled heartbeat

she drives her full life

into a short path

and sits there

contemplating the exhibit

the lines of truths

previously unknown to her

somehow familiar now

birth, solutions, and then precipice

off kilter enlightenment

illusion transfusions

modus operandi revealed

resting beneath a stilled heartbeat

 

by mary ann blinkhorn

 

the slightest touch

emotions falter

right off the couch

the oars

of his heart

paddling to

places of

near silence

places of

“show don’t tell”

the promise kept

unbroken

despite its demise

“show don’t tell”

his heart’s quarry

nestling in commas

in merry intoxication

the slightest touch

transcending to feet

giving toes their

much deserved

blissful freedom

i see it all

spiky mane

mighty roar

his unedited claws

glistening in

pure orange sunlight

no longer restless

delights shining heartily on

thump, love and exhaustion

his room no longer, misty

his fingertips, warm

and i am glad for that

by mary ann blinkhorn

for 3WW at:

http://www.threewordwednesday.com/

The three words:  emotion, falter and touch

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