am·a·teur
\ˈa-mə-(ˌ)tər, -ˌtu̇r, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌchu̇r, -chər\ n. often attrib

[F, from L amator lover, fr. amare to love]

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Weekly Wikems. Gravity.



Hello everyone, it's Thursday. Make it 'wikems time'.

Wikems = Wikipedia poems

  • Each Thursday I post a link to a Wikipedia article, a quote from it and my wikem inspired by that quote.
  • I invite you to explore the article, searching for a quote that clicks with you. (You are free to use "my" Wiki quote if it happens to be the one.)  
  • Once you've found your quote, use it as an epigraph, write your wikem and post a link to it in the comments below.  (You are welcome to post your wikem directly in the comments if you prefer.)

 Let's play!

Last week's 'black' had a lot of outer space vibe to it...back to Earth this week...maybe.
Also, saw this post by Kristin Nelson. Check it out, writers.

And the wiki link is... 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity
Go explore. Search. Find. Write.




GRAVITY 
"gravity...cannot be...shielded against"

She used to be a bird once
before she found gravity
cannot be transformed
or shielded against
before she fell
and touched
the sky





Thank you for reading my wikem. 
Cannot wait to read yours.

Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (a.k.a. "Happy")


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Weekly Wikems. Black.







Hello everyone, it's Thursday. Ready for wikems?

Wikems = Wikipedia poems

  • Each Thursday I post a link to a Wikipedia article, a quote from it and my wikem inspired by that quote.
  • I invite you to explore the article, searching for a quote that clicks with you. (You are free to use "my" Wiki quote if it happens to be the one.)  
  • Once you've found your quote, use it as an epigraph, write your wikem and post a link to it in the comments below.  (You are welcome to post your wikem directly in the comments if you prefer.)

 Let's play!

Some time ago we had one of those days when for whatever reason birds got very active. It was almost a Hitchcock moment. They were everywhere. Taking over the lawn, digging, constantly flying about and – yes – sitting in rows on roofs and wires… There were all sorts of birds, but mostly blackbirds. 

Since we explored “white”, I thought “black” would be in order. Here's your wiki link:


  
BLACKBIRDS
“Black is the color of…outer space.”

In the distance
An evergreen
Alive with chirping
Breathes steady
In and out
Inhales deeply
Sucking in a dozen
Or so blackbirds
Exhales slowly
Letting them go
Tiny hearts flutter
Among the branches
The shape of the tree
Always the same
Ever changing
The organized
Chaotic movement
Of the small creatures
The tree lifted off the ground
On the simple black wings



Thank you for reading my wikem.
I look forward to finding out where "black" takes you.


Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (a.k.a. "Happy")