Thursday, January 29, 2015

Weekly Wikems. White.

Hi everyone, it's Thursday. Wikems time.

Wikipedia poems - wikems. 

Here's the idea:
  • 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 check out the article, searching for a quote that clicks with you.  (You are free to use the quote I provide 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:

This is what my backyard looks like when we get snow.  The picture is not from this week - the blizzard didn't reach us at all - no, it's actually from last week.  We had one perfect winter day.  The following morning the snow was gone.
So, here's your Wikipedia article: 

Here's my wikem:

“White is the color of fresh snow…the color produced by the combination of all the colors of the visible spectrum.”

The flames slip in
through the drawn blinds,
dance on the crisp sheets,
cool - hot to the touch.

Winter storms blaze,
lit their way, as they explore
each other’s intricate lines,
never taking the same path.

White light is all they see–
the prism of time will
disperse it into colors–
for now they are blind.

Blind, and the snow
comes down, hard, steady,
and the wild fire rages,
and they burn clear. 

Thank you for reading my wikem.  
I look forward to reading yours.

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


  1. A tad distracted - in not being exactly home...
    Have to look at this more closely over the weekend :)

    1. Hope all's well, Jules. Stop by again when you get a chance :-)

    2. I had a small trip. But I'm home now :)

  2. first let me get some hot water to cool me down...phew! ;-) okay, ready to write!

    You really have no snow?! As pretty as it is, I'm always ready to see it go! This is my Thursday highlight; seeing what the prompt will be. thank-you.

    1. He's that hot shower?

      No snow..we very rarely get it in Baltimore. When we get just a little bit, it's a major event. You'd laugh at us: a few snowflakes, and schools close.

      Janet, thank you so much for your support! Looking forward to your wikem :-)

  3. why does the link take me to last week's link to Odysseus?

    1. Could you try it again, Janet, and let me know if it works now?
      Thank you!

    2. sorry, so late. thank-you. Yes, now it works!


  4. here is # one. I'd love to try another. We'll see:)

  5. # 2

    1. When do you sleep? :-)
      I'll be over at the Porch soon, Janet!

    2. z-z-z-z...huh? did you ask me something?! lol

  6. Sasha, a wonderful description of fickle winter.

    Thanks for another fun prompt ...
    Here's mine:

    Hope to do some visits over the weekend.