Many thanks to all those who entered :
Janus’ soon to be ex-dwelling and good luck with your move to a very lovely spot without the wind turbine horror.
Soutie’s very pleasant Port Alfred weekend retreat by the ocean.
Christina’s “Des res, iron age style” : interesting take on the theme.
Christopher submitted a photograph of a modest London residence occasionally inhabited by HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The theme this time is dwellings: abode, castle, commorancy, den, digs, domicile,dump, establishment, habitat, habitation, haunt, hole in the wall, house, lodging, pad, quarters, or residence.
Sorry for the delay but here are the eagerly awaited (by Janus anyway), and hastily composed results of the February/March Poetry Competition.
Thank you all for your contributions, and PapaG – although yours was too late to be included in the judging - I did enjoy reading your topical verse. Read more…
Hackney Planning Watch, which opposes the Stamford Hill Neighbourhood Forum, has posted a flyer warning “Act now! Your neighbourhood is in danger!”
In a London borough there are tensions between the indigenous residents and a group whose religious and cultural values clash. The birthrate for this group is high. It is estimated the average family has eight children and these children are predominantly educated at faith schools. They need more accommodation and more schools, as the population is estimated to double over the next twenty years. The men, many are bearded, often wear very distinctive, traditional clothing and their women dress modestly and cover their hair in public.
Does this all sound familiar?
I am cold, no matter how I warm
Or clothe me;
O Winter, greater bards have sung
I loathe thee!
Final stanza from “To Winter” by Eugene O’Neill
The theme for your literary gems this time is Weather: any poetic form is acceptable. May I please have your entries by midnight on the 11th March 2013.
Just add your entries to this thread or link your own posts.
Our handsome lady proudly struts and pats her curls in place;
Clad in frills and furbelowed, a smile upon her face.
Her small, soft hands are clad in kid, her shoes are made of silk,
Her eyes a sparkling cornflower blue, her skin as pale as milk.
Eighteen children under ten and ten adults said to have died in Connecticut school.
Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is the right to keep and to bear arms.
Right, or is it? How bloody sad for the parents of these children, and the families of their teachers who were slaughtered.
I doubt very much that the citizens of the United States would want any restrictions to their right to bear arms but is there any way these killings can be prevented?
Nym’s asymmetrical flowers. Beautiful flowers and interesting lighting.
FEEG ‘s Apples and Nexus Cézanne recreation. Nicely done!
Bravo’s eclectic collection of interesting objects. Vivid lively colours.
JW’s another Cézanne, very witty collection of balls, no sorry, cherries!
LW ‘s capsicum from the garden in basket. So fresh looking.
Christopher’s is here – not quite the image he wanted but still very pleasing. Have the rest of your belongings arrived yet?
OZ’s poolside still life. I hope you’ve found your battery charger!