Writing Wings For You

Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!


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Let’s Get to Know YOU!

 

 

Kate copied this from another blogger, ISuzie .  It was such a great way to get to know the people I am surrounding myself with in this virtual world.  Besides, it was intriguing to answer and Kate encouraged me. 

Here’s Kate’s brilliant words to guide you on this question journey:

“Today I’ll go easy with 10 questions, but as the weeks go by and my interest is piqued, I’ll be sure to ask some more.  All I ask is that you try…  I want to establish friendships, compare notes, have someone I can talk to when I’m feeling down, or bouncing off the walls with good news to share.  The more we all know about each other, the better the lines of communication will be.  Right?  So, here are my questions.  If you don’t feel comfortable with one or two, simply skip them.  But please try.  And please leave your answers in my reply box, as I haven’t yet mastered ping backs.  Thanks so much!  And I look forward to getting to know you all a little better.”

PLH4 ALWAYS!!!!   GENIUS KATE!

~Kate

1.  How long have you been blogging and what possessed you to start?  I have been blogging for about ten years.  I’ve always loved writing, and I was learning I was wading through the process of learning how to do collage.  The community was overwhelming.  I stopped for about two years because things got really busy.  Then I wanted to rebuild a new community around reading and writing and learning about others because it feeds my spirit.

2.  What do you like to blog about?   Anything I am inspired about.  Soulful things, things that are interesting or catch my eye.   I LIVE poetry in all it’s beautiful forms, art, photography, writing, a leaf.

3.  What types of bloggers do you follow?   Mostly I follow poets because I am inspired at their observations.  I enjoy lots of writing and photography as well…and sometimes those food ones catch my eye.

4.  What country are you from.  If from the US, what state?  I am from Idaho in the good ole USA.  (raised in Texas though)

5.  Have you ever been published?  Yes, a book of poetry and soon a small book of short stories along with a community of writers. 

6.  Are you a writer or a photographer?  Mostly a writer, but I dabble I photography.

7. Tell me one thing (or several) that makes you unique.  I look for the “gold in the soul” of people and I live and breath creative outlets…as above, it feeds my soul.

8.  Name one positive attribute you have that helps in making this world a better place. I teach writing to heal.

9.  Do you have any children?  If so, how many and what ages?  3 beautiful daughters all grown.

10.  What would you like to see more of on my blog?  Anything that makes your heart smile and skip a beat!

I also  copied this part from Kate because it’s so true for me as well.

“I am like a kid at Christmas right now and cannot wait to read your answers!!  I want to know these things about you all, and then some.  I have only been met with kindness on WordPress, and I like that.  I want to continue surrounding myself with positive people.  No Debby Downers allowed!!  Sure you’re entitled to have a bad day, and rant about it.  We’re only human.  But as my title says… if you can’t be kind, please be quiet.”      

And from me your responses will be held near and dear to my heart.   ~Nemaste Friends, Marie :0)


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I Live Poetry #5

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 I live poetry

Your whisper in my ear

Your laughter in my soul

Your kindness written on my heart

I BREATHE your words

 


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Throwback Thursday – Memoir -The COAST GUARD 1957

CAPE MAY COAST GUARD

 You’re gonna love this!  It’s from the Coast Guard 1957.  The artist drew it for my dad on his bootcamp issued towel.   Dad recently gave this to me.  It’s been in his bedroom, and I’ve seen glimpses of it…but until this year, he’s never let me in his room.  (Again, part of the vault opening up.)

Here’s what I love about it.  It’s got history!  There is so much history on this one towel!

I’ve been interviewing my daddy trying to get to know him better.  It’s only been the last three years that he’s opened the vault for me to peek in.  When I would ask him about the Coast Guard, sometimes he couldn’t remember specifics like dates and or places he went, and sometimes the names of the people he was with.

The good news is that when he gave me the towel, he gave me history…It says when and where he was in the Coast Guard, and his name and company name.  At the bottom, it’s signed by the artist…the very same name as my brother!

Dad vaguely remembered the guy and said he did a couple of tours with him…but he couldn’t give me details.  I understand…it was only 60 years ago!

The other cool part was that my daughter is in the Coast Guard too, and they still train in Cape May.  And the artist was just messing around.

Moral of the story:  Keep writing and keep drawing and keep taking pictures.  There’s someone who will love that history one day. LEAVE A LEGACY. 


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Beauty

This is explains true love so well. So eloquently said Ihsan.

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Throwback Thursday – A Poem with a Taste Challenge

Let’s try this again! I think this would be super awesome to read your poetry and see your culinary talents…or at least through a family recipe in. We poets are usually creative in more than one area.

Writing Wings For You

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Okay my friends…I was inspired by a poem I read yesterday that involved the tastes of a place.   And food brings about joyous memories with friends and families and those special people we love.  So, here’s my challenge:

Write a poem about the tastes of YOUR place…and then maybe include one of your favorite recipes…it can be from that place your wrote about, or one of your favorite recipes…I think it would be really cool to gather recipes of places from around the world….Then I can wake up and say things like, I’d like to travel to Austrailia today or Georgia, and pull a recipe out and be reminded of you!   Besides, my recipe box needs new tastes!   ENJOY!

Though I live in Idaho now…my strongest memories of taste are from Texas…

So, here’s my poem:

Random thoughts on the Flavors of Texas

I’ll tell you a

half dozen things about

the flavors…

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Wordless Wednesday Suddenly Became Wordy

Oh, my dearest friends…I had the most awesome retreat with great pictures to share with you for Wordless Wednesday, AND the best TEXTURE pictures I’ve ever seen for Texture Tuesdays.  But, Alas, I thought I was deleting only one picture from my Galaxy phone, and it turned out to be a folder of pictures.  I am devastated.  We tried all kinds of recovery…they’re gone. And I’m sad. BOWL OF TEXTURE – There was a bowl of texture…no one noticed but me…but since I look for great stuff for my buddy Narami, I really noticed.  Spheres with seeds glued to them and a hardened artichoke and little tiny spiky nature balls…I mean I’ve never seen so much texture in a bowl.

I’m not sure why Samsung allows that to happen so easily.  I click a box, and instead of ridding myself of one picture, it’s a folder of pictures…there should be a bigger warning…or it should look like a folder…or a button that says ARE YOU REALLY REALLY SURE?  So I have nothing to share with you my most beautiful friends…maybe tomorrow.

However, I must get super busy because my daughter is coming home in the evening and I need to finish my classroom….Go Go Go!  Cheer me on.  Hugs and a great HUMP day to you.  Love, Marie