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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Tuesdays of Texture – McCall Winter Carnival

Do you like snow fun, art in the way of ice sculptures, parades and small town festivals?  Then, McCall, Idaho Winter Carnival is the place to be.  This year many of the sculptures lost a lot of detail because the snow melted.  But you can do a search in Google under McCall Winter Carnival to see past sculptures.  Some of the sculptures you can walk through!

I didn’t get a lot of sculpture pictures from this year…but here are a few of my favorites.

And for more textures of the week around the world, visit Narami.

This is how I LIVE POETRY…noticing things throughout the week.  How have you lived poetry this week?

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imageThe Jetsons   :0)   Looks cool at night, don’t ya think?

imageTTimageIcy treasures.  Love this!

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The new Star wars…sad some of the great details melted.


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Texture Rich Restaurant – Tuesdays of Texture

Texture rich environment

Fills my curiosities

DELIGHH

 

As you can see, there was texture from top to bottom…everywhere you looked.  Because the restaurant was so full, and we were with guests, i couldn’t get a few of the elaborate fish tanks and a few other wicked cool textures….but you get the idea!

What’s in your world?    Show me!

You can also see more when you hop on over to Narami for more delightful textures.

Have a GRAND week.

Marie


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Take Time Collaboration

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poem & image copyright 2016 Marie Lukasik-Wallace

Here is some of our contributions so far.  If you feel inspired, add it to the comments, and I will add you in!  Hope you are living poetry and enjoying the New Year!

TAKE TIME

take time to be grateful
take time for smiling

Take time
to be of the earth,
let it nourish you
soak its sweetness in your bones

 
Take time
To be of the water
Let it drop on your tongue
And quench your insatiable thirst

Take time
To gather around the fire
Let family and friends
Warm your heart and soul

Take time
to fill your lungs
breathe in mindfulness
Let out peace

Take time
To just be…

 

Melting Impressions

When I pause
and take my time
to pay attention
to those things presented
to my mind
I find
as I grow older
left out more often
in moments colder
fewer stand by me
shoulder to shoulder.
As numbness creeps
from fingertips
it seems at times as though
I’ve lost my grip.
Once precious memories
begin to slip.
Heartfelt refrains
of Auld Lanng Syne
each passing year a spirit
a little more or less refined
reaching, reaching for that
touch of the Divine
Glancing back at footsteps
melting in the snow
impressions not indelible,
their value I do not know
and I would have someone tell me,
One who took the time
to know
before I go
Despite my flaws
that I tried
not to lead or follow,
but stand alongside
I would like to believe
I will be missed
when it’s my time
for my last sigh.

Take Time
To close your eyes
And listen
To a distant wind

 

These are my collaborators so far.    Feel free to come by any time.

Elizabeth at Tea and Paper;  Michael at Poetry Channel;  Marie at Writing Wings For You;  Equinoxio21

 


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Take Time – Part 2

Yesterday I was so inspired, I kept on writing for our collaboration.  Here’s the second take on the anaphora, “TAKE TIME.”

Take time to absorb children’s laughter
Let their joy
seep in your spirit,
Re-remember

 

Take time to inhale the juicy fragrances
Of the world,
Let them
Delight your senses

 

Take time to savor flavors
All around
Let them dance
On your tongue

 

Take time to touch the faces and hearts
Of those you love
explore
New faces and hearts of  the lonely, broken, down trodden

 

Take time to witness beauty
And gratitude in the world
Let grateful hearts
Unite

Live poetry


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Winter Wonderland Tuesdays of Texture

Nature builds gorgeous textures!

Boise is so beautiful right now, but bitter cold!  (It’s been hovering around 0 degrees in the mornings, and warming up to almost 20 – a heat wave- in the afternoons)

I love this picture!  All white and beautiful layered textures.

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Winter drapery.

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Love the trees in the reflection…but the frost looks cool here too.

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Reminds me of Chia pets…I could take pics of  how the frost grabs on to the grasses all day because each one comes out so uniquely.

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Prickly, frosty fun!

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Dark Days

Dark short days, and Christmas in the air

Blankets of snow…on the ground, and in my hair

Mark the season I hold so dear

Full of family, lights and lovely songs to hear

Yanking me from the depths of despair

 

Take heart, take flight

Immerse myself in delight

No longer to remain with

Dark short days

 

I say to you: do the same

Embrace your heart; feel the flame

No longer dwell on what cannot be

Think only instead on what we can see

Think only of the light that came

On dark short days.

 

This is my first attempt at a Rondeau poem.  My friend Michael at Poetry Channel gave me some ideas to “befriend” my muse.   Really it was fun to write!   Sometimes when you get stuck, you have to try something new and formulaic.   Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS is coming!

Namaste,  Marie

boise garden aglow

 

 


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Goodbyes to my Beloveds

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Why
I passed her bowed head as she started to cry
Trying to console her, I pleaded: but why?
I have nothing to give; I can’t even try
I urged her…open your heart and let it fly
Then companion earth received her lullabies