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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Hello My Daddy

Good morning my daddy.   On the anniversary of your death, I write this to you in honor of the poem we got to write together.  I remember how excited I was about finding a way we could talk and share more intimately through a mode you loved best.  I couldn’t wait to write more poems with you.  Later that week, you had your stroke.

I love this picture.  Carole calls it the goodbye picture…but today, it’s the Hello My Daddy picture.  Heard your EMS sirens today…so I know you’re awake.  I love you.daddy and me      20160301_072054_resized

I REMEMBER

I remember when you were just a vault…no affection…little talking…always about you.

I remember the first time I asked you if you could do the Father’s Legacy project.  You were apprehensive, but you said, “I could probably do that.”

I remember asking the first question and held my breath for the answer.  It was a simple question like “What is your favorite color?”  You answered two questions that day.

I remember when you would peak over my shoulder to make sure the questions I asked were in the book.  We were building trust.

I remember the first time you were vulnerable and told me your angel story.  This time you held your breath, until I said, “I believe in angels too Daddy.”   I felt your sigh of relief as your story, held in for about sixty years, was believed for the first time.

I remember coming to visit you in the summers as you told me about all the junk in your junkyard and learning why they were your treasures and realizing you were an artist like me.

I remember our last summer together savoring every detail….getting lost with you and loving every minute.  Our last Father’s day, making it special with a sheet for a table cloth and wild sunflowers from your backyard. It was so special that I will always remember it, but you couldn’t remember it the next day.

I remember writing this “I remember poem with you”

and then it all went black…and there was no more remembering.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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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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More cool Textures Winter Wonderland

Some more wicked cool wintry takes.
Sometimes snow is like frosting; it makes everything prettier!

(These were from last week.  This week is much warmer.)

If you have some textures you’d like to share, pop on over to see Narami – De Monte y Mar)

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Tree in my yard – image – copyright of Marie Lukasik-Wallace 2016

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holly bush in the neighborhood I hadn’t seen before it was graced with snow-image – copyright of Marie Lukasik-Wallace 2016

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image – copyright of Marie Lukasik-Wallace 2016

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Our local park – image – copyright of Marie Lukasik-Wallace 2016

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winter grasses – image – copyright of Marie Lukasik-Wallace 2016

 


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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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Take Time COLLABORATION – Happy New Year!

Happy New year beautiful people!

happy new year 2016

Well my friends, it is a New Year, and what a great way to begin our year with a collaboration.    For this one, we are using the anaphora –

                                                     Take Time

What I love about this open ended topic is that we can write endlessly from any point of our lives.  I can write a stream of consciousness without stopping.   No rules!       Add your lines in the comments, and I will put them together to make a group poem.  No deadline…write what makes your heart sing.   What ambitions, hopes, dreams, goals do you have for this bright beautiful year?   Will you make more memories with your loved ones?  savor time?   Take some chances or risks?

I CAN’T WAIT TO HEAR!!!

 

Here’s one of my contributions:

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…

 

 

Namaste my friends,

and have a peaceful, joyous New Year.

Marie


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My Daddy’s Angel

daddys angel

Guardian Angel

Cascading your love and light

Send out your legions to

bring peace and joy

everywhere

Today was My Daddy’s birthday, and he would have been 78.  It felt strange not to be able to call him and gush birthday greetings, telling him all the reasons I love him. While I was so very grateful for all our chats and for the chance to get to know him and feel closer, I can’t help but to have wanted more time with him.  Last year, I sent this angel to him to guard over him while he was at the nursing home, guardian angels being our thing.  I sent her two  day mail so he would have some holiday cheer for the Christmas season, but no one even took her out of the box for two weeks.  Disappointment couldn’t even be a strong enough word for how it felt when he had to remain in a sterile white room with no holiday cheer.  Finally, my brother found it and set her up on his table ; but alas, not in all her magnificence.  Now she graces our tree with her elegance and protection.

This year, since I couldn’t be with him, I sat under the guardian glow of our angel, reminiscing on our fond memories of this past year, writing small clips down so as not to forget them…and calling on the legions to bring Peace and Joy to our world for this New Year 2016.  In loving memory, rest in peace my daddy, and keep watching over me.

Love you so much, Ree