My Friday Post: The Friday 56 Weekly Meme: The Song of Achilles

 

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I came across The Friday 56 Meme via Caffeine and Books:

https://caffeineandbooks42.wordpress.com/

So I thought I’d do something different and have a go at The Friday 56 Meme for my Friday post this week.  I chose The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller  as it is definitely a book that I intend to read soon.

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It is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice, click on the link to her blog, and the rules are pretty simple:

  • Grab a book, any book.
  • Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
    (If you have to improvise, that’s OK.)
  • Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it).
  • Post it.
  • Add the url to your post on Freda’s Voice.

And I? I was shy and silent with all but Achilles; I could scarcely speak to the other boys, let alone a girl. As a comrade of the prince, I suppose I would not have had to speak; a gesture or a look would have been enough. But such a thing did not occur to me. The feelings that stirred in me at night seemed strangely distant from those serving girls with their lowered eyes and obedience. I watched a boy fumbling at a girl’s dress, the dull look on her face as she poured his wine. I did not wish for such a thing. “

Now doesn’t that short quote just make you want to read the book? It certainly sets my curiosity into hyper drive!

Here’s the Goodreads synopsis :

A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly re-imagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, Miller’s debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights. Fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.  

Have a Happy Friday and a great weekend.

Happy Reading, Writing, and Creating. Enjoy yourselves, let me know what you’re reading, or intending to read. I’m currently about half way through Lisa Williamson’s debut novel The Art of Being Normal, more to come on that soon!

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My Friday Post: Spring in the Woods

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This Friday I thought I’d take you with me on a walk in my neighbouring Country Park woods, they are so beautiful and I regret that I don’t often take a moment to stop and really marvel at the beauty that is right on my doorstep. When the children were little we were always at the swing park, indulging in the delights of sunny picnics. But now my youngest daughter wouldn’t be seen there with her mother! That would be so embarrassing for her. She is fifteen so it’s to be expected! If she still wanted to hang out with me, I’d be wondering what was wrong. So, undaunted I decided to go on my own on Tuesday. Yes, I did just that, and was so glad that I did. It was a beautiful sunny day. Everyone was out enjoying the sunshine, eating ice creams, children were playing in the park, office workers were sneaking out for a crafty short break, and who could blame them? It was a glorious Spring day. I hadn’t realised just how warm it was and I was overdressed, in fact there were a few young men stripped to the waist, sunbathing, enjoying the sunshine. Definitely brightened up my day! I was tempted to snap them too, with a camera of course, but wasn’t sure how they would react so I’m afraid I only photographed the trees, a monument, and some cheeky shadows!

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Have a wonderful Friday, hope the sun is shining wherever you are. Enjoy your weekend.

Please feel free to connect, I love to talk about books, writing, haiku, photography, food, art, theatre, you name it, anything cultural and fun,  I’m there.

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Bye for now.

Marje @ Kyrosmagica. xx

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My Friday Post: Reflections and Easter Wishes

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South Bohemia Czech Republic

Isn’t this just exquisite? Make me want to visit this beautiful place in the Czech Republic.

Just look how beautiful their painted Easter Eggs are:

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Czech Republic Easter Eggs
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A Russian Landscape Reflection

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In Russia you come across these darlings.

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Russian Easter Eggs

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Getting back to reflections why are they so beautiful? Does having the image reflected back at you make it more splendid? By tricking your senses you are fooled into believing there is more than one image. Sometimes the photo can seem quite surreal as in the above pink and blue sky scene in which the dark background looks like it is floating in the sky. Next to this there is the water lily which appears to be drowning in its own tiny reflection. In the image of the splendid Taj Mahal, you see the same effect, there is no discrimination, both grand, and everyday, simple treasures are treated the same way!

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Have a very Happy Good Friday, and a wonderful Easter break.

Just leaving you with one more reflection, an Easter egg of course!

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Sorry for being so crackers, just couldn’t resist that one!

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My Friday Post: Sea Urchins Ouch!

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This guys waving at you and that’s ok, he’s quite beautiful from afar but you sure don’t want to get up close and personal and you definitely don’t want to stand on him. He’s a sea urchin, also archaically known as a sea hedgehog.

You can see the resemblance. But this guy’s kind of cute.

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Don’t mess with Sea Urchins, guys, I’m talking from experience, well second hand experience. My youngest daughter stood on a Sea Urchin whilst on holiday in Greece. The Sea Urchin may have great senses but it had no idea she was about to make this mistake, as they don’t have eyes. Shame, they can move with their adhesive tube feet but how was the urchin to know? It was a terrible experience. She ended up with thirty spines on her foot, and each one of these little darlings had to be removed individually by hand with the sharp point of a needle. No anaesthetic. My husband had some job holding her down. She looks slim and delicate but don’t let that fool you she’s wily and strong. She screamed the resort down. The resort doctor didn’t seem at all sympathetic, maybe this happens so often she’d just anaesthetised herself to any emotional response, too many unprepared tourists standing on sea urchins. But, my poor daughter was so disturbed by this unfortunate event that she developed a bit of a phobia for needles. Well, a massive phobia and this fear of needles continued for some time.

After all that, you’d think that she would have hated the holiday but no, she loved it. It was a wonderful opportunity for her to join in the watersports, hang out with new found friends, but it was one of those holidays when every possible accident that could happen did happen, and they all happened to her. In the space of two weeks she stood on a Sea Urchin, cut her foot on glass, banged her head on the pool, had an asthma attack whilst out swimming (in the middle of the ocean, as she tried to swim back to the boat we were on.) She managed to get a tick in the ear, and even got stung by a fairly innocuous jelly fish. Yes, it was such a memorable holiday, a veritable catalogue of accidents! Amazingly she still had fun, and kept on smiling, kids are so resilient aren’t they? But I have to say it wasn’t one of my favourite holidays.

So it’s no surprise that I have a bit of a love hate relationship with these creatures. I love them with their spines removed, but I hate them with their spines intact.

These spineless cute darlings.

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Having said that there’s no doubt about it Sea Urchins are beautiful in their own way, even with their spines. But don’t forget to view them from a safe distance!

Look at this Zebra Urchin:

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Zebra Urchin

The Spined Sea Urchin

makes me shudder.

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Spined sea Urchin (Diadema Paucis)

They come in all shapes and colours.

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Urchin Daidema Savigigni Red Urchin

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And some of them are Giants!

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Giant Red Sea Urchin

Sea Urchins like to impress,

they’ll wear a Tuxedo to show off!

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Tuxedo Sea Urchin

Poisonous, eek Urchin!

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This guy kind of looks a bit like an alien!

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A Dalek one!

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Some people like to get creative

and use them as plant pots!

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Maybe You Might Like To Plant a Sea Urchin Cactus?

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Or Create Pretty Sea Bed Mats

Interspersed with colourful sea urchins

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How about a Sea Urchin Snowman?

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Sea Urchin snowman

Or a Sea Urchin Lamp?

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And light up your way!

Bored? Grab some pencils and make a Sea Urchin.

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Hungry? Some people even like to eat them, in the West Indies, slate pencil urchins, are eaten. Sea Urchins  are commonly eaten by the Alaska Native population around Kodiak island. It is commonly exported, mostly to Japan. So I could get my own back by eating an unsuspecting Urchin but somehow that doesn’t appeal.

Here’s some pictures of other places in the world where you can eat Sea Urchins if the fancy takes you!

Barbeque anyone?

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I’ve no idea how you’d eat these?

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At least you get some slices of lemon and lime

and chilli sauce to wash these down with!

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Coronado Island

Anyway don’t knock what you’ve never tried, apparently eating Sea Urchin is good for you, and their roes are considered to be an aphrodisiac in some parts of the world – Japan.

So remember the next time you dip your feet into the ocean if you expect that there might be Sea Urchins lurking in the seabed, waiting to stick their spines into your poor, unsuspecting feet, please buy a pair of these, they’re don’t cost much and they’re well worth the money!

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So have a wonderful Friday, watch out what you do, and where you might step. See you again soon!

Links:

http://healthbenefitsofeating.com/sea-food/health-benefits-of-eating-sea-urchin/128/

http://www.oceanlight.com/purple_sea_urchin_photo.html

Coronado Island: http://webebalanced.com/portfolio/southern-California/

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My Friday Post: Celebrating Dragon Delights

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Golden Dragon

Oh,

Mighty Dragon

 Your fiery dare,

 Gleams in a challenge,

No Childish mask,

Highlights your eyes.

Golden elixir promises,

Hang in the air,

Lining up,

To slide off the curve of

Your celebrated tongue.

A challenge!

Adventuress, take a ride.

Will I or forever still,

 Remain in this moment,

Too fearful to slip on,

Temptation’s back.

To sail the secretive seas,

Witness the wonder of sunsets,

Smell the sweet aroma of Waterfalls,

Discover Dry Deserts

And Tempting Temples.

Cavernous Canyons,

Concealed Caves,

Resplendent Rainbows,

Rippling Rivers,

Incandescent Islands,

Languid Lakes,

Majestic Mountains,

Too many splendours,

To describe.

I step back from,

Tempestuous skies.

  Foolish, I.

Must I question

when I can do.

Trust my,

Ever growing,

Heart’s desire Dragon,

Please.

Take me,

with

you!

 

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The Incandescent Britania Islands: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/467819/the-incandescent-britania-islands

Cuevas del Drach, in Porto Cristo, Mallorca.

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Dragons Lair

I took a risk,

Now I am here,

In Lair,

With you.

Enchantment,

Lingers,

Tapering Black Stalagmite,

Promises.

The still water,

Quietens your flaming fire,

Softens your gentle gaze,

Oh Dragon.

Porto Cristo,

Golden dragon,

I’m forever,

Yours.

Porto Cristo Prisoner,

So In Lair,

With,

You.

 

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Dragon Tree

To fly above the Dragon Tree,

 You and Me,

 You laughed,

 At such suggestiveness.

A Tree yes, a dragon no,

An imposter,

A preposterous,

Poisonous Asparagus.

 Hidden Bright Red Resin.

Dragon’s Blood,

  Fire once omitted,

No flame.

 

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Oriental Dragon

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Oriental Dragon

You grace my table,

My steps and temples,

For 7,000 years

Such splendid majesty.

Meeting you in a cave,

My deepest fears disappear,

For 7,000 years,

Such Enlightenment.

Your creativity,

Is renowned,

For 7,000 years

Such  Good Fortune.

Flames of pearl power,

Light up your lightning path,

For 7,000 years,

 Guarding Gods palace in heaven.

 

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Hi! I’m the Bearded Dragon, nice to meet you!

Bearded Dragon

“I should have had a shave,”

said the Dragon,

“No Need,” said the Bearded Dragon,

Just caress my chin!

“I must curl my whiskers,”

said the Dragon,

“No Need,” said the Bearded Dragon,

Just tickle my toes!

“I have to file my nails,”

said the Dragon,

“No Need,” said the Bearded Dragon,

Just buff my back!

“I forgot to shine my scales,”

said the Dragon,

“No Need,” said the Bearded Dragon,

Just brighten my blush!

“I forgot to floss my teeth,”

said the Dragon,

“No Need,” said the Bearded Dragon,

Just clip my claws!

“I should have worn a bow tie,”

said the Dragon,

‘No need,” said the Bearded Dragon,

Just crank up my collar!

“I should have had a little slave,”

said the Dragon,

“No need,’ said the Bearded Dragon.

Just be my big slave.

“Huh, Cheeky Beardy!”

said the Dragon,

“No nicknames,” said the Bearded Dragon,

Just be respectful.

” Enough Nonsense! “

said the Dragon,

“I’ll fix your bow tie,” said the Bearded Dragon,

Just be Cool and High Five!

© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica.

Words good or bad, are my very own!

Have a fantastic Friday and a very good weekend. Hope you like my celebrating dragon delights. I’m writing about a dragon in the draft of my second novel so that’s why dragons are on my mind!

Links:

http://www.krakow-info.com/smocza.htm
https://the-dragons-lair.com/index.asp
http://www.mallorca-spotlight.com/guide/sightseeing/caves_drach.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_cinnabari

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My Friday Post: The Kitchen God and His Forgiving Wife

 

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 I’ve been doing some background research for my second children’s novel which is set at the time of Chinese New Year, so I’m dedicating this post to The Kitchen God, also known as the Stove GodZao Jun, Zao Shen, or Zhang Lang.

The Kitchen God watches over families and records their behaviour, good or otherwise, so beware!

Each year during Chinese New Year the Kitchen God reports back to the Jade Emperor of Heaven, Yu Huang, about how well the family members have conducted themselves throughout the year.   A paper picture of the Kitchen God is hung in a prominent location in the kitchen. The family have a thank you dinner in which a bowl of sticky rice is placed in front of the Kitchen God. It is believed that if the Kitchen God’s mouth is full of sticky glutinous rice, he will not be able to speak out about the family’s wrongdoings. Others give glutinous rice balls served in sugar soup and brown sugar bars as a bribe for the Kitchen God to say favorable things about the family.

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After the thank you dinner, the picture of the Kitchen God is burned and thereby sent back to heaven. A new picture of the Kitchen God is hung in the kitchen after the start of the Chinese New Year festivities.

The story of the Kitchen God is an interesting one, to begin with he’s just an ordinary mortal, Zhang Lang, a wayward fellow who has an affair with a younger more attractive woman. The heavens aren’t impressed by his behaviour so as a punishment he’s struck blind, and his young lover leaves him. In a nutshell his forgiving wife takes him back, as he seems guilty for his wrong-doings, and he is so remorseful for his adultery, that he throws himself onto the fire.  All very dramatic! Well, that’s one of the stories anyway, there are several spins on it, but this one sounds the one I’d be inclined towards accepting.

The picture below is a statue of  the Kitchen God and his wife in a temple in Chenghu, China.

 

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Statues of the Kitchen God in a temple, Chenghu.

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He’s represented here in a clock. The hands of time, ticking away from one Chinese New Year to another, so watch out, be good! Don’t be greedy!

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Here he is with some of the Chinese New Year signs. I’m a bit confused by the duck. I didn’t think a duck is one of the Chinese signs, (maybe he just waddled in,) though the rooster, pig and dog are. Anybody can clarify the duck’s role for me? Is he just visiting?

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He’s looking very splendid here watching over some food.

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I think the Kitchen God has found out that someone’s been badly behaved! Look at those eyes! No getting past them!

 

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Before I disappear into the kitchen to do my impersonation of a domestic goddess let me share with you a book that I discovered today while typing up this blog post.

Guess what, the book has The Kitchen God in the title, and he’s joined by his significant other!

The Kitchen God’s Wife, by Amy Tan.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Winnie and Helen have kept each other’s worst secrets for more than fifty years. Now, because she believes she is dying, Helen wants to expose everything. And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter, Pearl, about the past—including the terible truth even Helen does not know. And so begins Winnie’s story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the 1920s, and other places in China during World War II, and traces the happy and desperate events tha led to Winnie’s coming to America in 1949.  

 

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Happy Friday. Be good! Eat lots of yummy food! Enjoy your weekend.

Oh, if you’ve read The Kitchen God’s Wife, I’d love to hear what you thought of it.

 

 

Links:

http://fengshui.about.com/od/use-of-feng-shui-cures/qt/Kitchen-God-Feng-Shui.htm

https://breadetbutter.wordpress.com/2010/03/04/the-food-of-chinese-new-year/

https://marshmallow92.wordpress.com/special-food-serving/chinese-new-year/

 

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My Friday Post: Welcome to my Quirky Houses Tour

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A hearty welcome to my Friday zest tour of Quirky houses.

My Haiku:

The Lemon Zest Tour

Many Strange Houses Galore

All Tastes Catered For

 

© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica.

Haiku  is my very own!

 

I hope you’ll agree that they are quite amazing.  Let’s start off with this beauty:

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This one’s a bit dingy in comparison! Hope you have a warm jumper and a torch.

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Maybe you prefer to be cushioned in a tree hand. What about something a bit more uplifting?

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Or perhaps you’re a gambler who likes to take risks? The architect for the one below must have been drink! It reminds me of a pack of shuffled cards that’s out of order and tumbling everywhere!

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Or would you like to blend into the environment? This one’s calm and tranquil. But how would you find your way home at night? Maybe you’ll need a sheep dog.

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Perhaps you like to live dangerously?

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This one would suit a hermit with a love of the tropics. Just imagine, you could swim every day. Heaven.

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Quirky, yes, why not? I wonder if you have to climb up that hill with your groceries? Or would you give up and live off the land?

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A fondness for mushrooms perhaps? Just don’t pick poisonous ones or magical ones!

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Eggs? Yes, this reminds me of the material egg boxes are made of. I hope it’s not windy, or this egg box house may turn into a frisby.  I hope you can climb trees.

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One for a posh hermit with a love of the tropics who likes diving, and living precariously.

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You enjoy the circus? Some stilts perhaps?

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A lover of shoes?

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Fond of gardening and like to keep chickens? This one’s a fancy chicken coop, but you could have a bigger version!

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Like your garden but fancy an oriental touch?

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An oriental tree house?
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An artist with an obsession with plastic lunchboxes?

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Or an artist with a door obsession?

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A lover of books?

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A bookworm wouldn’t just settle with the house, we’d need a few accessories too!

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For skiiers, and adrenalin worshippers who also like a touch of summer sun?

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Cat lovers, don’t look at me like that, I haven’t forgotten you.

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And of course, last but not least, a special home for all those dog lovers out there, equipped with tail, and cute puppy.

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Thanks for coming on this Friday’s Quirky house tour, hope you enjoyed yourself. Have a wonderful Friday, and a lovely weekend see you again soon!

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My Friday Image and Poem: Landscape With Gun And Tree Cornelia Parker

 

Landscape With Gun And Tree  Cornelia Parker

 

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This little poetic ditty was inspired by this wonderful sculpture which I had the pleasure of seeing in all its splendour at Juniper Artland, Wilkieston, Scotland. You may remember that I mentioned this wonderful inspiring Artland before in several blog posts, the original being on the 15th of June 2014.

 

Landscape Gun and Tree

Halt – the daring spring sunshine

In dread symmetry.

 

© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica.

Haiku and Photo, good or bad, are my very own!

 

Hope you enjoyed my Friday image and Haiku poem.

 

Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

 

Links:

 

https://www.jupiterartland.org/artwork/landscape-with-gun-and-tree

 

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My Friday Image and Poem: A Worldwide Web Shane Waltener

A Worldwide Web  Shane Waltener

 

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This litte poetic ditty was inspired by this wonderful sculpture which I had the pleasure of seeing in all its splendour at Juniper Artland, Wilkieston, Scotland. You may remember that I mentioned this wonderful inspiring Artland before in several blog posts, the original being on the 15th of June 2014.

 

A Worldwide Web

Looking through your mesmerising eyes

There’s no way to look away,

Speckled shadows dance and play,

In this Worldwide Web of Enchantment.

 

Looking through your murmuring eyes,

There’s no way  to steal away,

Deceitful shadows flit and play,

In this Worldwide Web of Allure.

 

Looking through your mocking eyes

There’s no way to break away,

Fine gossamer lines wrap and entwine,

In this Worldwide Web of Delusion.

 

Looking through your morbid  eyes,

There’s no way to run away,

The script is already written,

In this Worldwide Web of Drama.

 

Looking through your lost greenery of truth,

There’s no way to rip away,

Do I vindicate or blame you?

In this Worldwide Web of  Uncertainty.

 

© Marjorie Mallon 2015 – aka, Kyrosmagica.

Words, and Photo, good or bad, are my very own!

 

Hope you enjoyed my Friday image and poem. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

 

Links:

https://www.jupiterartland.org/artwork/a-world-wide-web

http://shanewaltener.blogspot.co.uk/#4199122337725407763

http://shanewaltener.com/

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/in-the-studio-shane-waltener-artist-8812518.html

 

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My Friday Image and Poem : The Weeping Girls – Laura Ford

 

The Weeping Girls

The Weeping Girl leans against a tree,

Long hair tumbling in rope like curls,

Obscuring, and suffocating, eyes clamped shut,

   Unable to express,

Excitement, contentment, anger, sadness,

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The Weeping Girls Weep.

The Weeping Girls are not living,

The Weeping Girls are not breathing,

The Weeping Girls are not smiling,

The Weeping Girls are not laughing,

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The Weeping Girls Weep.

Stone hands grip her cold stone dress,

The tree moulds to her evident distress,

Seasons come and go,

The Tree lives,

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The Weeping Girl weeps.

The Weeping Girls aren’t playing,

The Weeping Girls aren’t dancing,

The Weeping Girls aren’t hide and seeking,

The Weeping Girls aren’t reading and writing,

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The Weeping Girls Weep.

Birds fly in the sky,

Visitors walk by,

Children laugh and play,

Stares disturb the Weeping Girls,

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The Weeping Girls Weep.

The Weeping Girls can’t  draw,

The Weeping Girls can’t sleep,

The Weeping Girls can’t  eat,

The Weeping Girls can’t  love,

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The Weeping Girls Weep.

The Weeping Girls have no pets,

The Weeping Girls  have no games,

The Weeping Girls have no friends and lovers,

The Weeping Girls have no children.

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The Weeping Girls Weep.

The Weeping Girls stone heart gashes.

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The Weeping Girls stone eyes glare,

The Weeping Girls stone teeth gnash,

The Weeping Girls stone hands grind,

The Weeping Girls stone feet gallop,

The Weeping Girls Wail !!!!!!

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Poetry and Weeping Girl photo is Copyright M J Mallon aka Kyrosmagica.

I found these statues so thought-provoking when I saw them many years ago at Juniper Artland.  The photo at the top of this blog post is my best photo of the Weeping Girls, unfortunately some of my other photos were a bit blurry. But do see the link at the end of this post to see the photographs of the other Weeping Girls,  in all their eerie glory, there are five in all, I do hope they don’t give you nightmares!

Have a wonderful weekend,  keep on smiling, no weeping, and no wailing  allowed!

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