Pick of the day

Counting

Picture source is Wikipedia Commons artist is Rosa Bonheur painting is The Highland Shepherd. Image is Public Domain.

Shepherds all over Britain used to count in this way which is believed to have come from a Brythonic Celtic language. Welsh counting is very similar even today. This poem uses the Scottish version.

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Story of the week

Burning Bright

            Looking out my living room window I see a tiger.
            I’m sitting with my feet up, reading a magazine, drinking the world’s most divine white hot chocolate, and there she is. I put the mug down slowly. Am I seeing what I think I’m seeing? But I’m pretty sure I am.
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Poem of the week

The Treetops

The treetops never wait for you

And fields are incorrigible when

You finally notice them

That’s when they call you ‘Featherbrain’

After when the heather’s gone

Where did that village go?

That village with the bar

And the church and another bar

With a man weeping at Animal Hospital

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Features

POETRY MONTHLY

Poetry   Monthly – August

Hello all and thanks to people who contributed to the Poetry Monthly theme for July – Where I Write.

As usual, quality and range was impressive.  Here are some poems to go back to:

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Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Posted by airyfairy on Fri, 11 Aug 2017

It's been a wonderful week on the site for life writing and I struggled to choose the Picks for this week. 

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Bee's Journey

Picks of the Month

Tail-end

Tail-end tale in a passing storm

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Point Blank Period

So I’m listening to the radio and thinking and writing.

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