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One Liner Wednesday – Mona Lisa

This is Wednesday and it is usually a One Liner kind of day but I came across this funny photo progression of the Mona Lisa and thought you might get a kick out of it. I know we are all slowly coming out of quarantine but it made me wonder how many of us could relate to this. Well???

I hope you have a great Wednesday and are remaining happy and healthy.

In response to Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday

Unknown Soldier

Photo from Bayeux Cemetery, Normandy

Unknown Soldier

Here lies a body
of a soldier unknown
A brave warrior
snatched from this life
to serve with honor
and distinction
What of you young man?
Were you married
with a pretty wife
and babies in arms?
Were you maybe
a drafted teenager?
A son of proud parents
who will cry forever more
We shed tears of sadness
to see your unmarked grave
never knowing
what might have been
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Laura is hosting Tuesday Poetics at D'Verse tonight
and has prompted us with the graves of those we do not know.
We have been asked to choose from the following;

Choose the character from the Norris or the Longfellow poem or even one of Captain Cat’s old seasalts (follow the link above to the text – its near the beginning)

OR find a similar poem that introduces a deceased character for you to fill in or posit the details

OR pick a name from a headstone in any churchyard or cemetery
bring the deceased to life by letting them speak (first person) or speak with them (2nd person) or speak about them (3rd person)
it is NOT the whole life story that is required but the essence of the person’s character and life
Meter and rhyme is entirely your own choice

Word Prompts:

Honor - Word of the Day
Distinction - RDP

Opalescent

Opalescent

Craggy rocks
veiled with
gauzy mist
Morning air
chilling in
it’s mystery
Dramatic colors
unfolding
with the hours
passing
Greys turning
to blues
as the sun rises
with it’s warmth
Changing the 
landscape 
in its ever-moving
cycle of light
following dark


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

in response to Sue Vincent’s Weekly Write/Photo

Song Lyric Sunday – Big Love

Plenty of choices to pick from for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday hosted by Jim Adams. The prompts are Big, Large, Little, Small, Tall and Tiny.

I have chosen Big Love by the amazing Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac. The video is from one of their tours from the late 90s called The Dance. It’s fun to watch his amazing guitar skills. Hope you enjoy it.

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Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham had left the band and wrote this for one of his solo albums, but the project never materialized and he rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the Tango In The Night sessions. Buckingham did not tour with the band, however, so they never performed the song live until 1997, when Buckingham joined for The Dance tour. He performed an acoustic version on this tour.
 
Buckingham described this song as a “Lustful mid-to-up tempo number featuring love grunts.” These grunts were Buckingham’s processed through an oscillator. Many listeners assumed it was the voice of Stevie Nicks.

Courtesy of Songfacts

Big Love - Lyrics

Looking out for love
In the night so still
Oh, I'll build you a kingdom
In that house on the hill

Lookin' out for love
Big, big love

You said that you love me
And that you always will
Oh, you begged me to keep you
In that house on the hill

Lookin' out for love
Big, big love

I wake up
Alone with it all
I wake up
But only to fall

Lookin' out for love
Big, big love
Just lookin' out for love
Big, big love

Writer/s: Lindsey Buckingham, George Richey,
Billy Sherrill 
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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