Writing 201: Animal

“Make shapes with your poems. Go crazy with enjambment. And pay attention to the animal inside. Hello, Day 4!”

The poetry prompt for day four of Writing 201 is “Animal.”
The form is “Concrete Poetry.”
The device is “Enjambment.”

I’ve been sick with a cold and fever this week and have spent a lot of time curled up on the couch with my dog, so she was the first animal that came to mind for today’s prompt.

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Puppy paws playfully pounce,
tossing toys this way and that.
Tail in the air,
snout in a rout,
joyfully sniffing about.

Pausing to sleep in a streak of sunshine.
Dreaming sweet dreams of the next escapade.
Rising,
rested,
ready to go.
Running and racing then
s l o w.

Paws

pause.

Eyes seek me out.

Leaning
lovingly,
strokes,
pats,
and pets.
Curled
cuddling
sublimely content,
my steadfast canine companion.

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Words and images by Terry Boswell
Copyright © 2015 Terry Boswell

Christmas Pup

This little fellow is accustomed to wearing sweaters to keep warm, but I was surprised by how cooperative he was with the hat!

Santa Pup

Sleepy Santa Pup

I am blessed to be celebrating Christmas with family and friends. I hope your holidays, whichever ones you celebrate, are joy filled and spectacular!  ~Terry

Photography 101: Moment

The theme for day thirteen of Photography 101: Moment, was difficult for me.

“Capture a fleeting moment and experiment with blur and movement.”

I started out with my neighbor’s chickens and guinea hen, and then graduated to my dog.

For the first three photos I had the camera set on automatic. For the fourth photo I got brave and set it to manual. Manual yielded much better results.

# 1) Guinea hen on the run. Camera set on automatic.
Guinea Hen

# 2) Fancy chicken strutting and bobbing. Camera set on automatic.
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