Song Lyric Sunday 5

Weird Al
This is the life!

This week’s theme for Helen Espinosa’s  Song Lyric Sunday is “songs that make us happy”. Oh, yay! I have been waiting for the perfect chance to use this one! The video link’s in the song title. From his 1985 Dare to be Stupid album, Weird Al Yankovic’s parody of 1920’s music:

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Saturday 7

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What’s a day or two between friends?

Performers on the world stage haven’t earned a standing ovation in a very long time. But some human responses — from subtly furious to defiantly subtle — to the madness are certainly worth sharing. A little tenderness, a little constructive criticism, and a sublimely rendered image round out this Saturday 7. I hope you find inspiration and joy.

Albino Phoenix: Dissent Is a Bitter Taste and a Long Draught

Cafe Book Bean: Profound Paragraphs VIII

Memoirs of a Husk: A song (or two) for Europe

Myths of the Mirror: Take Your Criticism and Love It!

Obzervashunal: Sunset Skieslight Shows Over Downtown San Francisco 

The Daily Crapper: My Gay Agenda

thefeatheredsleep: I will no longer be silent

3-Day Quote Challenge, Round 3, Day 3

One final thank you to Ana P. Rose for asking me to take part in the 3-Day Quote Challenge, and for reawakening an old urge to write something other than prose. ❤


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“A Rose is a Rose is a Rose.” William Shakespeare

Love came for her on splendid wings of blue

and bones so brown

earth wept for joy,

And left her slashed

and cleft

and rootless


fading to a blur of light

so dim

so far away,

she learned to love

with half

a heart

her face uplifted

to the dawn

of Time

~~~str  6/24/16



3-Day Quote Challenge, Round 3, Day 2

Thanks again to Ana P. Rose for tagging me into another 3-Day Quote Challenge. Please visit her enchanting site.


Not an organic rose. The Beast’s Enchanted one.

Writing a book of poetry is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis

3-Day Quote Challenge, Round 3, Day 1

Thank you Ana P. Rose for tagging me in the 3-Day Quote Challenge. Ana’s a student discovering through research and poetry the importance of emotional intelligence, and deciphering what it means to be  genuinely human. Please visit her site. There is much beauty there.

In her honor, my theme is The Rose.



“Truths and roses have thorns about them.” Henry David Thoreau