Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘animals’

for-rhino-in-a-shrinking-world-lb

Busy doing my tax return and came across an unsaved (!) poem I wrote and submitted (some time ago) to be included in an anthology to raise funds for the preservation of Rhinos.

Harry Owen  the inaugural Poet Laureate for Cheshire (UK) in 2003, moved to South Africa’s Eastern Cape in January 2008, was the editor and now the book is published I shall put my order in.

Even though they didn’t use my poem I certainly want to support their very worthy cause.

Thandi

Imagine slow, deep heart beats

echoing inside a massive hide.

 

Slumberous half-blind grazing.

Open veld rare rhino protected.

 

Unaware evil stalks with intent.

Crack! Stinging rifle shot thrums.

 

Laboring body lumbers to escape.

Laid low, as deadly saw crudely

 

works on pointed bone bleeding

on Africa’s Skin.  Enough death,

 

illegal trade.  This is no noble

harvest to feed the starving poor…

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2012 

Read Full Post »

Image

Dogs who are shamelessly proud of what they’ve just done…

With tears streaming down my face, I can hardly see the key board to type!

I’ve just watched a series of photos of 30 dogs being themselves someone posted onto Facebook and started to ponder what I was actually laughing at – what triggered my giggle response?

As a screenwriter I’m primarily a visual thinker so the looks on the dogs faces; the type of dogs and my perceived ideas of their characters – and whether the notes were hand written or typed got me.  In other words, it was what was in the frame – my eyes took note first, then my brain married what was written, applying extra meaning to the words as I imagined myself walking in on and seeing each situation.

I’m interested in whether audio-oriented people found this funny and if they read the words first then applied them to the image and it’s contents and if no sound accomplishment made a difference.  Or did they impose imaginary dog breaking dishes/hedgehog sounds to round out the scenes?

And tactile people: because they essentially need to ‘do’, would they have imaged themselves as dogs actually being stuck with quills or chewing the door frame etc, to get the full funny-ness of the photos?

Now I’m imagining the dogs with my human faces!  Ha-ha-ha… I’ve made myself crack up!

Read Full Post »

Short Prose

short prose, fiction, poetry

The Poetry Question

The voice of Small Press Poetry

Freo's View

A passion for all things Fremantle

The Curious Magpie

reading, reviewing and writing

Mug Full of Books

Books, tea and great reads

The Inquiring Mind

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” Thomas Paine - Commentary on what interests me, reflecting my personal take on the world

Mike Finn's Fiction

Book Reviews and Short Stories

Whispering Gums

Books, reading and anything else that comes to mind...with an Australian focus

Thoughts Become Words

Miscellaneous Collection by Gretchen

earthstonestation

For the beauty of the Earth

Rochford Street Review

A Journal of Australian & International Cultural Reviews, News and Criticism.

words and music and stories

Let's recollect our emotions in tranquillity

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

"The silence of the night awakens my soul"

Jade M.Wong

Writer at Heart | Fangirl by DNA | Struggling Human Until Further Notice

Graham Sherwood’s

wise words on wine and fresh thoughts on food blog.

One of These Years...

poetry and writing

I've started so...........

poetry, words, visions on life

slideaways

poems to myself and to you

Linda's Book Bag

Loving books and reading

Waringwords

Poetry by Paul Waring

E. S. Dunn

Susan Dunn - Writer

Helen Hagemann's Studio

Novelist & Poet, Fiction & Poetry Reviewer

Lee Muir-Haman Watercolor Painting

watercolor paintings, instruction and inspiration

The Book Podcast

The inside story of books from new and established Australian women writers of all genres.

The Sketchbook

MOSTLY MONTREAL, MOST OF THE TIME

Autoimmune Warrior Queen

My journey with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the GAPS Diet

Riparianpests.com

Safe and humane snake removal undertaken on a volunteer basis in Perth & Mandurah , Western Australia.

MAUREEN EPPEN -- WRITER

WRITING, READING -- AND WRITING ABOUT READING

Screenwriting from Iowa

...and Other Unlikely Places

Linda Smith Inspiration

By Flying With Eagles I Learnt To Soar

knitting with heart

. . . luv 'n stitches for our tired old world

Dambusters Blog

The Dams Raid (Operation Chastise) and after

Gabriel Evans

Children's Book Illustrator and Author

africmcglincheyreviews

Reviews of chapbooks, poetry collections, short stories and fiction

LOUISE ALLAN

writer & author

Little Pink Dog Books

Children's Picture Book Publishing

Poeteer

The Heart Deceives what the Soul Believes, Which Side will You Choose?

forget-me-not

poetry by Lynda G. Bullerwell

Taste like summer rain & poetry

the darker the heart, the deeper the poetry runs

Wandering Bark Books

Literature, Books, Education, Humanities, and Life

Penguin Blog

Thoughts and ideas from the world of Penguin

%d bloggers like this: