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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pointless Poetic Musings


Saturday ... and April is a
month for poetry
so I'm sitting at my laptop
thinking about the
possibilities for posting ...

a 'Blogthing' might be
quick & easy, but perhaps I've
something within me
if I let my fingers do the
typing and just see
what appears upon the screen ... Sigh!

Waiting patiently
for an idea to develop
yielded no results of merit ...

so ... decisively
I shall simply publish what is
here ... impulsively!

Blog 365 requires
a post here from me ;--)

You Are Disturbingly Profound

You're contemplative, thoughtful, and very intense.

Taking time to figure out the meaning of life
is a priority for you.

Because you're so introspective, you often react
in ways that surprise people.

No one can really understand how you are
on the inside...
and that disturbs them.

Inquiring minds want to know ;--)

Thought for Today
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt


Joyce said...

Aren't those quizzes fun?

I'm online, taking another break. :P

The bread is baked, but now it's time to start making dinner for my hungry crew. We're enjoying a lovely, 68 degree day here, so my husband and some of the children are outside, working up an appetite, doing much-needed yard work.

Say, Storyteller, do you do Facebook? It's a fun way to network, too. My friends and I send lots of virtual gifts back and forth, and play Scrabble, etc. Just thought you might enjoy it. :)

Momisodes said...

Love how your haiku's are so effortless, even when you're looking for things to post about :) I'm at a bit of a loss this week too for blog365

Anonymous said...

Profoundly a Hobson's choice, as it were.

storyteller said...

Joyce – Yez … I do enjoy an occasional ‘Blogthing’ … though some of them don’t tempt me at all. I’m not sure where I found this one. I took it some time ago and saved it as a ‘draft’ for a ‘dry spell’ … thus when my poem took me nowhere in particular, it seemed an appropriate option. As for Facebook, I don’t participate in any of the ‘social networks’ mainly because there’s just not enough time in my day for such things. Often just keeping up with my blogs and email is daunting … though clearing out Google Reader could help a great deal. I would enjoy a game of Scrabble now and again however ;--)

Sandy – Hmmm … technically, this piece isn’t haiku … but it’s rhythm and rhyme are ‘rigid’ … once upon a time I could have provided a ‘name’ for the specific pattern, but this morning the term ‘eludes’ my mind. As for ‘effortless’ … this one was less so than some … probably because I composed it later in the day. My mind ‘works best’ in the mornings when well rested.

Anonymous – So it seems ;--)

I’m pleasantly surprised to find any comments at all here this morning after ‘musing’ about little or nothing … but I am grateful. I’m also wondering if any of you took the little quiz … and, if so, what your ‘results’ might have said … but since curiosity killed the cat, I’m going to let that go and simply wish you a delightful day!
Hugs and blessings,

Karen said...

I don't believe there are any "pointless" poetic musings--they all have meaning! And I liked yours--and I also liked your impulse to publish it. Fantastic!

And by the way--I, too, am "disturbingly profound." Those were a disturbing bunch of questions!

PJ said...

Love the poetry == here and at sacred ruminations!! And the flowers!! I am wildly anticipating spring. It's been a long winter here!

Akelamalu said...

Love the poetry. :)

Hootin Anni said...


I did the quiz....got this:

You Are Disturbingly Profound
You're contemplative, thoughtful, and very intense.
Taking time to figure out the meaning of life is a priority for you.
Because you're so introspective, you often react in ways that surprise people.
No one can really understand how you are on the inside... and that disturbs them.

[same as you]

I gotta tell you, I saw the photos of the doves in your blog entry below just now....cool action shots!!! I love to hear these in the quiet morning hours.

[and my cactus? I live only 15 minute's drive from the ocean [about 7 miles away --if my cactus does good, it will for you too!]

Kayce aka lucy said...

disturbingly profound myself. i hope you will go easy on yourself...that blog 365 feels daunting to me :-) & i definitely feel lighter when my blog reader is clear!

happy sunday!

Eve said...

I, too, am disturbingly profound. Actually, my true answer to all those questions would be somewhere in the middle. lol

Love you Pointless Poetic musings.

Betty said...

I took the test and am same as you - can't remember now what it was - must be getting old or already old, lol.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

storyteller said...

Karen – How sweet of you to say so … and I’d like to believe that all poetic musings have meaning. I appreciate your supportive comments and am not in the least surprised to discover you’re ‘disturbingly profound’ just like me. I’ll have to look at the questions again to see what you mean. I did this ‘quiz’ so long ago, I don’t recall what it asks.

PJ – Thanks … I love poetry and flowers too … and I’ve been trying to publish on a more ‘regular weekly schedule’ at Sacred Ruminations while still maintaining a sense of balance and perspective about the amount of time and energy it takes to keep both blogs viable.

Akelamalu – I’m glad to know this … and I suspect poetry comes to me more easily than ‘fictional prose’ … though I may give the mini-Wordzzle a try this week depending on how things go.

Hootin’ Anni – Morning back atcha (though it’s a day later because life got BUSY yesterday). How cool that we got the same results! LOL Thanks for the feedback about my ‘dove pics’ … but ya know I used to live about 8 miles inland and could grow lotsa plants there that just don’t make it here (a block and a half from the Pacific) … and I’ve really tried to grow several kinds of cactus … alas, without success.

Lucy – I am ‘going easier’ on myself these days … and although Blog 365 sometimes feels ‘daunting’ to me … it’s also a good thing because without it I might find myself posting less often on both blogs … eventually losing interest entirely. I’m not ready to let that happen … so a little ‘accountability’ is a good thing for me right now anyway ;--)

Eve – I can relate to the ‘middle of the road’ response on these quizzes … because I’ve often felt the same way … even skipped a question occasionally when I couldn’t decide on the extremes.

Betty – Yup … happens to me all the time too ;--) Thanks … my weekend was wonderful, if busier than usual.

I think it’s intriguing that we’re all ‘disturbingly profound’ and it seems ‘natural’ that we found one another in this ‘virtual’ world. Thanks to each of you for spending a bit of time here at Small Reflections … and have a delightful Monday!
Hugs and blessings,

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