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Reading the prints

A bit of miscellany today and a poem…

Poetry Coloring Pages

The adult colouring craze has come to poetry via Tweetspeak Poetry. I love coloring so  it was a natural for me to follow the links on their weekly newsletter, download the pages and have some fun.

Coloring Page - "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe

Coloring Page – “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe

Coloring Pages - "Birches" by Robert Frost

Coloring Pages – “Birches” by Robert Frost

Find the collection of poetry coloring page links HERE.

Found Object Photo/Poem challenge

I’ve enjoyed writing with other Poetry Friday poets this week. Using prompts from found-object photos collected by Laura Shovan, each day brings a new photo. It is fascinating to see how these photos take the writers in different directions.

On day 9 (Tuesday) the photo was sent in by Mary Lee Hahn. And the poem that photo inspired in me is below the photo.

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Found Object for Day 9 – Photo by Mary Lee Hahn

Reading the Prints

The animals that passed by here
were very focused and in gear
their noses sharp, following prey
perhaps a mate, or the day’s pay.
And the exhaust-filled oily scent
suggests excessive speed their bent.

The younger of this species, though
lie lazy angels in the snow
their tracks often defined by curve
of laughing play and show-off verve.

© 2016 By V. Nesdoly (All rights reserved)


Go HERE to read all the Tuesday poems. Laura’s doing this challenge to help celebrate her birthday month. I believe this is the third year she’s writing a poem-a-day in February and inviting others to join her.  What a great tradition!

Poetry Friday LogoThis post is linked to Poetry Friday hosted today by Kimberley Moran at Written Reflections.


Posted by on February 12, 2016 in Ekphrastic, Poetry Friday


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Photo © Roger Allen Bout



Contemplation skims
glassy surface
peers and sees
in limpid depths
fingerlings darting
in and out
the algae-furred

© 2011 by Violet Nesdoly

This poem was written in response to the One Shoot Sunday challenge at One Stop Poetry.


Posted by on March 27, 2011 in Ekphrastic



“The Show Must Go On” by Jacob Lucas

(© Jacob Lucas – Used with permission)


After the curtain has tattered after the floor is rot after the plaster has blistered and all the windows are shot after the seats are vacant hauled away to the dump after the cabinet's ravished script is a sodden lump still the tree, river-rooted flourishes center-stage leafy and bountifully fruited into a ripe old age

© 2011 by V. Nesdoly


I wrote this poem for the Photo Prompt Challenge which happens at the One Stop Poetry Blog. This week Chris Galford interviews Seattle photographer Jacob Lucas (who took the photo for the prompt).

You’re welcome to join the challenge. Read the interview here, then scroll down in the post to the challenge photo and directions on how to participate.


Posted by on March 6, 2011 in Ekphrastic, Religious