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Happy Easter 2010 from Nickers and Ink

Happy Easter 2010 from Nickers and Ink

Happy Easter! 

He is risen.

(He is risen indeed.) 

What a wonderful celebration - the hallmark of the year for Christians.

Without Easter, the rest of the year really means very little. After all, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ - His glorious triumph over death.

What a miracle. What a man. What a God. What a wonder.

Happy Easter!


Sunday

Don’t Knock It


Don’t Knock It

 Who's that knocking at my door . . . both now and forevermore?



Sleep Stalking

What guides the unexpected guest.
Disturbing muse, upending nest?
No wish untold,
Nor egg of gold
May satisfy his bold behest.

The paradox of all my days
Erupts in slumber’s entry phase –
When wispy sight
In dusk delight
Does captivate my gawking gaze.

For though he may on rest intrude
And trample softest solitude,
Persistent still,
He raps until
The truth may topple attitude.

For all he asks is all I own,
Which measures nothing to atone.
With empty palms
And hollow alms,
May I belong to him alone.

c2010 by Linda Ann Nickerson


Posted for a variety of prompts:
Simply Snickers (“gold,” “guest” and “guide”)

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Wednesday

Splitting Cares

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Splitting Cares

Complete Retreat
A Limericked Gaze on One of Those Days

A woman whose hair was quite grey
Was having a monstrous bad day.
With aches toe to head,
She took to her bed,
As others far from her did stay.

Though most days, her temper’s serene,
Occasionally, she is mean.
So from the first moan,
They leave her alone,
But ply her with massive caffeine.

c2010 by Linda Ann Nickerson 


Posted for a variety of prompts:
Mad Kane Limerick Prompts (“A woman whose hair was quite grey …”)
Meme Express (“sight” or “site”)

Art: 
Harikalar Diyari 
Wolf Grandma
Photographed by Nevit Dilmen
2007
GNY Free Documentation License
Wikipedia Commons
 

Sunday

A Look at the Book

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A Look at the Book

Folio Fortissimo

The secret stored within the leaves
Of sacred pages, she receives.
For sweetest sorrow, it may seem,
May brighten yet the darkest dream.
And with this promise, she may snooze
For now she knows she cannot lose.
c2010 by Linda Ann Nickerson


Interior with a Woman Reading
By Carl Holsoe
19th Century
Posted for a variety of prompts:
Meme Express (Sunday invitation to Simply Snickers)
Simply Snickers (“seam”/”seem,” “secret,” “snooze” and “sweet”)
Sunday Scribblings (“the book that changed everything”)

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Time Out


Time Out
La Petite Reveuse
By Jean-Francois Gilles Colson
18th Century

The Poser

Without a murmur, if you please,
The artist’s palette she’ll appease.

To read the most creative mind,
The child may reflect mankind.

Will we regard, respect or tease?
Or simply utter: “Sit. Say cheese”?


Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“say cheese”)
Meme Express (Sunday Invitation to Simply Snickers)
One Single Impression (“murmur”)
Simply Snickers (“read,” “reflect” and “regard”)

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Thursday

Bart's Heart


Bart’s Heart

Perhaps you know someone who is a little like our fine (though fictional) friend Bart. Maybe you have even had Bart-like moments of your own. Perhaps we all have . . . 

Over the Moon

A wealthy old fellow named Bart,
Though dandy, was daft – bless his heart.
His marbles he lost.
His cookies he tossed.
And Bart hitched his horse after cart.

Then one early spring afternoon,
To follow the phase of the moon,
Old Bart tipped his cap,
 Set off without map
And vanished from sight far too soon.
c2010 by Linda Ann Nickerson 


Posted for a variety of prompts:
Friday Flash-55 (55 words)
Mad Kane Humor Prompts (Limerick: “A wealthy old fellow named Bart”)


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Not Bad, Brad


Not Bad, Brad


Oh, No – Retro

There once was a fellow named Brad,
Most known for his penchant for plaid.
With argyle sock
The catwalk he’d rock
In Grandfather’s style gone bad.

Argyle A-Go-Go photo
by Patrick and Holly (2007)
Creative Commons Licensing


Posted for a variety of prompts:
Mad Kane Humor Prompts (Limerick: “There once was a kitty/fellow named Brad…”)

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Friday

Watery Tails


Watery Tails

In Greek mythology, Poseidon was the earth-shaking king of the sea.

(Poseidon’s counterpart in Roman mythology was Neptune.)

With his trident, Poseidon ruled the underwater realm, traveling with his horse and bull. Poseidon was regarded by ancient Greeks as one of the mightiest of all mythological gods.

Promotional Still
from Queen of the Sea
by Fox Films
(1918)

Fancy Fishing

Poseidon was beside himself;
His heart had knocked him off the shelf.
A mermaid’s glance,
With eyes askance,
Reduced the water king to elf.

Amphibiosity desired,
Poseidon with the maid conspired.
He tipped his cup;
Then, swimming up,
The underwater tsar retired.

The moral here is damp, but sure:
Desire dangles danger’s lure.

c2010 by Linda Ann Nickerson


Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“amphibious)
Friday Flash-55 (55 words)
Heads or Tails (“cup”)
Meme Express (Friday Freedom)
Weekend Wordsmith (“Poseidon”)


Love poetry? Check out Simply Snickers, a brand-new weekly poetry prompt. Try your hand with weekly prompts!  Or, look into The Meme Express for daily blogging prompts.

Click here to visit Linda Ann Nickerson’s poetry and humor blog, Nickers and Ink.

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