TJ has come up with another very evocative theme for his haiku challenge. I hope you enjoy my take on it.
Bejewelled with dew
The slack invisible threads
Catch us by surprise
TJ gives another great prompt this week, that sparks many ideas. I have used the ceiling of Galeries Lafayette, another photograph from the camera of my very talented photographer husband to illustrate my take on ‘glass’. A roof is such a basic part of a building, and I love the idea that engineers, craftsmen and artists can combine their talents to clothe something so functional in extraordinary beauty. This image has many happy memories of a wonderful, magical holiday with family in the incomparable city of Paris, a place redolent of loveliness – and magnificent stained glass and leadlight – at every turn.
Soaring glorious elegance
Beauty and shelter
It is but a roof
Art and science make beauty
This is a good read, a little different from run-of-the-mill YA. A mix of historical fiction, history, the paranormal and the all-too-real. It works!
From the blurb: Sixteen-year-old Anna Grey has the personality of an online encyclopedia crossed with a leashed mini bulldog. Anna is about to discover that she has a special gift. The ‘gift’ doesn’t compute well and her orderly little world is about to be turned upside down. Anna is about to discover that she can see the dead …speak to the dead and crush (blush) on the dead.
With her two mismatched best friends by her side, drag queenish Dylan Ray and fragile butterfly lady Jacqui Van Eden, Anna inadvertently summons Leo the ghost of an Australian WW1 teenage soldier. Leo is confused and stuck. He is pining for a love lost and is a little on the nose.
This is a different style of read from the run of the mill YA, but all the better for that, I think. With the ANZAC Centenary…
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I loved the picture prompt from TJ this week. The idea of an abandoned, broken piano in an abandoned, forbidding old prison was rather sad but was also a rather more optimistic metaphor for life in general sometimes …
Though trapped and broken
We still sing with the right touch
The spirit roams free
Imprisoned by age
We still sing with the right touch
Though old and broken
I’ve finally found my mojo and some time, and a few books that I really, really enjoyed. Hopefully more reviews to follow soon. This was great fun, loved it!
From the Blurb: Wendy Jarrett never thought she’d meet the man of her dreams at a funeral. But when an old boyfriend of her mother’s dies, Wendy accompanies her to the beach resort of Cape May, New Jersey for the service. There she meets Adam Lewis, nephew of the deceased, who is tall, gorgeous, and available. .
WREATHED is a new adult humorous contemporary romance about life, love, and the perfect beach house.
I cut out the rest of the blurb, because I don’t think it does this very entertaining book justice anyway! A terrific pick-up as a freebie from one of my emails.
I haven’t read anything that has jumped out yelling “review me!” for quite a while. Wreathed is a really good screwball comedy and I loved it. It is comic gems like this, that aren’t exactly category fiction but are hugely…
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This week Ronovan gives participants an easier challenge that last week I think! My contribution springs from personal experience – fortunately or unfortunately I am not sure, despite the popular belief …
Hope remains unquenchable
In the human heart
The sentences read:
When bird soil means luck hope remains unquenchable.
Hope remains unquenchable in the human heart.
TJ features the most gorgeous umbrella I have ever seen this week, and I have to use the picture. The Haiku he has paired with it is very moving and encapsulates the tragedy of poor Marie Antoinette and her family.
But on a happier note, what a delightful thing to do, taking so much trouble to bring a pretty, frivolous (and awkwardly shaped!) thing home, simply because it was the perfect gift …
Mon mari bien-aimé
Rain storm or sun shine