River Stones – Tan Renga

Written for the Carpe Diem Challenge #55  write a Tan Renga.

Tan Renga is a two stanza poem with 5-7-5 and 7-7 syllables (5-7-5-7-7).  Unlike a Tanka written by one poet, Tan Renga is written by two.  Poet One writes the  5-7-5 and Poet Two completes 7-7.

in a desert land
stones from rivers far away
muttering dark tales

[ ... ] your stanza ??????

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in a desert land
stones from rivers far away
muttering dark tales
pilgrims and pirates travel
along barrages of woe

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Prompt # 55:
in a desert land
stones from rivers far away
muttering dark tales

[ ... ] your stanza ??????

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Cee’s Which Way – 17

 
Which Way 2014 - #17

Cee’s Which Way Challenge

#17 for 2014

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Toys – Cee’s B&W

 
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Cee’s B&W Challenge:
Toys for Adults or Kids



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Nurturing Thurs – Unbecome

 

10-23-14

Author Unknown
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Tea and Paper
Jacqueline King
Carol Carlisle
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Meg Evans
Bowl of Cherries
Laurie’s Gentle Healing Notes
Mazeepuran
Pocket Perspectives
Hugmamma’s Mind, Body and Soul
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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindess in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday … a spin-off of the suspended Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

 

 

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Fragmented Heart – CD Special

 

Carpe Diem Special Challenge:
Compose an all new haiku in the same spirit as Shiba Sonome’s “longing for someone”

longing for someone
I sit by the gate and draw
eyebrows on a melon

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fragmented heart
silhouetted in moonlight
haunting screech owl calls

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Shiba Sonome
“Longing for Someone”

longing for someone
I sit by the gate and draw
eyebrows on a melon

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Chocolate – One Word Photo

 

One Word - 33 - ChocolateSilverton, Colorado

 

“Chocolate”

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Sacred Mountain

 
Barefoot pilgrims
Hike rocky mountain path
Stations of the Cross

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Prompt:
Sacred Earth

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Marco and Tabasco


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 Tabasco and Marco
soaking up some sunshine

 

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Unnerving ~ Ghost Write

 

 Ghost Writer Week
for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is: Garry Gay

Ghost Writer #30
Prompt choice is
“thinking out of the box or misdirection”

My skeleton
going for a walk
in the cemetery

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Unnerving laughter
Ricochets in the wind
Ghosts of lovers past

Bone ashes engaged
Hopscotch over pebbled path
Skeletons jingle

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“thinking out of the box or misdirection”

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Thousand Drops of Blood


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Promises and gifts
Travelers find Messiah
Thousand drops of blood

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Ruby Tues Meets Kitchen Love

Ruby Tuesday 94
meets

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake
for Kitchen Love

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Even though Autumn is not in the air in my neck of the woods — I can pretend.  :D   In October, I like try both apple and pumpkin recipes … tried and true ones as well as a few new ones.  Recently, I came across a recipe on Lori Lange’s RecipeGirl Blog for Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake.  The “mood” hit me to create something special from the kitchen for my hubby.  I had all the ingredients.  The warming fragrance welcomed him home.  It was a huge hit.  My husband said it was a definite keeper!

 Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 25 min;
Cook Time: 50 min

Ingredients:

CARAMEL TOPPING:
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch wedges

CAKE BATTER:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk

TOPPING:
heavy whipping cream
powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray bottom and sides of an 8 or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.

2. Prepare the caramel topping: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Stir in the brown sugar. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour into the pan; spread evenly over the bottom of the pan. Arrange apple wedges over the brown sugar mixture, overlapping and layered as needed.

3. Prepare the cake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the sugar and butter, beating until fluffy (scrape down sides as needed). Beat in the eggs until smooth. Add the vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, beating after each addition until smooth. Spread the batter evenly over the apples.

4. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes, then run a knife along the edges of the pan to loosen the cake. Place a serving plate upside down over the pan; turn plate and pan over, and remove the pan.

5. Serve warm pieces with sweetened whipped cream (beat 1 cup of cream with a heaping tablespoon of powdered sugar until it reaches whipped cream consistency).

Tips:

High Altitude changes (3500 to 6500 feet): Change oven temperature to 350 degrees. Increase flour to 1 1/2 cups. Decrease sugar in cake to 3/4 cup.

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Mon Yellow/Cee’s Fun Foto

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