Not ‘Cabbages and Kings’ Again

“The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
      To talk of many things…
      Of cabbages — and kings”
Lewis Carroll, The Walrus & the Carpenter


Let us not speak

Of cabbages and kings

One merely green

The other rarely seen

I can’t enjoy this repast, nor

Your consuming celeb trivia

Do look beyond latest trend

All the glitz of social media…

For, there are challenges

Which must be resolved

World problems to solve

Post-haste, without fail

However feasible

Surely not unreasonable…

Something of genius

A genuine plan

Nothing subversive

No, sparkling, creative!

Shall we ponder, dear

Discuss those things?

And pray—if we expect

To continue living.

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Kindling Creative Inspiration (Sunday Poser 94)

Sweet Sadje poses a question I relish!  Click her link above to learn more about her…and join in with a prompt/challenge!

This week her question is:  What gets your creative juices running: Images, questions, or word prompts?

Although I don’t need prompts to fire inspiration, when I began blogging in 2011 and discovered a vast array of prompts and challenges, I eagerly jumped on board to do as many as I could…but it was like eating too many chips or chocolates!

These days I’ve slowed down a bit.  I like the variety of daily word prompts; sometimes the Q & A’s attract my interest; and images can be hit or miss—when they “hit”, I know exactly what I’m going to write, it falls out onto the page.  But that’s equally true with some word prompts, or story starters…a phrase, or a line from a poem.  It’s all fuel for the fire.

I’ve found, almost anything can trigger a response that needs a poem or short story to let it breathe—music, movies, sudden memories…and posts or comments other bloggers write.  (or crazy neighbors)  It’s amazing.

So my answer, Sadje, is that Muse and pen are pretty much always on the job…inspiration is quickly kindled and I’m ready to go.  If there’s a reason I can’t write…it’s only because I’m exhausted and need real sleep! (or I’m cooking!)

I’m very grateful for blogging, and the folks I meet, the prompts and challenges offered.  Writing keeps my mind busy—the ageing brain must be stimulated often, or things tend to slide downhill.  It is therapeutic to write, but mostly it’s FUN!  And sometimes what we write can make someone’s day—that’s a bonus!

And maybe it helps to have a messy desk?

PS: I’m verbose…you wouldn’t think it should take almost 300 words to answer ONE question😉

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Balm for ‘Blurry Wobbly’

Photo by mouad bouallayel on Unsplash

Life can often feel

Blurry…wobbly, crossing bridge

One season to next

“Don’t look down” I tell my soul

“God holds you steady, Believe”

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

“Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me.” John 14:1, Amplified Bible

“Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]” John 14:27, AMP

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Isaiah 26:3, New Living Translation

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