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

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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.

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Sisters ‘Neath the Sky

https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2022/08/07/wordle-565/

Not sure why the above link “wordle-565” goes to wordle-564, but Life’s full of mysteries😊

Behind the shadows

Sparks orbit stars

Amid the swirl created

The sisters could see art

‘Sprouting’

Well, one of them could—

Eldest girl, Pele

Was describing the sketch

She’d make when they got home

She did that a lot… sketching

And describing aloud… ‘naming

Colors’, ‘saying the shading’

‘Speaking the angles’

Of ‘line strokes’…

Delia, younger by 2 years

Breathed a damp sigh

Into the still-warm evening air

Perhaps Pele really did know

What she was talking about

But it was meaningless

To her… Delia just liked

Looking at the sky

Unlike Pele’s busy

Artistic mind, Delia’s

Was peacefully

Empty

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.