Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Toast...

...for toast.  Yep, today is 'Toast Day.'  And in honor of that crunchy, yeasty holiday...

The March Challenge wants writers to reflect on 'bread.'  A toast to bread! 

Three Word Wednesday supplied the words, 'volley, dual and identical.'  Here's to random words! 

Finally, We Write Poems provided a picture prompt, as created by Australian street artist Rone.  Raise a glass to street art!

Oh yeah - and one more toast:  Cheers to you, my friends, who drop by to read my work, write nice comments and in general, make me feel pretty toasty!

Image courtesy of Mental Floss
In a Jam

"I like reality.  It tastes like bread." ~Jean Anouilh

If reality
tastes like bread, a bit of jam
spreads the illusion.

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Image courtesy of Anime & Manga 4 All
Different/Same

Identical twins:
dual personalities with
a volley of same.

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Lady of Train, I Adore You...

She’s trained her thoughts well.
Insouciance is the track
she takes to go home.

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"Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread." ~Pablo Neruda


55 comments:

  1. I had to look up insouciance. LOL This is great interpretation of this insouciant woman of the track.

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  2. Another great haiku triplet for us. Always enjoy the visit.

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  3. Visiting from 3WW. Love the haiku, especially 'a volley of same'

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  4. Love them all, especially the last one... I, too, had to look up insouciance!

    ~laurie

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  5. What a yeasty-feast..if only reality did taste like jam..maybe more tempting to spread it on thick rather than smear it around the edges..lovely writes..Jae

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  6. Three wonderful haiku. I love the reality idea - could we spread some on a few politicians?

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  7. A toast to you, my friend! And to your poems, which constantly stretch the mind with new vocabulary and bring a smile with their light-heartedness.

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  8. Sheilagh Lee said:I enjoyed all three. They were wonderfully written

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  9. I AM all about the bread and jam piece. Think I'll stop at the bakery on my way to work out!

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  10. I am passionate about Haikus..thanks for the treat..would return..

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  11. RJ, love all three, but my fav is the lady of the train. I love the word "insouciance". Thanks for the Neruda quote:)

    Pamela

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  12. I'll raise a toast to all three of these...Hip Hip Hooray!!!

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  13. I really liked your response to the WWP Prompt...the woman on the wall seems to demand some sort of response, doesn't she? You could read her face in so many different ways.

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  14. You said a lot in just 3 sentences,interesting take on the picture.

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  15. Really well done! It's a rainy day here today; I think toast might make a lovely snack later.

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  16. I particularly like your amplification on Anouilh

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  18. Wonderful fun, time to spread some jam. The quotes "sandwiched" in were nice, too.

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  19. Great triple post...adored the first especially!

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  20. That first one is rather clever, I quite like it. ^_^

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  21. Nice take on the graffitti

    I like all three. only thing better than bread is beer

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  22. just loved the way you handled all the themes- they are so terrific!

    trisha
    http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/identical-yet-dual-for-3ww-n-truth-peace-24-3-11/

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  23. Judy - thanks! Insouciance is one of my favorite words (although I'm not quite sure why.) ☼

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  24. Kylie - thanks for stopping by - and thanks for the nice words.

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  25. Jae - thank you! I wish I could spread more of the good 'jam' around!

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  26. Viv - you're singing to the choir, my friend!

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  27. Elizabeth - how sweet! (BlushBlush!)

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  28. Sheilagh Lee - thanks so much!!!

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  29. Kim - you are indeed a kindred spirit! haha!

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  30. Ramesh - I love haiku too! I wish I had the voice for true haiku, but my sweet spot and comfort zone are much more in the 5/7/5 realm, which is probably closer to senryu or zappai than it is haiku, in the truest sense of the form.

    But thanks for the kind words.

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  31. Pamela - thanks! I really liked the Neruda quote, but decided not to use it as epigram but rather as a closing to the post. I'm glad you saw that. ☼

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  32. Gautami - thank you so very much!

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  33. Old Altonian - thank you so much! ☼

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  34. Raven's Wing - thanks! And yes, that is exactly what I thought, too.

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  35. VL Sheridan - toast is always a yummy snack! Thanks!

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  36. earlybird - thanks! I really liked that quote a lot, and felt it was something I needed to use as an epigraph. ☼

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  37. Brenda W - thanks! I like to use quotes for epigraphs - they generally help to inspire me,

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  38. Joseph - thanks! That's huge praise coming from you!

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  39. Hey Barbara - ...or wine. ☼

    Thanks!

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  40. thoroughly enjoyed all three...even learned a new word...we'll have to see how long it sticks with me. Salute!(Cheers!)

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  41. All wonderful, especially the train haiku. Very clever wordplay.

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  42. life is full of illusions.

    trisha
    http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/bread/

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  43. Hats off to you, Randi. Not only are you so productive - you choose your words well. The twins were great, and I have to tell you, my artist daughter started off with manga! Seeing it on you blog gave me a real life, remembering her scribbling Majun Boo in the margins of her homework. Thanks for the fun, as always! Amy

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