Black Mountain College

A Stone: One Daily Observation

We saw a film

By Kathleen Brennen

about Black Mountain College



Thursday Think Tank: rain

Desert Rain

In the desert

The sun shines

Almost every day

No rain tickets are needed

If by accident

There is a brief shower

The ground is dry

Even before the shiny

Rays touch the earth

The prairie dog

Sees his shadow

Most everyday





All like naps in the

Warmth of the sun

Rarely need shelter

From desert rain



Sunday Whirl Wordle #23

My Position

I stand outside the shop

Outside the group

Outside the accepted circle

Clutching precious parcels

It is no accident

When you look

You find me here

We are free to chat

As we stroll

Occasionally I change

My position

At other times

I simple stand still

Watch passer-byes

Passing by

I will not be jostled

For my position

What was set into motion



Sunday Scribblings:prompt plan b

Plan “B”

I look around

It is plan “b”

“To be”


I think I accomplished plan “a”

In the first 50 years

Now plan “b” is to be perfected

Add the dry ingredients

Then the liquid


Put  in the oven

Bake one hour…

Or as long as it takes

Which maybe the rest of my life

“I am”

13 thoughts on “Sunday September 25, 2011 A Stone/Thursday Think Tank/ Sunday Whirl/Sunday Scribblings

  1. Annell, I think I am on Plan B too. (Maybe Plan C. LOL.)

    I like what you did with the wordle. I will not be jostled for position either. I can hold my own!

    Neat to read that the animals rarely need shelter from desert rain. Whew, we had rain today that was horrendous. Yesterday too. Glad it is not snow.

    Nice work all around.

  2. nice…of these plan b is my fav…way to watchthat desert rain though, could come a flood…but i would stand in it…are the misspellings in that one intentional?

  3. Excellent wordle, Annell. All of the pieces are beautiful. Plan b is coming up for me. 50 years at the end of January 2012. It’s a good life we live, reflected in our words. It’s nice to know you at this point in life.

  4. There’s a common thread in these about belonging – the animals are adapted to their lives in the desert; the narrator in the second piece is determined to maintain her identity, even if it means she continues to be an outsider; and the last narrator is someone we all know, are or are on our way to becoming. Great job tying it all together.

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