#IndieAuthorWeekUK Day 02

#IndieAuthorWeekUK Day 02

Day 02 of a week long celebration of Indie Authors. So much happening I do not know what to check out each day. You can join in the celebrations by visiting the main group to see what is happening daily (Over on Facebook) Indie Author Week UK or visit the Festival Page HERE.

We are still doing a couple of different things mainly on our Facebook Page and YouTube Channel. However, we hope to set up daily posts in here for you to peruse at your leisure.

#ShareAStory ‘The Singing River’ #100WordStory

The Singing River (Indian Folktale)

Long ago an Indian maid – Morning Dew would sing as the sun was rising. The Chief of all gods would stop the earth turning to listen to the sweet sound.

The maiden was in love with a brave warrior. However, he was turned into a rainbow trout by the River God for not giving thanks when he sailed upon the river. Morning Dew threw herself in the water to be with him. But the gods turned her into a waterfall.

Now there is silence before the dawn, and the river sings as a rainbow trout swims up the falls.

Share a #Nursery Rhyme with Ewe-nice

One, Two Buckle my Shoe.

One, two, Buckle my shoe;
Three, four, Knock at the door;
Five, six, Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, Lay them straight:
Nine, ten, A big fat hen;
Eleven, twelve, Dig and delve;
Thirteen, fourteen, Maids a-courting;
Fifteen, sixteen, Maids in the kitchen;
Seventeen, eighteen, Maids in waiting
Nineteen, twenty, My plate’s empty.

Well we hope you enjoyed that little video. Do join us next time when we will have more rhymes to share that you may well know and can join in with. Please #SpreadTheWord.

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#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘Rain’

#RubyTubeDay YouTube video of ‘Rain’

Rain.

There’s a hole in the sole
of my shoe.
There’s a hole where the water
seeps through.

And the coat that I’m wearing’s
so thin.
I can feel where the water
gets in.

And the hat on my head’s
a disgrace.
So the water it runs down
my face.

Then my gloves they are tatty
and torn.
So the water, like ice – stings
like thorns.

My whole body is withered
and old.
No wonder, this rain, makes
me cold.

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#RubyTubeDay Poetry ‘The Rivers Serenade’

#RubyTubeDay YouTube video of ‘The Rivers Serenade’

The Rivers Serenade

Beneath the weeping willow tree,
I watch the butterflies, fly free.
Attracted by the meadow flowers,
that I could sit and watch for hours.
I glimpse the rivers silver shimmer,
yet here inside the world is dimmer,
amidst the gentle country sounds,
as I lay, upon the ground.

Dappled sunlight reaches through,
bringing memories old and new.
Between the slowly swaying leaves,
of this our weeping willow tree.
And as I slowly close my eyes,
and cotton candy clouds sail by.
Memories trickle then cascade,
along with the rivers serenade.

The way our teenage limbs entwined,
sending shivers through my spine.
Then once we turn we’re face-to-face,
and locked in young loves strange embrace.
And low a moment full of bliss
with the thought of our first kiss
Beneath our weeping willow tree,
entwined together you and me

Copyright © April 2019 Rose English

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#NationalPoetryDay 25th Anniversary

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Celebrate Poetry on Thursday 3rd October 2019

Today is the 25th Anniversary of #NationalPoetryDay to find out more click the banner above. The theme for today is Truth. But we are sharing our great love of poetry and Miss Ruby Heart will be reading some of our poems on her YouTube Channel.

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So the first selection of the day is three mini poems 2 in a limerick style. We hope you enjoy them. If you have a limerick share it in the comments below. If you enjoy the YouTube channel please follow and #SpreadTheWord. Thank you.

No Birds.

No birds were there singing this morning,
as the new day around us was dawning.
It’s raining outside,
in their nests they do hide,
snuggled up in their down and just yawning.

Rainbows.

Today I am the soft summer rain,
You are my sweet golden sunshine.
Together we’ll build us a rainbow,
to last, a life time.

The Birds.

I heard the birds singing since dawn.
So I rose from my bed with a yawn,
as I stepped out my door
I said “Please sing some more.
Then I’ll join you for drinks on the lawn”.

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Drop back later for more readings

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Camp NaNoWriMo Day 05 Part 2

Another new #WIP work in progress from Rose English if you like poetry and nature then these collections are worth checking out.

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Day 05 Camp NaNoWriMo

So I thought I would share with you part of my reason for doing the Camp NaNoWriMo Challenge. It is to create some original prose to go with the poetry I did during my NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month) Challenge earlier in the year. I absolutely LOVE the cover by JC CLarke.

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Butterflies & Blue Skies ~ Poetry & Prose 2

Synopsis:

Collection of Poetry & Prose, a sequel to ‘Rainbows and Roses’ which is a delightful selection of whimsical short stories, along with a collection of poetry inspired by memories from childhood, the environment, together with a little bit of fun.

In this second volume I am hoping to feature some information on flowers and plants loved by Butterflies and Bees.

Many of the poems that will feature were written during the 2019 NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month)

Excerpt:

190418 Elegy of a Butterfly

Elegy of a Butterfly

Exhausted the…

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