Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wonder Wednesday #17 Wonder...

Dear Poets,

I was thinking how do I end my last post here on Poets United-when wonder struck me.  For one, I wanted to end on a wondrous note :D !   I have so enJOYed sharing prompts with you. All of your poems have inspired me, lifted and filled me with wisdom and insight.  I will still be writing poetry.  I have a busy family and some other artistic goals, I would like to play around with.  I loved offering prompts and I will miss it, but I will be on the other end-writing poems when the inspiration strikes.   Kim has graciously taken over and will be your new prompter on Wednesdays.  I know she will guide us in new ways and it is always good to have other voices and ideas.  I loved my time here.

For those of you, who don't know I have loved poetry since I discovered e.e. cummings,  in the fourth grade.  The wonder and magic in his words guided me.  High school and college English, also felt like home, when poetry was assigned.  Yet, I didn't write poetry for years.  I collected quotes and circled words in books that I felt struck a nerve.  Poetry wasn't part of my life, till Sherry dared me to write a poem and post it here, at Poets United.  I was so nervous and excited.  I felt like I had jumped into the deep end of the pool and wondered how would I fit in?!   All of you were gracious n' kind and welcomed me.   I have found poets to be like an extended family...a wonderful, warm family!   Thank you for being so generous to me!   Thank you Sherry for the dare ;D !


 And now our prompt-yes wonder, but not the ordinary kind.  I want you to think of the Seven Wonders of the World.  Here are some examples:

The Original Seven Wonders of the World

The Colossus of Rhodes
The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Lighthouse of Alexandria
The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus

The Seven Wonders of the Modern World

Channel Tunnel
CN Tower
Empire State Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Itaipu Dam
Netherlands North Sea Protection Works
Panama Canal
 

Natural Wonders of the World

In 1997, CNN announced a listing of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World... Grand Canyon
The Great Barrier Reef
The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
Mt. Everest
Northern Lights
Paricutin Volcano
Victoria Falls

The "New" Seven Wonders of the World

On July 7, 2007 (7-7-07) an organization announced a "new" set of the Seven Wonders of the World based on online voting from around the world... Chichen Itza, Mexico - Mayan City
Christ Redeemer, Brazil - Large Statue
The Great Wall, China
Machu Picchu, Peru
Petra, Jordan - Ancient City
The Roman Colosseum, Italy
The Taj Mahal, India



You do not have to write about these. What I want is for you to write about an eighth wonder.  I see you are shaking your heads, lol!   An eighth wonder is a place that is filled with magic, for you!   It is your personal wonder, a place perhaps you escape to, that you find the most beautiful place on Earth.  Maybe wonder for you is a state of mind, or seeing people being kind.  Wonder is a gift and I would love you to share yours~

Thank you poets for being YOU, you all are the wonder that makes this blog a special place!   A warm thank you to Robert Lloyd who built our home, to Mary for all she does, Sherry for your interviews and insight, Kim and Rosemary and all the poets who have contributed and made this place a wondrous venture!    Thank you!   <3
 
  Sincerely, 
   Ella






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46 comments:

  1. I have so enjoyed your prompts Ella, I'm going to miss them, but I'm glad I'll be able to read your poems. good luck with all your new projects

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    1. Emma, so glad we met! I look forward to your journey, too!
      Thank you so much! :D Our paths will continue to align~

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  2. Thank you for all your prompts and all the best for the future. Although i am new here i have really enjoyed your prompts, it has been challenging and very enjoyable. I will follow you into the future. Alan

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    1. Welcome Alan to this unique family :D
      I look forward to you poems and follow you, too!
      Thank you so much~

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  3. Ella,

    I am going to France today for a short break, so I had written and posted a new poem last night. It had the word,'wonders,' within it!!!
    Perhaps some ESP moment, but I have linked it today for Wonder Wednesday.

    I realise that you are moving on to other interests Ella, but I would like to thank you for keeping the Thursday/Wednesday Prompt alive over the past year or so, after Rob left it. I appreciated all your prompts and interaction.
    It will be good to visit you as a writer, going forward:)

    I look forward to sharing words with Kim...

    Best Wishes,
    Eileen:)

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    1. Eileen,
      I am so jealous...take photos and share your view in poetry, for those who can't go, at this point in time! :D I loved your wonder...I do think it is intriguing how many ESP moments I have had with many poets, when doing these prompts! Each week I do believe :D

      Yes, Kim will do an amazing job~

      Thank you, enJOY France-I am so jealous, lol Best Wishes to YOU!

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  4. Ella, thanks for all the wonderful prompts you have provided! You have been such an inspiration. I will look forward to continuing to see your poetry here and elsewhere! Take care, my friend.

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    1. Mary, Thank you for all you do! YOU have helped us continue on this amazing journey~ Yes, I do plan to keep writing~ I hope to maybe write more?! Art inspires poems and poems inspire art, no way I can give either up~ Thank you Mary and I look forward to your further contributions to the poetic world~ :D

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  5. Thank you for my introduction to writing for prompts, and for poems that could not have happened without you. Thank you for your poems. I hope to see more.

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    1. Thank you Libby! Thank you for yours-I love seeing everyone's glorious view! I look forward to writing more~
      Libby thank you for showing me, what a gift all these poems truly are! :D

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  6. Ellie, I WONDER what marvelous art you will create in the months ahead. You are so talented. Thank you for your hard work here, which got us through a very busy year. Keep writing poems!!!!!

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    2. Sherry-Thank you! ;D I will perhaps write, more often. I love poetry and will be on the other side of the looking glass! Thank you for all you do! Yes, and I will be forever grateful, for your dare! ;D

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  7. Many thanks Ella for all you have done.

    The timing hasn't usually been right for me to respond to the Wednesday prompts. This time too - it is 1.41 a.m here, and I have to get up early for various errands and appointments tomorrow, so I won't be writing a poem tonight. And by the time I can, I expect the link will be closed. :(

    Nevertheless I have enjoyed reading and thinking about your posts. I'll look forward to reading more of your poems.

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    1. Rosemary-Thank you! I won't close the link till Saturday evening! You have time~ Thank you, you are so kind! I have enjoyed your work and look forward to more wonder-you do share it weekly! ;D

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    2. OK, been and gone and done it - with a piece I am very uncertain of, so would appreciate opinions. If you hadn't posted this prompt, Ella, and then reassured me that I still had time, this poem might never have got written - and I feel it's important, at least to me, that it was, even if it needs more work. So thank you once again! :)

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  8. Thank you, Ella! Now you can rest up and then get on with all the wonderful projects you have planned.

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    1. Kim, Thank you! Yes, time to glitter and dance ;D And someday do Encaustic-I love yours :D

      enJOY the JOurneY!

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  9. Finally! Phew, this was hard for me...I wanted to share so many places, but I went with a feeling instead! I hope you like it~ :D

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  10. What a treat: an unexpected final prompt.
    No disrespect to Kim of course.

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    1. Thank you Aprille! I had to say good-bye and tell all of you what you meant to me~ :D

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  11. Ella!! Your post are always so full of you and are so authentic. You're such a creative and special person. ♥

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    1. Hannah, my green soul sister-so are you! :D
      Thank you!

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  12. Ella, I know I've been missing from the blogging world since quite a long time but I just had to try this one, your final prompt.

    Thanks for all the brilliant prompts you've given till date. They have been such creativity boosters; this one was no less.

    May God bless you! :)

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    1. God bless you! Thank you for your kind words and I am happy you have returned! Life does get in the way, sometimes...
      Thank you so much :D

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  13. thanks for all your efforts Ella, may your journey continue to be a creative one.

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    1. Awe thank you, you are sweet! I wish for you the same :D

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  14. Ella,
    Thank you for all of your hard work. I love your poetry as well as your artwork. Your creativity is an inspiration.

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    1. Lolamouse, I love your voice! Today's poem touched my heart...
      I love yours, too :D
      Thank you for being YOU!
      :D

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  15. Ella! I'm going to miss you and your word collecting :-) You have done a wonderful job of inspiring me -I completely understand the need to take a break, life gets overwhelming sometimes. Look forward to your visits and seeing you and your words soon. Read my poem "Southern Comfort" for a poem about my place of Wonder. Wishing you all the best!
    Love, Sara

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    1. Hi Sara! Thank you, so much! I will be around and we all inspire each other~ Yes, life is tugging me to move in a few other directions. I look forward to you poems, today and in the future ;D I wish you the best, too <3

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  16. Ella, Thanks for your hard work for others. See you around the Linkys. Smiles, Sean

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    1. Hi Sean, I hope so! :D
      You are welcome~
      I look forward to your inspired poetry~

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  17. Finally! Wonders! So much to say! Love you, Ella.

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    1. Thank you Susan!
      Loves to you~
      @>---------

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  18. I just had to add this one, The Internet - I can't get over it.

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    1. I was in awe...
      so much wonder online :D

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  19. As with everyone else, I want to thank you for all you've done here Ella and tell you how much you'll be missed - and I want to wish you well on your next venture; I know you will be wonderful at whatever you set your hand to ... don't leave us completely though, alright? I expect to be reading your work for a long time. I love this last prompt you've set for us - and have to save - for me, wonders change all the time ... I haven't seen hardly any on the actual lists ... the Colosseum , the CN tower, the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate bridge (I didn't do too badly that era)and the Northern Lights are it I think. But the wonders that are mine alone or that I think up, are as changeable as they are many ... and some do just exist in my mind. But this lake that I write of here, comes up often and exists just north of where I live ... it has lots of nooks and crannies where I can go to sit and write and it truly is a wonder to me ... in all seasons.

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    1. Yes, I love what you shared! It is the daily wonders that invite the magic, when we truly witness them~ So many don't see. I think poets see more than most ;D

      Thank you! I think I will be writing more! I look forward to your view~ @>-------

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    2. Thank you so much! I hope to be writing more ;D

      I love what you shared and I do think it is the daily wonders that we witness that contain the most magic. I do believe poets see more than most! ;D

      I look forward to your poem @>------
      I have only see the Northern Lights-in both Maine and Alaska and I was mesmerized!

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  20. Forgot to post the link altho' it's up with Mr.Linky - I like to make it handy as well - it's here ...

    http://leapinelephants.blogspot.ca/2013/01/dreaming-lake-mayliewan.html

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  21. Ella, thanks for all the inspiration. You are a wonder yourself!

    Mine is about a different kind of wonder - the type of event that leaves you wondering about the nature of love, of divorce, of the child who was caught in between, and all the fun that can still come from doing a mutual, musical project. And his second wife took the pix! Wonder, as Sharon says, is found in small, personal places. Love, Amy

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    1. Amy,
      Thank you so much @>----
      I too agree with Sharon it is the daily personal facets that we see the most wonder in! We all see wonder in the big n' glorious, but it is a gift to see witness it, in our everyday ;D Loves to you~

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  22. PS Don't feel bad, Sharon. I lived in NYC for eight years and never did make it to the top of the Empire State Building!!

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  23. Mine is up at http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com

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  24. My apologies! I posted in the wrong Mr. Linky! I "wonder" how I managed to space out that badly. Sorry about that!

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