Tea Time

Cup of Tea blue 2 (1)Before I sit to cup of tea,
I look the choices over.
A dozen or so blends I see,
Of some I’ve tasted never.

Old Earl Grey is not for me,
“I Love Lemon” lies,
Chamomile tastes like a tree
With cinna-stick surprise.

Then I behold with gladsome glee
The one that I like best,
And I sit down to cup of tea
And calmly take my rest.


January 14, 2002 ~ posted, though not written, in response to the Daily Prompt: Tea
© 2017 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved
Photo taken in Milton, Florida, 2017, for Encore! Old Pianos with a New Song

Mountain Photo Challenge

I saw Nancy Merrill Photography‘s post in my Reader list this morning, and decided to play along, since I absolutely love the mountains!

Here are some of my favorites….


Lovers waiting for the sunset, Skyline Drive, Virginia, 2014


Rainbow Falls in Sapphire Valley, NC, 2012


A monument to our fallen heroes, near Newmarket, Virginia, 2014


Stone Mountain, North Carolina, 2012


Narrows Falls, Sapphire Valley, 2012


Acrylic painting of Narrows Falls, 2013


Evening view from a mountain near Luray, Virginia, 2012


Triptych acrylic painting of Virginia mountain sunset, 2013


Virginia countryside outside Culpeper, 2013


Panoramic view of the mountains on Skyline Drive, Virginia, 2014

The Sum of All Poetry Equals

Poetry = pictures painted with palabras*

Hats off to all who have participated in the Poetry Six-Word Challenge so far. Keep them coming!

Here are all the lovely Poetry Equations that have been created and shared to date.  Each one is a gem. Please enjoy these and also check out the other poems and articles written by each of these contributors.

Poetry = eye of my hurricane
by jerennazuto of It’s All about Nothing

Poetry = sipping concentrated word wine
by Lisa Luciano of My Word Soup Continue reading

Poetry Six-Word Challenge

Poetry =
to your heart

Last night I was batting around some ideas for ways to define poetry in six words—okay, essentially four words, since the first two are “Poetry =” (i.e. Poetry equals). I called for backup from my friend Charles Robert Lindholm of The Reluctant Poet, and together this is what we came up with. Then I decided to make this a challenge to see how many different ways we could all come up with to define poetry in four words.

Many thanks to Nicola Aukland, the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller for the second half of my inspiration, based on her six-word story challenge.

To participate:

  1. Write your 6-word definition, beginning with Poetry = and then add four more words to define what poetry means to you. The number of lines does not matter, only the number of words.
  2. Either post it on your blog or simply write it in the comments below, your choice.
  3. If you post it on your blog, then please include the tag Poetry in Six Words and a pingback to this challenge.
  4. Then feel free to pop over to Sometimes Stellar Storyteller’s Six Word Story Challenge and give that a go as well. She posts a new prompt every Saturday. (also optional, but highly recommended)

There is no deadline, since this is not a contest. And you are not limited to one entry; write as many as you like. It’s just an invitation to jump in and have some fun.