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Pic and a Word #296: Bluster

Once in a while I have to google the challenge word we are given. But even once I did, only silly verses dropped by.


Just … must.

from the past,
for the last:


The photo accompaniment is more serious. These were taken this summer through the window while amore was having his Covid-19 test, organised by a cosmetic surgery company in BTC, the largest shopping centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Talking about filling a niche. Landing zone? Don’t be one.

In response to Patrick Jennings’ Pic and a Word Challenge #296: Bluster

This day in my blogging history

  • 2015: It is easy to forget how mysterious and mighty stories are. They do their work in silence, invisibly. They work with all the internal materials of the mind and self. They become part of you while changing you. Beware the stories you read or tell; subtly, at night, beneath the waters of consciousness they are altering your world. ~Ben Okri

  • 2019: Drink, people!

    The poem, the song, the picture, is only water drawn from the well of the people, and it should be given back to them in a cup of beauty so they may drink — and in drinking understand themselves. ~Federico García Lorca


Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

16 thoughts on “Pic and a Word #296: Bluster

  1. Lovely poem. I have one using similar words, strangely. It’s about ten years old. I’d share more of my old poems if I wasn’t so embarrassed by them 😀

    Fascinating quote by Ben Okri. I have a book of his waiting to be read and you’ve reminded me.

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      1. I haven’t posted it, you know, but I might! I should take a leaf out of your book and not care what the world thinks (I’m usually moderately good at that though 🙂 )

        I’ve got The Freedom Artist by Ben Okri in my book tower which I picked up for a pound in a charity shop. It looks like a juicy good.

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