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Day 22 & CFFC: Water

Seven rivers from here and there and some words as long as they still flow.

Prompt 22: “In honor of today’s being the 22nd day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2022, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that uses repetition. You can repeat a sound, a word, a phrase, or an image, or any combination of things.

It’s not the water that flows but the river.

It’s not time that passes but us.

―Hervé Bazin
Big river

Flow flow

repeat repeat

melt accumulate
flow flow

repeat repeat
flow flow repeat.

As long as it flows,
we don’t run out.

And then the Rio Grande stops,
and amore says:
it’s too cold
for the ice 
to melt.”

If I feel a little drained, sorry not sorry. I gifted my night to the Mavs and it was well worth it, even without Luka. This team is different. And tomorrow night he’ll be back.

Here are seven bridges upon seven rivers in seven photos which remained after I selected photos to post for a previous Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge on the theme of Bridges. This week’s theme and her beautiful post call for Water. Let it flow.

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

The last day in my NaPoWriMo history

2018: When will the pigs fly?
Her mom knows.
One time
she called Manja
and asked her what she was up to
and Manja replied
“I’m buying a broom.”

Obviously it happened then
and now it’s happening again.
Le porchette volano.
The pigs fly.
(Read all.)
2019: Rome haibun
Rome is beautiful where it’s ugly and ugly where it’s beautiful. Rome is orange sunsets and green fountains. Rome is blue sky and brown trees. Rome is brown eyes full of blue soul.

These lucky walls grew
hundreds of new ways to see.
Almost my dog’s eyes.   (Read all.) 
2020: Barely risers
Il mattino ha l’oro in bocca,
they say over here.
Rana ura, zlata ura,
they claim over there.
Ko rano rani, čitav dan zijeva,
say the ones to the right.
Early hour, the grave of Slovenian boys,
say I.
Sei ore dorme un corpo,
otto ore dorme un porco,
you would say
if you saw us this morning,
all three of us,
how we woke up at 11.

Visit the post.

2021: Tuscany
Eyebrow-raising. Envy-inducing. Assumption of riches. No wonder that disappointments come easily. “I thought you lived in a villa.” “This doesn’t seem like typical Tuscany! No cypress trees?” Maybe because Tuscany ends 15 minutes away. Imagine living in Lazio. It would have a completely different ring to it. Mistakes: “Ah, Tuscany! I was travelling around Alicante a lot when I lived in France.” Or, the favourite: “Where are now your famous lavender fields?” We have poppies, remember? Alicante is Spain. Lavender is Provence. Provence is France.

They plop “Tuscany” 
on products to raise the price. 
Priceless poppies laugh. 

This day in my blogging history


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.

29 thoughts on “Day 22 & CFFC: Water

  1. So many captivating bridges and rivers! How fitting, then, to end with the humble wooden bridge and creek. This, perhaps, is my favorite image of all: bridges are for crossing, right?

    Heartbreaking loss on Saturday. Let’s get ’em tonight!

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    1. Oh, Carol Ann!! What a wonderful cheer. 🙂 It was horrible indeed. I’m not so sure the referees will let Dallas win again unless they thrash the Jazz by 10+. Tonight the game is 3.30 am for me. :p But so buzzed!! Thank you, I’m glad that you agree with dad that the bridge is for crossing. 😉

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      1. What a game last night! You must have been near fainting! I’m so happy for you. On to the next challenge. The team works so well together.

        My son Nate remembers Finney-Smith from Virginia basketball. Finney-Smith’s high school team played for the (big division) high school championship immediately before Nate’s team played for its own (small division). We have a tournament tee shirt with both their names on it!

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      2. Haha, Carol Ann, you are quite right. In fact, I had to turn off the stream for the last 7 seconds. 😀 I just couldn’t bear the pressure. Luckily, they were lucky. We will see how they deal with the Suns now. Luckily, they have seven games. And how great that there is a 0 degree separation between your son and Dodo. 🙂

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