by Janet Blue on November 1, 2018

Throughly Poetic Thursday




I do not where today’s inspiration photo was taken, but it looks like White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. I wrote my poem with that in mind. Dad Tom and I were there one January in the late ’70s. There are 275 miles of rare, white gypsum sand dunes. The monument area comprises nearly 225 miles of the area. There is no other place like it on earth, and it can be seen from outer space. I was fascinated by the unimaginable beauty and sense of solitude!

Imagine: Past and Future

Alone beneath an expanse of azure sky,
The silence whispers to me of those
Who walked these same sands in times past.
Their footprints have long ago blown away
Just as mine will when I leave this place.
But where the sky meets the horizon,
I can see both the past and the future
And imagine those who will follow after me.

© Janet Buickerood Blue 10/31/2018


Thoroughly Poetic Thursday is hosted by Teddy and Angel Sammy (Two Spoiled Cats). Each Thursday they post a photo that should inspire our poetry. Then we have a week to write a poem and post it the following Thursday. This isn’t a blog hop, but we can leave our poem or a link to it in the Comments at Two Spoiled Cats.

Even if you don’t write a poem, you should visit Angel Sammy and Teddy. Sammy writes the most delightful poems and transmits them each week from the Rainbow Bridge. They are not to be missed. To go to their blog, click on the poetry badge.

Thankful Thursday

Kitties Blue and I also reserve Thursday to join Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. We are all grateful that this has been a seizure-free week for Sawyer. Dad Tom and I are thankful that a small amount of work has been completed on our addition. The garage has three walls. and the slab will be poured next Tuesday.

I am particularly thankful for the understanding of all our followers and supporters with regard to the messed up Sunday Selfies hop again. Sometimes technology just doesn’t work. Kitties Blue have their paws crossed that next week will be without problems.

If you’d like to join the blog hop, post for what you are grateful, then link up on Brian’s blog. You can go their by clicking on the badge below.


Marv November 1, 2018 at 11:56 pm

What a great poem!
We LOVE it!
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Emma and Buster November 1, 2018 at 11:29 pm

How talented you are! Our mom wish she can write!
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The Island Cats November 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm

What a nice poem and a very tranquil photo. Though we think it looks like it might be the world’s biggest litter box. 🙂

Adorapurr November 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm

I loved yoor beautiful poem, Miz Janet. And I’m so glad Sawyer has had a seizure free week. Truly a week to be thankful for.

Purrs, Dori

The Florida Furkids November 1, 2018 at 1:23 pm

Great poem! We think it’s interesting how some people saw sand and others saw snow!

The Florida Furkids with bazillion smoochies and tons of love to Mau from Allie. She’s looking forward to seeing him at the Wolverines party later.
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Ellen Pilch November 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Great job on the poem. I found this a tough photo to come up with a poem for. XO
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Comedy Plus November 1, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Love the poem and it’s ever so true.

Good on your addition coming along so well.

Great news on Sawyer having a seizure free week.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your peeps. ♥
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Eastside Cats November 1, 2018 at 11:55 am

Hahahaha, I thought it was SNOW!
Great poem; thoughtful
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Brian Frum November 1, 2018 at 8:40 am

That was a terrific poem, we can imagine having fun in all that sand! I’m glad it was a good week for Sawyer. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Linda Arthur Tejera November 1, 2018 at 7:44 am

That’s a beautiful poem! My first thought from the photo was the Utah Salt Flats but after looking, I think you’re right about White Sands!
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Teddy November 1, 2018 at 7:29 am

A beautiful poem for the Poetry Challenge. We thought it was such an interesting spot but didn’t pursue finding out where the photo had been taken. A great sense of space and quiet and solitude – and it’s going to be interesting to read the poetry today. Thanks for playing along with us……I know Angel Sammy will love this one!

Hugs, Teddy
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Carry Loves Cats November 1, 2018 at 6:03 am

That picture is really beautiful. I’d love to visit there and live somewhere where big thick coats and boots was a must have. Scotland isn’t quite cold enough to need that all year around.
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