Sunday, January 1, 2012

AROS (A River of Stones)

I'm taking part in the January AROS challenge- to write a small stone daily. What is a small stone? It's an observance written into a short poem or vignette. Click here to learn more. It's not too late for you to join.

I participated last January and July. Taking note of the small things helps me stay in the present moment and enjoy it. It slows me down and helps alleviate stress.

I will post my small stones here daily (along with my other memes) and then add them to the tab at the top of the blog, My River of Stones, along with last July's stones.

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Day One:

Loose bamboo shoots discovered
Reaching skyward in I's and X's ~
A boy's dream
An adult's nightmare

@laurie kolp

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18 comments:

brenda w said...

Love this, Laurie! I'm like the boy...my yard would be an unfortunate jungle.

I'm participating in the river, too. Here's the url to my blog for stones.
Gathered Stones
Hopefully I'll find time this month, as it's a good practice to develop. I'll stop to visit your blog often.
Brenda

Kim Nelson said...

I'm jumping into the river, too, laurie! Here is 2012's first stone...
http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/01/01/adieu-noel/

Mary said...

I'm doing River of Stones too, but only putting them on a page in my blog listed up on top. I decided to save my blog just for longer meme efforts, and also if I don't come up with something a day or three I won't feel guilty. LOL. (I will be posting on the stones site though.)

S.E. Ingraham said...

I like the visual this paints Laurie and the quick turn at the end - I'm afraid my yard is the jungle as well but try to view that as a good thing no matter how misguided ... probably has something to do with lazy procrastinator etc. Nice to see you at the river again ...

Kerry O'Connor said...

Good luck with your river of poetic stones, Laurie.

zongrik said...

some adults have more imagination and joy than a lot of children

Heaven said...

good luck in your writing ~ i believe in writing everyday to sharpen the craft ~

loose bamboo shoots ~ a nice image

Sherry Blue Sky said...

And to think I WANT bamboo, along my side deck. Trade houses? hee hee.

LauraX said...

loose bamboo shoots...funny, when I think of bamboo shoots they are soft and served in a tangy sauce at our local Chinese restaurant...we all have such different perspectives when we read a word or phrase...and my tummy is full, it's not like I'm hungry:-)

Kay L. Davies said...

A daily commitment! Good for you, Laurie.
I love your little bamboo stone. Looking forward to other stones on other days.
K

Caty said...

i think it may be a dream for me too...i love wilderness! :) I'll keep checking in for you "stones", Laurie

Margaret said...

my young boy turns everything into a sword... even the toilet brush cleaner... yes, a parent's nightmare. ;)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Very true, pretty much any boy's dream is a parent's nightmare!

Good luck in the river.

Janet said...

Love the bamboo jungle! I look forward to your daily stones.

Mary Ann Potter said...

I loved your small stone! I may check out this site. Inspiration is everywhere.

Ella said...

I love the view in so few words~
Well Done...I'm intrigued and will be by to read more!

Marian said...

bamboo! love it.
come to think of it, i just love the word BAMBOO.

Taylor Boomer said...

Smiles, I truly enjoyed it.