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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

2018 A - Z Challenge - U

U    Things We Appreciate

Voices raised in Unison at ball games or a church

Slim Unbroken Crayons, though smaller pieces work

A rustle in the Underbrush of skyward reaching trees

The cool relief of hair Upswept upon a gentle breeze

And Umbrellas that close up instead of down.

Oh! And one last thing - Underwater wonders!

Happy Tuesday U Day!

Any thoughts? Can you add to the list of things we appreciate that begin with the letter U?



  1. Hi, diedre!

    U hit upon a great idea, one that will raise the bar and increase the degree of difficulty for all future A To Z Challenges. From now on every post must take the form of a poem. :) Yours was very nicely composed, dear friend!

    Voices raised in unison amplify the sound and multiply its impact. A favorite song immediately springs to mind - the magnificent Viking opus "Seven Widows Weep" from the album Perils of the Deep Blue by the Norwegian gothic metal band Sirenia:

    I believe you and I discussed aromatherapy a while back. To "that new car smell" and "that new book smell" I wish to add the smell of a newly opened box of crayons. Is there a scent that brings more delight to a child? I think not!

    There have been stormy days in Florida when my umbrella closed up instead of down even though it was not designed to do so. :)

    It is time for me to cut the Umbilical, leave the comfort and warmth of Pensive Pens and move on to the next blog. Thank U, dear friend diedre, and have a wonderful day!

    1. Hi Shady!

      Thanks for the kind words ;-) I did take part in a month-long Poem Fest once. We were given daily prompts. Once was enough ;-)

      The variance of your musical tastes is amazing,my friend. Thanks for the tip on Sirenia.

      A brand new box of crayons makes me want to color - immediately. They do have a distinctive smell, don't they?

      There really is a new type of Umbrella that closes up to allow you to get in the car without getting wet. Personally, I like walking in the rain.

      "the Umbilical" - Good one, dear Shady!

  2. Hi Diedre - the United Kingdom of Britain ... can't say I want it to split asunder ... might do one day! However did you mention umbrella for keeping us dry ... and undercover, or lots of other Us ...cheers Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary!

      Wonderful additions! Asunder... I feel the same way. Undercover is a perfect story prompt! Thank you ;-)

  3. Sitting under a shady tree on a hot day comes to my mind. I enjoyed your post. They're all things that I appreciate, too. :-)
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

    1. Hi Su-sieee!

      Under a shady tree sounds like a perfect destination!
      I'm glad you came by ;-)


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