pas de fumer
In the construction of the Basilica of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona , red porphyry from Iran, was used as a symbol of the blood of Christ, because of its red colour.
Tar Macadam (following the sound)
how are things?
hound of the sea.
I got the idea for this little sound poem while reading Eilene Lyon’s excellent post “The National Road” where I discovered that tar macadam was invented by a Scot, John Macadam. Like all of Eilene’s posts, it is very well written and researched and packed with interesting information. Unfortunately, she is taking a break from blogging for a while, so head over to her blog and enjoy it while you can.
According to Wikipedia: “’How Are Things in Glocca Morra?’ is a popular song about a fictional village in Ireland, with themes of nostalgia and homesickness. It was introduced by Ella Logan in the original Broadway production of Finian’s Rainbow”.
My mom used to sing it. I always thought it was based on the Gaelic phrase “glaoch na mara” meaning “call of the sea” but it’s probably just a made up Irish sounding name. The Gaelic translation of Connemara is “hound of the sea”.
….also participating in Open Link night over at dVerse.
Onomatopoeia doesn’t pay ya but it’s fun
bam a llama
Elvis has left
toot ee fruiti
rattle and hum
This is a response to the dVerse prompt to write a poem using onomatopoeia.
via Daily Prompt: Elaborate
Elaborate (following the sound)
Mary Tyler Moore.
via Daily Prompt: Fabric