Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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Spirits Whisper: Microfiction Monday

Posted on Dec 6, 2010 by Lisa Ricard Claro   26 Comments | Posted in microfiction

Thanks for dropping by for another Microfiction Monday.  If you have yet to shoot over to Susan at Stony River who hosts this challenge, please do.  She always has a terrific story, and there are many other blogs to visit for more tales to match the photo. I am always blown away by the creativity and the different views.  Here are my two 140 character offerings to go along with this week’s picture:

Of that which was, but is no more; 
alive in naught but ancient lore. 
Sense me in the wind’s refrain. 
I didn’t die; 
my soul remains.
* * * * * * * * * *
“Tis the perfect spot,” he mused, 
“to lie down for an afternoon snooze.” 
He never awoke, never did rise; 
‘twas quite the dirt nap surprise!

Thanks for visiting. Please check back again soon.  In the meantime, I wish you a wonderful Monday to begin your week.

Til next time –

P.S.  18 shopping days until Christmas!

26 Responses to "Spirits Whisper: Microfiction Monday"

  1. Comment by Cheryl
    December 6, 2010 at 7:30 am  

    After being immersed in the silent eloquence of the first one, that 2nd one took me by surprise. Still laughing!

  2. Comment by Madeleine
    December 6, 2010 at 8:30 am  

    *Love them* both. Great verses and micros in one or should I say two! LOL! :O)

  3. Comment by SouthLakesMom
    December 6, 2010 at 8:40 am  

    The first — Beautifully done! Wow!The second, an ironic nap!

  4. Comment by Doctor FTSE
    December 6, 2010 at 9:07 am  

    I like them both.

  5. Comment by Dominic de Mattos
    December 6, 2010 at 9:58 am  

    Both are great, Lisa.I particularly liked the shape and flow (and sentiments!) of the first one.:Dom

  6. Comment by Peggy
    December 6, 2010 at 10:36 am  

    Lisa;I think I lost my remark.Loved your take this week.The "dirt nap" was my morning delight!

  7. Comment by Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy
    December 6, 2010 at 10:40 am  

    Lisa,I love them both! Completely different styles. You are such an awesome writer and poet.Have a great Monday too,Kathy

  8. Comment by irishoma
    December 6, 2010 at 10:42 am  

    So different, and so good!Hope you have a great Monday.Yikes! Only 18 shopping days.Donna V.

  9. Comment by EG Wow
    December 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm  

    Not one but TWO great takes on the photo!

  10. Comment by SparkleFarkle
    December 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm  

    These are fabulous! It's always a treat to read your microfiction!SF~~~~~*

  11. Comment by hedgewitch
    December 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm  

    I'm laughing at the second while reflecting somberly on the first. I feel a bit schizoid, but happy. Nice.

  12. Comment by Akelamalu
    December 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm  

    Both very clever!

  13. Comment by KB
    December 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm  

    I like the second one best. It brought a smile to my dial.

  14. Comment by sylviamorice
    December 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm  

    Two very different approaches to the picture, but they both work! Excellent.Have a great week. Cheers!

  15. Comment by Bill ~ {The Old Fart}
    December 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm  

    Both were very good Lisa, Nicely done.

  16. Comment by Jim
    December 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm  

    Those are sooooooo good, Lisa. 🙂 Had you asked us to pick a faveI would have had to flip a coin…

  17. Comment by 5thsister
    December 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm  

    WOW! Both are so good! The melancholy prose of the 1st and the silly rhyme of the 2nd! Excellent!

  18. Comment by quilly
    December 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm  

    Both of these were excellent and so different in character. Well done!

  19. Comment by Susan Fobes
    December 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm  

    I love poem number one-so beautiful!BTW-starting to stress about what little time is left…(Christmas that is-LOL!)

  20. Comment by Diane
    December 6, 2010 at 10:10 pm  

    The second made me smile! :O)

  21. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    December 6, 2010 at 11:52 pm  

    You are good!

  22. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    December 7, 2010 at 6:50 am  

    Thank you to everyone for your encouragement. It is such a boost to read your comments. I appreciate the time you took to drop by and say "hey"!

  23. Comment by K9friend
    December 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm  

    Love the verses. And for the reminder…ACK! I'm no where near ready for the big

  24. Comment by Tammy
    December 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm  

    WOW. I always like your funny ones, but that first one just caught the breath in my throat. Beautiful!

  25. Comment by Scott
    December 8, 2010 at 9:21 am  

    wonderful, I especially love the Whispers… really spoke to me 🙂 beautifully longing for remembrance, that soul is…

  26. Comment by Lynn
    December 8, 2010 at 10:16 pm  

    You are definitely the Queen of these microfictions!

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