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Category Archives: Seize the Poem ~ Caroline Skanne Poems

years worn on her wrist
charms jangled
first love ~ in-between loves
thought provoking
present love wonders
seize prompt: jangles
photo: flickr

icy North escape
Wooden Horse in St Thomas
bucket list checked off
barkeeps secret recipe
pina coladas yum-mo
the pina colada
all the way home
one in each hand
I made a pilgrimage to back in 1968…
heard they made the best pina coladas.
My friend Kathy and I wanted the recipe
our hubby’s didn’t let us go alone!..
She talked the bartender into making a batch from fresh ingredients
… newly opened cans… so we could eye ball the amount.
As he made them,
she checked the ingredients,
and I wrote them down. Johnny Carson.\

The bartender was specific to the DOLE pineapple chunks,
Barcardi white Rum
and CoCo Lopez creamed coconut
(that’s an easy one.. it was the only one ! )

I saw a version that froze the pineapple chunks
(they used crushed) with a sparing of crushed ice
22.12.15 CSP prompt (FROZEN)

Watching the 2016 Olympics on television
as I have all the Olympics since I have had a television
I think this is the most amazing cauldron and flame
in my memory,
I watch for it to come on the screen and pause what I am
doing to watch it swirl in all its beauty and grace.
spirals in motion
pulsing energy and light
peace, unity and friendship.
Olympic cauldron flame
seize the poem prompt: # 79. Rings (Olympics)
free use image of the large kinetic sculpture
American artist Anthony Howe designed.

treasure trove
way up North in Maine
twinkling hubcaps
thousands glimmering
calling to me ~ photo op
big ones little ones
some with rust ~ or not
fancy or plain
glint in eyes for men and boys
ready to explore
seize prompt: glint
photo: (c) 2012 Saradunn
Hubcap Heaven up North in Maine

winter solstice
Rose Hips and Ships play
fire gathering
promise of returning light
hot molten glass transformed
seize prompt: fire
photo: (2014) Saradunn



hop scotching blossoms
so many buds ~ so little time
whisper of wings
full tummy tonight
busy dizzy dragonfly
seize prompt: busy
photo: (c) 2016 Saradunn
Small water lily pond Deer Isle, Maine, USA
This lily pond I found turning the car around pulling into the
large space next to the road…it is at the bottom of two steep
hills and when driving, attention is paid to the road, not the
surprises beside it. It now is a “must stop” .. always something
of beauty there in and out of lily season.

incoming tide
Blue Hill bay shores
on shore breeze
the rock never wavers
stands firm waiting for change
seize prompt: tide

.photo: (c) 2015 Saradunn