I had typed up a long post, and my computer locked up. (sigh) Having to start over.
As I said in my other post “Challenges”, I’m changing things up a bit. There was no winner on either the Poetry challenge or the Name that Abstract this time. I have chosen Tia‘s name, Skystone Creation, for the abstract. From now on, I will choose the name from all those submitted, to go with the abstract I have up. But please feel free to ‘thumbs up’ or comment on any of them. Then for the poetry challenge, beginning with this one, I will list all of the names, from which you can choose to either title your poem, or use as a prompt. The challenge will not end…you may submit poems for as long as you like, just for the fun of it. Please do either post them below in the comments, or link them in the comments. And if you post them on your own page, please link this post so others who may want to try a poem from the prompts may do so.
As I said, my computer had locked up, but not before I had posted every name except one that was submitted, along with links to whoever submitted them. Because of that problem and the time I’ve lost, please forgive me for not doing all those links again. I will give the names of those who submitted the posts though, and you can find their links in the comments section of the original Name That Abstract #13 post.
I really liked the Navajo story Tia posted of how turquoise stones came to be. Here is that story, and thank you, Tia!
“Legend has it that the Native American Indians danced and rejoiced when the rains came. Their tears of joy mixed with the rain and seeped into Mother Earth to become SkyStone Turquoise.
Turquoise, the “fallen sky stone” hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years. It is a true gem of the centuries. A long time ago someone noticed a clear blue line running through gray rock, and saw the imagery of sky and water in stone, and from that time on, turquoise has been cherished above all else in creation – turquoise, stone of sky, stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life. “
And for those, who like I used to think, believe that all turquoise is blue and green, here are some images from a google search to show you that is not correct. There are some beautiful other colors. This search was for red turquoise stones.
Here is a list of the names you can choose from for your poems…again, either as a title or just a prompt. And thanks for all the names…there were a lot of them…16 to be exact!
I’m Melting, Meeeelting. – submitted by Broken Light Photography Collective
Demon Dolphin – submitted by Broken Light Photography Collective
Pterodactyl Punch – submitted by ndzied1
The Scarlet Hug. – submitted by Broken Light Photography Collective
Lizzie the Lizard chasing her tail. – submitted by SwittersB
Embryo – submitted by prewitt1970
Interdimensional Staircase – submitted by Daniel
Blue Blood from Deep Within – submitted by nutsfortreasure
Heartbreak – submitted by nutsfortreasure
Hot Blown Glass – submitted by Maggie
Trail of Mercury – submitted by Maggie
Coiling Cobalt – submitted by Maggie
Cold on Hot – submitted by Maggie
Soul Reflection – submitted by Tia
Skystone Creation – submitted by Tia
Firewater – submitted by miriamtroxler
Here is my poem to start you off, as usual. Just a simple haiku this time.
But turquoise is only blue
Oh how wrong you are