Saturday, December 26, 2020

Sunday Muse #140


Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays, Musers! 

We're on the edge of a new year and while you may know my preference for schemes over resolutions, maybe there are other ways to organize those things we hope for, those things we'll miss, and those things we are sure we don't see coming than either schemes or resolutions. I hope that this is a good space for exploring the pauses. How will the in-between poems turn out?

-- Chrissa, 12/26/2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Sunday Muse #139

Hello and welcome, Musers! Fireblossom here with your weekly picture prompt. This time we have a photograph of the late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro. She wrote fabulous, original lyrics like this one, from "Stony End":

"Never mind the forecast 

cos the sky has lost control

and the fury of the rolling thunder's 

come to match my raging soul"

Or this, from "Sweet Blindness":

"Down by the grapevine, drink my daddy's wine

Good mornin'!

Don't let daddy hear it,

he don't believe in the gin mill spirits

Come on, baby, do a slow float

You're a good lookin' river boat

and ain't that sweet-eyed blindness good to me"

Let the picture speak to you and come back and link what you wrote so we can stop by and read.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Sunday Muse # 138


Welcome Musers! So glad you are here!  It’s Carrie this week with another image to move you to write.  We look forward to reading the words you share here.

Have a great weekend of writing everyone!

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Sunday Muse # 137

Morning Musers! I hope you all are staying warm, and having a good weekend.   I cannot believe it is December already!!  Boy time flies when you are dealing with craziness in the world! You know the shpeel, so do what you do so amazingly.  I will meet you back here to visit & share.

Have fun everyone!

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Sunday Muse # 136


Greetings and welcome to the Sunday Muse! I'd like to wish everyone a happy weekend and good writing. I'm writing and deleting this, impatient to talk about the image and trying not to wrap it in themes and whatnot before the discovery and the writing. :) 

Looking forward to the poems and the conversation! 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Sunday Muse # 135


 Image by Justin Dingwall
click HERE for his website.

Good morning Musers!  Here is another image to feed your poetic fancies. Follow where it leads you, and link up here. Next week is Thanksgiving, and we are still going to move you with the Muse.   The brilliantly talented Chrissa will be hosting, and I can’t wait to see what she brings to the table!
Have fun everyone & see you soon!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Sunday Muse #134

Greetings, Muse folk! Fireblossom here with your weekly image to inspire your writing. So get your heads into it and link up!

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Sunday Muse # 133


Image Source 

Morning Amazing Musers! I know it has been a crazy time, and an even crazier week, so here is an image to take your minds off  things.  I look forward to seeing the directions you all take!  

Have fun everyone!

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Sunday Muse #132


Greetings and salutations, poets, wordsmiths, and goblins! Happy Halloween and a bright autumn to you. I'm looking forward to taking this walk through the woods with everyone! I'll be the one with the basket of pumpkin biscuits and blueberry jam. :) 

Friday, October 23, 2020

Sunday Muse #131

Hello Sunday Musers! It's Fireblossom here with your weekend image to write for. Today we have three familiar faces on a road trip. I am eager to see what you will do with that! Thanks to Sherry Marr for suggesting this image!

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Sunday Muse # 130


Hello Musers!  We are glad you are here!  I know I am late posting, so I apologize, but it is up and now we can get started.  You know how the story goes, or how the cat meows.  
Let the image move you to write...
link here....
and visit others along the way...
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Sunday Muse # 129


Morning Musers!  We are delighted you are here!  It is another week, and another image to light your muse afire.  Set your pen to the page or your fingers to the keys, link here, and visit others along the way.  Next week will be hosted by the stunning and spectacular talent Shay.  As always, I cannot wait to see her image of choice!   See you all around the Muse campfire over the next few days. 

Have fun everyone!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Sunday Muse # 128


Hello Astronomical Musers! 
 I hope everyone is staying safe, and doing well.
You know the steps we take, so I will not bore you with them.  Just enjoy the scenery, and we will meet back up here to read each other's amazing writing. 
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, September 26, 2020

We've Got Cows...and Footnotes Muse # 127


Greetings, all! It's soooo close to spooky season that I can barely stop myself from breaking out my copy of Practical Magic and beginning my annual re-read (and, of course re-watching the movie...the differences between the two make me oddly happy). But it's NOT YET time for spooky, just for wild weather. And so...we've got cows*. A cow.+ Not a flying cow. Although it could have just landed. You decide. Looking forward to seeing what's on your minds & your screens this week!

*Reference to the movie Twister. 

+ One of my 'real-life' spooky stories involved a black cow that would sometimes come to the creek running through Camp Pryor when I was a Brownie (scout). There were all kinds of rumors about WHAT THAT WAS just through the trees. I mean, you're sleeping in platform tents that you first had to sweep free of large wolf spiders and it's hot and you can see the brush moving on the other side but you can't really see it. But I'm sure this cow is perfectly friendly...

Friday, September 18, 2020

Sunday Muse #126

 Fireblossom here. You know the drill: dig it, write it, link it, visit others, turn into a bird and fly away. ;-)

Image: Brooke Shaden

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Sunday Muse # 125


Morning Musers!  I hope your day is starting out good! It is another weekend and another image to get you typing or pick up a trusty pen.  You know the score:
~Ponder the image~
~Write your heart out~
~Link here~
~& visit others along the way~
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Sunday Muse # 124


Hello Magnificent Musers!  It is Carrie this week, bringing you an image to muse over. 
I hope you all are staying safe, and doing well.  You know how the story goes:
~Linger in thought over the image~
~Write, write, write~
~Link here~
~Visit your Muse friends along the way~
& Have fun everyone!!

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Sunday Muse # 123


Greetings and salutations! Hoping this week finds you well &

looking forward to the season's change.

It's the end of August and therefore--sunflowers!

Share your inspiration through the link below. 


Saturday, August 22, 2020

Sunday Muse # 122


Art by helldivo at DeviantArt 

Hello Musers!  We hope you are all safe, wherever it is you may be.  Here is another image for your musing.  You know how the directions go......(look/see - ponder - write - post/link - visit others along your journey - & above all, HAVE FUN EVERYONE!

Friday, August 14, 2020

Sunday Muse #121


Hi Muse people, Fireblossom here with this week's picture to inspire your poetic efforts! You know the drill--take a look, write a poem, link, visit, enjoy!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Sunday Muse # 120

Good morning to all my writing friends in the blogosphere!  It is another weekend and another image to inspire your writing happiness.
You know the shpeel.....
yada yada yada
link up....yada
visit others along the way
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Sunday Muse # 119

Artistic Photography Dreamlike Portrait Photography by Damien Casals

Good morning Musers!  It is Carrie this week with another image to spark your muse, and keep the creative ink flowing. Look forward to seeing you all here!
You know the drill:
write/link/connect with others/
& above all....
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Sunday Muse #118

Greetings and salutations! Welcome to the weekend and to the latest Sunday Muse. I am daydreaming of swimming pools and dragonflies and the demanding mockingbirds who are a fan of blueberries and yard-diving and hoping that this finds us all still afloat and waving cheerily from our distant poetry rafts. Toss us a line and we'll clamber aboard.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Sunday Muse #117

Happy weekend, Muse folk! Fireblossom here with your picture prompt. Gawk, cogitate, madly scribble, link, preen, visit, done!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Sunday Muse # 116

~"Seeing Black & White" photography by the lovely and talented Susie Clevenger~

Hello Musers!  Today we are featuring an amazing photo taken by one of our own, Susie Clevenger.  She is talented in so many ways, and I am delighted to have one of her images for our musing this week!
Okay, let's get started.
~Let the image speak to you.~
~Post &Link~
~Visit fellow Musers~
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Sunday Muse #115

Champagne, 1920s. Atelier Manasse was a legendary Austrian photo studio that captured the golden age of cinema and cabaret in Vienna of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The studio, active in Vienna between 1922 and 1938.   
A wonderful picture from the roaring 20's.  I wonder what photos they will have for the 2020's?

Well, hello fabulous Musers!  I hope everyone is doing well.  Here is another image for your musing inspiration.
Wishing everyone a safe 4th of July weekend, home with the ones you love.
Now we are ready for the usual shpeel:

Look/write/share/link/visit others along the way/ & have fun everyone!

Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Sunday Muse #114

Greetings and salutations! Hoping this finds you well in the midst of chaos. I'm fascinated by roses, both in their formal florist setting and in their wilder, briar variety, so for my first prompt I thought I'd go with roses.

So, here we are: poof! Roses and verses. A magic trick I shall enjoy reading. :)

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Sunday Muse #113

Hi gang! Fireblossom here with a double dose for you this week. Both photographs are actual color (not colorized) photographs from 1908 and 1913 respectively. They were done using a process called Autochrome Lumiere. I thank my BFF Hedgewitch for turning me on to them. 

Choose either image for your poetic inspiration and write a poem, link up and link back, visit, enjoy!

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Sunday Muse # 112

"Perfect Balance" Surreal Art Photography by Luisa Azevedo

Welcome Musers!  We are delighted you are here to write, and share among friends! I will start off with some news for the rest of the month of June.  Next week will be hosted by the brilliant & utterly amazing poet Shay! She always has something thought provoking and wonderful to stir the muse in us all.  I am looking forward to it, and I know you are too!  Then we will finish off the month with Chrissa, a true magician with words!  So there is a lot to look forward to in the Muse world.
  Okay here goes the shpeel:
Ponder the image
link here
visit others along the way
have fun everyone!

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Sunday Muse # 111

Painting by Surrealist Artist Alexandra Dillon

Good morning Musers!  We hope you all are staying safe, and doing okay.  We are glad you are here to be creative and share among other writers.  We have some wonderful news to share with you, and with all that is going on right now, some wonderful news is a blessing!  Chrissa from Moon Pools & Mermaids is going to be hosting at the Muse every last weekend of the month.  I am super excited about it, and I know you will be too!  Chrissa has been a part of the Muse since the beginning, and her poetry is always amazing and a delight to read.
 Now that we are all smiling, let’s get started.

~Let the image move you to write~
~Post and link up here~
~Read others along the way~

& Have fun everyone! 😊

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Sunday Muse # 110

"Rocket" by Brad Phillips

Good morning Musers!
 We are glad you have arrived today!
  Now get your seat belts & helmets on,
 brace yourself,
 and prepare for lift off......
... here we go......
let the image move you to write
link up here
don't forget to
visit others along the way.
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Sunday Muse # 109

"Snow White & Rose Red" art by Kerry Darlington

Hey there Musers!  This one is for all you Gemini writers out there! I think we have a couple around here.  Happy Birthday weekend to Shay!
We hope you have a long and lovely weekend my beautiful friend!
Anyway, here is the spheel:
Link Here
Visit Others/Be Sociable
& above all else,
Have Fun Everyone!!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Sunday Muse #108

Hello Muse people! Here is your weekly image to inspire your writing. Look, mull, write, link,visit! The image is the Aztec Theater in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Once a grand movie palace with full faux Aztec decor inside including ornate pillars, by the time I lived there it was a bargain movie house called the Aztec 3 because it was divided into three theaters. By the time I visited some years later, it was closed. However, I understand that it is being used once again, as a venue for concerts and whatnot. I'm glad the old girl has found new love. 

You, of course, may take the image in any (poetic) direction you like!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Sunday Muse # 107

Happy Saturday Musers!  It is Carrie hosting this week, and I am glad you have arrived!!
While you are here, I want to wish all you ladies out there with children or not, a wonderful Mothers Day!  Every woman is a mother in some way to someone.  Next week will be hosted by the awe-inspiring & phenomenal talent Shay!  As always she brings something delightful to the table to partake!  I am looking forward to it!!
Okay, let's get started...
you know the plan:
*Let the image warm your muse*
*Link here*
*Visit others along the way*
Have fun everyone!!

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Sunday Muse # 106

"A distant future" photography by Raluca Caragea

Hello Musers one and all! We are delighted you are here for another weekend of musing!
You know the drill:
Let the image move you to write/ link up here / & visit others along the way.
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sunday Muse # 105

"The Sea Inside"  painting by Samy Charnine

Happy Saturday Musers! Hoping you all are doing well, and staying safe. Here is a surreal painting for your musing pleasure. 
Ponder the painting / write / link / & visit others along the way.
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Sunday Muse #104

Hello Musers! Fireblossom (Shay) here with your weekend inspiration. This time we have an image of the late author Jack Kerouac for you to draw inspiration from. 

Your poem may go in any direction and be in any (poetic) form including free verse, but we do ask that it tie in somehow with what this image says to you. 

Then just link, visit, have fun you hipsters you! ;-)

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Sunday Muse # 103

Happy Saturday friends! We are glad to see you all here to share together from everyone's humble abode around the world.  Next week will be hosted by the epic amazing rock star poet Shay! I look forward every time to her amazing choice of musing images!
Well let's get started.
You know how the story goes…..
& visit others along the way.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend everyone, and no matter what your belief system may be, let us be kind to one another, standing apart all together. 💙
Happy writing Musers!!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Sunday Muse # 102

Photography by Anatasiya Dobrovolskaya click HERE for Website

Hello Musers welcome to another week of image pondering at the Muse.  We are glad you are here!  We know many of you are home, laying low, and others are in the front lines at hospitals and grocery stores serving those in need, and to both we thank you!  Here is a photo to move you in poetic directions and hopefully away from the news.
You know the drill:
Write / link-up / visit others along the way
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sunday Muse # 101

Image Source

Hello fellow Musers, we are glad you are here.  With all the craziness in the world right now, with social distancing, devastating loss, and so much uncertainty, it is nice to be able to reach out here and touch each other with words.
  You know the drill:
Let the image move you
link up
and visit others along the way.

Have a safe & poetic weekend my friends!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The BIG 100th Muse

Parrrr-tay!!!! This is it, The Sunday Muse's 100th post! 

You have arrived at the party, and we are delighted you are here!!  In celebration of this BIG week, Shay, Chrissa, and I are all hosting together, because as they say, “the more the merrier!!”.  This week we have a theme going, and you can use any or all the photos to fuel your muse.  Before I go into the usual shpeel, let me start by saying a BIG thank you.  It has been such a blessing to see this site grow with wonderfully talented poets, and reading all your writing has been a great pleasure!  That being said, we look forward to many more years of musing to come!  
Official Shpeel:
View each image….write… up…..and visit others along the way.
Happy 100th Musing everyone!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sunday Muse #99.

OoOOo, number 99! And, to mangle the Beatles lyric, we all know what the One After 99 is! Carrie will have that one next week! But for now, it's me, Fireblossom, with this image for you to write to. 

We are loosey goosey here at the Muse, but I should put it out there that if you link something totally unrelated, I will bounce you. So, please write for the image! :-)

Write, link, visit, have fun!!! And I should add that it's so cool what great stuff you have all been writing!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Sunday Muse # 98

"Eyes Without a Face" by Digital Collage Artist Robin Isely

Hello Musers & Writers, so glad to see you here today! 
 View the image with your eyes & heart, then write, link up,
 and go see others along the way.
FYI next week will be hosted by the brilliant and amazing poet, Shay!
 I always enjoy her awesome choices, and I know you do too. 
(Just 2 more weeks until the 100th Muse everyone!!) 
Happy Writing Ya'll!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Sunday Muse # 97

Hello poets & writers, so glad you have joined us today!
 You know the score:
Let the image move you to write, link up, and visit others along the way.
Have fun everyone!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Sunday Muse # 96

Photography by Sarolta Ban
View website HERE

Hello Musers, we are delighted you are here.  Let the image move you to write, link up, and visit others along the way.  Added note: we are easy peasy here so no worries or stress, just remember it is not an "open link". The photo is the true muse.
Have fun everyone!