Poetry Friday ~ Spring & Sing

22 Mar

Hello, everyone! Welcome!

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I’m in such a great mood today. It is a gorgeous spring day outside and it’s National Puppy Day! Although my Pomeranian, ‘Scribbles’ isn’t technically a puppy, he certainly looks like one (and he’ll always be my puppy), so I’m going to share a couple photos of him. This little dog always makes me smile and his little face and expressions soothe me. He also keeps me company when I write.

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This is my Pomeranian Scribbles.

Isn’t he a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e? He’s also very smart and contrary to what some people may believe about Poms, super sweet and affectionate.

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Scribbles with his favorite toy (little red dragon).

I love my little fur baby but it’s time to move on.


Spring and Sing are this week’s prompt words chosen by Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer.

*The catch is that we can only use the synonyms to these words in our poems.

Colleen hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called, Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge every Tuesday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your Haiku, Tanka, Haibun, Etheree or Cinquain poem. She is an author and poet, and also does book reviews and so much more on her blog. Be sure to check it out.

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the perfect


of ingredients

for the best spring ever 

so into the cauldron go . . . 

one lovely maiden’s serenade

a cup each of pink blossoms and buds,

a bunny’s first hop, a fairy’s giggle,


more love,

and plenty

of sunny days,

a tablespoon of

a butterfly’s flutter, 

the yellow of daffodils,

smiles of babies and their parents, 

last but not least a quart of kindness,

and combine to make the best spring ever.


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Thanks for stopping by! Happy springtime!





72 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Spring & Sing”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben March 22, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

    I’d bathe in that cauldron! Love to the Lord and Lady of the Manor AND Master Scribbles (who inspires all of us with his sweet facey) ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 22, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

      Ha, ha! I would bathe in it too, now that I think about it. Aw, much love from us to you. Scribbles will be very happy to know that, my friend. ❤ xo

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  2. merrildsmith March 22, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

    I love the ingredients that go into your spring mix!
    And your little puppy who is not a puppy is adorable. I still think my cats are kittens and my grown daughters will always be my babies. 🙂
    Happy Spring and Puppy Day!

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  3. Charles Ramos Jr March 22, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

    Reblogged this on B.B. Wolfe Publishing.

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  4. D.L Finn, Author March 22, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

    That is the perfect ingredients for spring Vashti. Love the poem but I adore the pictures:) She is a cutie.

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    • Vashti Q March 22, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi, Denise! I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. Scribbles is so pretty that everyone thinks he is a she. Ha, ha! He’ll be happy to know that you find him cute though. 😉 ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • D.L Finn, Author March 22, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

        Opps! Don’t tell him I called him a female. He is definitely a beautiful male. What a charmer.

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    • Vashti Q March 22, 2019 at 5:50 pm #

      Your secret is safe with me. 😉 ❤

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  5. olganm March 22, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

    Lovely and thanks for sharing some pics of Scribbles. Gorgeous! Thanks, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Q March 22, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

      Hi, Olga! Aw, thank you. He’s as lovable as he is cute. Have a wonderful weekend! ❤ xo


  6. coldhandboyack March 22, 2019 at 4:49 pm #

    I love seeing author pets. Love the name Scribbles too.

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  7. Soooz March 22, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

    Your adorable ‘Scribbles’ made me smile. I’ll make a note of the brew recipe and read it when our spring down under begins in September. This upbeat post began my Fall day with warmth.

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    • Vashti Q March 22, 2019 at 5:54 pm #

      That’s right! Our seasons run opposite each other. Well, I’m happy Scribbles brought a smile to your lovely face and we brought a little warmth to your autumn day. ❤ xo

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  8. Jill Weatherholt March 22, 2019 at 8:05 pm #

    Aw…Scribbles is adorable, Vashti! I don’t think I’d ever get any writing done with that sweet face nearby. ❤ I loved the poem! It sounds like you've mixed up the perfect spring. Enjoy the weekend! ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 25, 2019 at 12:06 am #

      Hi, Jill! I do take a lot of breaks to kiss and hug him. I’m so happy you enjoyed the poem. Have a wonderful week❣️

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Charles Ramos Jr March 22, 2019 at 11:59 pm #

    Scribbles is adorable :c) <–Has had service dog, Rhea, all her life.

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    • Vashti Q March 25, 2019 at 12:09 am #

      Thank you, Charles. Dogs are such wonderful companions and workers too. How old is Rhea and what breed is she?


      • Charles Ramos Jr March 25, 2019 at 1:24 am #

        She’ll be 3 April 15th. She works with the horses with me too she’s something else.

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    • Vashti Q March 28, 2019 at 10:26 am #

      Aww. She has a birthday coming up. Scribbles will be 4 in November.She must be a big dog if she’s working with the horses. 😀


  10. Jessica Bakkers March 23, 2019 at 2:51 am #

    Omg your pup is sooo dang cute!!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. watchingthedaisies March 23, 2019 at 4:49 am #

    I love your spring recipe Vashti and Scribbles is gorgeous. Please give him a hug from me.

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    • Vashti Q March 25, 2019 at 12:12 am #

      Hello, Brigid! Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. He loves hugs and kisses, so I will certainly do that.💗

      Liked by 1 person

  12. wiergeezy March 23, 2019 at 9:50 am #

    Cute one Vashti!!

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  13. Natalie Ducey March 23, 2019 at 10:42 am #

    Happy Spring, Vashti! This is such a beautiful celebration of life and all its wonder. Thanks so much for sharing another gem with us. Cheers, my friend! 🙂

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    • Vashti Q March 25, 2019 at 12:17 am #

      Happy Spring, Natalie❣️ I’m always happy when you enjoy my post. Thank you. Cheers! 💗xo

      Liked by 1 person

  14. balroop2013 March 23, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

    Happy Spring Vashti, your poetry is already in celebratory mood! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. dgkaye March 23, 2019 at 11:23 pm #

    Oh wow Vashti, I love the ingredients, divine imagery. And omg, your doggie is adorbs! ❤ xx

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    • Vashti Q March 25, 2019 at 12:29 am #

      Hello, Debby! I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. I’ll let Scribbles know you said that. Thank you❣️

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Marje @ Kyrosmagica March 24, 2019 at 4:09 am #

    Aww that is a very cute doggy, poem and all! I love the Spring! Wishing you a happy one!

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  17. Gwen Plano March 24, 2019 at 6:29 am #

    Scribbles is precious, Vashti. How sweet to have her near you. I loved your poem — so upbeat and hopeful. Surely we will have a perfect spring! Big hugs… ♥

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    • Vashti Q March 28, 2019 at 10:20 am #

      Hello, Gwen! Scribbles has such a pretty face that people often mistake him for a girl. He’s a very sweet and affectionate doggie. I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. I’m hopeful that we will have a fabulous spring. Hugs & Kisses! ❤ xo

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  18. Colleen Chesebro March 24, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

    Vashti, I LOVE Scribbles. I still my Pomeranian babies, Sugar and Spice. I know how smart poms are. This is a stupendous, double Etheree. I really love how you captured the season. ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 28, 2019 at 10:23 am #

      Yay! Thank you, Colleen! Say ‘hi’ to Sugar and Spice and give them a big kiss from me. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the poem. Thank you! ❤ xo

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      • Colleen Chesebro March 28, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

        Awww thanks, Vashti. My beloved girls have crossed over the rainbow bridge, but I carry them in my heart. ❤

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    • Vashti Q March 29, 2019 at 11:05 am #

      Aww, my Pom Rascal crossed over the rainbow bridge a few years ago but I still carry him in my heart too. One never stop loving those fur babies. ❤ xo

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  19. Miriam Hurdle March 24, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

    How lovely, I love to have a cup of your spring mix, Vashti. Your double Etheree is like a butterfly to me.

    Here is the Amazon link of the review. Happy Sunday!


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  20. Elizabeth March 24, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

    Love all the ingredients, great mix! And your pup is a gorgeous little one!

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    • Vashti Q March 28, 2019 at 10:11 am #

      Hi, Elizabeth! I’m so happy you enjoyed the poem! Thank you! I will let Scribbles know what you said. 😉 xo

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  21. tracikenworth March 24, 2019 at 9:12 pm #

    Reblogged this on Loleta Abi.

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  22. H.R.R. Gorman March 25, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

    A cute poem to go along with a very cute dog! I’m a Pom person myself (but mine does fit the Pom stereotype of being a little on the hateful side)!

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    • Vashti Q March 28, 2019 at 10:09 am #

      Aww. Ha, ha! I previous dog was a Pom also. His name was Rascal and all my friends and their dogs were terrified of him. But he was all bark and no bite. He just wanted to be left alone in his old age. I was the only one allowed to carry him and hug him after a while. I’m glad you liked Scribbles and my poem. Thank you! 😀 xo

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  23. Ben, Munro buddy and budding dog-poet March 25, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

    Oh Vashti, I bet I could have fun with your Pomeranian. I’m very envious of all that very wonderful fur. I’ve only got a short coat myself and I get a bit cold in winter. Me and My person love your ingredients for spring. What a clever double Etheree. There are lots of little lambs bounding about in the field next to my back garden, so I would put them in the cauldron too. I’m not allowed to go and play with them because I would chase them and the farmer wouldn’t be happy. Instead, I have to sit down and look at my person. Then I get some cheese as a reward 🙂

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    • Vashti Q March 28, 2019 at 10:04 am #

      Hi, Ben! Scribbles is lucky to have that fur, because it’s good insulation, since it keeps him warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Little lambs are so adorable! We don’t have them here. Otherwise, I might have put some of their ‘bounding about’ in my cauldron. Enjoy that cheese and thanks for stopping by! 😀 xo

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  24. rijanjks March 25, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    Your uplifting mood is infectious! I love the poem and the pictures of your little fur baby are adorable!

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    • Vashti Q March 28, 2019 at 9:59 am #

      I’m so glad, Jan. Thank you! I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the post. ❤


  25. yvettemcalleiro March 27, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

    What an adorable dog! ❤ And I absolutely love this poem! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 28, 2019 at 9:57 am #

      Hello, Yvette! He’s my fur-baby and writing buddy. I’m happy you liked the poem. Thank you! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  26. memadtwo March 30, 2019 at 10:37 pm #

    That’s a great recipe! (K)

    Liked by 2 people

  27. kevin cooper April 4, 2019 at 9:19 am #

    Scribbles.. lol love it Adorable pics, Vashti. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people


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