Small Stones and Sounds


A Collection of Small Stones and Sounds

At the Service Station in Bishop, CA

Surrounded by utility trucks
WasteManagement picking up garbage
a gaggle of hunters in camouflage
Drowning in testosterone
Arrrrgh!
Get me out of here.
-January 2

Driving the Great Basin

Bare-branched oaks stretch
on a bright winter’s day.
Oooooh!
Ghosts drape from their limbs.
-January 3

Owens Valley

“Little Lake” surprises
in the midst of arid land.
She shed her aqua garment for mossy green.
Whooops!
Ducks bob on her wrinkly surface.
-January 4

Art

This morning,
heaven’s artisan chose a feathered brush.
Swiissh!
Paints whispy clouds.
-January 5

Golf
Driving the water hazard.
Ecstasy.
Plop. Splash. Ooops.
Be humble.
-January 7

Photo: D. Slotto

Linking to dVerse Poetics, where Sheila Moore’s article and prompt deals with onomatopoeia.  So, I took the short poems I had jotted down for River of Stones and made a bit of noise!

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28 thoughts on “Small Stones and Sounds

  1. dragonkatet says:

    These were all wonderful, Victoria! “Art” was my favorite, but they are all lovely slices of life. 🙂 I’m sorry I have been absent from your blog for so long. I have really missed reading your stuff!

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  2. kez says:

    really cool …short succinct and fun thank you x x x

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  3. ManicDdaily says:

    Very charming! Great sense of detail which keeps in the fun commentary. K.

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  4. Excellently written with a fine sense of fun.

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  5. edpilolla says:

    good, fresh pieces. i like how you ended with a lighthearted touch.

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  6. Bodhirose says:

    Ah, back on the golf course. The weather looks lovely. So enjoyed your “stones” and beautiful photos. I’ve been doing the stones daily too only posting to my FB and to the stones site. It’s fun.

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  7. Shawna says:

    I’m starting a new poetry-challenge linkup that I hope you’ll jump in on:

    http://rosemarymint.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/monday-melting-week-1/

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  8. zongrik says:

    i read this again with my friend, and really liked the trip you made from Reno to Palm Desert taking the pix and making them into not only poetry, but the onomatopoeia poem

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  9. wolfsrosebud says:

    too much fun with this one… the garbage truck my fav

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  10. dani says:

    Jan. 5th is my favorite stone, too, though they’re all wonderful, Victoria! ♥

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  11. They are all really good!

    And thanks for your fun contribution to last week’s LImerick-Off!

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  12. ds says:

    I like “Art” and “Golf” best. I’m no fan of the sport, but my husband plays–you have caught it to a (dare I?) “tee.” : )

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  13. Shawna says:

    Love this one:

    “Bare-branched oaks stretch
    on a bright winter’s day.
    Oooooh!
    Ghosts drape from their limbs.”

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  14. Mama Zen says:

    That last one cracked me up! Well said!

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  15. zongrik says:

    cute collection, a travel show and dverse prompt all in one

    bumble bee

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  16. Sheila Moore says:

    they are all so good, victoria! I especially like the art one and the golf one made me smile. It sure is humbling to sink one in the pond, isn’t it? 🙂

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  17. Amy says:

    Love these!

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  18. brian says:

    lol i know exactly what you mean with the golfing….smiles…these were fun victoria…lovely capture of the clouds too…

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  19. Mohana says:

    Excellent!! the lake one is my favourite…beautiful!!

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  20. Steve King says:

    Victoria,
    A very nice “travelogue,” complete with the audio. The picture of the oak is a terrific image. You’ve captured these moments very effectively. However–after having hung up the golf clubs for the winter hiatus, I was starting to have positive thoughts about the game for the coming season–then you go and put one in the water for me! Now that brings back memories…back to square one.

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  21. claudia says:

    ha nice..loved the journey…enjoy the golfing victoria!! but honestly…loved the Service Station in Bishop a lot…there’s some kind of spell in urban ugliness..

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  22. Very nice collection Victoria. I loved the most the one about the clouds and the feathered brush.

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  23. oceangirl says:

    I caught your moments.

    Hello Victoria.

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  24. viv blake says:

    An enjoyable – if noisy – week you’ve given us. Thanks for the words and the pictures.
    Wispy!

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  25. souldipper says:

    I loved the lake…”She shed her aqua garment for mossy green” Wrinkled yet! 😀 Poor birds having to put up with a woman changing her mind!

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  26. I love these! That last one would probably describe my golf game! 🙂

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  27. Bill says:

    These amazingly work together, perhaps because of the onomatopoeia. My favorite is January 7, although I don’t golf. The pictures are great too.

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  28. Mary says:

    Very nice work and beautiful photo accompaniments. The January 5th stone is my favorite! Feathered brush indeed.

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