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United Kingdom
An English bird from Robin Hood's land. A published poet, crafter & photographer with an unquenchable thirst for learning. AKA: Soaring Skylark. 🐦
March 18, 2019
 

#SkylarkChallenge 183 (1)

Words to be used:
* DESTINATION 
* JOURNEY 
* DREAMS
* NEGATIVE

SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION

A JOURNEY from neuron to neuron,
Communication at it's most complex,
NEGATIVE and positive,
Source to DESTINATION,
With the ability to build DREAMS,
And knock down walls.

~ Soaring Skylark

BRAIN DRAIN
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March 15, 2019
 

THE HOSPITAL WARD

Bland and sterile,
geometrics flutter beside an open window,
to the rhythmic sounds of bedside contraptions,
as they wheeze,
and ping,
and beep,
The judder of cups rumbling upon a distant tea trolley,
and pleasing interruption,
mixed with the chesty staccato coughs and moans of the patient in bed eleven.

~ Soaring Skylark

IMAGE SOURCE:

A CC0 image from Photo Fox

THIS WILL PASS
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March 11, 2019
Barnsley, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 182

Happy Monday Skylarkers! 

Congratulations if you completed last week's challenge. This week's image is on a very different theme. We move forward from a fantastical landscape to realistic and naturalistic. It was lovely to see the return of our fellow Skylark, Nidar #454978. Welcome back, Nidar.

ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT CHALLENGE? 

This week there are four words and use of the photo is optional.

WHAT DOES THIS IMAGE MAKE YOU THINK OF? 🤔

- Study the image carefully.
- Think about the fragility of the butterfly.
- Is the butterfly symbolic?

**Consider what you learnt in the competitive challenges. Apply it here!**

PAUSE. THINK. CREATE... Remember quality is be...

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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March 9, 2019
 

Writing Prompt
#ALL ABOUT ME
#FillInTheBlanks

My name is Rebecca Goldthorpe.

I am 47 years old.

I am from Amersham in Buckinghamshire. A pretty little town in the south of England though I've lived in Nottinghamshire for as long as I can remember.

Here are a few of my favourite things:

BOOKS =
"Room" by Emma Domoghue, Still Alice by Lisa Genova and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.

SPORT =
"Field Hockey". I enjoyed playing at school.

TV SHOW =
Star Trek especially those featuring Captain Jean-Luc Picard / the wonderful Patrick Stewart!

MOVIE =
Atonement.

FOOD =
Thai, Cantonese and Indian.   
       
COLOUR =
Jade / sea glass green.

SONG/ALBUM =
The Scientist / A Rush of Blood ...

ORIGINAL
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February 26, 2019
 

Dear Drakon805,

Goodness me! What a nightmare. We never know how much we can cope with until the time comes when we have no choice but to adjust, adapt, grin and bare it.

Having had massive blood clots before, I knew aghast it should feel like and was almost certain they wouldn't find one.  

I had massive PEs in both lungs, in addition to other blood clots and one which even passed through an unknown congenital hole in my heart and gave me the stroke I had while I was in chemotherapy, I am enormously relieved they didn't find any evidence of another one while I was admitted this time.  On the previous occasion, the worst part for me was needing to get over the overwhelming challenges of s...

MAKE YOUR MARK
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February 16, 2019
 

#SkylarkChallenge 178
Words to be used:
* SIN 
* RAVENOUS 
* LURE
* KALEIDOSCOPIC

Fractured thoughts,
KALEIDOSCOPIC, and,
Stained by SIN,
The LURE was too great to ignore,
It devours her sanity,
With RAVENOUS delight.

~ Soaring Skylark

MY TIME
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January 25, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

#SkylarkChallenge 175

Words to be used:
* WARMTH
* SHADE
* ICY
* CRIMSON

REUNITED:

Do you,
Recall my hands,
ICY cold and CRIMSON?
Winter cast such SHADE that bright day,
And WARMTH.

We laughed,
Among the trees,
Ran and rolled in fresh snow.
Then you kissed me, remember that?
My heart!

But fate,
Kept us apart,
Separated by sea.
I often thought of you - your wife.
Your life.

How strange,
After such time,
That we should meet again,
Your hair now gone and mine chalk white,
And short.

But still,
Your hands are warm,
And you make me happy,
Side by side in front of the fire,
Now joined.

~ Soaring Skylark

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LOVE FOR ALL
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January 20, 2019
 

I always knew Melodic Rose had the skills and ability within her to do this. She is such a hard-working and talented writer! Her attention to detail and great determination means I have absolutely no doubts that anyone who places their manuscript in her capable hands will be given the absolute best from her! I am so proud of you, @melodicrosepub @melodicrose1

DARING
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January 17, 2019
 

Dear Becca,

My heart felt Birthday wishes to you. 🎂🎂🎉🎉🎉🎉

Even though I rarely write these days, please know I haven't forgotten the Skylark family and I'm still proud being a skylarker.

Whenever I see the enthusiasm you have for everything, be it writing different kind of poetries, or keeping up with the skylark challenges, I feel tremendous sense of admiration towards you. You are a wonderful human being.

Hope you are having a great day 🤗😊🎉 A Birthday cake for you awaits below 😁

Lots of love,
Apoorv

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BE SOMEONE'S SUNSHINE
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January 17, 2019
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Free feathered hugs and birthday cake for all!

Don't be shy. There is plenty to go around.

With love and thanks to all of you for your friendship and commitment to the #SkylarkChallenge over the past year.

From, Becca. 🐥💕

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HAPPY
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January 17, 2019
 

Dearest Becca,

You are Santa's bestest gift to me !!!

No! No! Before you roll your eyes and tell me it is an understatement, I will explain. It was the month of November 2016 that I joined lettrs  ( My mom's bday of course)
and when I started testing the waters by posting only and only stories since I had no idea  about poetry, you were one persistently sweet commentator in almost all of my posts with your feedback and a request to participate in your Sklyark challenges (which took me a while until December) so see!! YOU REALLY ARE A XMAS GIFT TO ME.

I don't know how you do it. Emitting so much energy like a flu that we cannot escape from, your deep understanding and endless kindne...

ORIGINAL
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