Thursday, December 29, 2011

FF55, 12/30/11 Chess and Checkers

The Whole Shebang
shh- shh shake
the square quilt out

in colors of wind and rain
a year of rush and wait,
a shh-shh shake

lives which tumbled were unexplained -

A time for faith on dotted lines
tense, alert, for a leap of change
and when it came
south flipped north

even blessings were rearranged !


TALON said...

Yes, 2011 had much shaking going on...and much rearranging. I hope 2012 is less shaky and kinder and gentler. Your 55 flowed beautifully.

Wishing you a beautiful New Year, izzy!

Brian Miller said...

no matter the moves you made on the board this was certainly trying...nice 55

KB said...

Sounds like the kind of year I've had.

G-Man said...

ShShShake your Booty!!
Izzy, You are very witty, quite profound, multi talented, and extremely supportive.
Thank you for always having a well thought out 55, You Rock!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass New Year

Margaret said...

Sh Sh Shazaam this was fun!

A time for faith on dotted lines
south flipped north

You were certainly inspired this week, Izzy!

Mama Zen said...

This is wonderful! I really enjoyed this one.

Polly Janos said...

I adore this! I am reminded of the master quilter who, mid session, takes His masterpiece, shakes loose the wrinkles and admires his creation. I am constantly amazed at what we once thought of obstacles transforms into our greatest blessing.

hedgewitch said...

It's easy to get shaken apart these days, but your 55 keeps it all together. Happy New Year, and many more less shaky ones to come, we'll hope.

Lydia said...

Marvelous description of a patchwork kind of year, and a truly original poem. I am so impressed.

Happy New Year, izzy!

Anonymous said...

Excellent -love the quilt images

Mark Kerstetter said...

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on. Really like the last line. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

smart metaphor, lovely spirits.

happy 2012.