Since I found that asking people to link their entry to the challenge on their blog actually reduced the number of people participating in it, I though of doing a u-ey and posting their entries on my blog. I don’t know if some were lazy or thought that… well let’s leave it at that. I am thankful for all of you who took the time and effort to link this challenge and those of you who replied to it in the comments section.
I am posting the entries for the TPS#32 that was posted on the 10th of March. I plan to give 10 days for you guys to take up the challenge and then link the replies the Saturday after next.
Last week’s phrase was –
“It is the longest night….. ”
The replies (in no particular order)
Neel – this never ending maddening night of passion, before the mundanity of love takes over.
Danial – this moment of winter’s birth, this day of eternal brevity, when the yule wheel turns and we remember to light a candle, only praying that after the coming months of chill and dark, spring will return with her flowers and blossom promise kiss for fruit to ripen and summer to lift up the earth into harvest.
Tom – … because Eliot and i (as always) were together as one — as so many things are — and
The yellow fog rubbed its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke rubbed its muzzle on the window-panes,
Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,
Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains,
Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,
Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
And seeing that it was a soft October night,
Curled once about the house, and fell asleep.
rivrvlogr – ..this final farewell, my hand resting on yours as the light slowly fades from your eyes.
Ted – …in the history of Humanity.
Jane – of the cycle, when sea beasts heave themselves onto the dark shore, the earth opens, and the buried beasts shake off the chains of root and stone, and in the crow black sky, winged beasts wheel and turn, searching for the red throb of human heat.”
ElusiveTrope – ….toward which my nostalgia gravitates.
Lionaroundwriting – .. so naturally, my longest nightmare.”
Amy – I have been one acquainted with the night… (~ Robert Frost)
Pecsbowen – his last night which he sees from the night sky
Lakshmi – So I decided to call it a day.
Stevolom – That I had ever spent hiding in the aardvark enclosure; normally a keeper would find me and throw me out with a jovial “get fucked you creepy bastard”, but now it seemed I had evaded their gazes.
Victo – …the one spent on call on the OB floor during the winter solstice.”
Impostorpawn – and yet the shortest goodbye,
whence my soul took flight.
Bhavpreet – The one spent with her
Looneybitch – But waiting for the enemy to come over the hill made each minute like an hour
Mon – ..and my depressants hadn’t helped, except to make me insomniac too”
Caw – …where the moon has appeared but you have not.
Aadhira – Yet, I craved for it to go on forever.. (Since she was by my side, in the way I preferred her to be!
Thank you all for playing along. I don’t think I have missed anyone, but if that’s the case, please accept my apologies and drop a line in the comments box.