K is for kaleidoscope

For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Today is April 12th    and the Kooky letter K

and another poem from The Bench


Google Image

Google Image


Emotions, thoughts and feelings,

variant  colours, diverse  hues,

alternating shades.

Minute by minute, shifting, merging;

zoom in,  spread out.

Leaving countless patterns in its wake.

Or like a woven tapestry;

the colours hide within the weave,

creating still more patterns and designs.

This intermingling of threads,

a constant refrain,

absorbing thoughts, emotions and feelings

into the hidden tapestry of life.


Knowingly looking forward to your K posts

Have you ever looked through a real kaleidoscope? I remember having one as a kid.



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27 Responses to K is for kaleidoscope

  1. Cheryl says:

    Nicely done. I liked this. As a middle-aged woman, believe me, I have plenty of emotions and thoughts…LOL…I like the idea of them being a kaleidoscope. 🙂

  2. I had one too. I loved looking through it. Your poem captures the essence of the kaleidoscope.

  3. Susan Scott says:

    Lovely prose on the kaleidoscope Susan. I remember them as a child but more lately, a few years back a girlfriend gave me a very special small one. She said something about the value of changing patterns.

  4. WriterlySam says:

    Lovely way of capturing the essence of life within a kaleidoscope! My little girls each made one via a special kit–turned out really cool!

    Echoes of Olympus
    A to Z #TeamDamyanti

  5. lexacain says:

    I really like the idea of a tapestry of life, especially of different hues and colors. Diversity is the best part of life. 🙂

  6. Hi, I’m an AtoZer blogging my way through. I had a kaleidoscope growing up, and had forgotten about it until I read this. I think your descriptive thoughts on what a kaleidoscope means to you is accurate in this nice poem.

  7. lv2trnscrb says:

    Visiting from A/Z; I like the name of your blog 🙂 I do remember having a kaleidoscope as a child and I remember my kids playing with them when they were younger. They are so colorful and you are right, they do leave countless patterns, ever changing!

    Enjoy the rest of the challenge!


  8. Finley Jayne says:

    Beautiful poem, thanks for sharing!

  9. I have several, bought at a science store. I want to take a class where you make your own.aybe when I retire. Life gets so busy. We have a small one that contains glass beads and glitter in a tube of oil. When we rotate the tube, the solids filter down through bast the mirrors and prism. It sets beside my rocking chair next to the window we watch birds through. I really like them.

    I think your poem captures the thoughts, looking through a kaleidoscope. And I really l like how you brought it back around on itself to the tapestry of life. Lovely, Susan!

  10. Kirsten says:

    They make really beautiful kaleidoscopes now where the mirrors reflect the world outside the lens into all kinds of crazy patterns. If I ever have a big wooden writing desk, I’m going to have one of those sitting next to my pencil cup. 🙂
    Love the poem and the image!

  11. I awakwn each day in kaleidoscope (except in the winter)
    So nice to meet you and read more about you at Rosie’s blog. Hope The Bench is enjoyed by many.
    I wrote a Kyrielle for my “K” today. Happy A to Z

  12. Beautiful poem. Yes, I had a kaleidoscope as a kid, too; a couple, actually. I used them so much they had to be replaced 😀 Great post! Thanks for visiting over at Quiet Laughter yesterday, and sharing that bit about your WIP 🙂 Much appreciated!

  13. Glenda Cates says:

    Only as a child. But I did enjoy the poem as well as the picture you used.

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