Read Verse Daily: Scarlet Macaws by Pascale Petit ( )
The scarlet macaws want their red back, not puce or pink but rich rubescence. They squawk and screech and growl for the people to give it back.

Just head this on the radio and looked it up.

They don’t want to be eaten.
They don’t want to be sacrificed.
They don’t want to be shot for their celestial light
and lose their teeth and eyes.

Replied to Kenny Pieper on Twitter (Twitter)
“Book Title Poetry https://t.co/HRchdqOV3Z”

Very cool indeed Kenny, I’ve done spine stories: photo of a pile of books with my class, & I think #ds106

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Which is pretty wonderful and I saw in @katexic newsletter

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Replied to Random Access Poetry: The Day Before Writing by an author (dogtrax.edublogs.org)
This month, in connection with April’s random designation as Poetry Month, I want to use images and photography and art as inspiration, and after a call out to some friends on Twitter for some help, as I wondered how I might access a random Creative Commons image from Flickr when I need one, I have settled on a couple of paths forward.

Hi Kevin,

I love the random so love this idea.You mentions a couple of my toys/tools along side some others.

The Random Flickr blendr was originally thought of as a sort of contemplation toy, so I avoided making it easy to grab images. I guess I could make that easier now there seems to be a purpose.  I think FlickrCC Stampr used to have a url parameter to kick off a search I’ll look at adding that back in at times.

Side note, I remember Ben Rimes Poetry for People blog. Now gone but discussed here: Come Write Poetry With Me This April! – The Tech Savvy Educator

Update, 1-April-19 : I’ve made a couple of changes that might be useful:

http://johnjohnston.info/fcc/?s=poem adding ?s=searchword will preload the flickr search

On Random Flickr Blendr I’ve added a pause button and move the links for better screenshotting. I changed the links to flickr shortlinks so they can be read from an image (Not very accessible!)