Monthly Archives: April 2011

HEAR THE MUSIC

My thanks to Mr. Walker and his poem on jazz http://sadlywaiting.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/two-from-school/#comment-197. While writing a comment, verses exploded. This was the first of a dozen poems on music, which began swirling around in my head. HEAR THE MUSIC by Mike Patrick … Continue reading

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AGING SHAKESPEARE AT HOME

Another day of sticking my tongue out at the prompts. I feel so free. I write whatever grabs my interest, and have experienced the joy of interaction with my poet friends (much of it in email). It was nice to … Continue reading

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THEY’RE ONLY WORDS

There is an urban legend that back in 1899, someone in the patent office said that the patent office should be closed because everything that can be invented has been invented. It’s not true, no one ever said that, but … Continue reading

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TALKING TO THE OTHER SIDE

When I logged on this morning, the first thing I did was to go to several sites with daily prompts for NaPoWriMo. Then I thought, this is nuts. I’m burned out on prompts. Why should I continue the insanity? And … Continue reading

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MY DARKEST DAY

I was having a discussion with a friend yesterday. We were digging into the added difficulty in writing a poem with both consistent meter and rhyme as opposed to free verse. I feel rhyme and meter add a certain power … Continue reading

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MASON JAR WINE

The Big Tent Prompt for the 25th day of NaPoWriMo is to write a poem about things in Mason Jars. Most country boys gained a little experience with Mason Jars or little brown jugs over the years. While the home-brew … Continue reading

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YESTERDAY’S LIES

I’m always fascinated with the timing of my muse’s whispers. After writing a would-be sonnet last night, I arose this morning and was putting some dishes away while the coffee brewed. Last night’s poem prompt had ‘thigh’ as one of … Continue reading

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MISSING HER

The NaPoWriMo http://www.napowrimo.net/ prompt for the 23rd day was to write a bouts-rimes: a rhyme using the rhyming last words from another poem. I used the words from K. Silem Mohammad’s poem You White White Teatime Teen. Have to admit, … Continue reading

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THE SIREN’S CALL

As I write this, the tornado siren is going off for the third day in a row. Two days ago we had hail up to the size of baseballs in the area  south and west of us. Yesterday, the sirens … Continue reading

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SPRING

I’m taking a free day. All the prompts require more mental acuity than I possess. The weather here finally looks like spring, so I’m going to celebrate it. SPRING by Mike Patrick If I could be granted just one wish, … Continue reading

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