Monthly Archives: June 2011


I’ve lurked and watched Mad Kane’s Humor Blog for months, laughing at and enjoying the limericks. I’ve held out as long as I can. It’s time to join the fun. This is my first real attempt at a limerick. … Continue reading

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The Sunday Wordle, for their Wordle 10 prompt, dished up the following words: pepper, copper, surface, grace, shape, flitting, sands, shade, haze, inhaling, silent, and kisses. I was very honored to have four of the words taken from my … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry,, gave several iPad drawings by Alison Jardine for the Welcome to Friday Poetically prompt. All the drawing can all be seen at I chose Bottle Out. It’s difficult to give any type of process notes. … Continue reading

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We Write Poems,, challenge for this week is to expand last weeks challenge to write about your immediate area. Now they want us to step outside. It turns out that I lead a boring life on a boring street, … Continue reading

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Enough free verse for a while. Poets United,, challenged the writers to write something from the point of view of an inanimate object. For some reason, my mind jumped to a hotel on my old beat when I was … Continue reading

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I’m still in a bit of a free verse run, and when I saw Margo Roby’s free verse for the prompt for We Write Poems,, I thought I would give it a try. The prompt was to write about … Continue reading

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The prompt for Carry On Tuesday is from Muhammad Ali, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” I couldn’t really get a handle on this one. It wanted to wander around, but then, it’s a butterfly. LIKE A … Continue reading

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The prompt for this week from Poetic Asides, is to write a “welcome poem.” My first thought was, you are welcome by my side, but before I could type it, it had evolved into another organic poem; growing places … Continue reading

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The Sunday Whirl gives us thirteen words for this weeks wordle. They are: slit, gossamer, threads, light, sky, sparks, stardust, etches, stories, tangled, bone, temple, serpents. Wonderful words to play with in free verse. OUTSIDE MY WINDOW by Mike … Continue reading

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For the Poet’s Pantry, on Poets United, I wanted to post something appropriate for Father’s Day, showing the love and respect I feel for my father, and that I was a father too. Today is going to be too … Continue reading

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