Monthly Archives: June 2011

TOO HOT

I’ve lurked and watched Mad Kane’s Humor Blog http://www.madkane.com/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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COOKING ON AUTOPILOT

The Sunday Wordle http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, 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

Posted in A Wording Whirl of Sundays, Aging, Free Verse, Love, Organic, Poetry, Un-rhyming | Tagged , , , , , , | 14 Comments

THE GREEN BOTTLE

One Stop Poetry, http://onestoppoetry.com/, gave several iPad drawings by Alison Jardine for the Welcome to Friday Poetically prompt. All the drawing can all be seen at http://onestoppoetry.com/2011/06/one-stop-spotlight-artist-alison-jardine.html. I chose Bottle Out. It’s difficult to give any type of process notes. … Continue reading

Posted in Doggerel, Free Verse, Humor, One Stop Poetry, Poetry, Un-rhyming | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

UNREASONABLE FEAR

We Write Poems, http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/2011/06/23/prompt-60-write-here-bigger-now/, 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

Posted in Children, Death, Fear, Iambic, Lost Love, Pentameter, Poetry, Rhyming, We Write Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

SONNET FOR A HOTEL SIDEWALK

Enough free verse for a while. Poets United, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/, 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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FIONA

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, http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/, I thought I would give it a try. The prompt was to write about … Continue reading

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LIKE A BUTTERFLY

The prompt for Carry On Tuesday http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/ 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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WALK WITH ME

The prompt for this week from Poetic Asides http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/, 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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OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

The Sunday Whirl http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/ 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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NO WORDS

For the Poet’s Pantry, on Poets United http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/, 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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