Daily Archives: July 20, 2011


Margo Roby, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/, in her Tuesday Tryouts challenged her readers to write a Ghazal. I had never heard of a Ghazal, so a little research was in order. The Ghazal seems to be a poem lacking a consensus in its … Continue reading

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She Weeps

The Purple Treehouse, http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/poetic-forms-classic-haiku.html, is a new site for posting haiku. I thought haiku was something one did to kill time while they had writers’ block, until several months ago. I was studying several forms of poetry and haiku was … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s poetic prompt for Poetic Asides, http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/, was to write an “Empty” poem. I hadn’t done any free verse for a while, so I let “empty’ lead the way. ECHOES by Mike Patrick Echoes rattle in this old room. It … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Children, Death, Family, Free Verse, Lost Love, Poetic Asides, Poetry, Un-rhyming | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments


The prompt for Carry On Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/, was to use as much or as little of Shakespeare’s line from Hamlet: Neither a borrower nor a lender be. My muse woke up for this one. It ended up being written in … Continue reading

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