Monthly Archives: October 2011

THIS ONE

At DVERSEPOETS Meeting at the Bar; Critique and Craft, http://dversepoets.com/2011/10/27/meeting-the-bar-critique-and-craft-conflation/, emmett asks us to write an unrhymed conflation poem with at least two verses about ourselves. Conflation means, “To bring together: meld or fuse; to combine into one whole. I … Continue reading

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

It was a cruel joke when I read wordle 28 in The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/216/, and found the weekly dozen taken from my own last week’s poem. I can tell you, it was not love at first sight when I … Continue reading

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WHATEVER POSSESSED

This was written for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads’ Friday Picture Prompt (see below) http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-picture-prompt-autumn-in-october.html. WHATEVER POSSESSED by Mike Patrick The Earth was here for eons before plants seized some ground. Plants held sway for eons more— then man came … Continue reading

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THE HOLLYWOOD TOWER HOTEL

Margo Roby, for her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/popcorn-turkey-legs-spinning-teacups-tuesday-tryouts/, wanted us to remember an incident like a ride in a theme park and write a poem of sensory imagery. Well . . . I kind of did that, except it came out … Continue reading

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SITTING ALONE

Carry on Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/2011/10/carry-on-tuesday-128.html, prompt 128 is: sitting alone listening to the silence. Again, I let a freewrite lead the way—this time to doggerel. SITTING ALONE by Mike Patrick Sitting alone in nature’s house listening to the silence of beauty; … Continue reading

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STEP FORWARD

Imaginary Gardens with real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/10/da-iawn.html, asks us to write a cywydd llosgyrnog: a Welsh poem of any number of stanzas. Each stanza has a strict meter, containing two eight-syllable couplets and two seven-syllable interlacing rhymes on the third and … Continue reading

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SINGING ON MURKLE

The Sunday Whirl’s wordle #27, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/wordle-27/, contained the words: rusted-out, nods, beginning, glaze, stretched, ragged, straighten, rolling, bridges, clouds, blade, and drag. Because it’s so close to Halloween, I let my imagination run wild. SINGING ON MURKLE by Mike Patrick … Continue reading

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON

Carry on Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/2011/10/carry-on-tuesday-127.html, prompt #127, is “The show must go on.” I did a ten minute freewrite on “the show must go on,” and then, for the first time, I selected all my lines for the poem from the … Continue reading

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AULD LANG SYNE

We get a baker’s dozen words from The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, Wordle # 26. The words are: forgive, shoulder, topples, shallows, bolt, broken, gathered, dancing, drop, burst, causes, feet and hoops. Yeah, tough ones—I know; it really took some work … Continue reading

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THE FISH

Theme Thursday’s prompt #57 is Fish, http://themethursday.blogspot.com/2011/10/thursday-october-13-2011-fish.html. Now, I’m a fisherman. I love to fish, so this would seem to be a natural for me, but with my propensity to experiment lately, I’m going to again post a rough draft. … Continue reading

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