Monthly Archives: November 2011


Kenia, in her Wednesday Challenge for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,, challenges us to write a metaphysical poem from one of the metaphysical questions linked in her posting. I chose question #48: Do humans involve immaterial souls? IMMATERIAL SOULS? … Continue reading

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The words for The Sunday Whirl’s Wordle #32 are: rush, mellow, gullible, rustle, smug, shudder, fulcrum, sunshine, ruddy, untidy, subliminal, and spinning. They proved to be very difficult for me with the words ‘fulcrum, subliminal’ and ‘ruddy’ driving me … Continue reading

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Viv in France wrote a poem yesterday,, that haunted me from the moment I read it. I tried to ignore it. I tried to work on my novel, but it refused to go away. To truly understand the poem, … Continue reading

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Again, the Sunday Whirl,, came up with a wonderful set of words for Wordle #31. The words are: diamond, mindless, spark, fires, ice, smolder, oblivious, sky, silence, planet, trapped and drowned. It was pleasant to write on a lighter … Continue reading

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Margo Roby gives us a musical challenge for her Tuesday Tryouts, She asks for whatever comes off the quill while listening to music, and as a courtesy, she provided four potential music samples—and for those not familiar with classical … Continue reading

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The Sunday Whirl, for wordle #30,, proved to be difficult until the words ‘bees’ and ‘coral’ jumped out at me. Then my muse took over and I realized I would have to make this a belated Veterans’ Day tribute. … Continue reading

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I’ve been so busy trying to write an impossible novel, I almost missed one of the Welsh poetry forms from Imaginary Garden with real Toads, This week they want a toddaid. A toddaid is a stanza comprising a ten-syllable … Continue reading

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Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,, challenges us to place a few items in a memory bowl, make a poem out of it and perhaps include a photograph of the bowl. I don’t have much of an artist’s eye for … Continue reading

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Poets United, for Thursday Think Tank #74, asks for a winter poem. UNBLEMISHED by Mike Patrick Pure white snow reflecting a noonday sun. All flaws are covered, blemishes hidden. Here, away from the crowds, no laughing children mar its … Continue reading

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Margo Roby, in her Tuesday Tryouts, gave us a visual prompt, a painting of Edward Hopper’s Cape Cod (see below). All we need to do is write a character sketch about what we see in the painting. Oddly enough, the … Continue reading

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