Category Archives: Iambic


Theme Thursday’s prompt #57 is Fish, 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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Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,, introduces us to the triolet, another of those fun French forms from the past. You should check out Real Toads and give the triolet a try. THE CALL OF DREAMS by Mike Patrick It’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Tow Truck, Prompt #38, asks for a poem with a cross between popular culture and an “old fashioned” form. It’s pretty easy to poke fun a pop culture, so let’s just do it. I believe this qualifies as a … Continue reading

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Another off-prompt day. So much in this fevered mind demands attention. FIELDS OF TIME by Mike Patrick In vain, through bordered fields of time, I search for youth that once was mine, but time is but a looking-glass, with nothing … Continue reading

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Margo Roby,, in her Tuesday Tryouts asks us to write a genealogical poem. The creation of my family tree ends on a beach on either Scotland or Ireland sometime around 1768. Sandy is a genealogy buff and has spent … Continue reading

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I can’t help it, none of the prompts attract me. After finishing Poemcrazy, I have to play with at least a few of the lesser ideas from Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge’s book. She asked that I look at something—no, really LOOK … Continue reading

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The Sunday Whirl,, with wordle prompt #22, a baker’s dozen of, “raw, sheep, verve, yearn, fingertips, omen, muse, mirror, strengthen, opal, corridor, thrust, and thread,” arrived while I’m in the middle of reading Poemcrazy, by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge. Margo Roby … Continue reading

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The Thursday Think Tank, prompt #66, at Poets United,, was “Glass House.” PRISM DANCER by Mike Patrick He sought a prism dancer, reflecting through the light, showing off her sexy moves as she walked about at night, revealed within … Continue reading

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Shortly after writing my first rondeau from a prompt in Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,, I see this wonderful photo prompt (see below) at Poetic Bloomings Now I have to use a new form about a thousand times … Continue reading

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In X Marks the Spot, in Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,, Grace O’Malley (don’t you love that name) asked us to write a rondeau. A rondeau is a French poetry form with a refrain (taken from the first part … Continue reading

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