Category Archives: Un-rhyming

UNBLEMISHED

Poets United http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/11/thursday-think-tank-74-winter.html, 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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THE GOLDEN YEAR

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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NOT A HERO REMEMBERED

The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/,  gave us an interesting mix for Wordle 29. I’ve written enough horror for a while, so I drew on history for this one, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Woolson. Now, I feel so old. The words were: dappled, piercing, shell, air, … Continue reading

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TRADEMARK BLUE

Theme Thursday’s, http://www.theme-thursday.com/2011/10/theme-thursday-for-november-3-2011.html, image prompt is below. TRADEMARK BLUE by Mike Patrick I found the paper taped to my door. The late-night rain had done its job. The blue ink was faded— blurred beyond legibility, but I knew. Blue ink … Continue reading

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SHE TASTED OF LIME

Margo is being cantankerous again. For her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/a-lime-is-a-lime-or-is-it-tuesday-tryouts/, she wants a four-quatrain poem of any type one wants to write, rhyming or un-rhyming, with no adjectives, adverbs or similes, but it has to contain the word “lime” at … 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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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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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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