Category Archives: Love

MARIA’S DILEMMA

I’m cheating on this second post for The Sunday Whirl’s wordle #33, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/wordle-33/, with the words: amorous, subtle, inkling, laden, genuflect, vanilla, mission, bark, crusted, precipice, December and trivet. I thought they were the most difficult words yet and the … Continue reading

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WHEN WE TALK

The music for each of the nocturnes can be found at http://www.tropicalglen.com/Jukebox/Genre/Classical/ChannelClassical.html Nocturne #4 Written to: Gounod – Ave Maria (Meditation on Prelude No. 1 of Bach) WHEN WE TALK by Mike Patrick When we talk at night our voices … Continue reading

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EVENING’S SILENCE

Nocturne #2 EVENING’S SILENCE Written to Chopin – Nocturne in B flat minor Op.9 No.1 by Mike Patrick In evening’s silence we tiptoe from the house and leave mankind’s lights behind. In the upper field, we sit on a wooden … Continue reading

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IMMATERIAL SOULS?

Kenia, in her Wednesday Challenge for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/11/kenias-wednesday-challenge_30.html, 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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THIS OLD HOUSE

Viv in France wrote a poem yesterday, http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com/2011/11/20/changes-for-dverse-poets/, 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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I PLAY NO MORE

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, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/11/i-gymryd-anadl.html. This week they want a toddaid. A toddaid is a stanza comprising a ten-syllable … Continue reading

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THE DRAWER

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/11/memory-bowl.html, 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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