Category Archives: Love


We get a baker’s dozen words from The Sunday Whirl,, 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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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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The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,, threw out a real challenge in their ‘Croeso i Gymru!’ post, They want us to write an awdl gywydd: a Welsh poetry form with seven-syllable lines and a rhyming scheme of ******A … Continue reading

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The Sunday Whirl,, Wordle #25, with the words rambunctious, admire, swallows, pond, ballroom, obsolete, hat-rack, fallow,  crumb, bell, automobile, and garden, presented me with a wonderful challenge. As I try to delve deeper into meaning and emotion, I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Wordle 24, for The Sunday Whirl,, is a creation of the fertile mind of Leo, He gave us the twelve-word prompt of: adventure, fearful, signs, face, cobbled, myriad, lost, alone, concrete, remember, church, and circle. This turned to … Continue reading

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Sunday Scribblings’,  prompt # 286 is, “Plan B.” NO PLAN B by Mike Patrick True love comes with no plan B, no prenuptial agreement. no partway giving of the heart. Love is love. Tentative love is an oxymoron, it … Continue reading

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As a cop, I was expected to be observant, to see things that didn’t fit. I did, and I was pretty good at it. Now, I no longer think of myself as a cop. I’m a poet. Poets are expected … Continue reading

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Magic in the Back Yard,, gives a photo prompt for some photograph prose. While I don’t normally write prose, the photo (below) caught my eye. Why not? LOOKING UP By Mike Patrick She looked up with a wistful smile … 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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