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VIV IN FRANCE

I learned today I lost a friend, one I’d never personally met: Viv in France. For some unknown reason, she liked my poetry blog. That part was mutual, I liked hers. The first message I ever received from Viv came … Continue reading

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ONE LOVE

I must apologize to my regular readers. Since I’ve gone back to work, all my time is filled, and any time I have for writing goes to writing bid proposals; however, I sill subscribe to a lot of you and … Continue reading

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FÜR ELISE

Margo Roby gives us a musical challenge for her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/tympani-tambourines-and-toots-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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THIS ONE

At DVERSEPOETS Meeting at the Bar; Critique and Craft, http://dversepoets.com/2011/10/27/meeting-the-bar-critique-and-craft-conflation/, emmett asks us to write an unrhymed conflation poem with at least two verses about ourselves. Conflation means, “To bring together: meld or fuse; to combine into one whole. I … Continue reading

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THE FISH

Theme Thursday’s prompt #57 is Fish, http://themethursday.blogspot.com/2011/10/thursday-october-13-2011-fish.html. 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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She Weeps 2

At dVerse Form For All, http://dversepoets.com/2011/10/06/formforall-haiku-and-senryu/, they give an excellent description of both haiku and senryu poetry, and ask us to write one. This is a re-posting of maybe the only true haiku within the forty or so I’ve written. … Continue reading

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THE EXECUTIONER’S AXE

As an exercise for Margo Roby’s Tuesday’s tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/tuesday-tryouts-poetic-counterpoints/, we were to come up with a list of poetic counterparts. As a joke, I included a list of the methods of capital punishment. Then, it wouldn’t let it go. I … Continue reading

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