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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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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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Margo Roby gives us a musical challenge for her 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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At DVERSEPOETS Meeting at the Bar; Critique and Craft,, 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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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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At dVerse Form For All,, 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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As an exercise for Margo Roby’s Tuesday’s tryouts,, 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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For Poets United Thursday Think Tank #65,, the prompt was “window.” They wanted us to think about it for a while before writing and posting. I thought long enough to try to come up with a different angle. TINTED … Continue reading

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I waited too long to post for Poetic Bloomings  prompt #15, “New Beginnings.” Somehow, I missed it, but events made it a prompt I had to explore. I had to write this. July 16th, my latest grandson, Jamieson (Jamie), … Continue reading

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Dodge Writes,, offers a “finish this line” prompt for Monday. The line is, “A simple white picket fence.” I began my normal free write, but a poem didn’t appear. I ended up with a . . . well, I … Continue reading

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