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The Sunday Whirl, for wordle #30, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/wordle-30/, proved to be difficult until the words ‘bees’ and ‘coral’ jumped out at me. Then my muse took over and I realized I would have to make this a belated Veterans’ Day tribute. … Continue reading

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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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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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Margo Roby, for her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/popcorn-turkey-legs-spinning-teacups-tuesday-tryouts/, wanted us to remember an incident like a ride in a theme park and write a poem of sensory imagery. Well . . . I kind of did that, except it came out … Continue reading

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Poetic Bloomings has come up with a wordle for its prompt #23, http://poeticbloomings2.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/wither-goest-thou-kevin-bacon-prompt-23/.  The words are: lonely, energy, headlines, wander, music and joke. Wordles are too much fun to pass up. BROKEN by Mike Patrick In a funk, he wanders … Continue reading

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Another off-prompt day. So much in this fevered mind demands attention. FIELDS OF TIME by Mike Patrick In vain, through bordered fields of time, I search for youth that once was mine, but time is but a looking-glass, with nothing … 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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Janet, at Another Porch, http://anotherporch.blogspot.com/2011/09/tiny-breeze.html, went walkabout with her camera. She placed a collage of photos from her walk on her post. Clicking on the collage will enlarge it somewhat, enough to see the birth of this poem. GRAVEYARD by … Continue reading

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A combination of things came together today in order to create this poem. I’m reading a book, The Poetry Home Repair Manual, by Ted Kooser, and just finished a chapter where he asked a question on how important a role … Continue reading

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Three Word Wednesday, http://www.threewordwednesday.com/, gave the prompts of “drench, immune, and radiate.” I fear they brought out my age. This was mostly a freewrite, but I had to edit it to achieve iambic pentameter. I probably spent more time on … Continue reading

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