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Again, the Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, came up with a wonderful set of words for Wordle #31. The words are: diamond, mindless, spark, fires, ice, smolder, oblivious, sky, silence, planet, trapped and drowned. It was pleasant to write on a lighter … Continue reading

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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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Child’s Laugh, Waka/Tanka #1

This month’s poetry form from The Purple Treehouse http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/, is the Japanese Waka (or Tanka). In it’s English form, it is written in five lines with syllable counts of 5-7-5-7-7. It is the perfect follow-up for last month’s Haiku. As … Continue reading

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The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, churned up a baker’s dozen wordle this week. They are: emerald, illusion, ominous, divine, pantomime, flap, observe, balcony, celestial, jostles, void, bones, rhythm. I barely started reading them before my muse locked onto emerald and gave … Continue reading

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Margo Roby, in her Tuesday Tryouts, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/tuesday-tryouts-something-old-something-new/, suggested making four lists, of at least six items each, of things old, new, borrowed and blue. I wonder where she came up with them? I was recently telling Margo about FreeMind, a … Continue reading

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When I saw Prompt #51, for We Write Poems, http://wewritepoems.wordpress.com/, was to write a poem from the point of view, and with the voice of someone else, I knew I had it made. I had just spent the day with … Continue reading

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For some reason, I don’t have a good site for a Friday poetry prompt (suggestions welcome). That allowed a free day, and what better on a free day than free verse. THIS DAY FOUND ME by Mike Patrick This day … Continue reading

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The Big Tent Prompt for the 25th day of NaPoWriMo is to write a poem about things in Mason Jars. Most country boys gained a little experience with Mason Jars or little brown jugs over the years. While the home-brew … Continue reading

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Poetic Asides prompt for today is to write a snapshot poem, think of a photograph or painting still life bring this particular moment to life. I tried to think of a photograph or a painting, waiting to come to life. … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s handy to be old. There are so many memories to sift through when looking for something to fit unusual prompts; like Big Tent Poetry’s NaPoWriMo prompt, “Write about getting undressed somewhere besides the bedroom or bathroom.” Ha! Gatcha! … Continue reading

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