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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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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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This is my first posting at Big Tent Poetry http://bigtentpoetry.org/ . They use a group of word prompts (see below) for 2/28, along with two phrases: “There is also the matter of ____” and “He started by _____.” Trying to … Continue reading

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Sometimes one does not know an inspiration’s source. A single word, like “quilt,” appears the same time as the muse jostles one’s elbow. The quill rushes off on a mission of its own (though apparently not without rhyme or reason). … Continue reading

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As mentioned before, there is no trick to growing old. Unless one has the good fortune to live in Never Never Land with Pan and the lost boys, it still is better than the alternative. Age has few claims to … Continue reading

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