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Carry on Tuesday, http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/2011/10/carry-on-tuesday-128.html, prompt 128 is: sitting alone listening to the silence. Again, I let a freewrite lead the way—this time to doggerel. SITTING ALONE by Mike Patrick Sitting alone in nature’s house listening to the silence of beauty; … Continue reading

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Imaginary Gardens with real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/10/da-iawn.html, asks us to write a cywydd llosgyrnog: a Welsh poem of any number of stanzas. Each stanza has a strict meter, containing two eight-syllable couplets and two seven-syllable interlacing rhymes on the third and … 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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The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/, threw out a real challenge in their ‘Croeso i Gymru!’ post, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/10/croeso-i-gymru.html. They want us to write an awdl gywydd: a Welsh poetry form with seven-syllable lines and a rhyming scheme of ******A … Continue reading

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With a heightened awareness nagging, I find poetry everywhere. For the last couple of weeks, verse has been assaulting me in everything I do, everything I hear and everything I see. It’s gotten to where I can’t go to the … Continue reading

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The Purple Treehouse, http://purpletreehouse.blogspot.com/, has its monthly new-form post. This one is for a limerick. There once was a lass from Kilkenny who was born with one breast too many. In a world of such hunger, she was pleased with … Continue reading

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Margo Roby, http://margoroby.wordpress.com/, in her Tuesday Tryouts asks us to write a genealogical poem. The creation of my family tree ends on a beach on either Scotland or Ireland sometime around 1768. Sandy is a genealogy buff and has spent … Continue reading

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The Thursday Think Tank, prompt #66, at Poets United, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/, was “Glass House.” PRISM DANCER by Mike Patrick He sought a prism dancer, reflecting through the light, showing off her sexy moves as she walked about at night, revealed within … Continue reading

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Laurie Kolp threw down a semi-musical challenge on Imaginary Garden with Real Toads http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/. She wanted an eight-line (octave) poem, written in one minute, using the musical word prompt of “allegro” (briskly). I cannot tell a lie. I only got … Continue reading

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For Poets United Thursday Think Tank #65, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/09/thursday-think-tank-65-windows.html#more, 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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