Tag Archives: old times

NOT A HERO REMEMBERED

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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FIELDS OF TIME

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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ESTATE SALE

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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GRAVEYARD

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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KIDNAPPED

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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BEFORE THE PROM

Shortly after writing my first rondeau from a prompt in Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/09/x-marks-spot.html, I see this wonderful photo prompt (see below) at Poetic Bloomings http://poeticbloomings2.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/wishful-young-dreamers/. Now I have to use a new form about a thousand times … Continue reading

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THE CARDBOARD KING

I’m a little slow getting this one posted. The View From the Side http://viewfromtheside.wordpress.com/2011/08/05/weekend-theme-32/  prompt #32 didn’t excite me when I first saw it. What can be more boring than “cardboard.” Only a couple of themes came to mind, and … Continue reading

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