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Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/, introduces us to the triolet, another of those fun French forms from the past. You should check out Real Toads and give the triolet a try. THE CALL OF DREAMS by Mike Patrick It’s … 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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I can’t help it, none of the prompts attract me. After finishing Poemcrazy, I have to play with at least a few of the lesser ideas from Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge’s book. She asked that I look at something—no, really LOOK … Continue reading

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The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, with wordle prompt #22, a baker’s dozen of, “raw, sheep, verve, yearn, fingertips, omen, muse, mirror, strengthen, opal, corridor, thrust, and thread,” arrived while I’m in the middle of reading Poemcrazy, by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge. Margo Roby … Continue reading

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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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In X Marks the Spot, in Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2011/09/x-marks-spot.html, Grace O’Malley (don’t you love that name) asked us to write a rondeau. A rondeau is a French poetry form with a refrain (taken from the first part … Continue reading

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A preview of a friend’s poem on the destruction of hurricane Irene, caused me to look at those who live on the coast with a poet’s eye. BEWARE THE ARTIST’S EYE by Mike Patrick Within us all a gift resides- … Continue reading

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The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, offered a baker’s dozen for wordle 18. They are: desperation, slouch, screw, light, granite, ash, wasted, cracked, revolution, cleansed, cheap, stranger, spin. As soon as I read them, a theme appeared. NEW FISH by Mike Patrick … Continue reading

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After a comment from a new Aussie friend, Norma Martiri, I paid a visit to her blog, http://normamartiri.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/1580/. Her latest poetry post was a delightfully dark rispetto. I wasn’t familiar with the form, but the description in her notes helped. … Continue reading

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Jinksy in her In Tandem blog, http://jinksy-intandem.blogspot.com/, gives a couple of her paintings as prompts. Simply looking at the one below, paired with the her blog name, stirred something up. SOMEWHERE BETWEEN by Mike Patrick Somewhere between the sea and … Continue reading

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