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PROUDLY HE WALKED

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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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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STEP FORWARD

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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DIFFERENT

At Poets United, The Thursday Think Tank #68, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/09/thursday-think-tank-68-red.html, the prompt is “Red.” DIFFERENT by Mike Patrick There is a breed of men who are different. They don’t naturally fit in polite society. Their home is the battlefield. They don’t … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE BECKONS

The Sunday Whirl, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, served up random words from the dictionary for their wordle 17. The words are: tremor, enmesh, tuft, seditious, neither, tread, pledge, sporadic, stigma, plaster, hinder, sacred. To me, they didn’t seem random at all. ‘Seditious’ set … Continue reading

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CASTLE KEEP

For me, the words in The Sunday Whirl’s, http://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/, wordle 15 came alive. While reading them, I had a remarkably detailed visual image. Oh, how I wish I had the delicate writing talents of Harry Nicholson or Earlybird so I … Continue reading

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ONLY THE GRASS

Poets United’s Thursday Think Tank #59, http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/07/thursday-think-tank-59-grass.html, gave us a prompt of, “Grass.” No process notes today. This one is too personal. ONLY THE GRASS by Mike Patrick The grass is uniform, mowed to perfection, leaving a field marred only … Continue reading

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