Monthly Archives: November 2013

Eclipsing

Eclipsing Beginning with shadows shimmering on the edge of her body, the slow eclipse blotted out a bit more of her each day. When it reached her lips, words wandered out that were not her thoughts. Soon, her person was … Continue reading

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Spoilers

Spoilers Oh you spoilers, you plunderers of family traditions, an affront to amiable celebrations with kin and friends who share a day of giving thanks, enjoying a communal meal–one day a year–where we open our eyes, expand our hearts for … Continue reading

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Soaring Smoke

Soaring Smoke Blue-gray cloud soars a puff of smoke, turning, searching for landing spot. Giant fanned wings flap as it glides toward a duck-filled pond, gracefully assuming a posed posture, beak seeking out scents of surroundings. The great blue heron … Continue reading

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The Tattler

Tattler (A Tautogram) Telling terrible tales tends to traumatize the target. Written for Poetic Bloomings In-Form:  Oulipo

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Falling Down

Stars stay in place, sky is home, but leaves roam in fall. Bright colors change, texture tightens. They cling, try to withstand threatening blustery winds. Now, a single leaf, one brilliant red spot shining in sunlight on a bare branched … Continue reading

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Peculiarities in Portland

Peculiarities in Portland Mushroom hunter gone missing, hikers lost on Mt. Hood, heated debate over paper vs. plastic rages, while the anti-fluoride brigade continues to protest ‘foreign additives’ in their water. Dogs rule, new restaurants are all sustainable, with odd … Continue reading

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Bedroom Composition

Sitting on my bed, sun striping floors and walls.  Outside, my maple dazzles me with dots of dancing lights on leaves.  So much to be distracted by, when trying to write.  Concentration is impossible.   Written for http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com Go to … Continue reading

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Free From Disaster, and Dirt-Free

Free From Disaster Bit scary wherever you live,having to give serious thoughtto losing all you have, possiblyyour life. Many of us definewho we are by the housewe live in–pictures, knick-knacks,books–a space sharedwith others, or on your own.We watch a funneled … Continue reading

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Against Love

He followed ideas for romance, wanting love. Efforts went unrewarded. Dames are not worth it. (See Love and Anti-love) Written for Poetic Asides 2013 November Challenge – Day 25 Take a poem from earlier in the challenge, and remix it.

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Afternoon Escape

Autumn sun warms my face. I am aptly wrapped to combat the chilly fingers of Fall in the air.  River runs in calm ripples, after excursion.  Moored among the tall wall of trees, I escape the mandatory mundaneness of my … Continue reading

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