Monthly Archives: February 2015

For Your Own Good

Written for:  Poetic Asides #299 – Write a careless poem. I would be remiss in my position of neighborhood tactician if I did not tell what people are saying, relaying, about you and new beau. Show some sense, they say, way … Continue reading

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Forlorn Flower

Written for:  Carpe Diem Little Creatures #18, Issa’s “rice blossoms” the dragonfly too folds hands in prayer… rice blossoms (c) Kobayashi Issa The “too” (mo) implies that a farmer, perhaps Issa, is the other person in the scene offering a … Continue reading

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Searching for Cracks

Written for:  dVerse Poets, Pick a Line (from one of the listed poems) Searching for cracks on boardwalks– No, that is black marker, simply a wisecrack. Wrong. That is a deciphered code. Sorry, a clap of thunder. Oddball does not … Continue reading

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Channel

Written for:  Carpe Diem #674, Channel – Impressionism – Sapozhnikova Svetlana Soft pink light Gondoliers await lovers Twilight in Venice http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.nl/

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Using Lightness

Written for:  Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques #8, Karumi (Lightness) Bashô developed this concept during his final travels in 1693. Karumi is perhaps one of the most important and least understood principles of haiku poetry. Karumi can best be described … Continue reading

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A Dad Moment

Written for:   Carpe Diem Special #134, Fuyuko Tomita’s “actors we all are, she said ” Inspiration from: Actors we all are, she said mirrors to reflect each other We all leave the stage, she said and left a smile … Continue reading

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House of Sunshine (a shadorma)

Written for:  Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts Three posted paintings: You can choose one and write a straightforward response to what you see. You can choose one and write a poem based on the emotion it evokes. You can mix the … Continue reading

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Swallowed Alive

Written for:  The Mag #259 Do not go inside.  There is no party in a hollowed out clown. People sit at tables–laughing, eating–with no idea that they can never leave. It is all a facade. His eyes are mad, his … Continue reading

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An Anti-Love Poem in Winter

Written for:  Phoenix Rising, The Sound of Love:  The Sound in Emotion As we’ve explored, the lilting music of love has a quality that placates our hearts and touches souls. But the edgy, almost angry or angst filled sense of … Continue reading

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She, of the Sea

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads, “Play It Again, Toads! #14, archived poem Based on Fireblossom Friday’s “Rhyme Royal challenge Today we’re going to try the Rhyme Royal. It’s pretty simple, really. The rhyme scheme is a-b-a-b-b-c-c. You can … Continue reading

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