Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ninety Days

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Ninety/The Nineties Today you have a vast choice of subject: the 90s.   Ninety days are three months time in which a lot can change. You get the axe–you’re not in your prime. Ninety days … Continue reading

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Weighing Pros and Cons

Written for:  Poetics Aside #347 – Write a preparation poem. Plane trip planned, a nightmare of numerous deeds to do. Does the ranch have room for two dogs? Set aside that money. Two hours of online browsing to check air … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Yugen

Written for:  Carpe Diem #948 brush Yugen is usually defined as “mystery” and “unknowable depth”. Souvenir paintings what kind of brush first drew the image of Buddha  © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) translucent tea cup hides a deep secret ghost … Continue reading

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The Faulty Brochure

Written for:  The Mag #310 Call this a tiki bar? Here we are on a breath- taking beach, our hands expecting to reach for exotic drinks, pastel colored and umbrellaed. Instead, we get white bread and grape juice. We will … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Sabi

Written for:  Carpe Diem #947, Grass Pillow Sabi refers to the passing of time, which creates a feeling of sadness, longing and melancholy. It’s about transient imagery, how things convey how they’ve lived – their age, their knowledge. Sabi by … Continue reading

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Well Put Together

Written for:  Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Play It Again, Toads Welcome to the 25th Play it Again, Toads! where archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden come to life again.  Have fun exploring the side bar (2011 – 2016) and … Continue reading

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Invincible

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #244 Words:  crooked, smoke, name, phantoms, God, words, water, three, pebbles, lead, moon, light He believes he is chosen by God to be the stone that leads the pebbles. Everyone knows his name, listens … Continue reading

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Violet

Written for:  Carpe Diem Theme Week #2 Color Your Life: Violet a violet mask hides her red eyed face lost spirituality © Chèvrefeuille (our host) evening’s fall colors – the rainbow in the valley fades away © Issa Violet is the … Continue reading

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Indigo

Written for:  Carpe Diem Theme Week #2 Color Your Life: Indigo Indigo is the color of the deep midnight sky. It can have a negative effect when used during a depressed state, because it will deepen the mood. Indigo symbolizes a … Continue reading

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Blue

Written for:  Carpe Diem Theme Week #2 Color Your Life: Blue blues night at the pub around the corner drinking Guinness patches of clouds torn apart and drifting away ah! that blue sky © Chèvrefeuille (our host) Here is my … Continue reading

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