Monthly Archives: August 2018

Open Mouth

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meet the bar with Onomatopoeia  (posted by Bjorn) Onomatopoeia /.ɒnə(ʊ)matəˈpiːə/ noun – the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle ). – the use of onomatopoeia for … Continue reading

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Chucky Takes Flight

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Going Going Gone! (Midweek Prompt!)  (posted by Karin) “When I was thinking through these old favorites, I was struck by how often they began with a “going.” (Not necessarily a leave-taking, but simply … Continue reading

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“autumn heat”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #111 Autumn Heat “This week I have a nice haiku written by Taneda Santoka (1882-1940) to work with. Santoka Taneda was a haiku poet who choose to free-style with haiku. What does that mean? … Continue reading

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american folk music

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1504 America’s folkmusic “American folk music has no precise nameable origin because it organically grew out of a communal tradition more than for entertainment or profit. There are folk songs that date so far back they can … Continue reading

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crown

Written for:  Haiku Horizons – “crown” Wearing a crown invisible to all eyes of kindness https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/

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What Would Your Dog Say?

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~What if . . . ?  (posted by Susan) What if dogs could speak to you, tell you things like, I prefer wet food, no more chicken, please. Treats are a given; I should not … Continue reading

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Two Faces

Written for:  Poetics Aside #451 “For today’s prompt, write an other side poem. For some, the first thing that might come to mind is the afterlife. But the other side could also mean the other side of the door, the … Continue reading

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Twists

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics,  “Twisted Adages”  (posted by Jilly) “For this week’s Poetics, we will start with an adage, or several adages, but we won’t stop there. I am asking you to craft your poetry around an … Continue reading

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shock

Written for:  The Twiglets #91 – “a slight shock” more than a light shock when he was hit by lightning Each item is a slighter shock on the evening news A shock-jock promoting hatred on a radio station in Madrid … Continue reading

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Earthly Wonders

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille  #63, “Feel The Earth Move”  (posted by Kim) “The Oxford English Dictionary has a range of definitions for the word ‘earth’ (from the Old English eorðan), as well as interesting phrases and compound … Continue reading

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