Monthly Archives: November 2018

Creeping Sadness

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Mono no Aware”  (posted by Toni) All of us are seeing the year slowly die. This brings me to a Japanese phrase – mono no aware (moh noh noh ah wah ray) … Continue reading

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Leave It In My Hands

Written for:  Poetics Aside 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 29 “For today’s prompt, write a remix poem. That is, take one of your poems from earlier in the month and remix it. If it was originally free verse, … Continue reading

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Burning Letters

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “Fire Up That Creativity”  (posted by Victoria) “Fire is destructive, that’s clear. But it also has other aspects. There can be purifying benefits, clearing the earth for new growth, or perhaps symbolizing the … Continue reading

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How Are You Awakened?

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Morning Poem  (posted by Sumana) “Capture the time in your lines when the day is new and you are out of your slumber. Isn’t it always a good morning whether it’s bright, gray, cloudy or … Continue reading

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Losing Patience

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 28 “For today’s prompt, write a mood poem. Your poem could set the mood. Or it could be about a mood. Maybe display someone in a mood, whether that’s … Continue reading

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Razor

Written for:  The Twiglets #104 – “like a razor” A bright light has burned out. I feel like my heart has been cut with a razor. I tasted razor clams in Portland. They were not keen-edged. A man who was … Continue reading

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Assurance of the Moon

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 27 Two-for-Tuesday – Write a shaky poem.  Or . . . Write a sturdy poem. I want to be wrapped in moon glow, feel secure instead of astray. Your … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Good Times

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “waiting”  (posted by Imelda) “For this prompt, put yourself in waiting mode. Think of what you are waiting for. What’s happening? How are you as you wait?” She spent may years … Continue reading

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Appreciation

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #31 Dressed in tidy white she treads on land where nothing grows. People have lost all hope that earth will forgive. She comes upon a single perfect rose, freshly planted, she supposes, but by whom.  … Continue reading

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We Squat Upon The Beach of Love*

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 26 “For today’s prompt, write an ambitious poem. Maybe that means trying to write a poem in a complicated poetic form (sestina anyone?). Or maybe it means your poem … Continue reading

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