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Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Echo … echo … echo  (posted by Merrill) “We usually think of an echo as a sound, but thoughts and memories echo, too. Christina Rossetti’s poem, “Echo,” is about memories echoing. She also … Continue reading

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“tails like banners”

Written for:  The Twiglets #156 – “tails like banners” The skunk’s tail swished like a banner of odor.   Banners hung from walls of Town Hall rally, like yellow tails of New Year’s Eve noisemakers.   fanned out like banners … Continue reading

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Landai

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Write a Landay (or a series of Landai) – (posted by Sanaa) “Landay” is  a traditional Afghan form which consists of a single couplet. There are nine syllables in the first line … Continue reading

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Mama, Will Things Get Better?

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Prosery #7:  Jim Harrison  (posted by Linda Lee Lyberg) “Hello Everyone and welcome to our 7th episode of Prosery, where poetry and flash fiction collide. Write a story of 144 words or less (not … Continue reading

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In The Front Window

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #272 – Stopping to Window Shop “We’ve all found ourselves caught up in the practice of window shopping at least once in our lives. It is more apparent at this time of year, with … Continue reading

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In The Air . . . For An Instant

Written for:  Sunday Whirl #433 Words:  choke, jump, open, sin, fly, grounds, hunger, story, filling, try, fire, line Jump as high off the ground as you wish, but just try to fly. There is a fine line between wishing and … Continue reading

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The Adopted Kitten

Written for:  Sunday Muse #85 I am glad he adopted me, falling for my cuteness. I’m not a picky kitten– but dude, those tattoos! http://thesundaymuse.blogspot.com/

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“lovely sunset”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1790 & 1791 (double episode) Revise haiku – A Lovely Sunset For this episode I love to challenge you to “revise” a haiku. That haiku is one by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), the haiku-poet that I see … Continue reading

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Lean Times

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – They’re Only Words WEASEL AS MANY OF THESE WORDS INTO YOUR POEM/STORY: MECHANIC, SINISTER, SPAGHETTI, BATHTUB, NEWSPAPER, BARREN, SHOE Shoes stuffed with newspaper to keep out the chill. Indoors–minimally furnished,  barren … Continue reading

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winter trees

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1789 – The Winter Trees (Crossroads) The task is to create a “fusion-ku” from the two given haiku and create a Troiku with it, so this episode is a “Crossroads” episode. Here are the two haiku … Continue reading

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