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Toast of the Toucans

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Day 12, Costa Rica  (posted by Margaret) “The poems can be about Costa Rica but do not have to be. They are just a jumping off point.” Admiring me? Cannot blame you. … Continue reading

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Poe Woes

Written for:  April 2019 PAD Challenge – Day 3 Two-for-Tuesday – Write a stop and/or don’t stop poem. Edgar Allen Poe used blood and woe in tales so eerie the raven flew off–weary (also for https://poemsofgardengnomes.wordpress.com/

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Lover Of Books On A Summer Morning

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day  27 For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Of (blank),” replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write … Continue reading

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I Would Like to Recruit A Whippoorwill

Written for:  Poetic Asides  #416  – Use at least three of the six words: sidereal recruit magnetic compact whippoorwill carbon A compact bird, the Whippoorwill, on summer evenings, he trills an endless song, magnetic to the ears, camouflaged if someone’s … Continue reading

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“embroidery thread”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1078, Embroidery Thread Take a close look at this image above … it looks like a woodblock or a painting, but it is a real piece of embroidery art. The above image shows a beautiful piece of … Continue reading

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“sunbird’s peck”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special (2nd Guest)-Kala Ramesh Write a poem in the same sense, tone, and spirit as: sunbirds peck the tumbling river notes . . . evening raga © Kala Ramesh * * Previously published–A Hundred Gourds, 2:3, June … Continue reading

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Poetry Reading

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1067 poetry reading book of poems on each page fingerprints of a soul © Jane Reichhold listen leaves are whispering haiku © Chèvrefeuille (Santoka Taneda’s “free-style”) on the beach I read my haiku aloud seagulls cry … Continue reading

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From A Raven’s Point Of View

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads Write a poem inspired by one of these images . . . 60 words or less. Keeping tabs on earth from high perch. My stomach lurches seeing Mother’s home mistreated. I constantly swoop … Continue reading

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Karumi

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #77, Pickles (in the way of Basho) lost episode of March). This week I love to tell you more about one of the most delightful concepts of haiku writing, Karumi (or Lightness). The concept of Karumi … Continue reading

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Spring Scene

Written for:  NaPoWriMo – Day 14 Today’s prompt comes to us from TJ Kearney, who invites us to try an eight-line poem called a san san, which means “three three” in Chinese (It’s also a term of art in the … Continue reading

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