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native town

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1673 Troiku Month (2) my native town “Today I have a haiku for you to create your Troiku with written by Santoka Taneda: my native town far, far away– hurgeoning trees. © Santoka Taneda my native … Continue reading

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Reminds Me Of . . .

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  “Comfort Smells”  (posted by Gina) “Today I ask that you write a poem about a smell that takes you to a time when you would just collapse into a safe place especially when … Continue reading

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Childhood Stuff

Written for:  Quickly Write a minute poem (60 syllables), 3 stanzas, each 4 lines.  First lines have 8 syllables, lines 2,3,4 have 4 syllables. I think of all my childhood toys metal slinky, wood tinker toys color form shapes Board … Continue reading

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Remembering Childhood

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  Micro Poetry ~ Binding With Briars                   (posted by Kerry) This weekend, our frame of reference is “Binding With Briars” – from the final line of the … Continue reading

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Uncomplicated Years

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Nostalgia The word “nostalgia” comes from two Greek roots, nostos meaning ‘return home’ and algia ‘longing’. However neither poetry nor politics birthed the term, rather it came from ‘medicine’. In the seventeenth century nostalgia was … Continue reading

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Folding Chairs

Written for:  The Twiglets – folding chairs Hard metal, cold folding chairs arranged at kid’s table whenever company came. Never comfortable. Folding tray tables, also popular in my childhood, were easily purchased provided you could sit for hours pasting green stamps … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye To Childhood

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #278-Baker’s Dozen Words:  volume, now, machine, lounge, collide, symbol, couch, grave, card, cushion, groove, grind, never Volume of mourners gathered together at graveside was symbolic–a testament to love everyone had for this mother, mother-in-law, … Continue reading

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Tasting Childhood

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Empire of Scents (posted by Grace) Our poetry challenge is to dive into the world of scents. Drizzle your verses with spices, if you are a lover of food. Make us happy or sad, … Continue reading

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Childhood, A Picnic

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Picnic Summer gathered neighbors for a ride out to Valley Stream, Long Island carrying bulging baskets of food, coolers chunked with ice and canned sodas. Moms brought salads and tubs of cut fruit. Dads dared … Continue reading

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Growing Up Brooklyn

Written for:  NaPoWriMo – Day 18 Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates “the sound of home.” Think back to your childhood, and the figures of speech and particular ways of talking that the people … Continue reading

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