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Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Gardens  (posted by Susan) “How does your garden grow?” ~ is a line from a nursery rhyme, and it is today’s challenge. Your garden can be vegetables or flowers or herbs or mythic or futuristic … Continue reading

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Summer Softens

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Exercise in Poetic Thought #3 “The third step in our poem building exercise is upon us. Today, we put some parts together. Choose one of your titles written in exercise #2. Now, starting with that … Continue reading

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sea cliffs

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1668 Tan Renga Challenge Month May 2019 (15) flower fragrance “This time I have chosen a haiku by Jane Reichhold (1937-2016). This haiku is taken from her online “Dictionary of Haiku” section Summer, subsection Celestial. Here … Continue reading

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passage

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1653 passing spring (yuku haru) “At the end of spring we are longing for summer, spring has passed by and has spread new life all around us. Nature is in full bloom and the bare branches … Continue reading

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Three Flowers

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Poems – Day 20 Weekend Mini-Challenge:  Three Spring Shorts  (posted by Magaly) “Write three micro-poems ( three lines or fewer) inspired by flowers” Peonies (pexels) each open petal blushes pink intimacy … Continue reading

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Spring Flower Thoughts

Written for:  Wednesday Muse #2 – Hanami Hello Wednesday Musers! I hope you enjoyed last week’s prompt. A little bit of business first…The Sunday Muse and the Wednesday Muse are two separate muses. Cousins if you will. Related but with … Continue reading

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Georgia O’Keeffe

Written for Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 4 For today’s prompt, pick a painter, make him or her the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible painters include Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, or Pablo … Continue reading

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California poppies

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1636 – California Poppy (modern kigo) “Today our modern kigo is “California poppy”. It sounds like the regular poppy, but I had never heard of the California poppy. By the way the chosen haiku example is … Continue reading

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birthday

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1634 Hanamatsuri … the celebration of the birth of Buddha (classical kigo) “Today’s theme is “hanamatsuri” a wonderful Asian festival in which the birth of Buddha is celebrated.” “The following text comes from a pamphlet published … Continue reading

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Lou

Written for:  The Muse #48 They called her Lou. She sang, performed on stage at times. Great -Grandma Eloise, an unforgettable character. Liked her liquor, jewelry, and dance. This is her old Victrola, a book of poems of which she … Continue reading

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