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Sacred Shell

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar:  Iambic Pentameter  (posted by Frank) “The challenge today is to write lines of iambic pentameter, lines with five iambic feet. They do not have to rhyme. They do not have to … Continue reading

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Pain of Loss

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 12 Write a lament poem. Her soft voice has left my ears empty of sound. I miss her, my friend of forty years. Must resort to photographs for her smile. … Continue reading

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About Annabel Lee

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge “The Heroic Couplet”    (posted by Kim) “A heroic couplet is a rhyming pair of lines that can be built up with further couplets to create a poem of any … Continue reading

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Another Day

Written for:  Poetic Asides #428 – Another ________ Another day, another shooting another casket, another child lost. More time wasting, leaders sit disputing. Another day, another shooting in blood and grief the country is stewing. No action taken, look what … Continue reading

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last day

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1314 – “The Nightingale”  (from Omar Khayyam) “We have seen the Rose and Spring earlier here in one of the quatrains. This time it seems to tell us something more about the fading of time, or the … Continue reading

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When Holidays Change

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – MTB–How to Write a Villanelle  (posted by Frank) Hello, this is Frank Hubeny. Today’s form is the villanelle. Colin Lee used this form in a poem last month which gave me the idea to focus … Continue reading

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A Woman Speaks Out

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #294 Words:  single, grin, slack, trim, shell, handle, strap, can, undo, live, vent, cheer She is venting, a trim single woman, a mother, orating to loud cheers at the band shell. Concert For Peace … Continue reading

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A Friend Grieves

Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Poetry sharing A friend grieves for a loss-a lone leaf of a fully blossomed maple at onset of Autumn. A friend grieves- one tear in a pool overflowing with salted waters of sorrow. … Continue reading

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Loss

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Meeting The Bar~Prose Poetry  (posted by Frank Hubeny) “I assume, perhaps naively, that a prose poem uses fewer line breaks than one would use in free verse. I assume its content is less like a … Continue reading

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Holidays Through The Years

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2-In-Form:  Pantun The basic pantun consists of a quatrain (4-line verse). Commonly, each line contains between 8 and 12 syllables, and employs an abab rhyme scheme. A pantun traditionally follows a fixed rhythm. Per Wikipedia, “The first … Continue reading

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