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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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Pick Up The Phone

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – “Something’s Missing” Sometimes things end up looking like a gap-toothed smile because something is missing. It could be a vital something or just a thing that makes you feel a bit uncomfortable. Write that something. … Continue reading

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Blue For Lou

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Live Toads – Play It Again, Toads Welcome to Play it Again, Toads! where archived challenges of this Imaginary Garden come to life again. Have fun exploring the side bar (2011 – 2016) and selecting your … Continue reading

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Hope On Hold

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, “Not What We Came To See” – micro poetry Today is the day we put the “mini’ back into the Sunday Mini-Challenge, and return to the option of form poetry. The object of … Continue reading

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Faces of Fire

Written for Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts, “Burn, Burn, Burn” While I never played with matches, fire fascinates me. Despite being one of the more terrifying elements, I can sit and watch a fire for hours. Think about fire, for a … Continue reading

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