Tag Archives: sadness

Self-Blame

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Wordy Thursday with Wild Woman~Earth Grief “The topic of climate change is on our minds and on the news these days as never before. Floods, hurricanes, wildfires, a heating planet, melting poles: … Continue reading

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Restore

Written for:  Miz Quickly – Two Word, “carry me” Restore my senses to carefree clarity Carry me on your shoulders, Dad, down to the hem of ocean foam, like you did when I was a child. Restore my senses to … Continue reading

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Power Is Not Knowledge

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  7 and 7 (7th Anniversary)  (posted by Gospel) and for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – The ‘Tuesday Platform”  (posted by Sanaa) The “seven deadlies” as they are known in pop culture, are: … Continue reading

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Lonely Raven

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Artistic Interpretations with Margaret “Perhaps you can place yourself within the painting… or have your poem take on the qualities of the animals Toril has so masterfully painted. Maybe make up a … Continue reading

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“all too often”

Written for:  the Twiglets #81 – “all too often” all too often life seems unfair often, too many children are caught up in circumstances they do not understand all, too often, does not mean everyone All too often, she said, … Continue reading

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suffering

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday -“compassion”  (posted by Xenia) Children die every night on television. When do you register the fact that this slaughter is real? Is there any hope left in the hearts and minds of … Continue reading

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“a great silence”

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1391 – A Great Silence  (Taken from a poem of Rumi’s) birds sing leaves rustle no human sound © Chèvrefeuille   Here is my attempt: sad silence one voice less that makes me smile a good friend is … Continue reading

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A Tanaga

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fussy Little Forms:  Tanaga (posted by Marian) For our weekend fussy form challenge, let’s head to the Phillippines and try the TANAGA. the tanaga is similar to haiku and tanka, being a … Continue reading

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closed peonies

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1356 The Peony Lantern (Japanese fairy-tale) deep mysteries hidden in the Peonies – secret lover secret lover face behind a bouquet of Peonies – the first step the first step sending Peonies to my love deep mysteries … Continue reading

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Reconnecting to New York City – FYIs

Written for:  Poetic Asides #414 – Write a connection poem. The poem could be about a physical connection, like holding hands or building a bridge across a river. Or it could be about social connections, like at a party or … Continue reading

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