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In Praise Of The Beach

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 6 Write a praise poem.  Praise a person; praise a deity; praise your favorite food. If you ask me, there’s not enough praise to go around in this world. When life’s … Continue reading

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Attraction

Written for:  Poetic Asides #413 Write a recognition poem.  A recognition poem could be about public recognition, like an award or a declaration in front of or directed to a group of people. Or it could be about recognizing something for … Continue reading

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Mount Hood Before Me

Written for dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Flexing your verbs  (posted by Kim) It has become quite a thing to turn nouns and adjectives into verbs – we’ve all done it here at dVerse. But how about using verbs in … Continue reading

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What Colors Are Your Emotions?

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Sensory Play  (posted by Mish) We know the importance of using the five senses in our poetry and how it enriches the imagery for the reader. A scene of nature, for example becomes more alive … Continue reading

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“pink sakura blush”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month (Second Edition), May 2017 #3- pink sakura blush  (posted by Kim) pink sakura blush spring’s kimono falls to earth silk snatched by a breeze             © Kim Russell … Continue reading

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A Taste of Synesthesia

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  Synthesia Can you taste a three? What color is a bird song? If you had ready answers for that you may have synesthesia. It’s a quirk in human neurology where a link occurs … Continue reading

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Dare to Condense

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend MiniChallenge:  Condense A Poem     (posted by Kim) I have chosen a long(-ish) poem by Pablo Neruda, which I would like you to condense to at least half the lines of … Continue reading

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Mask

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1130 Intuition ‘Every one of us has in a way a kind of intuition. For example: you have only need for a few words to understand what your loved one means. Sometimes intuition gives you the … Continue reading

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Felt With Heart

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1029, “Felt With The Heart” “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”~Hellen Keller how do you feel joy? stand outdoors … Continue reading

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Writing Technique: Switching Senses

Written for:  Carpe Diem #939, Old Pond old pond a frog jumps into the sound of water © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) In this haiku Basho uses the “sense switching” technique, a technique which we have seen in our second … Continue reading

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