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After Midnight

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #359 Words:  lawn, turbulent, cabinet, stove, minute, lust, boat, shed, electric, hand, clock, pillow Hands of electric clock meet at midnight. Set book on night table, try to close my eyes before next minute … Continue reading

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Day Light

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft   (Posted by Frank) – The topic today is sleep. “Sleep can suggest many things: rest, dreams, nightmares, or even death. Some people view sleep as a waste of time. Some … Continue reading

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Resting Pigeons

Written for:  Carpe Diem Imagination With Paul Militaru #1, Rest the cooing of pigeons no longer resonates through the street peaceful end of day © Chèvrefeuille (our host) Here is my attempt: puffed up bodies hunting and pecking ceases even pigeons … Continue reading

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Riddle Haiku

Written for:  Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Technique #13, Riddle Some examples: A fallen blossom returning to the bough, I thought — But no, a butterfly. © Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) (Tr. Steven D. Carter) wake up wake up I want you for … Continue reading

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Draining Day

Written for:  Poetic Asides #318 – Write a tired poem. Appointment with doctor because feel tired all the time. We talk–questions, answers, and forms. Doctor sends me to lab on same floor for blood work. Problems finding a vein. Stick, stick, stick. … Continue reading

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Napping

Written for:  Carpe Diem #784 hirune (nap) Write a poem in the same sense, tone, and spirit as: a midday nap putting the feet against the wall it feels cool © Basho (Tr. R.H. Blyth) chilly coolness my feet on the … Continue reading

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Stolen Sleep

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #204 words:  through, clay, burns, wild, end, sleep, dream, tongues, beginnings, powers, am, stolen Stolen sleep burns in wild dreams. I am through with having no power over beginnings or ends. I am tired … Continue reading

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