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Opera of Orange

Written for:  PoeticBloomings2 – Prompt #217 – “Oh How The Mighty Have Fallen” “As the saying goes, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” Another states, “It’s not how far you fall, it’s how high you bounce back.” Today, … Continue reading

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Cage of Guilt

Written for:  Quickly – “bird in a guilty cage” – Play It As It Lays You fill my cage with your green guilt. You deny me my freedom, denied your own. Once I sang vibrato flitting from branch to branch. … Continue reading

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lion in rainbow

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1461 – Waterfall “Our classical kigo you will find in the last line of this haiku. Today’s classical kigo is waterfall (taki) and Basho has written several haiku with this kigo. In his Oku no Hosomichi … Continue reading

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How To Learn The Alphabet

Written for:  In Case You Missed THE LIST–dVerse Meeting the Bar:   posted by Victoria C. Slotto in FormForAll This poetic device is just what it says: a catalog or list of things—an inventory of people, places, things, ideas. But … Continue reading

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Sand’s Song

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~A Grain Of Sand A single grain of sand matters in this grand scheme of our universe. Let A Grain of Sand find its way into your lines today. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that … Continue reading

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Why Am I Dying Alone?

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, Flash 55 PLUS! Write a piece of poetry or prose on a subject of your choice in precisely 55 WORDS.  For the OPTIONAL EXTRA part of this challenge, I invite you to choose … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days

Written for:  Carpe Diem Special #186 Georgia’s 2nd “days of Christmas” (choka).  Choka:  a form of waka (Japanese court poetry of the 6th to 14th century) consisting of alternating lines of five and seven syllables and ending with an extra line … Continue reading

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Under a Willow

Written for:  Carpe Diem #730, “shaded by blossoms” by Basho Basho traveled in Yamato Province and during that travel he wrote the following haiku (with preface): Traveling in Yamato Province, I stayed overnight in a farmer’s house. The master of the … Continue reading

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