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A Love and an Anti-Love

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 28 Two-for-Tuesday – Write a love and/or anti-love poem. Writing words dance in her head small phrases stick together love of language as ideas become writing and written words are … Continue reading

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Curls of Bark

Written for:  Poems of Garden Gnomes Our return to the garden wouldn’t be complete without some form exploration. And since we’re writing a “little bit” of poetry, I thought we’d work a short form to start. The chosen form is … Continue reading

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Yin & Yang

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1229 – Yin & Yang: modern art sculpture “Our first prompt for this month fits our haiku in a great way because of its spiritual meaning. Today I love to challenge you to create haiku inspired … Continue reading

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Gardens of Beauty

Written for:  Carpe Diem Namasté, the Spiritual Way #4 keepers of the earth “Be a keeper of the earth, live with nature as if you see it for the very first time. See that apple as if you see it … Continue reading

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Mountains

Written for:  Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) D. – Sierra Mountains (tanka) the dreamer never dreaming to live a dream leaving everyone else behind in the future long meadow is too short to hold the emptiness of leaving a family … Continue reading

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Rainbow Bridge

Written for:  Carpe Diem honors Jane Reichhold (1937-2017) D. a rainbow bridge desert leaving one of my dream souls in the lizard patterns of his back passport to change waterfall torn to ribbons bright mist this body someday too a … Continue reading

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Apples

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1132 – “The wrong answer will indicate the right one” (Petrus) taken from “The Pilgrimage” by Paulo Coelho along the road poppies start blooming again – the scent of straw © Chèvrefeuille (our host) I did not write … Continue reading

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Droplet

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1123 the road is our teacher (on the road to Santiago de Compostela) parched from walking look further down road,  and spot water puddled on leaves. Is it fate that I looked ahead instead of turning back? … Continue reading

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Woman, Grown

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1121, Growth […] “There I was, being reborn, wanting to be bathed both inside and out by the immense sun that was shining and that was asking me to continue to grow more.” […] (Source: The Pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Journey

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1109, Siddharta’s Journey by Guy Sweens in the light of dawn the world looks mysterious a new day begins the sweet sounds of birds singing in the light of dawn walking the path from richness to … Continue reading

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