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Sighs of Spring

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet:  Tanka “The Tanka is a Japanese poem of five lines. The first and third lines are composed of five syllables, and the others contain seven. In Japanese, tanka is often written in one … Continue reading

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sketching

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #112 Transformation … sketching from life (Shiki’s Shasei technique) “And for this weekend meditation I have chosen a haiku by that other famous haiku master, Masaoka Shiki. In this episode I love to challenge … Continue reading

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Santiago de Compostela

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1741 Santiago de Compostela “Santiago de Compostela is the capital of northwest Spain’s Galicia region. It’s known as the culmination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, and the alleged burial site of the Biblical apostle … Continue reading

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Two Tanka

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet – Tanka “In Japanese, tanka is often written in one straight line, but in English and other languages, we usually divide the lines into the five syllabic units: 5-7-5-7-7. Write TWO different poems: … Continue reading

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ocean renewal

Written for:  Carpe Diem REVIVING TANKA SPLENDOR (01-2019) DAFFODILS Here is the Tanka by Jane Reichhold: your sleeping breath night rain revives the earth waves of sea air in bright yellow daffodils nod to the dark wind © Jane Reichhold … Continue reading

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Little Jingle Bells

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 April PAD Challenge – Day 18 “Take the phrase “Little (blank), replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem.” Written for:  … Continue reading

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Card Game Disruption

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 November PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 19 “For today’s prompt, write a poem that uses at least 3 of the following 6 words: con, flush, oxymoron, pass, rub, toxic. Of course, ambitious poets will … Continue reading

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Dessert

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2018 April PAD Challenge – Day 16 Write a favorite poem. fudge-y and cake-y hot from the oven or frozen, icing not needed. If served warm, pair with ice cream. All ways work, brownies are swell.

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underneath

Written for:  Carpe Diem 1398 – Purity  (Rumi) Purity: A certain Sufi tore his robe in grief, and the tearing brought such relief he gave the robe the name faraji, which means ripped open, or happiness, or one who brings the … Continue reading

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jasmine

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1352 – Horaizan the Island of Eternal Youth(Japanese Fairytale) between flowering trees a Nightingale is singing it’s song for the joy of the world in my backyard all trees, bushes and flowers in bloom my own Paradise … Continue reading

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