Category Archives: Animals

Rain Dance

‘Rain’ is the prompt today posted at the d’Verse Poets Pub by Sarah Connor  in Poetics Desert Song  The heat was hot and the ground was dry But the air was full of sound ~Dewey Bunnell, “A Horse with No … Continue reading

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Peeved By the Prompt

Okay, we’re all a little tired as we come down the home stretch.  Also nerves are frayed from seclusion, the lack of fusion food, and low bars – not to mention movies, baseball games, TGIF and play schools, but hey! … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-five

Being prompted to write like James Schuyler, and in particular to his Hymn to Life, was incredibly daunting.  The only way I managed was to read it several times, listen to the poet read his poem and then to write, … Continue reading

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Dog days

This challenge, to write about an animal companion, was posted by Linda Lee Lyberg in Poetics  at the D’Verse Poets Pub. I have to admit I loved Scooter’s presence, but pets are dependents who never grow-up and move away, until they die, which sucks.  … Continue reading

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Beloved Mentor, Guide, Poet

In Memoriam: Mary Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019)   She stamped her voice on the cry of the wild geese and now her words come back to guide me whenever their call spirals heavenward or wild wings … Continue reading

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Non-Apology

Today on the thirteenth day of NaPoWriMo we are challenged to write a non-apology for something we once stole.  Of my many infractions, the only thing I’ve never been able to justify or forgive myself for was the one material … Continue reading

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Triolet Day 12

Playing catch-up with yesterday, this is my quick triolet.  I have no idea what it means – its based on a collage card I also fail to understand. Keeping the faith with NaPoWriMo has its ups and downs…   Exploring … Continue reading

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Hay(na)ku

The NaPoWriMo prompt for Day Ten, created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince Gotera, the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first line has one word, the second … Continue reading

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Concrete?

NaPoWriMo, 9th Day Write a concrete poem in the shape of your subject…

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On the Seventh Day

Eighty cocaine hippos make the news prompting poems all across the Americas as NaPoWriMo takes up their cause! Back from the Brink Escobar started with four hippos… in 2017, the population had swollen to about 65.  Today… 80 to 100. … Continue reading

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