Category Archives: Animals

Quadrille for d’Verse

The prompt is “quiver,” suggested bt whimsygizmo at the d’Verse Poets Pub. Suckered The quaking quagmire lies quietly on hot afternoons.  Barely a quiver marks the hungry quicksand lurking beneath a thin layer of blue green algae and flowering pygmy … Continue reading

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Treating Myself

On looking through my seasonal poems, I found the following, originally called Pumpkin Shell (written  circa 1999).  It comes from my first book of poetry, Be a Teller of Tales.  It’s always strange looking back on something one wrote years … Continue reading

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“How Doth the Little Busy Bee…”

Yesterday, at the d’Verse Poets Pub,  Kim set us to writing haibun about insects. Bees came to mind immediately… Bees are never far from my thoughts and my interior prayer wheel stays in constant motion petitioning for their well-being.  This is … Continue reading

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The Seeress

Alison Jardine greeted us today at the d’Verse Poets’ Pub by introducing Jacquline Hurlbert’s art as a prompt for the next poem.  Lately, I’ve been watching the TV show Vikings, in part because I am enamored of all things raven.  Imagine … Continue reading

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Why I Keep This Stuff

Yesterday at the dVerse Poets Pub, Lillian asked us to write about some object we have hanging in our homes.  I have so many things hanging from all sorts of places.  My walls are full, as is every vertical surface.  … Continue reading

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Waiting

However, I began thinking of the fires in California and all the displaced people and animals.  I used to go to Paradise (not Pleasure) as a child visiting my grandmother on her ranch outside of Marysville.  Nana had a friend … Continue reading

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dVerse ~ Poets Pub

I’ve found a virtual poets’ pub where every barkeeper and patron – even the solitaries, come to meet and mingle with other lovers of the craft.  The dedicated staff takes turn posting a series of prompts several times a week … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 24: Under the Wire

I made it! Back running with the pack – how appropriate for this exercise through the Boschian landscape of noses thumbed at all the powers that be- a true democracy of pratfalls and scatology  plunked down among what’s most divine.  … Continue reading

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NaPo Wri MO – 4/19 With a Short Meander Backwards

If a poet is anybody, he is somebody to whom things made matter very little – somebody who is obsessed by Making. ee cummings Yesterday I got distracted and didn’t write a preamble to my odd poem.  I chose ee … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo – Nocturne

The other day my husband John ordered a critter-cam on-line.  I squawked, of course, but it only took the first viewing of the previous day and night’s footage for me to change my mind.  Now, every morning we race to … Continue reading

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