Category Archives: Nature

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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Findings

I try not to bring home natural objects anymore – too much time in state parks I think. Probably more to do with being an inveterate sign-reader, so I get why things should stay where they fall.  Not that we … Continue reading

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April 8 NapoWriMo on Twitter

Today Maureen shared several twitter accounts on the NaPoWriMo site.  These offer bits and pieces of poetry by sundry famous and less-well known artists.  She suggested choosing a line from one of these tweets and using it as one’s own … Continue reading

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Rhyme Time

Maureen introduced us to RhymeZone today, a favorite place of mine, much easier to use than an old school rhyming dictionary and offering many more services like thesaurus, dictionary, near rhymes, related phrases and synonyms. It quick, pretty comprehensive and … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday

Another Haibun Monday, where  prose and haiku blend into that unique form of poetry  Basho made famous. Frank J. Tassone  prompts us today, to talk about Mars! Alien Full of amor, I married Mars my warrior lover.  No Venus I, neither … Continue reading

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Last Line Poems

On Wednesday Mish posted a poetic challenge at the d’Verse Poets Pub.  As it happens it coincides with a prompt I gave to Kitchen Sync, an open mic I monthly run in my town, and due today, Thursday.  The prompt … Continue reading

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Prosery

    Flash Flood   Thunder in the mountains.  Stallion herds his mares to higher ground.  Vision stretches to miles on this calm cold morning.  Prairie dogs pop from holes, sentinel  forms alert, ready to run, but there’s nothing new … Continue reading

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Beauty, Awe and Gratitude Become One

Thanks to Frank J. Tassone at the d’Verse Poets Pub for suggesting we write a haibun exploring one of the myriad things for which we feel gratitude. I’m always pondering the whys and wherefores of our human sense of aesthetics.  … Continue reading

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Indigenous to d’Verse

When does immigrant, migrant, refugee, nomad, citizen become indigenous? One year, Ten years, a hundred, a thousand, a hundred thousand?  And who stays in one place forever?  In truth we are all indigenous to Africa, our birthplace, starting point, origin.  … 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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