Category Archives: Trees

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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Peelings, Quadrille # 98

The prompt for this week’s quadrille suggested by Mish is “peeling,” a wonderful word with so many ways to go.  Apple pies came first to mind, but much as I love to make, bake, eat ’em,  apple pies are an … 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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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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NaPoWriMo # 24 Parody

I really never liked the Joyce Kilmer’s poem Trees.  I had to memorize it in 4th grade and recite it without barfing in front of the class.  No, I wasn’t suffering from stage fright – even at that tender age … Continue reading

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