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3Prompts – 3Poems

A poem about taste: Artichoke Picked as buds before they open – tight-packed petals folding back in purple-feathered blooms – till then they’re all about defense, even the inner, most translucent leaves, more tender than the naked skin of new-born … Continue reading

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Day 26 – NaPoWriMo

Today’s prompt challenges us to write about a current artifact through the eyes of some   future archaeologist, exploring a particular object or place from the point of view of that far-off, future scientist.               … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: The Tiny Place – Day 25

Yesterday I spent inside a snail shell – today the frame continues small around me.  I’m thinking of Alice and the tiny door that took her into Wonderland.  I met a man at Round Top this weekend.  He sat beside … 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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NaPoWriMo Prompt 23 – elevenie

Elf is the German word for eleven. Adding –chen to a noun in German gives it a sense of being wee or dear. The word Elfchen (always capitalized, as are all German nouns) translated into English is roughly elevenie. ~ … Continue reading

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Georgic: NaPoWriMo – Day 22

I spent the weekend at Round Top Poetry Festival immersed in poetry in person without spending a second on-line. My introduction to Round Top was a conversation overheard in a restaurant.  I interrupted my neighbor’s lunch and demanded more info.  … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day 21

Ever Cover Scanned For Slander   Two candy bars consumed in line sciatica creeps down my spine, I roll an eye, sigh,  tap my toe – too slow, too slow,  must they go on and on at quite such length … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day 20

Today’s prompt is to write a poem incorporating specific terms from a sport of our choosing.  I fenced in college. It was the only sport I actually loved, barring yoga which doesn’t really qualify. Engagement   En garde, my dear, … 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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Neologisims at NaPoWriMo

in april   wh(en) fools splash inkddles on every page and bark like paint flung farby pollock’s brush (if he but flung in onlygreen) I wish ee could go roundabout today to see us celebrate a month of fiddle-dee with … Continue reading

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