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I’m No Scrooge, But…

…too much sentimentality and I tip towards the dark side.  Christmas walks a fine line.  I do still love the traditional carols – mostly the hymns with a few dollops of Victorian cheer.  I’ enjoy a rousing Fa-la-la-la-la, but Frosties, … Continue reading

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Secret Ingredients

Gospel Isosceles posted a lovely prompt at the dVerse Poets Pub encouraging us to write about a secret ingredient.  I had a hard time thinking of a response because I already have a strange poem I wrote several years ago.  … Continue reading

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The Little White Horse

Lately, my husband and I have been reading aloud together The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.   A strange choice for an alpha male you might think.  It came about late one night at the end of a road trip.  … 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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“…the poem which i do not write”

 (title from poem xvii by e.e. cummings) Rumi is a long time favorite of mine.  His love poems speak often of desire, as does the Judeo-Christian Song of Solomon.  Religious apologists say that the use of erotica in these and other … Continue reading

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Quadrille Night at the dVerse

Hey the challenge on the bar at last night’s poets pub was to write a quadrille. (The Quadrille combines two essential elements – a single word that has to be included in the body of your text. The second is to limit  … Continue reading

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dVerse prompt – Metaphor-

A metaphor equates two things not because they are the same but because there is a symbolic resemblance or comparison. A metaphor can not be taken literally. In many cases I think that the more surprising they are the better … 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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POETICS: In the Service of Sophia

Poetic storytelling is humanity’s oldest, most effective teaching tool.  Imagine words as boxes, each one stuffed with multi–dimensional worlds of meaning.  The words act as a kind of shorthand to relay bits of condensed information – facts.  Poetry pries open … Continue reading

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Unexpectedly Caught Up in Story

Okay, Maureen warned us that in undertaking this exercise we might be tumbled down unexpected pathways.  The exercise was to find a poem in a language we didn’t know, pair it with a photograph and write our own poem inspired … Continue reading

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