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New Year’s eve

New Year’s Eve You can mold clay into a vessel; yet, it is its emptiness that makes it useful. ~Lao Tzu, Tao De Ching   Already, dawn breaks earlier day lengthens, quickening to light as sun pulls in her tether, … Continue reading

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Quadrilles

The quadrille is a tiny poem of exactly forty-four words not counting the title.  Today’s challenge from the d’Verse Poets Pub is hosted by De Jackson aka. whimsygizmo who wants us to incorporate the word  ‘fix’ as in “Oh we’re … Continue reading

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The Thirteenth Fairy

My heads been wrapped up in fairy tales the last few weeks while I explored their underlying implications for our lives with Stephanie Anderson Ladd and an amazing group of  wise women.  If this seems like escapism, trust me its … Continue reading

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Anachronistic License

My Poetic License includes permission to play with time – move it backwards and forwards, but also, juxtapose the object of past and present into a different reality. In the case today, the two poets presented at d’Verse Poet’s Pub … Continue reading

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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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Forgotten Technologies

NaPoWriMo Day 17 and we’re asked to right a poem about forgotten technology… Pamphlets, Poetry and Broadsheets I wonder what Tom Edison would think to see his money-making invention fuel a counter-cultural revolution? Precursor to all other social media devices … Continue reading

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Song for Yemaya

It took me two days to write a flower poem, though this is not my first attempt to use the meaning of flowers as the floor of a poem.  I was about ready to cheat and throw in an old … Continue reading

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Concrete?

NaPoWriMo, 9th Day Write a concrete poem in the shape of your subject…

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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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NaPoWriPo and the Twenty Prompts

It’s day five of NaPoWriMo and if you are ever going to join in, this is the time to try.  Try being he operative word here.  The prompt is called the “Twenty Little Poetry Projects,” and was originally developed by … Continue reading

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