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#SLS — Love Me Madly Again by Bryan Ferry (and backup band)

Jim Adams is the gracious host of Song Lyric Sunday.  Jim says: This week we have Listen/Hear/Talk/Speak and I hope we will all be able to find a song that uses one of these prompt words and I want everyone to try and have fun while you are doing this. Here are the “rules”: •… Continue reading #SLS — Love Me Madly Again by Bryan Ferry (and backup band)

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#Haikai Challenge #128 (2/29/20): east wind (kochi)

  Chicago's east wind Gains lake's chilled momentum – MI feathers ruffle.   Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the East wind (Kochi).

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#MM Saturday Mix — Ride ’em, Cowgirl

As the horse had a limp to his gait Made me fall as I reached for the gate As the horse from you leased Pay med bills at the least Or to court for small claims; test your fate.   I went with a limerick, which has, per shadowpoetry.com, a set rhyme scheme of :… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — Ride ’em, Cowgirl

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Renaissance Man by Midnight Oil

Max from Powerpop.blog and Dave from soundday.wordpress.com have inspired me to pull out an album I haven't listened to in quite awhile. Australian band Midnight Oil's two better-known albums, “Diesel and Dust” and “Blue Sky Mining”, have a companion in my collection that also kicks butt: “Earth and Sun and Moon.” Earth and Sun and… Continue reading Renaissance Man by Midnight Oil

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #124 — two paths

These lines of Mueller's poem jumped out at me: I was too young to notice how fear persists, and how the anger that causes fear persists, that its trajectory can’t be changed or broken, only interrupted. Does anger cause fear? Is fear immutable? Is anger? Are trajectories at best interrupted? What if fear is the… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #124 — two paths

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dVerse — almost a Triolet — The greys and whites of March

The greys and whites of March do cling Where sun's recede has clouds in fief So jealous of the green of Spring The greys and whites of March do cling Despite wheel's might of change to bring Where heat and hue will sing relief The greys and whites of March still cling The sun recedes… Continue reading dVerse — almost a Triolet — The greys and whites of March

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Thursday Inspiration 45 — Phantom Dusk

The name Loretta Divine was known across the globe as creator of the famous #1 men's cologne Phantom Dusk. The haunting dusky scent was from an essential oil recipe that only Loretta knew and was produced only by her. Its scarcity drove prices into the astronomical range. Each year department stores would have an annual… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 45 — Phantom Dusk

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Music — Who Can See it, by George Harrison

I've been listening to “Living in the Material World” by George Harrison all week in the car. It's not the first time listening to it, but it is the first time I'm hearing and absorbing it and appreciating how wonderful and spiritual it is. It's more like church music than rock and roll. I would… Continue reading Music — Who Can See it, by George Harrison