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dVerse — haibun — dunewater

For those of us who live along the western edge of Michigan, the lake is in our back yards. I've never lived more than five miles from the lake (for long) as the water pulls me to it. Beyond the water though, the sand dunes act as both a buffer to any weather that comes… Continue reading dVerse — haibun — dunewater

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#Haikai Challenge #153: cricket (koorogi) / #154: morning-glory (asagao)

  dewy flags unfurl to fall wind's bright trumpets tired crickets now sleep morning glories open us to the new day's chorus     https://youtu.be/e0TInLOJuUM         top image link here bottom image is  from the collection called Momoyogusa = Flowers of a Hundred Generations by Kamisaka, Sekka (b1866-d1942) from The New York… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #153: cricket (koorogi) / #154: morning-glory (asagao)

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Doodads — Christmas in August

 The first photo shows the latest batches of Pink Brandywine tomatoes picked, ripening on and near the eastern window ledge. I set one on a saucer so you can see how big they are. They are meaty tomatoes that do not cook into mush when used. This is the first year I've planted them outside… Continue reading Doodads — Christmas in August

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dVerse — verbify — motioning

  coffeeing sips early miling fall tomatoing depeppering plants deadheading pinks watering dusts due to hoarding clouds sweating, drained, chickadeed, jaying, unseeded lazying, jungled and joking unhumusing compost unrelaxed incenser   https://youtu.be/O4SzvsMFaek   Björn is today's host for dVerse. Björn says: Verbing is a great tool that can also be a tool for imagery and… Continue reading dVerse — verbify — motioning

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#FF — Still we dance

Neither machines nor prophecies warned us. It's been two centuries since Earth suffered a decade of pelting by radioactive rubble from an exploded sun. During the first months, humans dug underground habitations – and that's where we've stayed. Most surface life that wasn't allowed in or able to survive died out. The rest adapted like… Continue reading #FF — Still we dance

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dVerse — Poetics — Night Harvest

Night Harvest Farmer neighbors join hands, bringing in the sheaves under a wheat moon while babies curl in baskets dreaming of milky warm breasts   https://youtu.be/p7yMUIezLSE   image:  "The Harvest Moon," by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) Rosemarie Gonzales is today's host at dVerse.  Rosemarie says: Write a poem about or with “wheat” and its possible variations.

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Movies, Movies, Movies! #47 – August 25, 2020

Welcome to another installment of Movies, Movies, Movies! The Call of the Wild (2020) Starring: Harrison Ford, Omar Cy, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens, Bradley Whitford, Buck (CGI dog) Director: Chris Sanders Genres: adventure Synopsis: Based on the novel of the same name written by Jack London, Harrison Ford plays the widower who moves to the… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies! #47 – August 25, 2020


The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #67: ‘Kingdom’ is the MMA show you need in your life — Dose of Buffa

I just finished watching Season 3 of this on netflix.  REALLY GOOD SHOW!  It came from a ppv channel somewhere but has started streaming on Netflix as of July 1st.  The acting is excellent and the story line is always interesting.  I just watched an EW video where the cast is asked if they'd be… Continue reading The Frank O. Pinion Entertainment Segment, Episode #67: ‘Kingdom’ is the MMA show you need in your life — Dose of Buffa

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dVerse — quadrille 110 — real good for free

  Real good for free slipping out of k-count silk into carrie bradshaw blahniks, now clicking down fifth avenue. there -- a busker bum with a clarinet. now jaywalking, she stands near enough to smell the cooking high notes. stunned, brimming with props, lunch at the carlton can wait     My title and poem… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille 110 — real good for free