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dVerse — Christmas Mourn

Bells, loud echoes of the day Hearts stood still and teeth did knash Gone now, never gone away Ripple in from yesterday Rest you now, returned to ash Bells, loud echoes of the day Children in the snow, at play Miss one, now in frozen grass Gone now, never gone away Cap and mittens still… Continue reading dVerse — Christmas Mourn

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dVerse — prosery #7 — A Mother’s Love…

  I watched a metallic spheroid rise in the distance over the lip of the arroyo. A shiny dime in a green-blue cloudless sky, the sun's position behind and below it gave its outline a golden, mesmerizing aura. Sound below broke the spell when a calf bawled to her mother halfway up the ridge. Not… Continue reading dVerse — prosery #7 — A Mother’s Love…

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#Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon and dVerse OLN #256

Twelfth night December's Iced globe – blue light broadcast Above and below Cold moon bounces cross-country Nature's wordless winter song   In long night's silence Winter's moon is small comfort To cold loneliness Two castaways, far apart, Look up and share a warm dream     Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge. … Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #116 (12/7/19): Cold Moon and dVerse OLN #256

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dVerse — apostrophe — Cool Relations

Dear Snow, who comes and goes at whim, Dangling, tangling scarves here and there, Must you be so fickle and play until you stay? Perhaps this is why, when bundled, I love crunching you beneath my boots? Puny hairless human, how could I not try to toy with beings so ill-equipped for joy? Never once… Continue reading dVerse — apostrophe — Cool Relations

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dVerse — Wordless

Laura is today's host for dVerse.  Laura says: The challenge is to choose ONE or MORE from THE LIST of words BELOW and include it/them in the body and/or title of your poem. If possible, add a soupçon of hopefulness for Hope is the message in this first advent week! ageless ~ boundless ~ breathless ~… Continue reading dVerse — Wordless

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dVerse — quadrille — Coloring Musical December

one-dimensional snowflakes, nesting dolls, ornaments, gingerbread houses, sleighs with ponies, children building snowpeople, trees with red-winged bobbles, sleds pointing downhill, skates going “8”s Hynde's dirge Ukrainian carol Run-DMC's Hollis Carey's want Bing-Bowie's boy Eartha's baby Kinks-Elvis father blue Warning: Multi-sensory gestures may evoke spirit. De Jackson (aks WhimsyGizmo) is today's host of dVerse.  De says:… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Coloring Musical December

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dVerse — Sylvia & Ted — zebra mussels

  Seafaring stowaways Dumped by Careless bilge pumps Once foreign, home Quiet freshwater invasion Clams now refugees Tiniest zebras Roaming submerged plains OCD to clean – and glue Small, razor sharp Shell seeds White putty insides Sifting creepers Scour water Green to clear Herons-adored A traveler's banquet Easy pickins Reside underside Driftwood hide Washed-up skeletons… Continue reading dVerse — Sylvia & Ted — zebra mussels

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dVerse — haibun — Today I’m Thankful

I woke up this morning to a light fog hovering over the field. The temperature is even warmer today than yesterday. Most leaves have been washed and/or blown off of the trees, so the view out back is fairly unobstructed. The bird feeders are full from yesterday. They draw in ever more diverse species. A… Continue reading dVerse — haibun — Today I’m Thankful

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#Haikai Challenge #114: Thanksgiving and dVerse OLN

Thanksgiving Alone Dawn, cold November Snowflakes blanket a grey sky Wet firewood smokes Warm hearth's gatherings distant No footprints lead to my door Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to Thanksgiving. image link… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #114: Thanksgiving and dVerse OLN

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dVerse — imitation practice — Grace Transformed

One of my favorite poems even before I began to write poetry is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, “A Psalm of Life.” It's one I've turned to many times when I've needed a jolt of encouragement, and it has worked every time. Aside from the positive, life-affirming message, the idea that somewhere along the way I… Continue reading dVerse — imitation practice — Grace Transformed