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Mountain Trials

Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay The following tale is true, I swear it upon my holy inheritance to pass through the pearly gates. In the year 1706, when us who traveled the Atlantic and found this new paradise, I and a party of 19 decided to cross the mountains now known as the Appalachians with… Continue reading Mountain Trials

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Divine Gifts

Image by Mystic Art Design from Pixabay Minerva had come and gone from this world many times and had cycled through many forms. Her most boring form had been that of a starfish, but when she rose to heaven's sanctuary afterwards, she was rewarded with a return as human with (human) palms itching to write… Continue reading Divine Gifts

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dVerse — Rich — Worm King

image link Kim is the host of dVerse today. Kim says: This week I’d like you to take any meaning, form or compound of the word rich, and write a poem of exactly 44 words (not counting your title), including the prompt word. Worm King Tender, smooth skin, Peristaltic, mining Wilted lettuce, apple peels; Constricting scraps While… Continue reading dVerse — Rich — Worm King

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Anomaly

Image by Ylanite Koppens from Pixabay Sally, the visiting nurse, was on her way to meet a new client today. As Sally read through Mrs. Gates' case file the night before, she learned that Mrs. Gates was a recent widow. Her husband, a retired marine biologist, had collapsed a month prior while doing pool maintenance… Continue reading Anomaly

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Rest in Peace

Image by Elsemargriet from Pixabay Since I was a young child, it has been hammered into my head that humans share the planet with wildlife. This has given me a base of kindness and conservation for nature's intricate ecosystems. In college my field of study was aquatic biology. Each summer, a group of students traveled… Continue reading Rest in Peace

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dVerse — quadrille — Lady Sol Sings

image link De is the host of dVerse today. De says: This week’s word is our tiniest yet. Today, I want you play with the word “up.” Noun, verb, adverb, adjective…this wee word is versatile, and can be tossed into the mix in so many ways... Put it in a form, or play with rhyme… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Lady Sol Sings

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dVerse — quadrille — Waiting Birds Begin to Rise

image link Merril is the host of dVerse today. Merril says: *Write a poem, of any style in 44 words, not including the title. Include the word or derivative of the word, “rise”. My offering today is a quadrille in triolet form. Waiting Birds Rise As northern air grows warm, Waiting birds begin to rise.… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Waiting Birds Begin to Rise

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The Circus

"The Circus", by Albina Felski Fandango's FOWC is natural, the Word of the Day Challenge is venturesome, Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are clip, sparrow, acrobat , and Teresa's Story Starter Challenge phrase is “Sign here” Austin was a venturesome sort, which is was what first drew him to the circus. The famed Flying Fabios… Continue reading The Circus

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Gizmo

image link Fandango's FOWC is fool, the Word of the Day Challenge is down, Paula's 3 Things Challenge words are gizmo, champion, parrot , and Teresa's Story Starter Challenge phrase is “Are you a spy?” Gizmo, my Grand Champion Royal Amazonian Blue Striped Macaw Parrot was many things, but he was no fool. As Gizmo's… Continue reading Gizmo

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dVerse — Villanelle — Heaven Reborn

Sansevieria in bloom, taken 2009   After getting some much-appreciated feedback, I took a look at the poem.  Here's the first revision: When sun shines, heaven is reborn. Faces turn skyward, spirits leap Warmth for living, blessings adorn Spring's voice sings through green colored horn Flora! Fauna! lilies and peeps When sun shines, heaven is… Continue reading dVerse — Villanelle — Heaven Reborn