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dVerse — quadrille #114– craven magnets

    Brightshine fades to metallic gray.Cell memories leak, then shrinkto shadowed dank under rotting leaves. Winds howl with crystalled regret that haunts goosebumped skinfor its capricious heat-sucking sin. When Sol blasts fall's curtains awayCells remember and celebrate,Dancing red-orange craven magnets.   https://youtu.be/6bNMxWGHlTI image:  detail of "Sower with Setting Sun" by Vincent VanGogh, in Kröller-Müller… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille #114– craven magnets

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#Haikai Challenge #159/#160: Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) — winged company

They waddle cushioned green feedbeds, nibbling new shootsin crisp autumn air.They rise as one, one pink dawn,Wings in formation, on the way...     The Aleutian Canada Goose is mostly a herbivore, and is a primary consumer. They eat: grasses, berries, sedges, aquatic vegetation, legumes, succulents, clover, cultivated grains, corn, wheat, barley, soybean, and seeds.… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #159/#160: Fall Foliage/Goose (Kari) — winged company

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Sand Thieves

I took a drive to a beautiful hidden place that not a lot of people know about on my way home from the cat shelter on Sunday. I learned about it years ago from my ex-boyfriend, who knew about it because his grandparents lived near it years ago. I want you to look at the… Continue reading Sand Thieves

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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 — 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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dVerse — meet the bar — Late Summer in West Michigan

  kingfishers eat well as ponds shrink and minnows swarm -- cicada's sing   duckweed and lotus leaf blankets bob in the wind -- turtles sun on logs   wrens eat water oats growing amongst late lilies – ants climb sturdy stalks   sunset colors leave moonrise against silhouettes – river frog kerplops   morning… Continue reading dVerse — meet the bar — Late Summer in West Michigan

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Haikai Challenge #148: summer meadow (natsuno) Search for midsummer dessert

Black tree silhouettes against an orange canvas set a background for deer grazing the summer meadow. They step closer to the house – and the apple tree, hoping for small early fallen fruit; crunchy dessert after the delicious yet limp blades of grass.     This gogyohka form poem was inspired by an incident yesterday.… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #148: summer meadow (natsuno) Search for midsummer dessert

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What do you see # 37 — Prayer Blessing

Poised and ready to be Receptive to light As it warms and refreshes Years of cloudiness fall away Erased like morning mists in sun Replaced by unutterable joy Be with me always, kind and generous Living within my soul Energizing my heart Singing with songs of nature Sending out ripples of benevolence In a never-exhausted… Continue reading What do you see # 37 — Prayer Blessing

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#Haikai Challenge #146: Buck Moon

Moon's churned cream glows bright while fireflies and rabbits play; thunder's promise grows. Grazing bucks nibble clover's sweet dew as velvet blossoms. Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: The July full moon, the Buck Moon: The next full Moon will occur on Sunday, July 5, 2020, at 12:44AM ET, and is… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #146: Buck Moon