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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 — Oku

image link Oku, the great stone at the mouth of the river, had been an observer of her domain for centuries. She had seen such incredible things. In the spring, when the snow melted in the mountains, ice cold water came down on its way to the great lake and rushed over her. She felt… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 — Oku

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dVerse — tranquility — one day one life amongst the others

one day one life amongst the others sheltered indoors plants absorb and dream wind chasers whishing outdoors greens bunnies browse tender clover green and pink bees hum away other blooms to drink jays and chipmunks inchoate punctuate tranquillity's prose heads' billowy roofs feets' crunchy paths we meander between heaven and earth   Lillian is the… Continue reading dVerse — tranquility — one day one life amongst the others

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Coloring Club Plus — 8/10/19

Today's Celtic letter "K" is dual-dedicated.  First it is dedicated to the musical group, The Killers.  Second, it is dedicated to Kerfe Roig, a blogger/artist/poet who inspires me with her creations. I first heard The Killers through my older son, who has introduced me to a lot of good music. It was their first album,… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus — 8/10/19

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dVerse — Prosery #2 — Queen of the Great Lakes

Thunderstorms pushed my small sailboat ever farther from shore. Superior, cold, deep, held skeletons -- ships and people – long picked clean by pike and sturgeon, on its sandy feet. Dusk crept into the blackened maelstrom. I remember feeling an overpowering weariness and turning my fate over to the Queen of the Great Lakes; my… Continue reading dVerse — Prosery #2 — Queen of the Great Lakes

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50 Word Thursday — Friends for Life, or Trouble at the Rubbles (Jim Adams’ title)

Betty said to Wilma, “I think my milk is dried up, as Bam-Bam keeps crying.” Wilma said, “Are you eating enough greens and drinking plenty of water?” “What do you mean, Wilma? I eat yak meat three times a day. Isn't that enough?” asked Betty. “I can see you haven't read Dr. Rock's latest tablet,… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Friends for Life, or Trouble at the Rubbles (Jim Adams’ title)

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#MM — Sunday Writing Prompt “A Fish Out of Water” — Umber the Earthworm

image link Umber the earthworm had spent his entire life in the front yard of Mrs. Jones, wiggling and writhing through the dirt and trying to stay out of the path of hungry moles. So far in this, his sixth month, he had been successful in staying alive and having fun frolicking with his many… Continue reading #MM — Sunday Writing Prompt “A Fish Out of Water” — Umber the Earthworm

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#MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 13 July 2019 — Summer Rain

"Summer Rain" by Kara Ray Summer Rain clouds squeezed cotton sheds new ancient wealth on all without favorites Om walk -- summer rain refreshes my skin and fills the pond, drop by drop full fish rise to rain surface umbrella pitter-patters gentle song lulled dust drummed to mud rises and travels in rivulets to flower… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 13 July 2019 — Summer Rain

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The Oracle Speaks

Munising Falls drops over Pictured Rocks escarpment -- Dan Johnson/NPS photo Bright breeze, though as rustly blanket Relax summer bee shine Soft wild color, Almost a soul that's secret Why wander to thrive? Use the fresh night air and cycle through this sweet blue dark Breathe, but come see if you will feel always green… Continue reading The Oracle Speaks

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#MM Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 29 June 2019, FOWC, WoD, and 3 Things –Guirnalda des Petunias

Crystal Clear River in Bonito, Brazil, flowed through paradise with the graceful movement of a ballerina. The village leaders, who were proud of their piece of heaven on earth, proposed the first fiesta in 1993. They named it Guirnalda des Petunias, or Garland of Petunias for the petunias that grew wild along the edges of… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix – Unique Personality, 29 June 2019, FOWC, WoD, and 3 Things –Guirnalda des Petunias

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dVerse — Haibun — Summer’s Growth Bath

Merril is the host of dVerse today. Merril says: So today, I want you to conjure the magic of nature in your haibun. Think about the words, too, as of course, you do in poetry anyway. With the almost-daily rains, every herbaceous being grows lush with green. Where the bearded iris have two blossoms other… Continue reading dVerse — Haibun — Summer’s Growth Bath