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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

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 19th 2019, summer solstice

Summer's Goddess Blesses with her golden orb Heals us with her light * Golden zenith rains On fields of blossoming green -- Cornucopia * Darkness gets cheated While long summer days play Owlsongs are cut short * Solstice strawberries Are the deepest red -- and sweet! Shortcake's dance partner * Spring's asparagus gone Solstice berries… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, June 19th 2019, summer solstice

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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 15 June 2019 — Every Summer

Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery's Menagerie's Saturday Mix. For this week’s Lucky Dip, Sarah reached into her mystery bag and pulled out a Cascade form poem. Sarah says: Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Cascade’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’,… Continue reading Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 15 June 2019 — Every Summer

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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