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Sycamore Sun

Orb speaks to me from dappled boughs: “My grace allows This perfect place Upon your face.” “On Autumn days I like to shine Warm earthly shrine Thank you who pray For sun each day.” “I make trees smile when I alight Leaves, bark shine bright I warm your bones I love our home.”   Last… Continue reading Sycamore Sun

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#Haikai Challenge #111: withering wind (kogarashi)

Pine boughs bent with snow Hide birds from numbing death Withering winds hunt   Winter's shortened days Farenheit falls, wind gallops Whistling 'cross the plain   https://youtu.be/THwEGyBR5GM Lost in blind blizzard A traveler lays down Now warm and sleepy Horizontal winds bring Lullabies from heaven Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #111: withering wind (kogarashi)

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dVerse — majestic — Acipenser fulvescens (Lake Sturgeon)

image link Lake sturgeon are a long‐lived species. They are the only sturgeon species endemic to the Great Lakes Basin and are the largest freshwater fish indigenous to this system. Lake sturgeon spawn in their natal rivers and prefer rocky areas in freshwater tributaries, usually along the outside bend of rivers as suitable spawning habitat.… Continue reading dVerse — majestic — Acipenser fulvescens (Lake Sturgeon)

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 14 — Mother Earth

Patient kin Stand tall until We see we are them And they are us. Gaia Spirals finite, infinite loops Recycled bits, when planted at Death, their roots take for life Even our ashes give new life Mother trees watch their Children, patient kin Love stands tall Until we dare To see. Morgan Dragonwillow (with today's… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 14 — Mother Earth

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Haikai Challenge #108 — Hunter’s Moon (nochi no tsuki)

Hunter's moon cloaked behind clouds glides soft and stealthy through ice crystal skies Warm breaths and hungry eyes starved For stars. Butter moon pounces.       Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haiki Challenge.  Frank says: FULL HUNTER’S MOON Most of our monthly Moon names come from Native American and early American folklore.… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #108 — Hunter’s Moon (nochi no tsuki)

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Coloring Club Plus (minus coloring) 10/12/19

Yesterday afternoon, I was unexpectedly called away to help out friends and then ended up spending the night out of town.  Got back home around 11 a.m. this morning.  Mlady was peering around the corner at the end of the hall to make sure it was me.  Her fur was all puffed out when she… Continue reading Coloring Club Plus (minus coloring) 10/12/19

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OctPoWriMo2019 Day 9 — Steel Snake

image link A train, snaking through terrain Carried passengers along this day Hailing from many paths on the way Stopping for passengers and cargo The travelers got out, stretched so Regarded landscape to and fro “An artist's retreat would be perfect for this place!,” spoke the painter and commune dweller. “That forest would provide wood… Continue reading OctPoWriMo2019 Day 9 — Steel Snake

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dVerse — set — brooder

burnished fluff above cream and white sets on fashioned straw bright amber eyes under textured soft red tilt, watch, and wait doughy hand curls around, lifts, tosses henkibble. squawk! instant ejection, propulsion, gobbling, distracted, reveals six oval promises -- promises that will soon be kept     I remember the few years we kept chickens.… Continue reading dVerse — set — brooder

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Haikai Challenge #107 — red leaves (momiji)

image courtesy of Wikipedia   Cold days hug cold nights Fire drains from earth and sky Inhaled by autumn leaves Rosy-cheeked maples whisper Secrets to tall browning oak   Frank is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: Write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to… Continue reading Haikai Challenge #107 — red leaves (momiji)

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Thursday Inspiration 24 — Moonstruck

Jax picked up his Mustang convertible from the dealership and decided to take it for a spin out in the desert. He still had his Harley, but not all of the women he dated liked riding everywhere with him on the back of it. There was an hour until sunset. Jax' idea was to watch… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 24 — Moonstruck