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What do you see? #23 — One

Open book God reads our story How it starts How it ends And everything in between One page at a time We're alive! Interesting times Unfolding Together Holding spirit in our hearts One day at a time   Today's form is a double shadorma (3/5/3/3/7/5 x 2) Sadje is the host of What do you… Continue reading What do you see? #23 — One

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dVerse — haibun — reflections on quatrain

“Terminal Wasteland?” tells about my relationship with a partner from 2006 – 2017. It began as two broken and lonely people desperately seeking warmth in what seemed at the time a very cold world. Each of us had heavy loads of baggage that we sort of just hurled into the corner and forgot about, so… Continue reading dVerse — haibun — reflections on quatrain

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#Haikai Challenge #132 — Covid-19 — Disruptor

Crowned thief in disguise Trojan horse hugs from loved ones Steals my peace of mind Solitude turns with vengeance From peace to imprisonment     Frank J. Tassone 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 coronavirus (covid-19).

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#MM Saturday Mix — Too Many Desserts

  Too Many Desserts All flesh is meat, our tastes we sate On carnal plate Our earthly mete The seasoned heat Not care nor pride for what we do Before we're through The harms we cause Will give us pause Our time on earth has been pried loose Necks in the noose So go we… Continue reading #MM Saturday Mix — Too Many Desserts

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Words and pictures poetry challenge 2 — Albina

  Twice every year we take the train to visit him, Once at Christmas and once on his birthday in May. In December Baba brings carnations, his favorites. In May, she takes tulips and remembers their wedding. It's been five years since he was put to rest. His casket was piled high with roses and… Continue reading Words and pictures poetry challenge 2 — Albina

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dVerse — two crystalline couplets

Spoiled cats miaou at elbows for pets; Spring peepers peep in closing distance. https://youtu.be/lXfmubmx-qw No graphics on the next one.   Peppermint-oil-diffused mist drifts and finds origins in Spring's fresh breeze.     I decided to use the crystalline poetry form. Each couplet stands alone. Frank Hubeny is today's host for dVerse.  Frank says: To… Continue reading dVerse — two crystalline couplets

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Spring Housekeeping

One of the house sliders is open to the air today. I walked out to the mailbox and once again looked at the fence post falling backward near the road, bluebird box attached. Another reminder to get this and the other three ready for their annual visitors. I came inside and found two screwdrivers; one… Continue reading Spring Housekeeping

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dVerse — barns, moons, and baseballs

It takes 3.6 million jasmine blossoms to make one pound of jasmine essential oil. There are 9,600 drops of it in every pound. Dividing the number of jasmine blossoms by 9600 comes to 375 jasmine blossoms per drop of oil. When I woke up this morning and looked outside, I saw my barn had burnt… Continue reading dVerse — barns, moons, and baseballs

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under the new moon — K.

The wonderfully talented artist/poet, Kerfe Roig, brightens my day with her worldview, as expressed through her art.  Please take a moment to enjoy today's offerings from her.   The day is dreary and cold. A passing subway train, nearly empty, rattles the window as I remove the screen. A few black umbrellas walk by. The… Continue reading under the new moon — K.