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#Haikai Challenge #123: first sparrows [twittering] (hatsusuzume)

Pink blanket pulled up Behind frozen bones of trees -- Sparrow's silhouette Snuggling in my warm bed Wakened, with Spring, by his song Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says: This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #123: first sparrows [twittering] (hatsusuzume)

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dVerse — quadrille — Katz Quadrille

Katz Quadrille Cabbage calls Honey moons Grapes grope Scoby sirens sing Flour water waits Attuned for Wild whooshes Yowling yeasts descend Bashful bacteria nuzzle up Sauerkraut kimchi cha-chas Meandering mead Charismatic chablis Kiwi kombucha kicks San Franciscan sourdough Fermentation frenzy Build it and they will come To learn more about Sandor Katz and Wild Fermentation,… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille — Katz Quadrille

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#MM — Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — winter’s music

Hot tea and beer bread heat the morn Cracking ice screeched notes with foghorn Freezing lake channel Sounds seldom banal My flannel's Song is warm     Sarah is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Saturday Mix.  Sarah says: Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 25 January 2020! For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have… Continue reading #MM — Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip — winter’s music

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Thursday Inspiration 40 and dVerse OLN — Lead on

I dreamed you, sinews stretched beneath silky fur, leading me, jumping, lean muscles rippling, towards the jungle.     Today's poem is in shadorma form. Paula Light is the host of Thursday Inspiration.  Paula says: This week’s theme is jump and the picture is [above.]  Here is the song snippet from “Jump” recorded by the… Continue reading Thursday Inspiration 40 and dVerse OLN — Lead on

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#Haikai Challenge #122: The Dream

Rainbow lollypops -- each one licked by a pink tongue – small hands, many hues     Grandmothers rocking watching their grandbabies play long summer sunshine     My warm arm rests next to your warm arm, at peace – love is colorblind     Race checkbox erased demographics refashioned This dream can come true… Continue reading #Haikai Challenge #122: The Dream

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dVerse — Shhhh! — Seven Secrets

Seven Secrets Delicious assignations, tantalizing tawdriness Betrayal, concealment, smoldering silence Midnight raids, candy corn amongst socks Headlights off, on to 7-11; gobbling, puking Under the table trading, permits to polluters Cayman billions, rotting soldiers in trenches Fat feet propped on desks, unoiled machines Undotted “I”s, forgotten “T”s Unseen bruises, battered worth, stalking Passive-aggressive pot shots,… Continue reading dVerse — Shhhh! — Seven Secrets

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dVerse — prosery — The Rock cries out…

The Rock, a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson was there when professional wrestling went from two chubby, hairy guys wearing unitards to tanned muscular bodies wearing glittery spandex. From 1996-2004, Dwayne glammed and glitzed the crowds with his magnificent form, his skilled moves, and his charisma -- before leaving for Hollywood. WWE languished without its star and Johnson… Continue reading dVerse — prosery — The Rock cries out…

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #118 — One way?

Mainstream arrows all point the same Consume, borrow, compete, obey When thoughts ping pong another way With pills, snorts, sips – “if” fades away It's chancy if you choose to play Mind wanders, careful what you say Land of the free – til you resist Drowning waves come, you get my gist? Get your message… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #118 — One way?

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dVerse — soliloquy — view from the trail

Situation: In a small group discussion last night, we compared Judas to The Prodigal Son as far as regret, attitude, behavior, motivation; during the discussion a disagreement arose. One camp felt that, even though Jesus knew he was going to be betrayed and said as much to Judas, “Do what you have to do.,” Judas… Continue reading dVerse — soliloquy — view from the trail