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Reena’s Exploration Challenge and dVerse Lai form — Blind Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike by Carol Allen Anfinsen Axe's bleeding edge Raised o'er outstretched necks To strike. Gene-spliced monsters fledge As architects pledge “Safe-like.” Evolution sledged On extinction's ledge Blind shrike.   A Butcher Bird, or Shrike is a predatory songbird, fearless and bold. It is a ferocious killer that will impale its victims. This lai form… Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge and dVerse Lai form — Blind Shrike

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Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 27 April 2019 — Batten Down the Hatches

  Sarah is the host of Saturday Mix.  Sarah says: Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 27 April 2019! This week we are dipping our toes into the pool of METAPHOR. Our challenge is all about the use of metaphor in our writing. You will need to use the metaphor provided in… Continue reading Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 27 April 2019 — Batten Down the Hatches

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dVerse — Lai form — Truth or…

dVerse has us writing lai and lai nouveaux form poems for a month.  This is my second lai, which is wordplay for lai=lie. When asked to write lais Inhale, then big sighs -- For real? With truth, my heart lies, Its pathway is wise I feel. With poems words rise -- Truth or lie, its… Continue reading dVerse — Lai form — Truth or…