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NaPoWriMo Challenge #23: My Micro-flora, My Friends

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge: let’s try writing triolets. A triolet is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetramenter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as are the second and final lines. This means that the poem begins and ends with the same couplet. Beyond this, there is a tight rhyme scheme (helped along by the repetition of lines) — ABaAabAB. My Micro-flora, My Friends We are all unique! Believe the signs. Each populated by Colonies. Planted flags, Micro-Flora “Mine.” We are all.  Unique, believe the signs. We…

NaPoWriMo Challenge #21: Earth Day

Earth Day Challenge for NaPoWriMo: Write a poem in keeping with Earth Day. Carbon Cycle 1970: In the beginning. I was there.  Where were you? Unborn?  Not even a Daddy Twinkle? My rebellion for the Earth:  Excesses left on check-out counters. Lunch-time surprises, my reward. Walk, Don’t Ride. Act Now, before it’s too late. Recycle, Re-use, Re-new. It will be too late when you listen. 2013:  I am here.  Where are you? Garden. Preserve. Think Local. Buy Electric. Reduce my footprint and my mass. While middle-aged war-machine Sucks more carbon than My imagination can imagine. Recyle, Re-use, Re-new. It’s almost…

Photo Friday: Daffodils and NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompt #18

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt: Write a poem in the form of a personal ad.  And it’s Photo Friday to Boot.   What a difference a Week Makes Cheerful, leggy, early bloomer Seeks nurturing sort to bring out best. Need not be warm or pleasant. Persistent and Wet will do. Optimism a plus.

NaPoWriMo Challenge #18: Rainy Day Ball Game

Today’s prompt: “write a poem that begins and ends with the same word.” Rainy Day Ball Game Today Morning’s dismal night-light, invites me: burrow deep. Stay in bed.  There’s time to rise.  Sleep. Rain points accusing transparent finger. Things to do open my head, and halt my linger. People. Chores.  Novel.  Work.  Play. Tug of War pulls heart and soul Today. Write 1,000 words; go to the Brewer’s Game, Attend ASQ Meeting.  Everything is clearer now.     Related articles NaPoWriMo #16: Found in Translation (theblacktortoise.com) Things I want to say, but would never: NaPoWriMo #12 (theblacktortoise.com) NaPoWriMo Half-way Challenge:…

NaPoWriMo Half-way Challenge: A little help from my friend.

Today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo:  “write a pantun. Not a pantoum — though they are related. The pantun is a traditional Malay form, a style of which was later adapted into French and then English as the pantoum. A pantun consists of rhymed quatrains (abab), with 8-12 syllables per line. The first two lines of each quatrain aren’t meant to have a formal, logical link to the second two lines, although the two halves of each quatrain are supposed to have an imaginative or imagistic connection.” Huh?  Here goes, with a little help from my grandson, Niall (10 years old.) Wisdom…

Things I want to say, but would never: NaPoWriMo #12

“The challenge:  write a poem consisting entirely of things you’d like to say, but never would… ”  Now that’s pretty tough, because I’m committed to honesty, which includes saying what I want to say.  Maybe I’ll make some things up, and you can guess who I’m saying them to: Who said that? Stupid. I can take uniformed, ignorant, or incapable. Bandwagon-jumper. Get off.  Find your own transportation. Highfaluting. Dismount that high-horse of yours. Nose-looker-downer. Watch out for rain, you just might drown. I love you just the way you are? Almost. Good Lord!  I just scared myself.  I do believe…

NaPoWriMo and Photo Friday: Heron

Curiosity Sacrificed Her Best Look left look right proceed with care. I look at you you look at me.  You see me here I sense you there. Spread wide three toes I ginger in. You stay still zoom focused. Quick. Reflex no thought. I nabbed the gold. Lean back.  Swallow. It was worth the shot.

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