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Gratitide and NaPoWriMo 

I love starting the week with gratitude.  Plus it’s NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month.)  Yay!  A challenge wrapped in blessings.  Umm…hmm. The challenge: write a poem that begins with a line from a another poem (not necessarily the first one), but then goes elsewhere with it. The poem I  picked is The Chambered Nautilus.  It’s the poem that my novel keeps circling back to, so it’s dear to me.  Still, I never had the patience to memorize it.. This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign,  Two lips and cheek recline at table, A child’s repose.  As lovers’ ardor…

NaPoWriMo: Style from the Stylus

Well this morning I woke from an interesting dream: I dreamt I was sleeping and woke rested and raring to go.  Guess what?  I did. And I’ve got a lot to do.  Starting with back to poetry. Can I marry this prompt with a bit of Style from the Stylus? …think of a single thing or person (a house, your grandmother, etc), and then write a poem that consists of kenning-like descriptions of that thing or person. For example, you might call a cat a mouse-stalker, quiet-walker, bird-warner, purr-former, etc. If you’re looking for examples, you can find one that…

Photos and  NaPoWriMo Poetry

   Butterfly garden Outside winter lingers chilling, aggravating,  Holding on too tight while  body’s soul craves warmth. Inside, tropical rain forest orchids breathe relief Coaxing caterpillars to unfold. Squeezing out  last drop, old life attitudes memory. Wings stretch where once remembered wrinkles. Crawled slow, meshed to earth and e body and soul crave warmth Inside, tropical rain forest orchids breathe relief Coaxing caterpillars to unfold. Squeezing out the last of old life and ways, Wings stretch where once remembered wrinkles. Crawled slow, meshed to earth. Stretch and shiver, fold and reach. An unknown new beginning will be the end.limbs. Stretch…

NaPoWriMo Knowing Ellie

Oh my! Today’s prompt is really stretching my brain cells. (By the time this publishes, it will be yesterday’s prompt.) Day Seven comes to us from Gloria Gonsalves, who challenges us all to write a tritina. The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line. \ I planned to write about a new friend today and link to the article I wrote for…

STEM Tuesday: Heirloom Weeds

OMGoodness.  I almost forgot about Poetry Month.  Here it is and I missed 4 days already. I planned to share some info about genetic research of cannabis.  I never knew the innate difficulties scientists have mapping plant genomes. It’s partly because plants can’t run away or hide as a defense mechanism. So, instead they have different genes, duplicate genes that can be used in times of stress.  I never knew that since 1993, the THC in some strains of cannabis went from 3% to 37%. Scientists are busy working on what characteristics of which strains prevent nausea, enhance appetite, suppress…

Photo Friday: Putting a Lock on Summer

Summer’s nostalgic heat diminished night’s cool rain. Long shadows promise cold days to come.  A lake rests, sequestered behind a fence. Fall’s gentle  promenade proclaimed. Summer curtsies, Autumn advances. What’s in your lens this week?  Please grab the button below and link-up with me. And another beautiful link-up:

Throw-Back Thursday: Me and About

Did you memorize poetry in school?  I had a teacher mad about poetry. One poem every week.  Some of those poems stuck in my memory as pleasant as tree climbing did. Please, come travel down memory lane with me over at Once A Little Girl.

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