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23 May 2014
22 May 2014
likes poems that rhyme.)
Me and Alesha show off our matching green bling, Xmas Day 2013
Written in response to Poets United's Midweek Motif of the same title
(Yes, this is the same opening quote that I used two posts ago. I really did want to write about my first river, after all. It was the Tamar, in Launceston, Tasmania.)
21 May 2014
The prompt was to use a quotation as inspiration and incorporate it into the poem. This poem is all quotations, found at "River and Environmental Quotations" at the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System website. Some of the quotations are unchanged; others have omissions for poetic reasons, and some have been mixed together. (Many wonderful ones were regretfully not used because they would have interfered with the coherence of the poem.) The authors, more or less in sequence, are Laura Gilpin, Barry Lopez, Anonymous, Richard Bach, Thomas Moore, Eric Alan, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Langston Hughes, Herman Hesse and Edward Abbey — but you'll have to check the website to match quotes to authors exactly.
or meandering, and shine!
19 May 2014
18 May 2014
For Poetic Asides bref double challenge
Images: (1) Khyentse. Image from Wikipedia Commons (2) Un Buda movie poster
(When she's lively, she's too fast for photos. I have to catch her resting.)
For the Poetic Asides bref double challenge.
17 May 2014
16 May 2014
I fell in love with this three-line form (used for a dVerse prompt in previous post) and decided to use it again for Poets United's Bicycling prompt, creating two chains (how appropriate for cycles, lol).
15 May 2014
just before dawn;
finding my path
brought a joyous morn —
P.S. This happened in 1988. I have been a Reiki Master since 1992.
14 May 2014
Is there some hidden thing in my life to be feared?
There's a challenge on at Poetic Asides.
8 May 2014
1 May 2014
to bring in. (Life, and all