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31 January 2017
whispers at dawn.
Also linked to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #348
lavender oil. Stalemate.
Denuded on belly; thinning on paws, eyebrows and behind ears
Actually she is being treated by tablets crushed in her food, which will help even without the topical calendula cream. But I must not let her out at all during her preferred hours – and without the lavender oil to discourage the mozzies, I can't let her out at any time.
Written for Quadrille #25, dawn at dVerse.
29 January 2017
bite down and suck, lap my tongue
around and through the honey taste.
Written in response to Weekend Mini Challenge: Condense a Poem at 'imaginary garden with real toads'. The original Neruda piece may be found at this link. We were asked to restate it, condensed, in our own words while keeping the essence of the original.
28 January 2017
I'm linking this poem to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #338
27 January 2017
and without ceremony, how
undying passion, resurrection.
22 January 2017
have their own lives going on.
16 January 2017
Linked to Inside the Ink at 'imaginary garden with real toads' – where we are invited to take a quote from the last book we read and play with it in three stanzas. (I have also written a review of this book: here.)
15 January 2017
from you, find your truest chords.
Written in response to Literary Excursions: human in terms of non-human
at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.
12 January 2017
And where would that door lead?
8 January 2017
He climbs from a hole in the ground,
For Play It Again 7 Jan. 2017 at 'imaginary garden with real toads', we are asked to be inspired by Laurie Anderson, or the Out of Standard movie clip 'Film School Dropout' (see below), or (in 55 words) by Dante Alighieri. It was mostly the movie clip that got me, but I also gave nods to Anderson and Dante, and wrote it in 55 words. The fact that I have recently been bingeing on 'The Vampire Diaries' crept in there too.
5 January 2017
3 January 2017
1 January 2017
If you are not on facebook, don't read my SnakyPoet personal blog or look at my official website, and haven't noticed the ad currently at the top of my Publications list in the right side-bar here on this blog – I just want to make quite sure you know I have a new book of poetry out: THREE CYCLES OF THE MOON.
It's a collaboration with old friends and esteemed fellow-poets Jennie Fraine and Helen Patrice. At SnakyPoet I describe how our friendships began, and how, many years later, we came to produce this book together. The article at the website also deals with the genesis of the book, in a briefer, more business-like, but I hope still interesting way.
Both of course are glorified ads, as is this. We think it's a terrific book and we'd love as many people as possible to read it. To that end, we made it an ebook, available at Smashwords in whatever format you require, for the ridiculously low price of $3.99 USD.