Category Archives: Animalia

The Way of the Whale

NaPoWriMo, Day 23. The prompt: Write a poem about an animal. Tell me again about the whales, Great-gran; did you ever see one? Yes, child, I have seen them, but only from afar. Even at a great distance, it must … Continue reading

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Seasons in Glass

NaPoWriMo, Day 22. The prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that engages with another art form – it might be about a friend of yours who paints or sculpts, your high school struggles with learning … Continue reading

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Jackals in the Key of C-Sharp Major

Day 21 of NaPoWriMo. The prompt: write a poem that incorporates wild, surreal images. Try to play around with writing that doesn’t make formal sense, but which engages all the senses and involves dream-logic. I’ve been told before that I … Continue reading

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Exhale

NaPoWriMo, Day 19. The prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem in which the word choice follows the words/order of the alphabet. You could write a very strict abecedarian poem, in which … Continue reading

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Table Troll

Furry troll with curious eyes watched as dinner his table imposed. “The password, please, else meet your demise.” Troll drooled and lifted his nose. Ominous threats no one believes, beautiful puppy mine. The password, please, you silly tease. On table … Continue reading

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Asking Bella

From where did you come, and where did you go before you came here to me? What happened to make you fear crates and loud noises and the prospect of being left alone? Who put you in a cell with … Continue reading

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Alone Time

Chules is sick today. I can hear his tummy roiling from across the room. He’s been in- and outside at least a dozen times since morning. When I let him out, he beelines to the side yard fence, and tries … Continue reading

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Weekend Wildcard: Groundhogs and Vital Bogs

Yesterday was Groundhogs Day in the US and Canada, and megastar (among the rodent crowd) groundhog Punxsutawney Phil purportedly did not see his shadow, which is said to be a harbinger of an early spring this year. While not the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Halloween edition)

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Wordless Wednesday 9.19.18

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