Category Archives: humor

First Thoughts #1: Sarasponda

Sarasponda, sarasponda, Sarasponda ret set set Sarasponda, sarasponda, Sarasponda ret set set. A doray-oh, A doray boomday-oh A doray-boomday ret set set Ah-say pah-say oh. Remember the Sarasponda song? Apparently, I do. I learned it forty years ago when I … Continue reading

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Temperatures Rising

  I arose when the sun rose. As the temperature rose, my rose blossoms opened. My expectations rose about winning a blue ribbon at the county fair. Perhaps I would only win a rose-colored ribbon. That would get a rise … 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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Droplets

Rain drops, water falls. Sometimes it gets sloshed and spills. Clumsy H2O.

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Things People Say

Day Nine of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt is inspired by the work of Sei Shonagon, a Japanese writer who lived more than 1000 years ago. She wrote a journal that came to be known as The Pillow Book. In it she recorded daily … Continue reading

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What Just Happened?

Day Two of NaPoWriMo. Today’s prompt: Write a poem that resists closure by ending on a question, inviting the reader to continue the process of reading (and, in some ways, writing) the poem even after the poem ends. End with … Continue reading

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How to

Day One of NaPoWriMo. The prompt: [W]rite poems that provide the reader with instructions on how to do something. Herewith, How To There’s so many things I’ve yet to learn, like where and why and what and who. So who said … Continue reading

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