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Category Archives: Writing 201
It’s a Sonnet, Doggone it!
NOTE: January 3, 2019 ~ It’s been over three years since I wrote this sonnet, and it’s still the only one I’ve managed. The dVerse prompt today is the sonnet. The form still confounds me, but I will stretch my … Continue reading
Posted in poetry, Writing 201 Tagged #writing201, American Eskimo, dog pics, music, poetry, sonnet 41 Comments
Snowflake ~~ Never Any Two Alike WordPress Writing 201, Assignment Nine. Prompt: cold. Form: concrete poetry. Device: anaphora/epistrophe.
Posted in poetry, Writing 201 Tagged #writing201, concrete poetry, poetry, snow, snowflake, word art 4 Comments
The doors opened with a swish and the dance began. People exiting the train, others entering the train, and many just shifting side to side to allow for the ebb and flow. I tucked your fingers under my arm as … Continue reading
Posted in humanity, poetry, Writing 201 Tagged #writing201, elegy, lost, poetry 10 Comments
The “drive thru” lane of the coffee house was perhaps not aptly named, as “driving” implies movement, not this line with mere glacial gain. Sitting in my car that morn I awaited my morning brew, my patience growing thinner as … Continue reading
Posted in humanity, poetry, Writing 201 Tagged #writing201, ballad, coffee, impatience, poetry 11 Comments
Lost and Found
Hoo boy! So I’m taking this poetry class thing from WordPress, and today’s assignment was to create a “found poem.” The description of a found poem was given thusly: A found poem is composed of words and letters you’ve collected … Continue reading
Posted in humor, poetry, Writing 201 Tagged #writing201, found poem, poetry 16 Comments
Limerick Two ~ Imperfekt
A perfectly imperfect rhyme can give poets a difficult time. To find the right phrase may take hours or days, but it always works out in due course. WordPress Writing 201, Assignment Four. Prompt: imperfect. Form: limerick. Device: enjambment.
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Skin so soft, I hesitate to touch it sometimes with my age-worn own. My knuckles, a roughened ridge spanning the width of my hand. Yours, an innocent row of dimples where hand meets fingers. When you reach up to hold … Continue reading
Posted in humanity, poetry, serious stuff, Writing 201 Tagged #writing201, holding hands, poetry, prose poem, skin 12 Comments
Hope Entreat Advocate Vocalize Enjoin Negotiate So many ways we make requests, yet Even though we know what’s best Not all our prayers are granted. And sometimes… Therein lies the gift. WordPress Writing 201, Assignment Two. Prompt: gift. Form: acrostic.
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gather unscreened thoughts thrash the thorns from the blossoms search the chaff for truth WordPress Writing 201: Assignment One. Prompt: screen. Form: haiku. Device: alliteration.
Posted in Haiku, Photography, poetry, Writing 201 Tagged #writing201, haiku, harvest, photography, poetry, thoughts 9 Comments
The sun eases into the molten lava of the evening sea, a willing sacrifice to the gods of time. The glorious sky imprints its beauty on my eyes and in my mind, branding its memory as a tribute to this … Continue reading
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