My Poem “Moments” is now available in The Spirit It Travels

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My poem “Moments” is now available as part of the anthology, The Spirit It Travels: An Anthology of Transcendent Poetry, edited by Ms. Nina Alvarez, published by Cosmographia Books. Please see the announcement of its arrival and its summary below: … Continue reading

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Resist Much, Obey Little: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie McFerrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt. This week it is:BLADES “Resist much, obey little.” ― Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass Like, oh wow, one minute you’re talking about roller skating and the next minute, like, I’m seeing blades … Continue reading

The View from the Bridge: VisDare and Sarah Ann Hall

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Okay, so I got all fla-blund-ged (confused) again (which is not that unusual for me). I saw Sara Ann Hall’s blog about a bridge which was in response to what I thought was this week’s VisDare, which it was and … Continue reading

The Pagoda of the Man Dragging Lady Through the Street (A Confucian Delight):Friday Fictioneers

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Not every one can solve a mystery – and most people opt for a frontal attack… I did not.

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

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Many people know the prose poem entitled Desiderata – which means “desired things” in Latin. But if you don’t, please take a moment to read it through.

If by Rudyard Kipling

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Although a little preach-y, maybe even a little Polly-anish, and certainly something way out of my reach, I get consolation, hope, and inspiration from these words… It may be that someone else may benefit today from them, too.

A Manic Clash: Sunday Whirl “wordle”

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The Sunday Whirl blog invites writers to write a poem or short prose using some or all of the “wordle’s” 12 word.   This week’s words are:                           … Continue reading

Meanwhile, On Some Distant Marble, Playing Pool with the Universe

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If you haven’t started following, or at least reading, Whimsygizmo’s poetry, please try clicking here. I find myself inspired to write my own poems spinning out from her works.

Free Will, Sin, and True Power

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I used to philosophize but it would sound so superficial; so instead I became a philologist. I studied that superficially so I could then at least talk in depth about it.

It was the worst of times: Life’s Slices

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Life Slices explores living moments. Exposing the best and the worst in everyday experiences, Life Slices shows how life affects each of us in significant ways. Inspired by Boy With a Hat’s “50 Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom … Continue reading

The New Victims: A Sonnet for the Wealthy

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They cry that they are the new victims. Taxes will strip away their ability to create jobs. Taxes hurt the economy. Yet they spend millions on an attack ads, lobbyists, on campaign funds and junkets, on a multitude of tax … Continue reading

The Dreaming Place: Five Sentence Fiction

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Lillie Mcferrin posts a “five sentence fiction” prompt. This week it is: Flawed Below is the picture she has posted on her site:                             The Dreaming Place … Continue reading

Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief?

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Am I a staunch republican or an outrageous democrat? A tea partyer or just a partyer? Conservative, progressive, socialist, anarchist? Rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief? This will sum up my politics whichever side you take.         … Continue reading

It Can’t Be That Time… Julia’s Place 100WCGU

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What is 100WCGU? Each week there is a prompt: a few connected words, a selection of individual words or a picture. The prompt is (click here to visit this week’s post): … it can’t be that time … As usual … Continue reading

Life’s Savings: Life Slices

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Life Slices explores living moments. Exposing the best and the worst in everyday experiences, Life Slices shows how life affects each of us in significant ways.   Inspired by Boy With a Hat’s “50 Word Story a Day Keeps the … Continue reading

A Match Not Made in Heaven: Friday Fictioneers

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Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic to write a 100 word story about. For Info, click here. This week it’s:                                   A … Continue reading

The Rule of Three: Trifecta Challenge

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Trifecta Challenge: The Rule of Three is a writing principle that asserts that, in writing, groups of three have the most impact. This week’s challenge is to write 33 words using the Rule of Three somewhere among them. It is … Continue reading

Dear Hanging Shoes: kbnelson’s Poetry Prompt

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kbnelson’s Poetry Prompt…  Monday, July 16, 2012    Reason 2 Rhyme – “Letter to the Landscape” This week’s prompt is: Write a letter to a landscape or scene you pass through today (or often). For example, “Dear Williamsburg Bridge,…” Dear … Continue reading

A Psalm of the Oppressed

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We are trampled upon, the young and old, the working man, the single parent, asked to do more, give more, and do with less. For what? Why?      While others take, and take more and more, and pay less, give less, and care … Continue reading

Oh Yay, I think I Got It

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I enjoyed reading “More Impermanence at the Eat My Haiku word press web site. Please visit. Mike wrote: oh yay, I think I finally got it. Oh no, it’s gone again. My response: I think I understood it. then I … Continue reading

For those of you who missed “Bread Upon the Waters…”

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Here is a good Sunday’s reading… For those of you who missed “Bread Upon the Waters…” Please click here to read. In keeping with the same spirit of using a Bible passage as an exercise in motivation to write poetry, I’ve … Continue reading

Haiku’s

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These are the haiku’s of party politics, occupy wall and word and world street,  the who-cares and who-gives-a-crap turnpike to the beating down of the beaten down – the old, the poor, the jew and gentile, the gypsy, the uneducated, … Continue reading

The Owl on the Avenue

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How many times have you driven along a road only to see an owl, or maybe it was a squirrel, or some other animal on its hind legs, or standing, or turned to stare at you as you were driving … Continue reading