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Summer Day – Saturnica

Breezes, lightly stirring; temperature outside rises high, tempting people to remain indoors today. Temperature inside, slightly cooling, teases. – – – – – – – – This is my second poem in my form I call a Saturnica. Once again, it is intended to represent an edge-on view of the planet Saturn.

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poetry Prose

Duality, Unity

Tentatively he seems to lurk, reluctantly she leaves for work; sensing his fragility tensing against futility. In his mind he’s become a failure; in this kind there is no future. She reassures him this will change. She measures him does he seem strange? It’s a delicate dance the steps they take; like silicate crystals poised […]

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poetry

Three Haiku and a Butterfly Cinquain

Warning Shot Bird’s call from our pine might be directed at me or perhaps our cat Lazy Afternoon Ride this computer to drive my thoughts far away leaving cares behind Wild Weather Limbs and leaves dancing wildly outside my window booming thunder rolls What a Start! Summer comes in swinging storm fronts sweeping, raging, windswept […]

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Goodbye Mummy

                                           My beautiful Mum left this earth on April 4th. 2019, two days after celebrating her 100th. birthday. I am convinced that she held on with every fibre of her being to attain this milestone […]

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poetry

Hello, Goodbye – Tanka

Summer solstice day new season makes its debut as Spring waves goodbye leaving a world awakened now Summer rolls up its sleeves

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Photography poetry Prose

Dreamin’ Big

*Sentiments from a Young Dragonfly most-likely experiencing Day One as a flier What happened? What do I do–now–that my life cycle has suddenly changed on me? I was just fine in that comfy pond. It was perfect there. All alone I am with these large, flappy, fragile wings that obviously get me places as soon […]

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Challenge poetry

Sunrise in the Trees (Challenge)

Harken! It’s a new day; leaves filtering sunlight. Birds are stretching and complaining (which we wistful humans hear as joyful morning greeting). “Turn off that light!” “My head’s aching!” Alas, comforting night has gone away. Waken! – – – – – – – – This form is called a Saturnica. As far as I know, […]

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poetry

Instruction

“Son, you need to get outside more. You need to experience nature in the raw. Why, back when I was your age I used to spend hours at a time just watching the wild Mountain Laurel…” “… and her sister, the wild Mountain Belle.” “Ah, so I’ve told you that one before.” “Yes Dad.” – […]

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poetry

Galapagos

        Wandering through Westminster Abbey, this long-bearded fellow leaning against a gravestone, arms folded, looks at me like we’d been talking for hours.   I. My son’s feet are wider than mine and mine wider than my father’s. He needs the girth to control the accelerators and brakes, he’s not mobile without […]

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poetry

A Time Slipped Away

underneath the quiet trees stop along the way resting in a whispered breeze a few moments’ ease pass some hours today underneath the quiet trees as time seems to freeze reverie holds sway resting in a whispered breeze as long as you please cares sent off to play underneath the quiet trees where no one […]