Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April 8, 2014 Writer's Digest/Early Morning/NAPoWriMo/ Something Lost/ Garden of Real Toads/ Some Tiles are Cracked

Prompt: A violent poem or a peaceful poem

Early Morning                         
I imagine
A peaceful scene
All is quiet
The world is still
Most men and animals sleeping
The sun has not risen
The clock ticks
Quietly in the hall
The world is in
A state of expectation
Of the coming day
Yet....


My rash burns brightly
Has driven me from my bed
Desperately I look
For the ointment
That will relieve the itch
So it is with poison ivy
In the spring or any other season
It grows in abundance
Around my house
If you ignore it
You can get into it by mistake
If you try to get rid of it

It will get you for sure

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Posted on April 7, 2014
New Wordle List:  meaning, hurl, listener, rattle, pluck, taut, clenched, music, tender, unique
Something Lost
Each life unique
Each breath gives meaning
Tender be the night
I the listener of your song
Try to remember
When I saw it last
And where I put it
But no matter how hard I try
It’s resting place remains
Unknown to me

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Imaginary Garden of Real Toads  Prompt:  Write about your home.

 Some Tiles are Cracked
About my dwelling
It serves me well
We’ve build
A nest around us
A perfect fit
No baggy trousers here
No room to spare
It holds our love
Gathers heat from the sun
Made of adobe
Made of mud
Sits atop the mesa
The wind blows down
From mountain top
A little worn
Around the edges
Just like us
A place of rest
A place of peace
A place of creativity
No need to leave
A place I like to be






Monday, April 7, 2014

April 7, 2014 Writers Digest/ An Artist's Self Portrait/NaPOWRIMO/ The Bowman and the Maiden

An Artist’s Self Portrait

In statue I am not tall
Not dark
Not young
Not male
I work everyday
It is not a question
It is what I do
I always have a ready
Smile for you
You will think
When you step
Into the studio
I was just waiting
For your return
......So be it

I am quiet
Lost in concentration
A hermit
Living in gratitude
I am my own counsel
I investigate what
Interests me
Though I value
What you see
What you think
I follow my own path
From seashore to
Desert shelter
Stickers in my feet
Brush in hand
Eyes open in wonder
Gather colors
Red, yellow and blue
And use them to
Share my world with you...
Will you know me
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Posted on April 7, 2014
New Wordle List
Meaning, hurl, listener, rattle, pluck, taut, clenched, music, tender, unique
The Bowman and the Maiden
In the air
Music so tender
Eyes awash
The scent of lilac blooms
The color lavender 

Heavy in the trees
Spring is here
The bowman draws
The string taut
Releases the arrow
Hurled through the air
Hits the bulls eye square
Maiden fair
Smiles in his direction

Offers token

For luck