Monthly Archives: February 2010

Fraught, Insomnia, and Anger

Three websites.  Three prompts. Haiku Bones: fraught One Single Impression: insomnia Haiku Very Much: anger forsythia bush fraught with buds, shelters green frogs spring rain blankets ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ insomnia strikes midnight waves, moonlit ruffles wash away footprints ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ razor edged anger … Continue reading

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Writing Retreat: Sylvia Beach Hotel

 RECIPE Take one Friday-Saturday-Sunday Add bunks in the dorm of the Sylvia Beach Hotel (which they don’t really advertise) Blend a most fabulous 3 days of sunshine and little wind Five dedicated writers = One fantastic writing retreat Sylvia Beach Hotel … Continue reading

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Playing with Wordle

Read Write Poem provided a “wordle” of words for the prompt this week. It’s probably the one of the most challenging prompts for me.  The prompt the previous week talked of a “spa” for you poems.  It was a  great idea: … Continue reading

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Hakiu Very Much: Olympic

Love when a word prompts me to spill onto the page.  Haiku Very Much is offering this today:  olympic olympic mountains fog shrouded trees, vampires* lurk blood drive this weekend *Did you know the word “vampire” can either be two … Continue reading

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Contests to Consider

Do you need some motivation for writing?  Both Elana Johnson and Shelli Johannnes-Wells are giving away some pretty great  prizes this week.  On Elana’s blog, there are five query letter critiques and five copies of Johnson’s e-book, From Query to the Call and … Continue reading

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Haiku Very Much: Heart

The prompt this week from Haiku Very Much is heart.  Fitting for the week before Valentine’s Day. sacred love resides dawn’s meditative prayer holy heart tended ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ heart meditation contemplates an unseen path mandala center +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ heart given to you eighteen … Continue reading

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Sydney Taylor Awards Blog Tour: Meet Ellen Frankel

  The JPS Illustrated Bible for Children  Sydney Taylor Notable Book for All Ages  In January, the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) recognized thirty-three outstanding books for the Sydney Tylor Award.  Today, I have Ellen Frankel, author of The JPS Illustrated Bible … Continue reading

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Read Write Poem: Narrative Wallpaper

Dave Jarecki’s prompt was to create a narrative wallpaper poem at Read Write Poem.  He encourages us  “to find the “narrative wallpaper” that resides in your home, apartment, memory, etc. Maybe you’re the child in the bedroom watching stories burn … Continue reading

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