Monthly Archives: April 2015

National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Free Choice Double LL

Today’s word: SWALLOWS Definition: a type of bird that catches insects mid flight. It’s been a great month with this daily challenge. I so enjoyed the research on the words and deciding what kind of poem to write for the … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Diallage

Today’s word: DIALLAGE Definition: green or bronze colored pyroxene found in igneous rocks. Dawn breaks I pull on my boots, grab my pick, my shovel, And sneak out. Love to go rock hunting Looking for an example of diallage| Almost impossible … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Calla

Today’s word: CALLA Definition:  a flower in the genus Zantedeschia, of the arum family. Not a true lily.  Symbolizes innocence. The calla lily is another perfect example of the Fibonacci sequence in nature. one white calla lily picked on her morning walk … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Bullrush

Today’s word: BULLRUSH Definition: the old spelling of bulrush Definition: bull rush:  a defensive, forceful move in football. Well, when I listed bullrush a month ago, I was thinking of the bulrush plant and not football. contentment on her morning walk … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Allspice

Today’s word: ALLSPICE Definition: it is the dried fruit of the Pimenta dioica,a tree native to the Greater Antilles. It’s thought to taste like a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. And today the clerihew form as past of Michelle’s DMC using … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Zorilla

Today’s word: ZORILLA Definition: A striped polecat. Lives in mainly Africa. Zorilla comes from the Spanish word, zorro, which means fox. A poem in the zeno form seems appropriate for the letter Z.  Zeno is a creation of J. Patrick Lewis. … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Yellow

Today’s word: YELLOW Definition: one of three primary colors. Yellow, the color of sunflowers. Sunflowers, beautiful fibonacci sequence. So a a fibonaci poem. Sun Sun flower yellow bursts against royal blue squirrels plotting autumn harvest © 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all … Continue reading

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