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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: Vanilla

Today’s word is VANILLA. Definition: a dark substance that is made from the beans of a tropical plant and that is used to flavor food. Vanilla is from a type of orchid grown in Mexico. What Does Vanilla Know? It feels … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Nigella

 More slices can be found at Two Writing Teachers.  Today’s word: NIGELLA Definition:  an annual plant found in a traditional cottage garden. Part of the Ranunculaceae family. Nigella flowers overtake the cottage her desire returns collecting seed pods Mary Lee’s word … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Mulleins

Today’s word: MULLEIN Definition: Verbascum (/vɜrˈbæskəm/[2]), common name mullein (sg. /ˈmʌlɨn/[3]) (also known as velvet plant). Belongs to the figwort family Scrophulariaceae. It’s frequently used in herbal medicine. Great Mullein Mullein One herb plant that grows for two years Golden flower spikes used for tea It’s velvet leaves soft … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Lollygag

Today’s word: LOLLYGAG  Definition: to spend time doing things that are not useful or serious : to fool around and waste time. This is the final day of spring break.  It’s been a fabulous week in that I worked a lot on our … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Hollow

Today’s word: HOLLOW Definition:  A low, wooded area, such as a copse. There’s a hollow by our house. Husband recently pointed out the homeless encampment. Today’s poem is a quatern. A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It … Continue reading

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SOLSC 15: Day 27: Only Four Days Until…

More slices at Two Writing Teachers. You are cordially invited to write poems with me for the month of April.  This is my first time hosting a month long poetry challenge for others to join in. I am nervous and … Continue reading

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