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Poetry Friday: Flowers and Piku

 Tulips in our front garden box.    Tricia suggested flowers for our Poetry Stretch.  The host of Poetry Friday had her students write “pikus”, based on the numerals in the mathematical equation of pi: 3.141592653. So here is my contribution: spring tulips … Continue reading

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My Aunt Dot

This week’s Poetry Stretch is writing a pantoum. I love this form.   My 81-year-old aunt passed away on Monday.   Her husband was my father’s best man and best childhood friend.  They were aunt and uncle by the LOVE DNA.  Integral … Continue reading

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Old Chair

  Read Write Poem had a picture prompt about an old chair this past week.  (I decided to use my own photo of an old chair). The Poetry Stretch prompt was to write a tritina: 10-line poem made of three, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Trembling Firsts

Poetry Stretch this week is about “firsts” for the new year.  A first for me is the discovery of Haiku Bones.  It provides a weekly prompt much like One Single Impression but for the haiku in all of us.  Two … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Shadorma

The poetry stretch for this week from The Miss Rumphius Effect was to write a “shadorma”.  This poetry form is six lines, unrhymed with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable count for the lines. The prompt at One Single Impression is wings. Today … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Rictameter

This week the challenge was to write in the poetry form, rictameter.  It is a 9-line poem with a syllable count of 2/4/6/8/10/8/6/4/2 in which the first and last lines are the same. Since today is Friday the 13th, our third … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: What’s Not There

Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect  proposed writing a poem about “what’s not there” based on this poem. Missing the Huntress no soft diluted calico fur purring weight upon me while asleep no more treats those disemboweled mice population explosion … Continue reading

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