Disease

Written for:  Poetic Asides #286
Write an emerging poem.  Some things emerge out of the shadows or the darkness. Some things emerge from the water. Others emerge in broad daylight, whether we’re talking monsters, athletes, politicians, or what have you. Poems themselves emerge from the blank page and/or screen.

A slight feeling
of malaise,
a tingling
of the skin,
a quickly
climbing temperature.
Emergence
of a dreaded disease
spreads, and kills.

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They Are Coming

Written for Creative Bloomings, Inform:  Senryu
A short Japanese style poem, similar to haiku in structure: three lines with 17 or fewer total “syllables”, however, senryû tend to be about human foibles while haiku tend to be about nature, and senryû are often cynical or darkly humorous and satiric while haiku are serious.

And for:  Poets United, Midweek Motif~Halloween, or celebrating the dead

They come in costume
Seeking candy and comfort
As they did in life

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From: Worshipped Women (Dirty)

Written for:  Margo Roby’s Poem Tryouts:  “What do You See?”
Artwork by:  Eugenia Loli

Artist:  Eugenia Loli

Artist: Eugenia Loli

They flit in corners
of my mind–Butterflies,
nature’s artwork–
in engaging colors.
All my freedom flies
out the window with them.
An apron-clad woman,
whose complexion fades
like the haunted skin
tone of people
after blood-letting.
I am a black and white
prisoner in a kitchen
spilling over
with detritus of
meal after meal.

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“river stones”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #55, Magical Mystical Teacher’s “River Stones” 

River Stones

River Stones

in a desert land
stones from rivers far away
muttering dark tales
           (MMT)

surface green as witch’s skin
River’s spell carried to sand     (Sara McNulty)

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Yellow Valerian

Written for:  Carpe Diem “Little Creatures” #10, “Yellow Valerian”, one of the Seven Autumn Flowers

This week’s “Little Creatures” episode is about the Yellow Valerian, it’s one of the Seven Autumn Flowers (Nanahana no Sekku) according to classical Japanese culture. In Japanese culture there are seven autumn flowers. Those are, next to the Yellow Valerian, bush clover, miscantus, kudzu, large pink, boneset and Chinese bellflower.

large_yellow_lady's_slipper

Yellow cups

Oils mixed in perfume

Scent of past century

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I Don’t Remember

Written for:  the Mag #243

socks

You have to get here
right away. I can’t explain
it over the phone. Okay,
well, I am on the kitchen
table in knee socks. No,
wait. There a mess of
what looks like breakfast
all around me. No,
I can’t, because some
clown glued my socks
to the middle of
the table. Not funny.
Hurry up, because
I have to pee,
and I cannot stand
up here much longer.

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Bestseller

Written for:  Sunday Whirl, Wordle #184, Baker’s Dozen

words:  poppies, frivolous, roots, apocalypse, epilogue blue, gnarled, literary, strange, thirteen, speedy, audible, inklings

Literary masterpiece, Number Thirteen,
is an apocalyptic tale of strangers
that keeps you rooted to the edge
of your seat, with no inkling
of how it will end. Aside from
the field of poppies that pop up
now and then throughout
the book, there is little
frivolity. Whether you read
the hard copy or listen
to the audio tape, your journey
will not be one of speed,
but rather one of slow simmering
intrigue, oddly set, as gnarled branches
fronting a blue sky. Do not skip
the epilogue.

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Laura

Written for:  Creative Bloomings #172, “Musical Memories”
Listen to some music from an earlier period in your life. Write a poem about the memories they evoke or how they make you feel.

Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro

Beautiful dark-eyed Laura.  I listen
to “Eli’s Coming.” Sounds softly
building, haunting my memories–
that hot summer day
in Central Park,
July, 1978,
when my friend and I watched
spellbound, as Laura’s voice
soared, piano keys rippled,
and we hoped she would not
give birth on stage. Eight
months pregnant, Laura was
nearly too big to sit
at her piano. We still listen,
we still hear,

“Oh sweet blindness
a little magic
a little kindness”

grateful that we were able to see
her live, because her magic
and kindness were gone
at age forty-nine.

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“fingertips”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge #54, Ese’s “fingertips”


fingertips
stroking scales of pine cone
– forest memories        (Ese)

picnic blanket under tree
opening woven basket         (Sara)

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A Little Thing

Written for:  Carpe Diem “Sparkling Stars” #10
Look around and see the beauty of the little things, the beauty of boiling water. Try to see Art in all those little things.

shimmering pebble
between colorful leaves -
departing summer

© Chèvrefeuille

one red leaf

shrubs green where flowers blossomed

painting of Autumn

© Sara McNulty

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