Monthly Archives: November 2016

Black Earth

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #24 , Black Earth black earth covered with fresh fallen snow awaits spring I lay down and rest a while in front of the fireplace © Chèvrefeuille (our host) Here is my attempt: fertile black earth … Continue reading

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Escape

Written for: dVerse Poems – Haibun Monday, Free For All  (posted by Hayesspencer) Today is a Free For All…meaning, you pick the subject upon which you wish to write.  There are rules of course – (1) The haibun must be … Continue reading

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Closed For Repairs

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 29 Two-for-Tuesday.  Write a love and/or anti-love poem. A heart in pieces needs mending. How many wounds can be borne until love’s entrance is suppressed.

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Writing Technique-“Exquisite Detail”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #25th, Teika’s 9th Tanka Writing Technique – Exquisite Detail (prompt: charcoal) This style is indicated by exact and precise details with often complex imagery. In Teika’s anthology of tanka styles he has 29 examples. … Continue reading

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I Want To Laugh

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge-Day 28 For today’s prompt, take the phrase “I Want (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem. … Continue reading

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Crows

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #23, Crows on a bare branch a crow lands autumn dusk © Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold) autumn departs between bare branches crows nest abandoned after the cold dark winter it will be inhabited again © … Continue reading

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Black Stars

Written for:  dVerse Poets:  Meeting The Bar – Carvaggio & Charoscuro  (posted by Bjorn) Today I want you to write poetry that creates drama by focusing on the contrast between opposites, between light and dark, between good and evil. There … Continue reading

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Rage Unrestrained

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #276 Words:  drive, add, sit, spray, handle, mess, window, law, film, tray, pot, vent Broke the law, saw window, drove through it. No handle on rage. His venting  sprayed a mess of shattered  glass … Continue reading

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Unraveling

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2016 Chapbook Challenge – Day 27 Write a falling apart poem. Falling Apart Losing Limberness Illnesses Not General All Peculiar And Resist Treatment

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Writing Technique: Novel Treatment

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #22 Teika’s 8th Tanka Writing Technique – Novel Treatment (prompt: blues) Novel treatment – Using an unusual or original poetic conception Among the 26 examples is the poem by Fujiwara Motozane (ca 950) from … Continue reading

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