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Yom Kippur

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Holiness/Holy Day Your Challenge:  Write a new poem about a specific Holy Day or about the concept of Holiness. Serious and silent, Dad appeared mystical on Yom Kippur. From sundown to sundown, he fasted, and … Continue reading

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Holidays Through The Years

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2-In-Form:  Pantun The basic pantun consists of a quatrain (4-line verse). Commonly, each line contains between 8 and 12 syllables, and employs an abab rhyme scheme. A pantun traditionally follows a fixed rhythm. Per Wikipedia, “The first … Continue reading

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Three Cities

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  Travel: Get Listed for August This month, the twist on the list is this: pick *at least* 3 cities / locations that you have visited, want to visit, or wish you never had. … Continue reading

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Daruma Dolls

Written for:  Carpe Diem #644, First Market (Hatsuchi) New Year is the season for many Daruma Markets all over Japan, mostly around the Kanto area. It seems everybody wants to make sure the coming year brings him/her a little more … Continue reading

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