Monthly Archives: April 2017

A Really Awful Stay


  For Wordle 296 (a tough one to do in order and in rhyme — I’ve added far more than my usual tally of words). Thrum of the rig as stay snaps at the deck; Disaster is courted off Florida … Continue reading

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An Archaeo-illogical Report


Day 26 of GloPoWriMo invites one to  depict an archaeologist of the future’s analysis of something he discovered in our world. I think what follows is an accurate reflection of the way their minds operate in general. Them All  Our diggings have … Continue reading

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Currently Deprived, and Exploring Space


GloPoWriMo Lament How sad it is that it should be, For catching up with poetry, To meet, this month, the thirty spot, The chances, now, are not so hot.  For yesterday, entirely, We lost our electricity; And when with pen … Continue reading

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Marginally Really Awful


The prompt for Day Twenty-Four of GloPoWriMo is, entertainingly: Marginalia of medieval manuscripts Can run from the bizarre to the obscene, The production of such work by cloistered nondescripts Show minds that go where they have never been! They do … Continue reading

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Legs Eleven


The GloPoWriMo Day 23 prompt requires an Elevensie, which has a set number of words on each of five lines, with the following objectives: 1 (1 Word)  A thought, an object, a colour, a smell or the like 2 (2 Words) … Continue reading

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Upwardly Mobile Wordle


Summit The stone may sigh directions; listen and follow, Reach with one nail to scrape past turn; Taste success past  a barrier beaten hollow; On trunk feel breeze; now for next climb yearn. © April 2017 Colonialist

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Really Awfully Clean Vegetables


The Day Twenty-Two GloPoWriMo  prompt: ‘In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to challenge you to write a georgic …  Your Georgic could be a simple set of instructions on how to grow or care for something …’ For going green … Continue reading

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