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Primitive Family Fuel


(Wordle 298) Snapped branch, born ash, ash again, Where smoke-spirits origins show; From lit limb stories rain — Thin rings from cave that radiates glow. © May 2017 Colonialist

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Repeating Like Beans and Soda


The final prompt for GloPoWriMo for 2017, and one which will enable me (after frantic catching-up) to qualify as having written 30 poems in 30 days, is to ‘write a poem about something that happens again and again’: This poem … Continue reading

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Esoteric Wordle on Life, Universes and Everything


For Wordle 297, some simple linking of the words in order given produces a piece which could be total nonsense … or a deeply profound thought. It all hinges (as with so much poetry) on how widely the imagination is … Continue reading

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My Word, How Really Awful


A word from a poem should give rise to something written for GloPoWriMo Day 29 – the first and most distinctive one I thought of was ‘Jabberwock’ but I can’t labour that again completely. I’ll just bounce between Shakespeare, Carroll, … Continue reading

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Too Stressed to write more than Two Stresses — Distress!


Dipodic or Skeltonic verse Has two beats moving in a hearse; Day Twenty-Eight GloPoWriMo Invites such skeletons to show! Skeltonic rhyme: Double time; A verbal crime Not worth a dime, With a mime Of eating slime And lime Mixed with … Continue reading

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Salvaging Live Ammunition, and in Bad Taste


Another Wordle (294) I missed, and I like the picture it created in my mind and the one (with the help of Wiki and Paint) I then created here.  I managed to add fewest possible words, but had to juggle a bit to … 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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