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Foe cuss, but not an enemy curse.


The earliest invention For Focus of attention, But here you’ll find the joke is It’s always out of focus! When on midwinter scene The focus may have been, You don’t expect to find A beach, and yachts all lined; The kids … Continue reading

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KNYSNA ARSON?


For the Sunday Whirl Wordle 303, my thoughts have gone to my childhood home town of Knysna, a place of peace and beauty now ravaged by dreadful gale-driven blazes, which some say were started deliberately. No water ripples within sight … Continue reading

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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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