Category Archives: Poems

Double Wordle Non- and Little-sense


              1) Absolute Nonsense Sham lift you spray at dawn, Then shimmy down to wrap; Fit choke, call shell on lawn; In corner, scar in gap. 2) Unsuccessful Car Repairs Fit  sham part you … Continue reading

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Going at Unsteady Gates


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Communion Wordle; e-mails Absurdle


        No rain; humility will grow; God still listen, only seven round communion plate? Priest sits, old stories to let know — A string of wisdom to change where lies your fate? Though internet would stay, My … Continue reading

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Poetic Tribute by Eight-Year-Old to her Mother


This unsolicited and unprompted tribute was offered by just-turned-eight Jeneva last night. For the benefit of those challenged in any way by the inventive spelling, here is an edited version: A Poem for my Mommy Your … eyes twinkle from … Continue reading

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Screened


GloPoWriMo 2019 Day 20 Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that “talks.” Try to write a poem grounded in language as it is spoken – not necessarily the grand, dramatic speech of a monologue or play, … Continue reading

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Elegy for an Unidentified Companion


GloPoWriMo Day 18 Prompt: today: I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy of your own, one in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated not through abstract words, but physical detail. Out of the very corner of my … Continue reading

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Wild Words and Feral Tamed.


For GloPoWriMo Day 16 I am ignoring the prompt, and instead am taking  Wordle 399 as the rhyme of the day. Brenda has done the usual fiendish job of steering one inexorably in a certain direction with the choice of words, … Continue reading

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