Category Archives: Poems

Bite in the Bark


Wordle 301 with given words taken in order and rhymed. Breathe cold while snapped-off icicles melt to seep Through bark like stones of overlapping ice; Each limb this season will crack its place to keep, Crimped, till grass and blue will … 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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Hi, bun, for May Day!


On the first day of a month, the delighted utterance of ‘Rabbits’ is customary in some cultures. These long-eared animals are seen to scamper with particular energy in April, from association with Easter Eggs. When the next month comes, one … 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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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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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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