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  Haiku Monday as hosted this week by Nancy Hatch features the theme  (A Twist of ) Fate  As usual I go for all the wrong sorts of things, like rhyme, humour and wordplay.  The syllable counts are right, though! … Continue reading

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To my gratified surprise, a haiku I put in on the previous topic of ‘Lightning’ earned me the distinction of hosting the latest round.  Writing is a form of lunacy.  Writing poetry even more so.  Doing that in such succinct … Continue reading

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  The NaPoWriMo Prompt: Today, let’s try writing triolets. A triolet is an eight-line poem. All the lines are in iambic tetrameter (for a total of eight syllables per line), and the first, fourth, and seventh lines are identical, as … Continue reading

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The Real Awful Case of the Murdered Adverbs

Some adverbs real foul murdered, And we should now detect Who, intelletual stunted, Is one you should suspect.  First victim’s name was ‘really’; It was real sad to see, How he was terminated: The Yanks prime suspects be.  And also, … Continue reading

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The only absolute Is that there are no absolutes; If this one would refute, When all the factors one computes, Then reasoning must show Objections seem to be undue, For what you think you know Depends upon the point of … Continue reading

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That really awfully elusive photograph.

(That Elusive Photograph is SideView’s theme this weekend.) Six pooches is our current flock, Though seven, once, we had in stock, And often, through the years, I’ve tried to snap them as a group, So you could see the total … Continue reading

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I am combining the daily rhyme for NaPoWriMo with a 55-word short story challenge on the theme of Lighthouse: Lighthouse-keeper had seen Two lights of red and green; Got on radio To aircraft so low: ‘Go up! Straight ahead, lighthouse … Continue reading

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