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The enchanted pool

Heyday holidays
summertime longer than finger counting hours
shrimp of a boy with his net

prisoner of pirates
walking the fallen tree trunk blind
lagoon lapped toes… 45 more words

Writing Challenges

Mournful in lilac

You are going to ask: and where are the lilacs?
and the poppy-petalled metaphysics?

I’ve neither imagination nor Mediterranean mind
for such a question – only the Norse notion… 186 more words

Short Thoughts

Note to self

Midsummer –
seems the sad-eyed Fall
has inched in
year on year
how long ’til we see April
weep buckets of bloom

Fly by night… 73 more words

Short Thoughts

Honey for your thoughts

Signposts point everywhere
but that’s the problem – which way was my way
without a map of destiny
no carrot, no firework behind
still in dreams I race to the crossroads… 189 more words

Writing Challenges

A Child's Laughter

Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #67

have, reason, filled, when, room, child,
love, irrational, blooms, wild, season, bright

The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #256

wit, twinkle, shock, quilt, weep, warmth, 152 more words

The Sunday Whirl

About That First Poem

For Poets United: Poetry Pantry #309

About That First Poem

I think that we’re beginning to remember that the first poets didn’t come out of a classroom, that poetry began when somebody walked off of a savanna or out of a cave and looked up at the sky with wonder and said, “Ahhh.” That was the first poem. 112 more words


Finding The Right Medicine

The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #257

drizzle, rot, roots, diamonds, trail, tunnel,
swift, heaven, peak, weeping, medicine, saint

Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #65

single, empty, dandelion, spool, aflame, wanton, 151 more words

The Sunday Whirl