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Written for:  Carpe Diem #1159 Matto, birthplace of Chiyo-Ni

Today we are visiting the birthplace of the most famous female haiku poet ever, Chiyo-Ni (1703-1775). 78 more words

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It's Your Choice

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads  (Imagined by Isadora Gruye)
Out of Standard:  Multiple Choice

In the current political climate of my America shaped box, leaders are lifting lines directly from one of my favorite authors – a man whose books are read in every high school in America – George Orwell. 183 more words

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This Pad is Reserved

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – The Tuesday Platform
C’mon in, the Platform is yours today! Please share a poem with us. Long or short, old or new, it’s up to you. 23 more words

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Uncomplicated Years

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Nostalgia
The word “nostalgia” comes from two Greek roots, nostos meaning ‘return home’ and algia ‘longing’. However neither poetry nor politics birthed the term, rather it came from ‘medicine’. 186 more words

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Poker At The Longhorn

Written for:  Poetics Aside #385 – Write an Ekphrastic poem

All patrons are facing table,
wondering if Handsome Jim will be able
to keep his winning streak. 56 more words

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Suburban Seasons

Written for:  dVerse Poets – Poetics, Suburb Poetry   (guest host:  Oloriel)
“What makes a poem into a suburban poem? I would not want to go on a limb and define it myself, nor use some strict formula or definition. 186 more words

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Written for:  The Twiglets – “even the ducks”

Record breaking rain
dogs reluctant to go out
even ducks are fed up


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