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Offline Mark T

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #405 on: February 11, 2016, 12:35:31 AM »

Good job, Sio. Thank you.

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #406 on: February 11, 2016, 12:50:31 AM »
Good one. 

I'll wait and see what others do before I clean up my own mess.
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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #407 on: February 11, 2016, 04:04:52 AM »
I am transfixed by thoughts of spring
and bumble bee visions;
Somnolent scents and sounds—
Tall grass and fragrant flowers,
the dawn’s cool air
tenanted by flecks of pollen
catching the sun.

In a honeyed dream
of black and yellow
workers drift and drone
between stamen and pistil—
Fresh life born on their wings.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2016, 04:06:28 AM by CorneliusPoe »
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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #408 on: February 11, 2016, 07:32:58 AM »

Gee, that's really well done.  :)

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #409 on: February 11, 2016, 07:37:42 AM »
both :P
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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #410 on: February 11, 2016, 07:45:37 AM »

Of course.  :D

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #411 on: February 11, 2016, 11:36:40 AM »
I like this a lot Marc, a handful of words that paint a clear picture of Spring.  A time I'm so looking forward to seeing once again.

Don't normally see many bumble bees around here, occasional some honey bees though.  ;)
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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #412 on: February 11, 2016, 03:52:09 PM »


As hesitant spring gathers itself
for another verdant season of days,
cool fragrances and creation overflow
with flights of nectar and imagination.
In the absence of insanity’s vacuum,
I see Art delicately painted on petals  
in glades content with liquid birdsong.

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #413 on: February 11, 2016, 04:00:07 PM »

Okay, just Kate left then... I'm away to the mountains this weekend so I'll PM someone to nominate the most successful submission in my stead. That poet then gets to set another exercise... or not, as the inclination may fall.     

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #414 on: February 11, 2016, 04:09:00 PM »
Well, you can tell by my other submission, I can't follow directions.  ::) I didn't know those who commented committed. Let me get to work straight away...........

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #415 on: February 11, 2016, 04:11:14 PM »
I claim the right to have a go at my own disastrous work after everyone else. Will attempt by tomorrow at midnight.  

Have a nice one Mark.  
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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #416 on: February 11, 2016, 04:29:43 PM »
Here's my stab at it:

Gazing through windows past winter
remembering the fragrance
of fresh-cut flowers on the patio
and the drone of bees euphoric
in their endless endeavors,
I am the young marsupial
being called forth from darkness
into the newness of spring.
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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #417 on: February 12, 2016, 12:49:45 AM »

Good job, Kate. No, it's not compulsory but notification of non-participation in triplicate is a requirement.  :D

Thanks Ian, just a quick look... catch the rest of this Monday.
 

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #418 on: February 13, 2016, 03:54:38 AM »
Ok. Sorry I'm late, real life foo in the way.

The newborn green
from winter's claws released
awakens insect life which comes
droning to its summon

My mind then stirs
as if by kindred sense
and buzzes through the air with glee
forgetting human nature.
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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #419 on: February 15, 2016, 08:53:43 AM »
I'm calling Kate the winner on this one. Not an easy call, but the opening line cinched it. Great effort all and fun exercise, Mark. Amazing what it produced.

Your turn Kate. :)
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