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Offline Catherine F

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Re: April is National Poetry Month - Join the Fun
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2016, 01:27:31 PM »
Vienna I love that! All that is not said but implied...so clever  :)

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Re: April is National Poetry Month - Join the Fun
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2016, 04:25:06 PM »
Without my notice,
leaf buds have opened
Surprise! It’s now spring.

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Re: April is National Poetry Month - Join the Fun
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2016, 05:12:55 PM »
I love that so many folks are participating. And with found poetry an option, there's no reason not to be able to come up with something every day.  ;D

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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2016, 05:36:16 PM »
I love that so many folks are participating. And with found poetry an option, there's no reason not to be able to come up with something every day.  ;D

Wow Kate - I hadn't thought of 'found' poetry - that sort of takes off all of the pressure, what with the haiku and American Sentence options.

And yes, love the company!   :)

 

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Re: April is National Poetry Month - Join the Fun
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2016, 05:38:14 PM »


1.  Waukenabo


And it begins . . . . . .



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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2016, 08:40:44 PM »
A Poet's Absence

No time for writing
Harry Potter is calling
I'm on book seven

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2016, 08:50:40 PM »
Number 2

Midnight Stripper.

Is the man mad?
Or perhaps just slightly deranged.

Or still a bit too hyped
to settle down to sleep.
That makes twisted sense.

Some things are best done
whenever the spirit moves.

Apart from any other reason
the wallpaper was long overdue
and peeling off anyway.

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« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2016, 09:08:41 PM »
Haha, very nice.

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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2016, 09:16:05 PM »
Folkways

It felt pointless
driving through the blizzard,
bringing you chicken shawarma
when your mother finally succumbed
to brain cancer.
But the following day you told me
it had helped.

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2016, 09:27:23 PM »
I like this, LM.  What's pointless to one may be the perfect little human gesture, the extra lift at just the right moment, to another.
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2016, 09:45:07 PM »
Wow I am reading some great work so far!  Here is my first... :P

Elusive Elegance

A perfect orchid--
flawless blooms
so delicate even a subtle wind
could mar its grace
blushing sensual purple
through powdery white.

A long curving stem
standing out from the crowd;
she steps out from the bouquet of other girls
and walks her beauty in a glide, but she
fails.  Nobody notices her clothes—only her.

And the flashing lights are too bright.
They dry; they fade.

She belongs in the lush on satin sheets
or across green grass drinking dew.
On a dimly lit stage she should be the one
in the soft glow of a spotlight on
the points of her tippy toes.

She belongs on ice doing a triple toe twirl,
destined to be depicted in impressionistic
brushstrokes--bare shoulders, a lone tendril
falling onto the curve off her pale neck
that a vampire longs to bite.  She is a lone
white flamingo in a sea of pink.

She is something I have never seen but I wish
I could be, but for only a moment--
a tapered candlestick in a shining silver holder
untarnished and curved, carrying a flame before
in a gracefull line before  the wax begins to drip.

I admire orchids at the store,
but never take them home--
expensive, I figure they don’t last,
part of what makes true elegance elusive.

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2016, 11:00:46 PM »
The Moon Flower Vine

worked it's way up the West end
of the screened-in porch.

With time and growth,
it provided shade
as strong as the scent of
large white blooms.

Spring's renewal was
rewarded by brilliant
bloom and deep green leaves
for only a little tender care.


 
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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2016, 11:49:53 PM »
AMERICAN SOMETHING

Before we drive off to find America,
we compare blue routes,
different tracks that all fall south,
water racing itself and gravity
through blue mountain passes
and honky-tonk rows, countless
interstate diners selling
the - world's - best - cheeseburger.

We transpose our paths
against maps with foreign names,
searching for context we no longer
need, to describe the task in terms
the world will understand,
a global search for something new,
a view askew of other people's everyday,
or something that reminds us of home.
This is not an exit.

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2016, 11:56:38 PM »
Alice, Chizzy - what pleasant surprises!
Very nice poems, too :)

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Re: NaPo! -- National Poetry Month - Here we Go!
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2016, 04:38:14 AM »
Written yesterday, just before I tumbled into bed, so it was still April 1.

today

the cold winter air
in tyres might explode
the valves if not replaced
by warm summer air