Monthly Archives: April 2015

April Poem a Day Challenge, Day 30

Today’s prompt was  the phrase “bury the _______.”  I decided to write a villanelle about superstitions/ old wives’ tales concerning when to plant potatoes because one has to bury the  potato eyes to plant them.  Thus the title —   When … Continue reading

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Looking backwards, the prompt for Day 27 of the April Poem a Day challenge

A Cautionary Tale backwards gawping rabbit-hole down-falling everything looks odd no pocket telephone for you to text on no internet to surf no GPS if you are lost no blue-tooth no DVD no CD not even a TV you’d have … Continue reading

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Day 26 of the April Poem a Day Challenge.

Using some of the words coined by Shakespeare found at http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography/wordsinvented.html and one (incarnadined) from The Shakespeare Key. Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Shakespeare’s words are italicized.   Incarnadined Dawn (with apologies to Shakespeare who’s likely rolling over in his … Continue reading

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Today’s Poem a Day Challenge was to write a poem about history. Thus, I wrote the history of my hometown’s name.

Possum Trot, Missouri? Had sense not prevailed, I might have had to claim Rabbitville or Possum Trot as my hometown’s name. In the 1830s, John McCoy established a river landing on Missouri River bluffs so he could make a living … Continue reading

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Now for Day 22, the poem I like better than the previous one:

The Wind’s Will Chicago (pseudonym Windy City) can’t compete with winds sweeping down the Rockies, pouring over Scotts Bluff to shake Carhenge (rusty autos precisely arranged to impersonate Stonehenge) splitting like Red Sea at Moses’ command around pencil-thin Chimney Rock, … Continue reading

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Two posts today, one for April Poem a Day, Day 21 and one for Day 22

This one is so-so: Meta morphing I used to be the cook the housekeeper the laundress the baby sitter the chauffeur the mediator argument referee adjudicator. In short I was my children’s mother (euphemism for all the other). Now all … Continue reading

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April 2015 Poem a Day — Day 20

My Assignment: the Facilitator (terza rima with apologies to Shelley and Lovelace and Schenck) O wild administrator whose clarion voice blew deep in my ear to assign me the chore of facilitating discussion (without a choice in the matter), the … Continue reading

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