Category Archives: short poems

Patchwork poem starting with a line by Linda France

Image: Kim Lewis The sky’s a cotton whole-cloth quilt spread ready for embellishment adding glorious detail of light and shade with swirls of wild commotion here and there amid calmer spaces ─ of confrontation spare. Or darkness rules in sombre … Continue reading

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A Futile Quest

  The pursuit of happiness, is surely a waste of time. It arrives or it doesn’t, whether we chase it or no, a track leading only to frustration. Be kind, work hard, laugh and enjoy, use what talents we’re given, … Continue reading

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Education

image from Pinterest  prompt from Margo Roby   Education is the zip fastener that opens our view to the world ─ the universe and everything else.

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6-word-Saturday

Cakes marzipanned, mincemeat maturing, nearly Christmas red sky whipping by at a rate of knots wind high rain nigh

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Wishful Wordle

  I wish for clarity of thought for the leaders of the world ─ naked truth wrapped inside  mercy, kindness, gentle wisdom, integrity and most of all, for common sense. * I wish that I had wings to fly around … Continue reading

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Gifts

image via Google   The greatest gift is for giving ─ ourselves, our time to help creatively making or baking something to give – food, music, knowledge, art, pleasure, a laugh or simply just  forgiving. for Miz Quickly

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Border Crossing

  Overarching support links communities separated by ideology custom geography Miz Quickly asks us to write a poem of between 15 syllables and eight lines, and tells us to be concrete.  I have a literal kind of mind. Also linked … Continue reading

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Regression

  Logophile from the toddler stage Reading mastered at three─ even long and complex words sometimes mispronounced but never misspelled. This word lover could banish boredom at a stroke pass waiting time in a whirl of poems and stories; reason, … Continue reading

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~~~~~~~ I’m in the Mood for Dancing ~~~~~~~~

for Octpowrimo Poetry Prompt 17 – Are You Dancing?  and 6-Word Saturday  “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” ― Rumi   … Continue reading

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The Gift for Octpowrimo Day 7

and dVersePoetics All that I am is for you, dear – the gift of understanding, empathetic fellow-feeling laughter for your jokes, togetherness and love

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Jisei – Tanka

Refusal to consider the moment of my going ─ too close for comfort better not to waste time fretting ─ enjoy every precious second Probably too simplistic an interpretation of Gayle’s excellent prompt, to write a Japanese death poem, but … Continue reading

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Chimera

  Amid the darkness a lost love found me, waiting like a lioness under a lone  streetlight. Images of you flood my mind. Craving the fluidity of your presence, I reject the tangibility of lost love in favour of a … Continue reading

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Prescience

  About this time I start to think about a cup of tea when all at once I need a drink and Jock makes it for me. The humming sound the kettle makes tells me it won’t be long Ah … Continue reading

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Nature’s Cento

Insects flittering, leaves flickering in the breeze filter the light with moving speckles. Glistening blue and green of dragonfly delight the eye Cacophony of birdsong tunes the ear to individual airs A waft of flowery fragrance scents the air as a … Continue reading

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Good Morning

“Good Morning.  Here is the weather forecast for today, twenty-fourth of July. A band of heavy rain will cross the country slowly, remaining over  Northwest France all day. There will be a strong Northeasterly wind with gusts up to sixty … Continue reading

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