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6-word-Saturday

Small walk on the wild side I haven’t been walking much lately, but as summer has finally put its head round the door, the least I could do was go out and welcome it.  The grassy path earns its name, … Continue reading

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Absence of Mind

  Last night I went to bed bookless – a calamitous killer of sleep. I’d searched the car, the bathroom, the bedroom, and down the back of the sofa – but the novel had vanished in smoke. I am always … Continue reading

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Meltdown quadrille

I forgot that yesterday was World Poetry Day and all I wrote was a measly haiku! On alternate Mondays at dVerse, we’re directed to write a poem of exactly 44 words with a given starter word – today it is Melt. … Continue reading

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Witnesses

  image:  “Chronicle” by Ruth Bavetta Caption from left to right Two chaps in blue converse. Why is the road closed? I’ve no idea – there are no workmen, no machines — only a barrier to progress and a couple of cones. … Continue reading

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Sonnet Written in Shock

The grief at yet more crazy killing is ripe to explode from me in words. How  could any human being inflict such terror city-wide? What do they want, these murderers? No adequate adjectives exist in any language to express revulsion … Continue reading

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Dripping for Octpowrimo Day 5

  Drip, drip, drip go the drops against the window Drip, drip, drip goes the glop into my arm Drip drip drip go the pennies from my bank account Thank the Lord it’s only once a year.     This … Continue reading

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WORRISOME WORDLE 213

A superior being has chiselled away at me leaving a hollow space with no words, no rhythm, no poetry, nothing but puzzles. My feckless muse is dumb having lost lucidity to a perplexing foreign tongue in a struggle to make … 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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Amateurism

There are days when words flow like lava and other days more like a blocked-up sink. This is a day to get out the plunger . Poetry aficionado, wannabe professional, my slapdash efforts are more dilettante than skilful, more’s the … Continue reading

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Masochism – Wordle 202

  In the drive to join in every wordle , words and images are planted willy nilly here and there. I shall make no excuses for incoherence. To begin the trip: The Northeast wind stings my skin with hail as … Continue reading

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A Prayer

O God of mercy, where’s your heart to let your people suffer so? Start to put our house in order please. It shouldn’t be so very hard for you, who made the earth, the trees the birds, the beasts and … Continue reading

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Ruinous rhyme

  For lack of maintenance and too much time old structures crumble, fail to hold the line; old folk stumble, inexorable decline with age and certain fate malign to rack and ruin, farewell life sublime.   Apologies for the gloomy … Continue reading

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Green Filet Wordling – Wordle 190

  Green Filet Wordling Sustained use of wordle words is such a strain. It leaves me deranged, dullally in a haze of indecision – to mock or not to mock? I traipse the floor and feign confusion, exchange rational thought … Continue reading

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Junk the Jargon

Situations Vacant (Help needed) Translator/interpreter required by plain-English-speaking staff to disentangle inter-office memoranda and incoming mail and interpret at management meetings Sense of humour essential. Remuneration (pay) generous. Wig provided when all hair has been torn out.     Tony … Continue reading

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Wordle 186 – a ditty

At the crossroads one night with the moon shining bright – what dreadful doggerel I  write – darn it, I’ve lost the thread of the story I had in my head. I’ll start it all over again. No I won’t … Continue reading

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