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Vivaldi

We were in Venice a few years ago and I had one of those experiences that music can give. Maybe it was the music over Christmas or a bar or two heard distantly yesterday that reminded me of that day, … Continue reading

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Traffic Senryu

We’re so used to traffic, trucks, vans, buses, and cars, that it’s easy to forget how small moments can make poetry. Take a moment as you read these senryu to capture the scene … flies at the car window nosey … Continue reading

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Tourist Senryu

One of the interesting things about travelling is watching other people, other tourists, how we/they behave in another country, how they/we re-act in crowded or rural situations … tourists . . .                                             the cows turn to watch us ***** suitcases … Continue reading

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Flight Delay

This month was renamed in 8 BCE in honour of Augustus Caesar, because it was the time of several of his greatest triumphs. Gladiolus or poppy are the birth flowers, meaning strength of character, beauty, love, and family. And how … Continue reading

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Where Home Is

Everyone’s home is different, the map-reading a separate event, each series of directions special to who we are, what we do, where we live. Difficult to describe but everyone knows where their own home is … A WHERE HOME IS … Continue reading

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Traffic Jam

This abecedarian poem was fun to write. The first line begins with ‘z’ and ends with ‘a’, second line begins with ‘b’ and ends with ‘c’ and so on to the end. Most often in an abecedarius poem each line … Continue reading

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Postcard from Lisbon

It’s the time of year when lots of people travel to far off places, struggle with visas, foreign languages (we learn at least ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ in the appropriate language before we go), currency exchange, etc.. Then there’s the … Continue reading

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