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Collectively Speaking

I’ve always loved collective nouns, they can be such fun, definitely worth making a poem out of them … COLLECTIVELY SPEAKING a gambol of dancers sends a poke of fencers past a staff of employees who gossip about an indecision … Continue reading

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without knowing

There are times when I sit and stare out of the window trying to conjure up a poem. I don’t call this ‘writer’s block’, just one of those days when inspiration hides. And then I just start writing … WITHOUT … Continue reading

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The Writing of a Story of Words

This is a warm-up exercise I found in Wingbeats II, edited by Scott Wiggerman & David Meischen, a book full of exercises in poetry that are great fun to try. This one is called line-building and I recommend it for … Continue reading

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Drawn into Words

I’ve written poetry all my life, starting when I was about six. Poetry first, short or long stories, whatever it takes to string one word after another … DRAWN INTO WORDS the first seduction –                     a line of ecstatic red … Continue reading

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Answering the Challenge

I don’t often write rhyming poetry, but when I do I have a lot of fun! Just don’t take this seriously! Words are tools, jester’s cap and bells, wisdom, and adventure … A A ANSWERING THE CHALLENGE       … Continue reading

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The First Poem

Where do words come from? And where do they go? There are so many possibilities and on a rainy day it’s worth following up on a few … A A A THE FIRST POEM                                               flew over paper raised its head … Continue reading

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3 Haiku

Winter can be a kaleidoscope of images seen through car windows as we huddle in warm jackets, or peer out at birds at our feeders, watch the fire’s glow, and relish the smell of hot dinner filling the house … … Continue reading

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