August 23, 2016

Taste of Citrus

by Anita Lubesh

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Under
a flat ledge,
in a garden view of lemon
groves – inscribed zest is
tickled by the scent of
interlopers wound under a single
helix of Nottingham green;
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August 23, 2016

Just Breathe

by J L Hunt
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“You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”― Walter Hagen

 

I love beautiful things.  The flowers & trees, birds singing in the breeze.  I can really get caught up in the vastness of nature & all its splendor…when I take the time to just sit & wonder.

Life can sometimes get so busy & crazy, it can be rather difficult to slow down & just be lazy.

But I challenge you today, take some time to refresh…slow down & just take a breath. Breathe in the freshness of life…you’re still here, so there are many reasons to fight…

Fight for your peace, your joy, to maintain your sanity. Don’t just do it for you, it will benefit ALL of humanity.

So pray for strength to rebel against life’s stress, & slow down & demand your rest.

Look up at the sky, the birds, the trees…& be thankful to be free to just…breathe ©2016  J. L. Hunt

Click here  to also hear an inspiring song, “Breathe” by  Jonny Diaz 

If you enjoy my poems, You can follow my blog
https://huntsclubhouse.wordpress.com

August 23, 2016

Tao at Dusk

by LuAnne Holder

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Look , but be totally still.

Three dark ants navigate through
a maze of August-dried needles
without an apparent purposeful goal
to the eyes of the old woman watching.

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August 23, 2016

Man of Beauty

by Morgan

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Man of Beauty,

Silence stands between us,

Perilously close, yet excruciatingly Far,

You are the Bright Morning Star

To my dark night,

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August 23, 2016

Nevermore

by Morgan

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Tranquility Sings

On Mystical Wings,

Serenading o’er the Expansive shore,

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August 23, 2016

Iron, Undress and Grow in the Garden With Me

by A. Marie

Iron of dress, without meadowsweet tenderness,
Give up your ghost to me now, and we shall all bow down weeping.

Close to the creeping, I secure my hat,
Pick up my boots and walk
To the lavender-times, when I lived by my nose,
When I touched my crown into each rose and
Loved red. Continue reading

August 23, 2016

The Stream – A San San

by Judy Martin

Tinkling water venturing into the unknown

Slipping, swirling through the naked trees’ spindly fingers

Whilst the rain-drenched banks stand tall

Listening, as the water tinkles over the concealed stones, Continue reading

August 23, 2016

A Couple of “Bad Beat” Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

It is the stuff that stories and limericks are made off. Unfortunately, it isn’t a fairy tale and there isn’t a happy ending. But it is a good story and worth telling; and it is certainly worthy of a couple of limericks, that’s for sure. It’s a classic horse player’s lament, a woulda, shoulda, coulda. Continue reading

August 22, 2016

Whispers in the Silence

by Morgan

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Whispers in the Silence,
Calling;

Shadows through the Light
Are Falling,

Tenderness escaping
The Grasp;

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August 22, 2016

On the Distance Between Our Collarbones

by Harry

Submitted by Elizabeth



I am older than you. I am older
than the whole world. I witnessed
the sky fill the ocean and the ocean
dry the land. I was alive when Rocky
Mountains sprung up from their tectonic
fetus. I protested construction on the
Great Wall and stripped my skin with
bubonic blisters.
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August 22, 2016

Where is the future

by Harry

Submitted by Paul



I am broken
Please mend me
I am lost
Show me the way
The sun does not shine
There is no rain
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August 22, 2016

She Who Sings

by Morgan

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I am She who Sings on the breeze

Through the delicate green tresses

Of my Sister Trees; Continue reading

August 22, 2016

Seasons

by Judy Martin

Summer days spent swimming

And picnics on the sands

Strolls along the seafront

Lovers holding hands Continue reading

August 22, 2016

Feline Appetite

by Colly

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Turns out our new kitten

we’ve had for only a week… Continue reading

August 22, 2016

Beseech

by Anita Lubesh

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Minute poetry form.

wouldst thou call upon love’s embrace
her cuffs of lace
will wrap warmly
and surround thee
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August 21, 2016

A “Picking Ponies” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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I started going to the track with my grandfather when I was a little kid and two of my most prized possessions are winner circle photos with my Papa in 1957 and 1958. It would be a huge understatement to say that those were rare occasions – not me and him at the track, that was a regular occurrence; Papa picking a winner was not. Continue reading

August 21, 2016

Believe

by Judy Martin

Sometimes I lacked the confidence

To try out something new

Despite a burning ambition

To make my dreams come true Continue reading

August 21, 2016

One syllable poem: Poetry challenge.

by Harry

It’s a few months since we had a challenge so here’s one i hope you all take part in.

I would like you to write a poem which contains only one syllable words.

It can be sort or as long as you like, good luck.

Please share this post

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August 21, 2016

physics-themed limericks

by Harry

Submitted by Dan Greenwell


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Doctor Einstein, a genius anointed,
Used to date a Fräulein double-jointed;
When his single beam split
After hitting the slits,
Her sister was disappointed.
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August 21, 2016

Sans ubiquity

by Jem Croucher

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That’s a highbrow way of saying
I’ll not be here awhile
But it won’t be for long and
I’ll return soon with a smile Continue reading

August 21, 2016

Happiness for me is….

by Judy Martin

When the sun is shining

and there’s a gentle, cooling breeze

When the birds are singing

And playing in the trees. Continue reading

August 21, 2016

Dinner Memo

by Colly

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August 21, 2016

From Summer Sounds

by HemmingPlay

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Cicadas, and the birds that hunt them.

A neighbor’s lawnmower.

The whisper of the maple leaves in a cool morning breeze.

A dog, barking for show somewhere over there.

A catch in the air, ever so faint, a momentary pause.

News of the first real cold front coming down out of Canada.

The fat rump of late summer has settled in, humid and hot.

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August 20, 2016

Whisper

by Harry

Submitted by Jay Martin

The heck with the whispers
you hear the whispers in your ear
left and right till you side with them
blaming me for every time you had a break down
they feel some kind of right
to speak wrong of me putting a label on me
to claim to know me well
the whispers judging me upon my past mistakes
stuck in time and view me as that person of that time
life has shown me many things some you may never understand
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August 20, 2016

Roses

by Judy Martin

I love all kinds of roses

Their colours all different hues

Their perfume sweet and heady

Just takes  away my blues Continue reading

August 20, 2016

Friday writing practice.

by Dave

I couldn’t conquer straight.
Axis flipped
from dees to pees
on chalk painted lines.
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August 20, 2016

blood and lime

by Dave

the years fall
to nothing
earth stripped bare
a century and a half before
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August 20, 2016

awaken

by John S

Sometimes,
I want to fall apart- Continue reading

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