Archive for ‘Miriam’

February 15, 2017

My Valentine

by Miriam Hurdle

Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.

(Ceramic piece painted by Miriam Hurdle)

It was serendipity that we met.

Summer had not stated yet, but

It was the final week of school.

I decided to go to

This group met at home.

We chatted, we snacked.

You asked what I did for fun,

I smiled, didn’t answer the question.

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November 14, 2016

Haiku – Goldfish

by Miriam Hurdle


Black, white, grey, orange,

Colorful goldfish in pond,

Admired by many.

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November 14, 2016

Haiku – Flames

by Miriam Hurdle

Haiku – Flames


First flames of fireplace,

Warm flickering, dancing, glowing,

Prelude to winter.

– Daily Prompt

October 28, 2016

Gold Chain

by Miriam Hurdle


Hidden in the rocks, its value

Waits to be found.

Digging, hitting, pounding.

Comes above the ground.

What does it want to be?

It doesn’t know.

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October 25, 2016

A Tiny Spider

by Miriam Hurdle


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for

tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has

enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

A tiny spider

Labors every night,

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October 24, 2016

Real or Artificial

by Miriam Hurdle


Real flowers –






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October 20, 2016

Saying “I Love You”

by Miriam Hurdle

Breath of My Breath

Hugging in the morning,

Kissing at night.

Saying, I love you, before

Saying, good night.

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October 20, 2016

Acrostic Poem – Wonder

by Miriam Hurdle

Poetry challenge:  Acrostic Poem


Whispering into my ear,

Of passionate words to hear.

Needing me in your life,

Day after day, night after night.

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October 19, 2016

Acrostic Poem – Reason

by Miriam Hurdle

Poetry challenge: Acrositc poem.


Repeated deepening of open wounds,

Echoing the sorrow within.

Anguish, heart sinking.

Seeking Power

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October 18, 2016

Acrostic Poem – MUSIC

by Miriam Hurdle

Poetry challenge: ACROSTIC POEM


Acrostic Poem Challenge – MUSIC

Master Conductor of Orchestra,

Universe of planets and galaxies He directs.

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October 17, 2016

Oh Rain!

by Miriam Hurdle


Heavy rain pours in the morn of two to four,

Warm air lifting the clouds dropped the temperature.

Drip drop drip drop on the roof,

Sounded like a hypnotizing sooth.

Woke up to fresh misty air,

Hastily made a visit to my garden,

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October 17, 2016

Rain Clouds

by Miriam Hurdle

Yearlong drought, harsh dry air.

Grass turned golden brown, flowers shrunk.

Water rationing!

Throat burning, nostrils bleeding.

Humidifier needed.

Let the grass be golden brown,

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October 15, 2016

Local Lake

by Miriam Hurdle

Daily walk around the lake,

Mindset changed instantly.

Worry free ducks floating,

Soft birds’ chirping;

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October 14, 2016


by Miriam Hurdle


She went for a walk,

Tripped on the sidewalk.

Bruised her elbow,

Broke her ankle.

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October 12, 2016


by Miriam Hurdle


A whale made with clay,

Original, free-handed.

Blowhole, eyes, mouth,

Nightlight shines through.

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October 11, 2016

Four Seasons

by Miriam Hurdle

Living in this part of town,

Didn’t realize autumn is here.

Outside the window I’ve seen

Maple tree is still green.

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October 10, 2016

Old Faithful

by Miriam Hurdle


Underground water

Heated and rises.

Steam forms,

Bubbling upward.

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October 8, 2016

Mystic Night

by Miriam Hurdle


Key West Waterfront,

Moisty air, foggy Eve.

Lamp posts, soft lights,

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October 6, 2016

Twisted Tree

by Miriam Hurdle


Numerous species of trees,

Swirled, crooked, or straight.

Which specie is enculturated or astray?

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October 5, 2016

Pet Horse

by Miriam Hurdle


Tanka Poem

Soft afternoon sun,

Clicking, clacking, horse strolling.

Silky, shiny hair,

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October 4, 2016


by Miriam Hurdle


Tanka Poem

Tiny hummingbird,

Wings flapping, in air sustains.

Flying up and down,

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October 3, 2016

Nostalgia – Remembering

by Miriam Hurdle


Once in awhile, I have an urge of

Going home to see my parents.

I shook my head hard for a few seconds,

Remembering that they were gone to heaven.

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September 29, 2016


by Miriam Hurdle


I had a secret question.

I couldn’t talk to anyone.

I asked for an angel to come to my rescue.

To my surprise, he arrived in disguise.

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September 28, 2016


by Miriam Hurdle


Human brain,

The most amazing thing, that

The Creator has made.

It imagines, creates,

Perceives, appreciates,

Learns, participates,

Reasons, articulates,

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September 27, 2016


by Miriam Hurdle



Blooms today,

Withers tomorrow.

Gorgeous color,

Lives just one day.

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September 27, 2016


by Miriam Hurdle


Holding in my hands,

A heart full of tender love,

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September 27, 2016

Different but One

by Miriam Hurdle


We are uniquely different.

When it comes to opinions,

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September 26, 2016

Love Birds

by Miriam Hurdle



Tanka Poem

Love birds on the wall,

Their Beaks rubbing, legs dancing.

Eggs, incubating.

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