Posts tagged ‘poetry’

June 22, 2021

Gardening

by Jem Croucher
The garden's gone ballistic
over just the last few days
with branches full of colour
grown in lots of different ways
It's looking like a jungle
so we'll have to see to that
giving it a summer trim
with branches for the hack

June 21, 2021

Trees have feelings too

by Jem Croucher
A tree jumped out as I walked by
surprise upon its face
I laughed and smile right back at him
as I passed close by his space

He seemed quite pleased to see me
when the shock had passed away
so we had a conversation
on this lovely sunny day

He said it was polite of me
to stop and give him time
as most just passed and never paused
which borders on a crime

June 20, 2021

And then came the rain

by Jem Croucher
And then came the rain
close after the sun
a deluge which lasted
for days on the run

The gardeners and farmers
were over the moon
but all the sunbathers
said it was too soon

For the weatherman said
that the heatwave would last
but all of a sudden
it's forgotten and past

June 10, 2021

Garlic Scapes

by Alanna

Amid the crossing linear foliage

I spot them

heads nodding

shyly on slim necks

stems curving

with gestures of

graceful  ballerinas

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June 7, 2021

Googolplex

by Venkat

gargantuan grass
germane gnomes
gossamer goblins
grounded grace

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June 5, 2021

Loss

by Frank Hubeny

In your eyes I saw clear skies
before the rain that day.
All left at once out of the blue,
the sunshine and the sunflower, too,
the hot sauce zest for life I knew.
Our margarita laughing pool
shut down. You went away.

Inspired by Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip challenge for this week using ten of fifteen offered phrases coming from paint chip samples. Optionally, the theme could be about “someone you love and miss”.

June 3, 2021

A Need To Crush The GQP In The Coming Elections Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Insurrection Headlines
On January 6, 2021, the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., was stormed during a riot and violent attack against the U.S. Congress.
Charged: 441
Date: January 6, 2021; 3 months ago, 12:53 – 7:30 p.m. (EDT
Death(s): 5

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May 29, 2021

The Color of My Roses

by Alanna

In late spring their blooms bid me

hello and farewell several times a day

my Dublin Bay roses that climb

the walkway arbor

a red, so delicious, so powerful

they command my attention

reaching deep in my passings

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May 27, 2021

Radishes

by Jem Croucher
Had a bumper crop of radishes
from our allotment, pleased to say
filled a big sack with them
when I picked them yesterday
They have a lovely pepper taste
and they'll make a tasty lunch
and I'm pretty sure they'll soon be gone
not certain, just a hunch

May 23, 2021

Haiku

by A. L. O'Prunty

that lofty smile

insecurities facade

you wear it so well

O’Prunty

5/22/21

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May 21, 2021

A Trump Will Flip Limerick…like a pancake cook at IHOP

by Joel Kravitz

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HUFFPOST 5/20/201
Michael Cohen, former personal attorney and “fixer” to Donald Trump, delivered a blunt warning Wednesday to the former president’s closest associates and even his own family.

“I think Donald Trump is going to flip on all of them,” he warned, “including his children.”

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May 20, 2021

Her Place

by A. L. O'Prunty

grounding and grinding

the mustard weed

to a color nearing ochre

and a mixture of red clay

she paints frescos

on the walls

of hidden caves

leaving her watermark

O’Prunty

5/20//2021

May 20, 2021

A Senior Man With A Menopausal Wife’s Perspective Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

AAFE libido inert

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May 14, 2021

Dreaming Mind

by Frank Hubeny

A tiny trinket out of jade
deceptively was smoothly made.
I bought it. Why? I do not know.
My dreaming mind got caught, went slow.
I wonder now how much I paid.

Motivated by Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip challenge.

May 13, 2021

Viewpoint

by Frank Hubeny

A viewpoint from a worldview
will hide unconsciously
what’s false and sometimes what is true.
It justifies what we would do
and even how we see.

Eugenia offers this week the prompt “viewpoint”.

May 13, 2021

Whim

by Frank Hubeny

May I from truth not wish to stray.
What’s unknown underlies each whim
on which I float, through which I swim,
until I find a better way,
repent, and pray this time I may
have turned from weakness to what’s right.
My day presumes a previous night
where darkness showed me odd-ball dreams
I thought were pure till morning’s beams
contrasted evil with good light.

Inspired by a prompt from Ronovan Hester’s Décima Poetry Challenge.

May 13, 2021

Points of Departure

by Jem Croucher
Down on the docks this evening
as the day turned into night
we had the special privilege
of a truly lovely sight
Part of the Brighton Festival
an experience to share
called 'Points of Departure'
to entertain us there

May 12, 2021

A Couple Time To Do Time Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

Trump prison
Congressional hearings on the insurrection today

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May 8, 2021

A N.I.C.E. Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Apache Blessing (2)
N.I.C.E. – Notice, Invite, Challenge, Empower

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May 8, 2021

Rain came again

by Jem Croucher
The rain came today
we knew that it would
so I'll not go a-watering
though I feel that I should
It feels a bit strange
no to need to go out
but it's good to have change
of that there's no doubt

May 3, 2021

A Weird In A Good Way Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

weird
I am proud to call that a self-description

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April 30, 2021

A Biden’s Speech Before Congress Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

Biden speech
Joe Biden – How a President Of The United States Of America is supposed to look and sound delivering a message of hope and plan for the future of our great country.

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April 30, 2021

Flutter

by Frank Hubeny

I’ve no excuse.
That butterfly
does not need proof
just flutters by.


Eugenia offers this week the prompt “flutter”. Thinking of Romans 1:18-23.

April 28, 2021

A Rudy Gets A Rude Awakening Limerick

by Joel Kravitz


Rudy will know just what to do to keep himself out of jail
How many times did he tell TFG “Trust me”? which is political speak for….

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April 26, 2021

Swamp

by Frank Hubeny

On top the swamp is plain to see –
below, a rotting misery.
The light green algae doesn’t know.
The darkness doesn’t want to show
the fruits of deep, defiling sin.
There’s quicksand should you venture in.

Motivated by a prompt from Linda Kruschke’s Paint Chip Challenge.

April 26, 2021

A Marriage Rules Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

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There are rules in marriage. The two above and, in my experience, a couple more

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April 23, 2021

Walking Up the Mountain- an Earth Day Poem

by Alanna

How can I honor

you who feeds my body

and my soul

who provides me respite

from this troubled word?

I will walk up the mountain

through the meadow

through the wood

I will nod to your blessed

the iris , the camas, the fawn lilly

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April 22, 2021

Birth

by Frank Hubeny

Though Moloch wants a sacrifice
don’t let his dreams for you come true.
Don’t do what he says you must do.
Beware his smile. He isn’t nice.
He’s betting that you’ll pay his price
so pumps you up with hopeless fear.
Protect your children. Keep them near.
Your baby’s ready. Time for birth.
Life only is upon this earth.
That’s why those demons wander here.

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