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NaPoWriMo Day #27: Raindrop

It’s been raining here all day. Following is a concrete poem to memorialize the event. Advertisements

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NaPoWriMo Day #17: Of Myself

Of Myself   A Strawberry Alarm Clock rang Incense and Peppermints A Daydream Believed Then I was born Three days after Thanksgiving In 1967 By the time Hello, Goodbye Was number one I was in a bassinet In a bedroom … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day #16: Just Ducky

For today, an Anacreontic poem. An English Anacreontic poem is a lyrical poem composed of rhyming couplets with seven to eight syllables per line:

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NaPoWriMo Day #15: Digger

  Digger Old soldier you are, though here you are young, You are probably now dead and gone But when you left you were not more than twenty-one. Did you die of old age? Or did you fall long ago … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day #11: Shame

Shame   something inside  sharp-beaked bird nests in my viscera pinching, clamping, eating my liver emotional surfeit feasting each day greedy houseguest a slow bleed walled off by a scar living  a tumorous existence sapping my confidence stealing my joy long ago … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day #9: Insatiable Clock-like Rhythm

   (Author’s Note: The above photo, Navy Man, is the inspiration behind the poem typed below as part of Image and the Word, a photography-inspires-art exhibit produced by Mankato poets Derek Liebertz and Yvonne Cariveau in collaboration with The Southern MN Poetry Club … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day 7: Song of the Cardinal

For day 7 I took a stab at a form called Tanka. Song of the Cardinal Perched on a high branch Feathers bright, brighter than blood The Cardinal whistles Tweeet tweeet, then whip whip whip whip  Springtime sounds fill me … Continue reading

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