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30 June 2016
29 June 2016
Linked to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #310
28 June 2016
For Quadrille #12: rose at dVerse
or solid nitrogen.
Linked to the current Tuesday Platform at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.
He nodded, spoke softly, listened well,
Months of waiting. Then his call to inaction.
(Been trying a long time to write this.)
26 June 2016
in our rapturous oceans ..... Meanwhile I'm sneezing.
25 June 2016
Sharing at Prompt Nights: Dreams
Next morning I find fallen branches
24 June 2016
Linking this to the Tuesday Platform, 3 Jan 2017, at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.
23 June 2016
22 June 2016
Image © Sharyn Williams 2014. This is the cover illustration for one of my e-chapbooks (see right sidebar) and must not be reproduced without permission. I thought it a good illustration for this poem too.
The poem is written in response to Poets United's Midweek Motif: Resilience.
21 June 2016
Written for the latest Tuesday Platform at 'imaginary garden with real toads'. We were asked if we had written anything on the passing of Muhammad Ali. I hadn't – I thought Gail Hennessy's tribute said it perfectly, and far more economically than this – but, since we were invited....
Written for Haibun Monday: 50 Shades of Rain, at dVerse. (I realise belatedly that I was supposed to use the Japanese word for intense rain, shinotsukuame, as my title – but I've constructed this around using the English phrase, so it will have to stay.)
20 June 2016
Linked to Poets United's Poetry Pantry #312
19 June 2016
She tells me beauty matters, but
– my useful, long gold hair.
As I watched the landscape darken
from the lonely, stony Tower.
Linked to the Tuesday Platform for 20 Dec. 2016, at 'imaginary garden with real toads'.