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January 5

January 5th, 2011 No Comments

Sunshine and cold wind; laurel branches lift and fall; new buds swollen, tight.

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January 4

January 4th, 2011 No Comments

The passengers rest, quiet like lumps of dough, damp and warm in the bus.

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January 3

January 3rd, 2011 1 Comment

Drizzle-drops hang like baubles in the locust tree; geranium droops.

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January 2

January 2nd, 2011 No Comments

Freighter sounds its horn; small bird hiding in the laurels scolds: tsk, tsk, tsk.

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January 1

January 1st, 2011 No Comments

Frost rims red roof tiles. Crows raise a ruckus as red sun rises through fog.

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Field Notes: Storm

October 14th, 2009 15 Comments

Today’s poem comes from Read Write Poem prompt #96. Using some of the words in the prompt, I returned to my American Sentence Field Notes – I have written 30 of these by now – and rearranged them into this five line poem. The 17 syllable form requires strong verbs, so the Wordle prompts are […]

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Field Notes

September 16th, 2009 24 Comments

ReadWritePoem #92 was a Wordle prompt. I decided to try American sentences for this one. Technically, these aren’t American sentences, although each note contains 17 (+ or -) syllables . Field Notes i. Belled cat stares at patch of sun. Small movement. Small chime. Patch flickers and flees. ii. Two gnats circle in pillar of […]

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