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The Dead Woman in Her Garden

December 17th, 2010 17 Comments

The latest prompt from Big Tent Poetry has been a lot of fun. Using Marvin Bell’s Dead Man poems as a model, we were challenged to come up with one of our own. I found this to be amazingly cathartic. The second part needs some work. Live as if you are already dead. -Zen admonition […]

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Poetry Gong #1 Day 6 – The Past

October 17th, 2010 3 Comments

This poem is on the road. More information soon.

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Poetry Gong #1 Day 5 – The Thing Is

October 17th, 2010 No Comments

Today is Day 5 of Big Tent Poetry’s Gong. As you can tell from yesterday’s minimal work, I am kind of stuck. A block. A logjam. So, today’s poem borrows heavily from an excellent poem, The Thing Is by Ellen Bass. Here’s my version. The Thing Is to write it, to write it even when […]

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Poetry Gong #1 Day 4 – On Punctuation

October 16th, 2010 4 Comments

The inspiration for today’s Gong was On Punctuation by Elizabeth Austen. There are two pieces, a haiku and a sonnet. I don’t normally center my poems, but it worked really well for the sonnet. Hope you all are having a great weekend! on punctuation the older i get the less useful it becomes is my […]

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Poetry Gong #1 – Day 2 – Accidents

October 14th, 2010 3 Comments

Today’s Big Tent Poetry poem is a rewrite from something I wrote last week, but the rewrite is inspired by Marcia Popp’s Accidents. The form is haibun, a combination of prose and haiku. Accidents Like the river that has jumped its banks we are alive to new opportunities. We – a small crowd of students, […]

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