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#NaPoWriMo Deep Dive

April 26, 2018

Pacific Ocean

Pacific Ocean

Beneath the sea of glass the tidal forces pull
Strange debris left behind at the beach out to sea
The tangled mass of garbage wraps itself around
Coral reefs and living creatures without mercy
Our casual mindless set of values is strangling
The life from the ocean and the beauty from the shore

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Join Poets from around the world each day in April to read, write, and recite poetry.  Find new poets here.  Submit your own work for fun.  Enjoy!

#NaPoWriMo Missing

April 24, 2018

Century Plant

Century Plant

If I could put my finger on exactly what is missing
It would be easy to replace or at least replicate
The times we spent dancing, singing, learning to fly
The laughs we collected being silly as hell still abide
In the deepest memories of youth, folly and pride
Your presence has blessed me since you departed
I have not forgotten the dreams of the open-hearted

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This poem is dedicated to Kristina Rudolf, dearly departed dancer with whom I shared many a soul dance.  Check out other poems and poets at NaPoWriMo.net.  The fun continues all month.

#NaPoWriMo Late Bloom

April 23, 2018

bloom

bloom

Time passes quickly as the words fly through my mind
Fits and starts of creative linguistic crap is what I find
Will I become a poet in the future when I no longer care?
Or will my visions continue to languish about in the air?

Nobody knows, certainly not me

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Join poets from around the globe for National Poetry Writing Month. Read, write, and contribute here all month.

#HaikuPoetryDay Desert Skyku

April 17, 2018 1 Comment

desert sky

desert sky

desert sky

desert sky

Desert wind blows clouds
Past the horizon
Infinity calls

desert sky

desert sky

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#NaPoWriMo2018 #WritePhoto Shelter

April 5, 2018 6 Comments

shelter

shelter

 

 

Wilderness holds secrets known only to the creatures who inhabit the place

Our visiting feet pass by too quickly to feel the rhythm underground

We keep the earbuds on and miss the harmonic symphony of nature’s sound

Our vision is impaired by limits we accepted without thinking for ourselves

After this picnic comes and goes this will always belong to fairies and elves

To find our place in this puzzle we must look at the world we think we rule

With respect for all sentient beings, every wizard, clown, teacher, and fool

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#writephoto

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This is a response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, and it is also the 5th day of #NaPoWriMo2018.  This post is killing two poetry birds with one stone.  Enjoy the other writers who create responses to this photo on Sue’s Echo.  Read, write, and comment on the poets by following the hashtag #NaPoWriMo. It is all poetry all the time in April!! Enjoy!

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#NaPoWriMo2018 Justice Adrift

April 4, 2018 2 Comments

sailor

sailor

Sails ripped to shreds in the blasted all night rain storm,
That tiny leaking wooden boat listed to port sadly sinking,
Drunken sailors wearing tattered, filthy rags, bodies barely warm
Had no sustenance their rotten spoiled provisions all stinking
They passed a small island full of greedy giant vultures
The sky filled with black wings soaring, silently hunting
The ship of justice, once proud and elegant, had run aground

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Today is day 4 of National Poetry Writing Month.  Join the fun to read, write, recite here.  30 poems in 30 days!! Enjoy!

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#NaPoWriMo2018 Ascension

April 3, 2018 1 Comment

night time

night time

night time

night time

She shimmered and shone as she ascended to float
Above the streets where traffic had screeched to a halt
They stood on rooftops and sidewalks to watch her
Because this kind of night ride in the air was a new thing
They did not know if she was an illusion or a prank
After she rose into the upper atmosphere they told me
Her garments had been sent from heaven just for her
They told us all she was a symbol of peace and power
We never believed a word of it. We knew the truth.

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This is day 3 of National Poetry Writing Month. Join us for 30 poems in 30 days.  Read, write, and enjoy other poets here.  There are no limits.  Everyone is invited to participate.

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#NaPoWriMo All My Relations

April 2, 2018

 

The grandmothers

What do you think you learned studying our family history?
Have you reached conclusions about the nature of human existence?
I believe the most pertinent thing I have learned is about delusion
We stay in deep canyons of ignorance in groups habitually
Are you saying we are all ignorant, or that you are so enlightened?
Not at all, dear ancestors, for my own generation I am frightened
Have you seen how the people are destroying Mother Earth?
You should know that this battle began in earlier centuries
That you choose what role you play by the company you keep
All your relations continue to speak directly to your soul’s mysteries

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This is day 2 of National Poetry Writing Month.  Join the fun all over the internet by following the hashtag #NaPoWriMo2018.  Meet poets from around the world and submit your own work here.  Let yourself bust a rhyme. Now is the time!!

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#NaPoWriMo2018 Nature Speaks

April 1, 2018

Placing emphasis on the response we linger over words
That will pass over the heads and minds of others
The spark of imagination was kindled by the firebird
The same mythical phoenix that spoke to our mothers
Our native tongue has been twisted, distorted by lies
It is up to us to bring back the language of the skies

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This is the first day of National Poetry Writing Month.  I write 30 poems in 30 days each April to honor my famous ancestor poets.  Join the fun with poets from all over the world here.  Read, write, rap, and have some fun with words this month!!!

 

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The world’s oldest decorated eggs

March 22, 2018 1 Comment

Eggs have been decorated for centuries.

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Decorated eggs have become integral to the celebration of Easter today. The tradition of painting and decorating eggs pre-dates Christianity. Not only the Egyptians, but also the Greeks, Persians, and Romans decorated their eggs. Ostrich eggs were used as perfume containers, food containers, containers for water or milk, drinking cups, and bowls. The ancient Libyans offered ostrich eggs to the Egyptian pharaoh as items of tribute. Babylonian and Assyrian texts record its medicinal as well as its magical values. Ostrich eggs were used for religious purposes and were a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Eggs were offered in an­cient Greek sanctuaries and empty ostrich eggshells  were placed in graves as early as the 5th millen­nium B.C. Ostrich eggs also feature as symbols of resurrection on tombs found in Coptic churches in Egypt. Goblets fashioned from griffin eggs (actually ostrich eggs) were highly prized in medieval European courts. Magical eggs are guarded by dragons, and from eggs…

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