jazZed!

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image/jazz prompt – dVerse Poets

 

gotta lotta

grooove, yeah

smile-a-while

ratta tat rrrrrollll

pppissshhh

get UP in stride

then down…slide

step on cat’s tail

yeeeooowwll

sing, tom CAT!

lone saxyphone’s

liquid eyes hone

salty inDIGo tears

tickle tuned ears

coolest fools rule

don’t mute it, dude!

puff up cheeks

chEEKy trumpet

pump it up

to A squeal

play guts out

rhino nose blow

releases it ALL…over

 

hope surprises

Keeping hope alive with dVerse Poets in a “quadrille” of exactly 44 words…

 

hope dangles around courage’s neck,

name etched on soldier’s dog tag.

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image by lynn

 

hope throbs within young love’s heart,

hands held in first awkward clasp.

 

hope gazes into future’s eyes,

grandchildren carry family name.

 

hope laughs in fear’s masked face,

dove flies home after violent storm.

miracle key

 

closed
forever
my heart
© Chèvrefeuille

This is what I call “experimental haiku” … it tells the story with a minimum of words and that’s what I challenge you with.  (see Carpe Diem Haiku Kai family)

 

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secrets of
locked mind
rusty lies

Ⓒlynn__

 

after dismissal bell

A three line tale…linking with A Reading Writer.

 

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Photo by Dev Benjamin on Unsplash

 

Class leaves art table in chaos

after origami orgy of one thousand folds.

Now paper cranes, and students, take flight!

 

 

headlight fright

 

arrive after dark

campground on old gravel pit

sign warns:  DEEP WATER

 

 

Linking to Ramblings of a Writer and haiku challenge: deep & water

animal crackers

 

review cunning calliope of creatures

observe running menagerie of animalia

stare at stunning kaleidoscope of wild kingdom

gaze on sunning rainbow of critter chaos

admire funning mosaic of my zootopia

 

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Gotta love this colorful fabric pattern featured at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads where Margaret invites us to quilt a poem!

 

reunion

 

beers after long hike

friends converse on cabin deck

cool evening breezes

view of shadow mountain lake

sunset watercolors sky

twilight: diffuse & defused

 

light fades to darkness

flashes of peaceful fireflies

keep vampires at bay

 


Response to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “twilight” prompt (and films of same title).

quick & quirky questions

 

Here’s a fun list (with my answers in bold).  I found these questions at: Like answering Questions? by kiwinana

 

1. Favorite animal? cow…now

2. Wine or beer? whine!

3. Socks on/off while sleeping? depends on if my feet feel cold 🙂

4. One piece or two piece bathing suit?  one piece

5. Cooking at home or eating out?  please take me out!

6. Pepsi or Coke?  no thanks (too much diet Coke in my past)

7. Regular or electric toothbrush?  LOVE my electric

8. Candy or chocolate?  chocolate, of course!


9. Coffee or tea?  herbal teas; chai is favorite

10. Music or talk radio?  music


11. Chick flick, action movie or documentary? chick flick romance

12. Regular or mechanical pencil? regular
 (mechanical drive me crazy)

13. Swimming or laying out?  both, alternately

14. Dog or cat?  Dog

15. What do you drive? SUV, van or sedan?  SUV

16. Early bird catches the worm or night owl?  reforming night owl

17. If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life what would it be?bananas

18. While sleeping: Phone by your side or in another room?  phone in other room


19. Singing in the shower, yes or no?  not me

20. Oreo cookies: Eat whole? Take apart and/or dunk?  whole (package)

 

Wanna play?  Copy & paste on blog, insert your own answers and link to me!

 

blogger recognition award

I’m happy to accept this blogger recognition!  I thank my blogger friend, Camie, for nominating me for this award. You should check out her fun travel, homeschool, mothering blog at: https://camiescozycorner.wordpress.com

I began blogging in May 2012 after following a friend’s blog about her family’s adoption journey.   I had recently taken an online college poetry course which renewed my interest in writing poems.  So a “poem in my pocket” was born.

My advice for new bloggers?  Ignore the stats and write from the heart!  Share your own unique point of view.  If you want to make friends and gain readers, visit other blogs and/or online communities and leave comments. Every writer likes encouraging feedback so give it.

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I would like to nominate a few of my favorite bloggers for this award:

Jess Van Roekel, devotional writer with a beautiful heart blogging grace:  http://welcomegrace.com

Elsie, aka “kiwinana”, hosts interesting tanka and other writing prompts:  https://ramblingsofawriter2016.com

Robyn Mulder, focuses on life and faith every Friday:  http://robynmulder.blogspot.com

Emily Gibson, physician and photographer extraordinaire:  https://briarcroft.wordpress.com

If any of you choose to participate, here are the guidelines:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide link to their blog.

2. Write a post to show your award.

3. Give a brief story how your blog started.

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.

5. Select (up to 15) other bloggers for this award.

6. Comment on each blog to let them know you nominated them and provide link to to the post you created.

a garden lai

This is my attempt at a “lai”.  You can learn more about the form at dVerse

 

look out my window
garden plants on row
i see

green beans, potato,
snap peas, tomato
must weed

good seeds that we sow
cause blessings to grow
freely

 

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photo by lynn

leave-ing the party

Chèvre hosts tan renga party at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai .  A tan renga is a haiku by one poet answered in 2 (7 syllable) lines by another poet.


 

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now it reveals its hidden side
and now the other—thus it falls,
an autumn leaf                                 © Ryokan Taigu

do leaves ever feel dizzy—
twirling in their spiral dance?                lynn__

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