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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Senryu for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales #34  The following image was posted by Willow on her site for the weekly prompt.

fiery reflections
echo the fragile chimney                    
a still life painting
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

K for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 7: K is for.....


The Oxford English Dictionary defines kickie-wickie as: 'a jocular or ludicrous term for a wife.'

This silly-willy word was used by Shakespeare in All's Well That Ends Well, so it isn't a johnny-come-lately to linguistic ludicrosity.

Mark Peters, lexicographer and humorist, is a contributor of language posts at MSN and you can find his articles at http://www.good.is/community/MarkPeters  and at http://www.good.is/post/whoo-hoo-linguistic-reduplication/

I must admit that I am not a wife but have heard few funnier substitutions. I can hardly imagine the word being used. Can you?
K image created in Escape Motions
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Haiku for OSI

One Single Impression: Prompt 135: Monument

double dark
scribed from emptiness               
marble slate

An Apophysis fractal image.
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Haibun for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry prompts: write about travel (real or imagined) using the haibun form

Archer's Target

A red, orange and yellow swirl of curl soothes the restless sky where Archer hides while soaring colors dance and wave with thermal loops.

linen string
with bright baited tail
bound to earth

The bobbin spins meters of freedom before gravity gives in and the swirl continues its final flight.

sand footprints
plaster of paris
trail of tears

A fractal image.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A Fib for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales Willow offers this image as the prompt.

old scent
sneaks past the sniffer
sprays gold and green toilet water

A jestful fibonacci. 
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Senryu for 3WW

Senryu for Three Word Wednesday   Thanks, ThomG!

she slackens her gait
nudges it to no-wander
winter cold ripens

A Fractal.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

J for ABC Wednesday


Jell-O creates giggling youngsters using cookie cutters to design hand-held Jigglers. When that method isn't imaginative enough, a plastic fork or knife can render an uncommon form which is eyed with jealousy by the next would-be artist. Colors, swirls, fun and joy. And, of course, easy-O.

For oldsters who tipple: Jell-O shots are highly joyful.

And whodathunk? A Jell-O Museum in New York - http://www.jellogallery.org/

The image is from the Kraft Jell-O website:  http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/jell-o-jigglers-53920.aspx I chose a simple image but there are some incredibly complex Jigglers happenin' out there!

Have you had Jell-O Jigglers? Don't you just love them?

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Weekend Child for BigTent

Big Tent Poetry offers the following prompt words in a Wordle: skirt, child, swarm, debris, dock, evidence, half-eaten, chant, embellish, answer, backbone, temporary

Weekend Child

she chants old rhymes
star light, star bright

a swinging Christopher
and a clingy skirt

fosters half-eaten faith
debris swarms the dash

temporary answers
give no evidence of love

her backbone weakens
behold the weekend child

An Apophysis Fractal.
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Haiku for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales #32      Willow offers the following image for the writing prompt this week.

white sand bytes

..grains of memory


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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I for ABC Wednesday


Ideas and a hard-work legacy shaped this tiny Camp Camelot into an idyllic spot to lean back, to remember and to share. Five generations have viewed sunsets and moonrises from this hand-me-down site.

Impossible to get to during the long winter months, it offers itself only to the brief summer when it shares the whispers of ever-changing dreams.

As my time of tenure dwindles to a close, I can't help but wonder what new imaginings will begin here.

Do you have an ideal place to share with family and the very closest of friends?

Digital Photo.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Last Word for BigTent

Big Tent prompts to write of what you said, what you wished you'd said.

Last Word

along the river
of broken things
the vagrant wind
unearths a sea floor

its shore abandoned
old form ignored
while shadows rhyme
and danger falls

a rising hum of shells
breathes out my mouth
and scales the endless dark
do not cross my path again

Digital Doodle
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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Outside In for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales offers the following image as this week's prompt. Thank you, Willow!

Outside In

frames a fading summer
bleeds into the double dark
holds tight the wistful vision
warms wood while sinking
veils the inner sight
takes cover from voyeurs

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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

H for ABC Wednesday


A traditional Hay(na)ku has  3 lines and 6 words (1 in the first line, 2 in the second and 3 in the third) and there are no restrictions on syllables or rhymes.

rotates hands
holds spy glasses

What could be more fun today than easy peasy play. Can you do this?
Digital photo.
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Monday, September 06, 2010

Choices for OSI

One Single Impression: Prompt 132: Choices

gifts and barb wire
mark the path of today
serial choice

Manipulated fractal.
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Friday, September 03, 2010

Notes for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry

Watching as summer sneaks away, I collect scenes and sounds inside words -


like Zelda at the gate
a cocky strut of blue
crowns the fence top
dares the neighbor's zipsaw

drying leaves sift down
orange tomatoes hang for red
hard green pears dangle
droughty plums drop and roll

gray gleaners Pac-Man seeds
where weeds fall to earth
chatter like bratty kids
gimme, I saw it first

Sun Salutation considers
clouds building in the west
the sun feels warm
but shadow cools the mat
Digital Photo
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Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Fall for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales

The Fall

ready and rough

perfection imperfect

wabi sabi

Image from Willow.
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