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Monday, February 28, 2011

Sushi for Magpie Tales #55

Magpie Tales 55 Each week Willow posts an enigmatic image to draw out writers' words. This week:


fork-pricked flesh
on the wrong side of pane

a nightmarish smear
of yellow and crimson

the cutting edge shifts
from KP to ER

sushi rolls linger
on the wrong side of pain 

Image courtesy of Willow at Magpie Tales.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mirage for Haiku Heights

Haiku Heights offers:  Ananya suggests MIRAGE as theme for Week 32 of Haiku Heights.

veiled by mist
her doppelganger
...sweet and light

Altered Digital Image.
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Searching Memory for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry promptYou can make up your own personal holiday or celebrate an actual event that is meaningful for you.

the flavor of spring
snow covered

    A spaced out doodle on Bamboo Fun
while I try to remember what spring rites might look like.
Ten degrees and more snow today.
My memory gets thinner and colder and maybe even older.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Flare for ABC Wednesday

F for ABC Wednesday

Flare of frustration.

I can't be sure that the problems occurring with my Internet connection came from the current solar flare or malfunction of some unfindable byte, bit or thingy on my computer. Frustration flips and flops as my e-mail indicator shouts MAIL and nothing's there, blogs are slow as spring's arrival and frequent cutoffs are the norm of the day. My new 'free month of Netflix' stumbled, burped and failed off and on while I tried to watch Freakonomics.

Did you experience problems with the flare? Or was it just my day to fumble, fumble and re-fumble?

A Fractal.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Tanka for Magpie Tales

Willow at Magpie Tales offers an enigmatic image to draw words from writers. This week:

black holes drawing in
mock-ups rimed by jagged rims
synapses splinter
shift about with passing time
fragments line the faulty trail

Willow image.
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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Haiku for One Single Impression

One Single Impression via Sandra at If, offers the following word prompt: Top

wintry peak

flurries down the pike

springtime peeks

A sketch.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Titled for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry prompts: (my interpretation) What's in a title and where could it be hiding?

Muse on the Loose

times fall out of favor
ennui springs forward
daily rhythm shifts
in hums of glut or gloom

the north of summer warm
cuddles south of winter
greening west of spring
dries the east of autumn

varietal ink lines
those quartered titles
some are bound by printer
others doze in ponders

running with scissors
scratches byte after byte
the novels' greedy quill
belies a lack of substance


Titles in italics are in print.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

E for ABC Wednesday

 ABC Wednesday

The Eyes Have It

pen and ink cat eyes
fractal eyes

fractal eye
fractal eyes

fractal eyes

eye of bond

I have many, many more.
What is it about eyes that fascinate me?
Are you an eye-watcher?

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Tanka for Magpie Tales #53

Willow at Magpie Tales offers an engimatic image for a weekly prompt. This one is #53.


fractured icicles
circle the man of the moon
glide back to the sea
days sweep by in hourglass tides
drying pools to sparkling salt

A Willow Image
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Friday, February 11, 2011

A Pop of Hot for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry prompt:  Think about what’s getting you down. Use poetry to cure it.

A Pop of Hot

I flip the heat to high
strip off the fleece hoodie
fling down knitted gloves
remove thermal suits
wool socks and down booties

to the shower I trot
run the water hard and hot
towel dry and skip around
til the sweating stretches
from the inside out

redressed in fresh layers
reset the thermostat on freeze
in that day filled with dread
I put cheer on the back burner
while holding summer in my head

A processed sketch

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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Haiku for Magpie Tales #52

Magpie Tales #52   Each week Willow offers a delightful image for prompt. This week:

frigid feet
wait for spring color
string art trees

Image by Willow
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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Delete for ABC Wednesday

ABC Wednesday D

This might be my favorite key in the whole wide world.

I'm trying to decide how to transfer it to the sewing machine to eliminate unstitching, to my brain to avoid paths that lead to sorrow or regret and to dust bunnies and stuff that make my home look like a derelict dwells here.

In the meantime, I notice that it looks almost new while the helpful white letters are worn off the other black keys leaving no clue as to what might be produced. The seven-year-old, who dislikes typing on my keyboard, listened to my rapid typing and declared, 'No wonder there aren't any letters - they smoked off!'

Do you love your delete key or do you find it definitely not necessary?
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Friday, February 04, 2011

Tanka for Big Tent Poetry

Big Tent Poetry offers a Wordle for prompt. angle, handle, rotate, blade, remote, grind, function, alert, cabinet, float, resistant, darkening    

resistant to peace
blades drop good sense on its head
darkening angles
grinding manners to a halt
malfunction alert comes late

A fractal.
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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Atlantis for Magpie Tales #51

Magpie Tales          Willow offers an enigmatic image prompt each week. Prompt #51:

lava stones
wet and double dark

Image by Willow.
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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Consultants for ABC Wednesday

C for ABC Wednesday


How many consultants does it take to chainsaw a fallen tree into pieces?

One brother, one nephew and one grandson consult about the best way to chop this dead tree.
I couldn't hear what they said but it makes me laugh to see them huddle before the next cut. 

If only I had the audio. Can you imagine what the conversation might concern?

Digital Photo.
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