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Tinker

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  1. Haiku Journal 2017 jvg #9 "slow, non-aggressive" cancer consult welcome words Thank you Lord!
  2. Haiku Journal 2017 jvg #8 blue sky, fluffy clouds above flowered exam table butterflies calmed
  3. Haiku Journal 2017 jvg #7 little care dog scratches at exam room door Bella, amore
  4. Haiku Journal jvg 2017 #6 large needle on tray sterile grey and white table chilled in paper gown
  5. Haiku Journal jvg 2017 #5 ten white pages of medical questions start of marathon
  6. a blue sky promise streaked with white feathered clouds hawk dives toward earth
  7. we stop to listen to the voice of the West wind fog on mountain top
  8. That is how I understood it, I'm right there with you. I too come from that past and I have embraced the digital world of my grandchildren. It has helped me stay connected to them. Much of it joyful but also there are those serious moments. It is a different world in some ways much better but so much has been lost and in some ways the new world is much worse.
  9. Friday traffic rushes to begin weekend flowered field ignored
  10. I read the poem without paying attention to the title and didn't get it. it was a puzzle to me. Then I looked up and saw the title and the light turned on. Interesting images, good delivery but something is missing. ~~Tink
  11. Haha Tony, Thanks for the dinner music. The recipe is something I learned from my Mom, it was never written down. It was a quick, cheap, hearty dish that can grow if extra people drop by unexpectedly. I used to make it a lot when my son was home and he was always bringing home hungry friends. Teen boys eat a lot and this was the perfect dish. My son taught it to my daughter-in-law and she fixes it all of the time. They have 4 kids and the 2 teen girls are beginning to bring home friends to be fed. Cycle of life. ~~Tink
  12. Barry, I think this is my favorite of your work. I just kept getting sucked in further and further. I'm unfamiliar with the subject but I certainly am interested in finding more about Lillian whom I assume to be a real person. If not, the poem is a compelling work of fiction because your words came alive on the page. ~~Tink
  13. Since the last upgrade here at the forum, I've been working at tightening and cleaning up some resulting glitches in the reference section. This clean up also offered an opportunity to reread some of my articles, in some cases improve on them and in some to write a few example poems. Here is a recent addition to the Rhyming Recipe stanzaic form. Heavenly Hamburger Place one pound lean ground meat with diced whole onion on medium heat. Sauté these lightly in a tall pan next add diced tomatoes from large can. Add canned corn or lima beans, uncooked egg noodles by all means. For 15 minutes cover pot to stew, so not to stick, stir the brew. Pepper and salt to taste, this is a dish that won't go to waste. Last, melt in shredded cheddar cheese. This hearty meal is sure to please. ~~Judi Van Gorder
  14. Haiku Journal jvg 2017 #4 ant attack an army advanced arrival abated
  15. Hi Geoff, I really enjoyed this, the rich images float from line to line. It was a feel good poem for me. I felt at home in this warm space you create from the past. And even the coffee felt welcoming. Nice one. ~~Tink