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  2. badger11

    Ode to Oats

    Nice one Tink. Certainly sells its subject...though I consume porridge to avoid the sweeter cravings😀
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  4. Tinker

    Space

    Barry, I had not previously read this, but I agree with it. I think this defines well some of your images. I was not diminishing the creativity of your poem in my comment, I just was saying I couldn't connect, even though I found beauty in some of your images. You don't have to defend your work, I was simply expressing my reaction. ~~Tink
  5. Tinker

    Haiku Fridays

    #35 woke Friday morning in intense sciatic pain no yard work today ~~jvg Morning poem
  6. Tinker

    Daily Poem Challenge

    Write a Raay Visit to the Vet Today Molly got shots and a check-up, disrupting the scene. Between hisses and claws, draws of blood, and screams, seems like she went wild. Child cat, I love her, purrs, once we got home. ~~Judi Van Gorder
  7. eclipse

    Space

    are you familiar with this: In a notorious and influential letter of May 15, 1871, to his publisher-friend Paul Demeny, the sixteen-year-old provincial high-school dropout, Arthur Rimbaud, boldly defined his vision of poetic creativity:
  8. Tinker

    Space

    The last line is really nice Barry, although I think it should be "God's". I have to admit some of the other images are rather confusing and a bit disjointed to me. But that is just me, I am having trouble wrapping my brain this one. ~~Tink
  9. Ode to Oats Verse form: Free Verse Genre: Elemental Ode Prompt: Write about an common everyday thing avoiding cliché. A Morning Poem
  10. Tinker

    Ode to Oats

    Ode to Oats (revision) Steam bowls off the bubbling mound of my morning oatmeal waiting patiently to be smothered by butter oozing into its oaty crevices and soothing rivulets of pearly milk. A smatter of raisins stirred in, renders a tart sweetness to tickle my taste buds. Sustenance to savor. ~~Judi Van Gorder Ode to Oats Steam bowls off the bubbling mound of my morning oatmeal waiting patiently to be smothered by butter oozing into its oaty crevices and the soothing rivulets of pearly milk. A smatter of raisins stirred in, renders a tart sweetness to tickle my taste buds. Sustenance to savor. ~~Judi Van Gorder Notes: ▼
  11. eclipse

    Space

    Earth's sleeping sky is left like a child in a bedroom-the receding planet is like a tattooists needle. I have an iceberg in my mouth containing my former selves from planet earth. Planets drink their own wine, Heaven and I wear the same blindfold. This rocket is like a hole cut out of a magic carpet. In the silence I can hear Gods feet dancing on grapes.
  12. Tinker

    Gulf Coast Saturday Morning

    Thanks Marti, The limited syllable count per line was a challenge. ~~Tink InvitationGive this form a try,Thai verse in July.Why not join the quest,test your writing skill?Will you meet with me,be brave, write a Raay. ~~ Judi Van Gorder
  13. dcmarti1

    Gulf Coast Saturday Morning

    Having lived through Ike and Harvey, the photos and the form help to crystallize the poem, if I am using that in the proper sense. A tension is added (heightened?) that I think might NOT be there except for the strictness.
  14. badger11

    Gulf Coast Saturday Morning

    So often the case with news items, perhaps another reason for an 'uplifting' royal kiss 😀
  15. Falling for the French The French verse forms are relentless, strict meter with limited rhyme alternate fall and rise in time, impedes English speaker's progress. I struggle writing, I confess, feminine, falling, tumbling climb. The French verse forms are relentless, strict meter with limited rhyme. I pick up my pen and make access of dictionaries, search the grime and glory of words so sublime to write a poem and coalesce. The French verse forms are relentless. ~~Judi Van Gorder Verse Form: Rondel
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  17. badger11

    Epistle to Ms Austen

    For the last couple of years I've been re-reading most of the Austen novels each year. My vote goes to individual characters: Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) for her honesty; and Elinor Dashwood (Sense and Sensibility) for her solicitude. I prefer Austen where the female is a protagonist with strength of character. Fanny Price (Mansfield Park) has solicitude, but feels passive and breaks down in tears too much!
  18. tonyv

    Epistle to Ms Austen

    Hmmm ... and my mom said that the solicitude exhibited by characters in one of the books (Pride & Prejudice?) concerning the unmarried sister seemed to her completely normal, but she could see how possibly to a male reader, there could be something to learn! And also, she thought it was appropriate how one of the female characters (forget which book -- again P&P maybe?) explained to the man that he should be patient and good (not disrespectful) toward his wife even though she was a silly woman whom he had married only because she was attractive!
  19. Tinker

    Epistle to Ms Austen

    When you asked, "Emma" immediately came to mind. I just wanted to smack her sometimes but I chuckled at the muddle she kept creating. I've liked it for different reasons from when I was young and first read it to reading when I was more mature. I actually related to her a bit when I was in my teens, though our upbringing was quite different. But even then I thought, how blind can she be? ~~Tink
  20. Tinker

    Meghan Markle

    Thanks DC, the Clerihew is meant to be humorous, making fun of celebrities and politicians. Dimeter or the natural flow of the English language as long as the lines are equal and the couplets rhyme. All in good fun. No offense intended. President Trump tweets in a humph, amid critic's complaints that Acosta's past, taints. ~~jvg President Trump seems rather plump, despite his denial his weight's not on trial. ~~jvg Donald Trump narcistic lump, encourages hate, plays with our fate. ~~jvg (I guess this one, not so funny but it rhymes )
  21. Tinker

    Meghan Markle

    Ah, the voice of the UK, that makes sense Badge. But here in the US, front page news, not so much. She was a small screen actress in a series most Americans never watched, the show wasn't on the prime network stations and she wasn't the star. She had only a bit part until later on in the series as the love interest of the star. Many never heard of her until she was engaged to Harry. I get it, the fairy tale, American commoner marries British royalty, that is news. Adding the fact that she is bi-racial enhances the fairy tale dream. Admittedly I watched the wedding, I am a romantic. But a kiss at a polo match? People in love exchange kisses, not news. At a polo match, hard to relate. I've been in the "horse" world most of my adult life, horse shows, jumpers, rodeos, dressage, endurance, races, cutting class competitions, cattle drives and simply everyday trail rides, I've been exposed to or experienced them all but never ran across polo. That is something that happens in another world. Google polo here and you get Ralph Lauren "polo" shirts. Searching further, there is a US Polo Association but it must be more popular back east, here in the west, pretty obscure, although I am sure if I searched hard enough I might find something. Haha, the old world colliding with the new, Ok some interest, but back page not front page. ~~Tink
  22. tonyv

    Epistle to Ms Austen

    I can call her any time, Phil, but my routine is to call her on Saturday mornings during coffee/breakfast, right before grocery shopping, and we usually talk for a good hour. I just had lunch, so I'll try to remember next weekend. Tony
  23. badger11

    Meghan Markle

    The royalty are a conservative and privileged institution...Harry and Meghan are making some cracks.
  24. badger11

    Epistle to Ms Austen

    Thanks for coming back Tink and Tony. And for your response Juris. The title has been changed! Pleased there are fellow Austen fans in PMO world. Do you have a particular favourite Austen novel Tink? Juris? Tony's mum?! best Phil
  25. Gulf Coast Saturday Morning Hurricane Barry ferries destruction. Disruption of life, rife with wind and rain. Strain on Saturday, stay or flee the storm. Warm, muggy zephyr, suffers light damage. Images of flood, mud and mess hits news. ~~Judi Van Gorder Verse Form: Raay
  26. David, Tinker, & DC - TY for your engagement, one of the one's Im considering submitting around. Many Thanks! Juris
  27. dr_con

    scales

    Yes, a beautiful evocative poem. Love the invocation. TY. Juris
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