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Hurtling earthward,
with a snowball
and a weatherproof
raindrop.
Would an earthworm,
in a snakeskin
at a sideshow
be moonstruck?

Are we caretakers
of the wastelands,
with the newsroom’s
passkey?
Or just tapeworms
on a moonbeam
in the cavemen’s
afterlife?

When a newsreel
causes uproar,
it will bankroll
the upstart!
Just be careful
of the snowball,
and the weatherproof
raindrop!

I have absolutely no idea where this came from or what it means… I was prompt hunting and stumbled upon Imaginary Garden with Real ToadsGet Listed – the compound word edition, which in turn linked me to this set of lists. The challenge was to use at least three compound words in a poem… At first I could not string two words together (hahaha! Compound words… Get it???), but suddenly I got some sort of rhythm in my brain going, and started throwing words together. This is, with a part jibber-jabber and some seriousness, the result. It will also be my entry to the NaPoWriMo 2016 Gods of Day Six.

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by Tomasz

Beneath the Great Dipper,
‘bove highest clouds,
under a sea of stars.
On an Ocean of Tranquility
I sail with my broken heart.

I have no idea why I struggled so with this scribble… The photo, from MLMM by Tomasz, is amazing, and I had so many stories I wanted to tell, but in the end… There was this. I will enter it at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie for the Photo Challenge #107, and it will be my NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 5 offering as well. I hope you enjoyed!

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Image by Karin Gustafson from Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.

Powerful,
so invisible.
One of them –
not with them
apart from the herd – alone,
I’m invisible.

Invisible
white mane,
he roams free!
Wish I were him!
Powerful.

Not sure if this works, but I tried to combine two prompts while waiting for the official (but optional) NaPoWriMo prompt. I stole the meters (a shadorma – a 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable count, and an elfje – a 1/2/3/4/1 word count) from Mindlovemisery’s Managerie‘s B&P Shadorma and Beyond prompt, but focused the content on the equine prompt of  Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. I also borrowed the image, by the talented Karin Gustafson, from the Toads, focusing on the transparency of the horse.

I may write more (to the official prompt) later, but if not this is Day 2’s offering to NaPoWriMo 2016.

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Photo by CC Champagne

Photo by CC Champagne

Fragile
green buds
heralds of spring

Life
bursting forth
as it begins.

Autumn’s
remnant leaves
protecting verdant blades

soon
raked away
under sun’s cascade.

Winter
memories fade
as summer reappears.

Hibernate
no more
new season’s here.

This is an attempt at a series of hay(na)ku, as suggested by the optional NaPoWriMo 2015 prompt for Day 27. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza where each line increases by one word from the previous (1/2/3) without any determined rhyme or syllable count. I am high on spring right now… 

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Photo by CC Champagne

Photo by CC Champagne

After a whirlwind of a day
my words are lost, they’ve blown away,
carried on a springtime storm,
that leaves me speechless and forlorn
as I sit and ponder life…
Writing poetry can be such strife!

Just a short rhyme for me today… Haven’t even looked at any of the prompts out there and almost went to bed without doing my NaPoWriMo 2015 Day 23! 

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Photo by CC Champagne

Photo by CC Champagne

Glorious cherry blossoms
glow pink in the warm spring sun!
Children’s laughter makes ripples
on the surface of the pond.
Vapours of clouds decorate heaven’s vault
a butterfly’s wings gives a breeze
and golden rays of life-giving sun –
spring is a time of ease!

Finding inspiration feels a little easier today, so this is for NaPoWriMo 2015 and their Day 22 optional prompt, which was to write a pastoral. Not sure this counts as one of those, but after having a stroll in the sunshine today, this is what the beauty of urban nature has to say on Earth Day.

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Image from Wikimedia Commons

I have doubts, I do not know
but oh how I wish I could!
How I wish I could believe
that life’s riddles would be understood.
There’s one thing alone, and only one
of which I am really sure
and that is that I really don’t
know anything at all!

This is for NaPoWriMo 2015 and Day 20. Call me a doubting Thomas if you will, but – and this is far too deep for a late Monday night – what can we really know if the basis for all knowledge is scientific principles, premisses and (for those so inclined) religious beliefs?

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