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Last Day of School

Last Day of School

Poetry Friday. During the next few weeks, schools will be closing for summer vacation. As a tribute to teachers everywhere, I share Mattie Stepanek’s poem– written when he was eight years old. May it bring you a few chuckles even as it has me. Not Quite...
The Gossip of SOL17

The Gossip of SOL17

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 30. On my post yesterday Kevin (aka dogtrax) threw out a challenge in the his comment, and I took him up on it . . . in a way.  This morning I gathered 112 blog names from Slicers who had posted for the 29th day on Two Writing...
Slicing Titles Make a Poem

Slicing Titles Make a Poem

Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 29. I stopped by Kim K’s Blog post  today and enjoyed her poem created from the titles of her March slices. Why not? I thought. And so, I crafted the titles of 28 slices into a poem. It was fun, and I  must say I was doubtful...

Transformed Discovery

Poetry Friday : February 24, 2017. Transformed Discovery The pen of a poet is chanting a tale of bright stars glowing above the lost land complete with belching geysers, gurgling mud pots and simmering pools— transformed discovery on a magical summer night © 2017...

Empty Echoes

Poetry Friday : February 17, 2017. With the flourish of a pen, they rewrite the narrative, leaving us an empty echo, an artifact of memory, more porcelain than human, forever a plug in the cylinder of truth — those pseudo skeptics. © 2017 Alice Nine Question: Who are...
Haiku – Haiga – Tanka

Haiku – Haiga – Tanka

Poetry Friday : December 12, 2016. It was just past 5 AM; sunrise was more than two hours away, and the temperature hovered just above freezing. Like a shroud, fog wrapped itself around everything. While family slumbered, I stepped onto my back porch to experience a...