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Last Day of School

Last Day of School

Poetry Friday : May 26, 2017. 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...
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...