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April 22, 2014

National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 4—April 22-30

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

POEM A DAY

WEEK 4: April 22-30

Today is forth and final weekly installment of 7 poems I’m posting during April in recognition of National Poetry Month. Although I’m only a wannabe poet I’m sharing my collection of poems with you on each Tuesday this month. By the end of the month I’ll have shared 30 poems, equaling one per day for the month (in four installments). Note: the fourth week will include 9 a poems to cover the short week at the end of April.

Read the first installment National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 1—April 1-7 , the second, National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 2—April 8-14 and the third National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 3—April 15-21 .

Poetry is not my genre. However, I play around with it, mostly when I’m a passenger in the car. I cull them from a list of odd rhyming words or words that relate to each other somehow.

I present the final installment of nine poems: Accueil_scribe

APRIL 22: THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED

Passing through the woods, two asphalt roads diverge

One, smooth, straight, swept clean, swerves right, lays level

The other, gravel and grit browning the black, rises steeply

A red octagonal sign inspires the traveler to pause,

To ponder: which road? DSC00244e

APRIL 23: THE SINISTER MINISTER

The sinister minister

Reigned inside

While sin rained outside DSC00244e

APRIL 24: THE REVERED MAN

That man is quietly reverent

To local folks he is (more…)

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April 15, 2014

National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 3—April 15-21

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

POEM A DAY

WEEK 3: April 15-21

Today is third weekly installment of 7 poems I’m posting during April in recognition of National Poetry Month. Although I’m only a wannabe poet I’m sharing my collection of poems with you on each Tuesday this month. By the end of the month I’ll have shared 30 poems, equaling one per day for the month (in four installments). Note: the fourth week will include 9 a poems to cover the short week at the end of April.

Read the first installment,  National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 1—April 1-7 , the second, National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 2—April 8-14 and the fourth, National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 4—April 22-30.

Poetry is not my genre. However, I play around with it, mostly when I’m a passenger in the car. I cull them from a list of odd rhyming words or words that relate to each other somehow.

I present the third installment of seven poems:

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APRIL 15: IN SPRING IS HOPE ETERNAL

March is weary

April is teary

May is leery

June is dearie DSC00244e

APRIL 16: ALIENS IN OUR MIDST

There’s aliens in our midst.

Illegal aliens.

Those among us without sanction.

 

Yet I wonder…

If we (more…)

April 8, 2014

National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 2—April 8-14

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH
POEM A DAY
WEEK 2: April 8-14

This is second weekly installment of 7 poems I’m posting during April in recognition of National Poetry Month. Although I’m only a wannabe poet I’m sharing my collection of poems with you on each Tuesday this month. By the end of the month I’ll have shared 30 poems, equaling one per day for the month (in four installments). Note: the fourth week will include 9 a poems to cover the short week at the end of April.
Read the first installment, National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 1—April 1-7 , the third National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 3—April 15-21, and the fourth, National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 4—April 22-30.

Poetry is not my genre. However, I play around with it, mostly when I’m a passenger in the car. I cull them from a list of odd rhyming words or words that relate to each other somehow.
I present the second installment of seven poems:

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APRIL 8: WAITING FOR SPRING THAW

Frost nips the top of the golden corn stalks
Clouds burrow in the cleavage of the hills
Hillsides camouflage under misty white frost

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APRIL 9: ICE FLOES

Smoke rises up the chimney flu
Merges with the air
Water flows through trenches
Merges with (more…)

April 1, 2014

National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 1—April 1-7

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

POEM A DAY

WEEK 1: April 1-7

Welcome to April, when the earth is being reborn and new life bursts forth. Special Easter readings:

11 Facts About Easter

Easter—Children’s Stories & Poems

SHALOM! MY LORD AND MY GOD! The Easter Story as told by Mary

Also read April Days to Celebrate .

April also has April Fool’s Day, Earth Day, and is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Pet Month. and

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Today is the first day of April, National Poetry Month. Although I’m only a wannabe poet I plan to gather my collection of poems to share with you on each Tuesday this month. By the end of the month I’ll have shared 30 poems, equaling one per day for the month (in four installments). Note: the fourth week will have four extra poems to cover the short week at the end of April.

To link to the second week of poems click on National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 2—April 8-14.

National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 3—April 15-21

National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 4—April 22-30

Poetry is not my genre. However, I play around with it, mostly when I’m a passenger in the car. I cull them from a list of odd rhyming words or words that relate to each other somehow.

I present the first installment of seven poems: Accueil_scribe

APRIL 1: This first poem was written about watching trains with my granddaughter when she was 3-years-old (shes 16 now).

TRAINS

I like the trains, because I do,

No special reason. Just because they are.

We wait and wait for them to show,

They come from near, they come from far.

 

Grandma, and I, we have a morning picnic

On a swing by the tracks where we wait.

We wait and we wait and we have to leave.

THEN Amtrak comes. It misses us! It came too late.

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APRIL 2: WHEEZIN’

‘tis the season to be wheezin’

The sound for certain is not pleasin’

But for certain— (more…)

May 22, 2012

This Hat

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THIS HAT

(photos by Dmitri)

 

This hat is not the hat of an elderly—

     I err— middle aged—woman

It’s not a covering to enhance thinning hair

It’s not the color of a senior, on the downhill slide of life

It’s not a hat of propriety

It’s not a hat for icy wintry days

It’s not a true beret, the style of French artiste.

     But the elderly, in their wisdom, relish this hat

     Its colors accented  by gray/white hues.

     Seniors who celebrate life past, life to come

     With a boldness expressed by eccentricity.

     This hat represents what is—the eclectic electricity of creativity

A covering for the changing seasons—spring, summer, autumn, winter.

End notes (from an e-mail sent to me by Alice):

When she saw her first strands of gray hair, she thought she’d dye.

A backward poet writes inverse. (Appropriate, since I’m truly not a poet. I just play with the genre.)

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ADDITIONAL READING:

Hats Make a Statement

The Red Tuque

RUSS’S ASSIGNMENT: WRITE CAROLYN’S EULOGY Lent Devotion

My Spider Plant Lives: A Devotion

https://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/my-spider-plant-lives-a-devotion/

RAINBOW’S END Part 1

April 26, 2012

Vince 2012

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VINCE 2012

I wrote this little ditty for my grandson’s eighth birthday:

Very

Intense,

Naturally

Competitive, and

Energetic

Vince is very athletic and loves soccer, softball, football, and most sports.

Happy Birthday, Vince!

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ADDITIONAL READING:

The Flamingo, A Pizza, and a Big Bad Dragon

A Time With Grandson Marcus: Part 1

March 11, 2012

Two Haikus: Cardiac Ultrasound Inspired

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TWO HAIKUS: CARDIAC ULTRASOUND INSPIRED

     While my brother in law was in the hospital he underwent a cardiac ultrasound. I was allowed to be with him during the test. While watching the monitor screen I decided I would attempt to write a haiku poem (I had been reading haikus written by Jan, a member of the Beanery Writers Group in Latrobe, Pennsylvania—which I facilitate).

     Thanks to Jan, I have the following instructions on writing haikus:

3 Lines – non-rhyming

 17 syllables – I like 5-7-5

No title – no punctuation

Mostly seasons

No past tense

Only present tense*

Captures a moment in time

An epiphany

A metaphor

Not a simile = no like or as

NOT SURE ABOUT THE ONLY PRESENT TENSE RULE………

      Below are the two results of my efforts:

Swish, swush, gurgle, (more…)

February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Day 2012: Special Poetry

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VALENTINE’S DAY 2012:

Special Poetry

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ALSO READ:

Valentine’s Day Photos & Quotes

NOTICE:

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS moved to

Carolyn’s Online Magazine (COMe) in January 2015.

I invite you to visit the new site and encourage you to Follow it.

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NOTE:

Valentine’s Day is noted for the following exercise:

Juxtapositioning of the obicularis oris.

This Valentine’s Day I played with writing nine (or slightly more) word stories with each word starting with the successive letters in the word VALENTINE. Below are my not-so-great results.

VALENTINE’S DAY 2012

Very

Adept

Lovers

Enjoy

Nice

Times

In

New

England

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Sentence-style stories:

Verily,  A Lover Extols Naughty Times In (more…)

February 11, 2012

The Dove

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THE DOVE

Nancy Lipsius

1983

February 12th would be the ninetieth birthday of my mother, Nancy Briskay Cornell Lipsius, who passed on on January 3, 1998 at the age of just under seventy-six years of age. She wrote the poem twenty-nine years ago.

THE DOVE

Here,

 Wrapped in the cocoon of tranquility,

 Here,

 Where God breathes, where the turning of pages

 Is as the sound of angels’ wings.

 Here,

 Where souls gather to (more…)

December 2, 2011

Darlene

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DARLENE

      Today is Darlene’s birthday. In eight days it will be my birthday.

     It’s the first birthday we’ve shared as sisters. We were birthed to each other on January 19 of this year 2011—she close to sixty, me close to seventy years old. My, the birthing was painful—such large babies were we!

     Well, not so painful. Actually, it’s been a delight to grow to know her this year. Our first contact was made easy because of this blog, the New Hampshire open adoption records, and the fact that our mother had a unique maiden name.

     So once again, for the last time this year, I will attempt poetry.

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ITSA GIRL!

Itsa girl!   What a whirl!

Fifty-eight years in the makin’.

My what a birth

The greatest on earth

Ousted full-grown from the blog.

 

Now I’m the big sis

This point you can’t miss

Though not the (more…)

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