Flares

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poppies
tiny flares brighten
a cloudy day

 

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Photo: Alley in London, c.b.w. 2005 – I’m feeling nostalgic. This is a photo I took during my second trip to London and it’s always been among my favorite. It’s an alley near Trafalgar Square and I snapped this picture as soon as my tour group wandered out of frame. I lost them for a little while and enjoyed the time I had by myself. Eventually, I found my way back to them and it was then they realized I was a wanderer and they needed to keep an eye on me. It’s the last time I traveled with a group – from then on I’ve been planning my own trips so I’m free to wander freely.

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2019

Poem A Day Challenge: April 19-20

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The poeming continues in the  April Poem A Day Challenge . . .

April 19, 2014
Prompt: Pick a color and make it the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.

Beyond Desert Brown

Wrapped up in blue,
rain taps the ground
Spring’s last goodbye,
kissing pink stones

Hibiscus red,
salutes the sun
Summer winds blow,
cinnamon sand

Purple mountains
catch the sunset
Evening skies,
coral monsoon

Inspiration: I got to thinking about how the desert is always stereotyped as being nothing but brown. This was my way of showing it is actually full of many vibrant and beautiful colors.

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April 20, 2014
Prompt: Write a family poem.

Rescued from abuse,
he ran to his new mom
Loyal from the start,
wagging with love

HIs howls are fewer,
and his face whiter
While his teeth are gone,
he still guards the house

He’s led a good life,
and gave me so much
Always my furkid,
right up to the end

Inspiration: One of my dogs was on my mind.

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c.b.w. 2014