poetry

Writing 101 – Sleep

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The haiku is my choice for the sleep prompt.

Curled up in my arms

You were intoxicating

And I could not sleep

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Writing 101 – Magic

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Las Vegas, whose magic cast a spell, enchanted me to stay.
Eat, drink, play, explore, she beckoned.

The magic of her strip of dreams, fulfilled and dashed, of winners and losers.

Her bridges filled with homeless and beggars can’t spoil her brightness.

She’s like Circe, the Goddess of Magic, to whom Odysseus didn’t succumb, but remained for the feast and wine.

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Writing 101 – Las Vegas series of 5 poems

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Since I am visiting Las Vegas during my Writing 101 course, I decided to put assignments 1 to 5 in a Las Vegas theme.

The prompts are:
1. magic
2. reflections
3. sleep
4. seconds
5. freedom

I will post each separately and hope to be finished catching up by Monday.

little brown bag

I have been cleaning my apartment and found a folder today containing this poem I wrote in 2003 for a Writing Group I regularly attended in 2003.
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I scanned it and I hope it’s legible so I will present it to you, who hopefully enjoy my poetry and can relate to retail therapy.

There’s a place for me in the sun

My #ReblogWednesday is this lovely poem by Luke Otley. Read more of his poetry at lukeotley.com

MY TROUBLED MIND

There was the bus

beastly, pulling up

I sprinted, nimble in my winkle-pickers

thinking ‘ahh, there she goes’

in a lurching, twerking cloud of fetid stink

It’s funny; in your rushed make-up

lines climbed around your eyes like the

footprints of tiny sea birds

in a riverbed

‘Two winters is too long’, I thought

There must be

a place for me

somewhere

in the sun

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