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3WW CXLV

July 8, 2009
Transparent Ground

In the gloom, a shudder
Cold as a witches kiss
Forces me to kneel on
The frozen turf

I search the ground for you
I probe in the ground
 through the ground
Under the piece of other ground
 that marks your place.

Frozen tracings of engraved
Letters, words, numbers
All and nothing
 Left of you

I stare until all is gone
A transparent view of
 what was
what is

 what never will be

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Thanks for reading!

Decay

July 2, 2009

There was a time
When there was a
"Cling, Cling, Cling"
sound from these relics.

And a bustling from
The departed bays and
Boys on bikes hanging
around, watching the day
Go by at 76.9 cents a gallon.

Those days, like many others
have faded away, leaving rusted
hulks to remain instead.

read write image #17 (now known as read write prompt #81)

July 2, 2009
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Cracked Lens

Contemplating you
Your visage I consider
To view you as you
Consider yourself
is my goal

This task, I cannot
Accomplish for where
I see glory and radiance
You, only tatters and
the bizarre.

A shame, that…

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From the photo prompt at ReadWritePoem

3WW CXLIV

July 1, 2009
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For Cubs fans, I offer this haiku

Another collapse
Not so sweet for Cubs fans
Yearn (again) for next year

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My Now and Then

Blowing snow and frost
Covered windows keep
Me in the warmth by the
Fire sipping hot chocolate
Thoughts of summer or
Late spring fill me.  A
Longing for the freedom
of warmer times, fresh sweet
Corn roasting on the grill
The sound of the bonfire
As the husks of what used
to be trees collapse into
a Flurry of rising sparks
Even as the fire dies down

I succumb and yearn
for the days of my long ago
Where barefoot days and
mud and Mosquito bites
were just part and parcel
of Summer life.

I turn from the dismal scene
and my silly dreams
of I can’t go back there, to
go and awaken my own
Here and Now.  Maybe to
Play.  In the snow.

For 3WW

Writer’s Block – Message in a Bottle

June 30, 2009
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Today’s Writing Prompt: Message in a Bottle

Write a message you’d like to put in a bottle, to be thrown in the ocean.

Via The One-Minute Writer

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Inside this bottle
You’ve found this message from me
This is all there is

Violets (A Photo Prompt)

June 30, 2009
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View the photo here…

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Dancing Purples and
Laughing Yellows
Violets on the breeze
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June 25, 2009

“a small stone is a polished moment of paying proper attention.” – Fiona Robyn

A Handful of Stones is a literary blogzine that collects small stones.  A new one is presented daily.  Head over to A Handful of Stones for a look at my contribution today.

There are a bevy of beautiful small stones to read and enjoy.  I cannot recommend this site highly enough.