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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sometimes

Day 90

Sometimes lovers become friends
clementines are mandarins
a feather is a pen,
and daughters can come home again.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cat's Eye

Day 89

Changes can seem a bad dream
without friends to help you see
the hopeful omen shining
in the eye of a cat.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

A Great Fall

Day 88

when it shatters like a teacup
slipped from your hand
king's horses and men have no hope
where do you keep love?

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Do Not Disturb

Day 87

Close the door douse the light
wanna close my eyes a while
the sun can knock in a day or so
I'll open the window

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Operator?

Day 86

Woke with my ear to the floor
by my ankles and elbows
asked my knees to get together
no answer. Am disconnected.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gone

Day 85

A two-decade love letter began my day
A truck carried your things away.
Empty rooms wait.
I sit in a hideaway.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Traveler

Day 84

If I could sail through time
I'd dip oars into the sea
steer to the first day I held you
again, again and again

#100days
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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Mystery

Day 83

The power to move oceans
or turn mere men to beasts,
enigmatic moon, I think you
may prove woman, after all.

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Solitude

Day 82

I need a space with no ghosts
a corner where I can think
where silence can find me
alone playing hide and seek.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Silence

Day 81

Sometimes silence speaks to me
in a familiar tone but
sometimes he steals my voice,
leaves me alone with myself.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Wine

Day80

blueberry sweet on my tongue
fermented red, bottled, set aside
juice of summer to savor
this snowy moonlit night

#100days
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Question

Day 79

Springtime cries in thunder,
playing at hide & seek.
Do you enter or delay?
If I call, will you answer?

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Midnight Ball

Day 78

My eyes slip on twin dresses
drawing lashes over curves.
Soon they'll dance the night away
while I dream of you

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Monday, February 15, 2010

Courier

Day 77

If I whisper my fears to you
silvery moth, will you bear them
away to my man in the moon
so I can fall asleep?

#100days
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Tree Counsel

Day 76

Exquisite elm reaching for the sky
did you ever wonder if you could
or is it simply in you to try?

#100days
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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Flying Out of Here

Day 75

Is it strange that Freebird
makes me wanna start the car
and drive all night 'til I find
an empty space to fill?

#100days
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Friday, February 12, 2010

Tasting Notes

Day 74

A hint of lime on my tongue
blends with harmony in
a string of notes while his guitar
carries us into night.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Will You Be Mine?

Day 73

Hid 'neath satin and lace, dark
lashed eyes and quick smile
is a heart full of contradictions.
Dare you open it?

#100days
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Date

Day 72

Took a walk with a brown-eyed
girl this winter afternoon.
All who paused to say hello
declared her canine beauty

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Triumphant Cry

Day 71

Red-faced brush away tears of joy
of sorrow, emotion echoes
across my spirit, pleasure
and pain mean I'm alive.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Voyeur

Day 70

The man in the moon watches
through my window unwaveringly
gazes with your expectant eyes
then draws the shades.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Diversion

Day 69

Tried to beguile today with
a few hundred pages of fiction.
She gave me a cold shoulder,
frosted my window pane.

#100days
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Block

Day 68

The words won't come alive.
The muses run and play.
The ink and paper wait, while
the poet sleeps away the day.

#100days
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Hatchling

Day 67

Crack the shell and spill the yolk
across a midnight sky.
Diamond glittered blackbird
spread your wings and fly.

#100days
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Insomnia

Day 66

The lights are off, the house is
quiet but the moon is talkative
in the sky, whispering my
name to the night.

#100days
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I Remember Clear Lake, Iowa

Day 65

I know why February shivers
how widow and mother cried
bid goodbye to what
rock and roll might be.
I remember.

#100days
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Origami Crane

Day 64

Fold me crease me I won't
protest when you bend me tuck
my corners, know when you
release me with wings I'll fly

#100days
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Zinfandel

Day 63

Rosy sweet it rolls across my lips
curls warmth around me
caresses the glass and
reminds me of your kisses.

#100days
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Poetry Prompts

Grab a word or phrase from this ever- changing list, and write a poem of your own. Be sure to let me know where I can read it in the comments section! I'll feature poems I love right here on the site, and link back to your site, too!

1. Meteor Shower due tonight, Tuesday, August 11, 2009. Write a poem about shooting stars.

2. Choose a cliche' and switch it up. For example: Instead of "just a drop in the bucket" try "just a grain of rice in the jambalaya". Now use this new phrase in your poem.

3. Pick three key items from your childhood memories of summer. Use them in a poem.

4. Start with a line from your favorite poem. (You could cheat a little and choose a line from a novel.) Recycle that line into a first line for your poem, and start writing.

5. Begin with the words, "He said". Then switch to "She said." Use this as a launch for a poem about opposing views.

6. Looking Through the Glass -- write about what you see through a window, a drinking glass, a pair of eyeglasses, a fishbowl or in a mirror... any sort of glass will do.

7. Write a poem where the sounds of the words are as important as what they mean. There's no wrong way to do this, just listen to your words and have fun with it.

8. Grab a book of poetry and choose a favorite, or look up a poem online. Select five words from that poem and incorporate them into your own.

9. Check out Poetic Asides Wednesday Poetry Prompts.

10. Check out Totally Optional Prompts!

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Won third place in the Facebook poetry contest hosted by Facebooker's Guide to the Poetry Universe, with the poem "Winter Sleep".

FEATURED POEM

Leaves

by Lisa Beaudoin @DancingWithPens


Autumn leaves fly
in the wind, blow
across the land, crumble
under foot, and color
soil in shades alive.


Pages flutter,
as books are read,
folio all, tapestry
of words, sprinkle
silently across sight.

People wisp away
from our life, littering
memory with faint
remnants, crumbling heart,
and stalling soul.


© 2009 Lisa G. Beaudoin

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