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Caroline Skanne Poems ~ Seize the Poem prompt: (howling / echoes / footprint)

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photo (c) 2014 Saradunn

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prompt (howling / echoes / footprint)

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remembering
your kindness
when leaving Maine 
for Arizona in the winter
so far from home
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at midnight
of the full moon
I’ll howl
knowing you
are doing the same
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~ echoes
each full moon
now that you are gone
your having left footprints
on my soul and heart
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Caroline Skanne Poems ~ Seize the Poem
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thanks to wonderful poet Li Petersson
for today’s inspiration! just beautiful… enjoy everyone x
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photo and poem below (c) poet Li Petersson
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NaHaiWriMo prompt: keen – Operating Room Nurse Day: Another occupation we should salute

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.photo: http://www.nursingexplorer.com

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keen eyes ~ mind
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knows doc’s work as well as they
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firm moves with gloved hands.

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THE PROMPTS:
keen -/- Operating Room Nurse Day:

Another occupation we should salute

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 Keen:  having or showing an ability to think clearly

and to understand what is not obvious or simple about 

something

: very strong and sensitive : highly developed

: very excited about and interested in something

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November is “K” or perhaps “k” and “kn.”
 
We have some of each for your haiku enjoyment. 
 
This month, each word is tied to a holiday – real or made up – 
 
Thanksgiving or “Sinkie.” 
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Sometimes, the connection is obvious – 
 
kneel for All Saints Day; and often not – 
 
well, you will see. 
 
Your haiku might explore the word, a variation of it, 
 
the holiday, 
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or if you are really ambitious marry word and holiday in the same poem. 
 
Enjoy and celebrate the imagination of wordsmiths and poets. 
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(Thanks to Sigrid Saradunn for her help compiling the list.)

NaHaiWriMo prompt: kiss – Button Day

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www.wall321.com

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button nose
golden freckles
gram’s little girl  face
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November is “K” or perhaps “k” and “kn.”
We have some of each for your haiku enjoyment. 
This month, each word is tied to a holiday -
real or made up – 
Thanksgiving or “Sinkie.” 
Sometimes, the connection is obvious – 
kneel for All Saints Day; and often not – 
well, you will see. 
Your haiku might explore the word, 
a variation of it, the holiday, 
or if you are really ambitious 
marry word and holiday in the same poem. 
Enjoy and celebrate the imagination of wordsmiths and poets. 

TPOS prompt: how things have changed

 

www.farzadsbarbershop.com

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prompt:   how things have changed
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men’s hair cuts

at unisex beauty shops

mall hours

twas nice to hide away

curlers and perms not pretty

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Gary Blankenship prompt for Tanka Poets on Line

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Kathabela’s wonderful prompts for the last week have sparked

a lot of nostalgic tanka, childhood memories.

Much of it about how the world has changed.

My reference is 50’s when we still had black telephones with party lines,

wringer washers   (I caught my finger in ours more than once),

clothes lines, butter churns and push mowers.

In barber shops, the barber wore a white coat,

dispensed bay rum and a sucker to the kids,

and the town gossips lined one wall.

Typewriters were manual, computers were clunky

and bikes may have been brakeless.

There were frozen TV dinners, but they went in the oven.

There were three national television channels

and one or two local stations.

And each had a live kid’s show.

Ours were Sheriff Tex, Captain Puget, Stan Boreson

and No Mo, JP Patches and Brakeman Bill and Donkey

with the worse jokes ever. Most were icons.

If your era was later, you changes were different and today,

it seems there are more changes than in the old decades.

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What changes have occurred from when you were a kid and now?

Which do you miss the most?

Some went through changes like the churn, oleo, color packs and on.

How has your favorite change changed?

Even poetry has changed with new forms

and modern version of the old?

How has yours evolved?

What will your tanka tell us about the changes –

too numerous to list in this short paragraph?

TPOS: prompt: a natural embrace, how we hold each other. , hugs

. (c) 2014 Saradumm… Miss Blaze

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prompt a natural embrace, 
how we hold each other. , hugs 
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cradled in my arm
purrs contently
allows me to type
licks my nose
stares me down ~ the look
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note:
Blaze with the look
from across the room
,.. couldn’t get a “selfie”
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Wednesday September 17, 2014

tanka prompt a natural embrace,

how we hold each other. , hugs (Santa Barbara photo by Kathabela)

(What are the significant embraces you feel see and remember?

As the bloom embraces its center we hold one another in mind and heart.

This endearment in all its manifestation in nature has become a greeting

a farewell

a virtual expression of connection and warmth.

In some cultures
It is central and in others it is private.

For some people it feels natural

others more formal or cultured by experiences might shy away. 

But the psychological embrace itself is the act of thinking itself. 

Discovery of connection. 

Poetic intuition. 

The sense of metaphor. 

What do you embrace in your life, in your tanka? 

How is it held there placed there as if by the force of nature , 

your own nature enveloped in the “hug” of words?)

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deep rose
anniversaries
of bougainvillea
match white clouds that hug
the ocean shore

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152233920385518&set=oa.644866942267174&type=3&theater

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Sept 17 prompt (natural embrace, hug ( photo by Kathabela, Santa Barbara)

Sept 17 prompt (natural embrace, hug ( photo by Kathabela, Santa Barbar

 

Small Stone…a Mindful Moment

Photo: small stone...a mindful moment</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Fall colors remain<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
special time ~ tamaracks next<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Jack Frost due any time” /></p>
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Fall colors remain

special time ~ tamaracks next

Jack Frost due any time

 

Tanka Poets on Site: prompt: Happy Hands ! \(^^)/

 

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prompt: Happy Hands \(^^)/
what you say to get a good photo
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think happy happy
together for always
smiles light the world
day spent in idyllic setting
smiles for life is wonderful

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Kathabella Wilson prompt

“happy hands” or whatever you say to get the picture…

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(Somehow I had the idea, one day, to say “happy hands”!

This is what happens!

All the different personalities,

exuberant and sweet,

humorous and jubilant…’

come into play.

This was a wonderful celebation

the Friday Poets themselves put together

at our home for Kathabela’s birthday…

this is the finale photo. I said –“happy hands”

and look what happened.

What do you say when you want tp take a photo

that shows the personalities and spirit of a group…

and what do YOU think of “happy hands”??)

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