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by mae
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE
Replies: 4
Views: 6122

#3 FOR SALE, HUSBAND, SLIGHTLY USED So read the sign around his neck. He greeted me at the door of the church rummage sale, a once-tall gray-haired man with a smile and a bright twinkle in his eye. I asked him what it meant. His smile turned wistful as he said “My wife always says to me 'Stand up st...
by mae
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE...2-22-11
Replies: 7
Views: 11276

Ahem. That's quite a ...toy..., Hiss. Yes, indeedy, quite a toy.

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by mae
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Mudge's Poetry Dump
Replies: 339
Views: 199644

A song, huh? Well, I'd have to hear it. Most lyrics, it seems to me, are far more repetitious than this, but as a gentle ballad, it might work beautifully.

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by mae
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Mudge's Poetry Dump
Replies: 339
Views: 199644

Mudge, your poem brought tears to my eyes. I don't know the backstory of it, but it makes me think of a couple of stories I heard recently of couples who were deeply in love when they were young but for some reason separated. They married other people, raised families and then, fortuitously, met aga...
by mae
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE...9-21-10
Replies: 21
Views: 17358

Ya know, Mudge, as I read it again, that last stanza doesn't really fit with the rest of it, anyway. In need of a rewrite, it seems. Thanks for reading.

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by mae
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE...9-21-10
Replies: 21
Views: 17358

Well, hi, folks! I saw this pop up and felt like giving it a go. Here's a poem from the word list. Kiss and Tell I will write my memoir someday in purple prose and other pastel words. I will tell of times that counted and people who didn't when I write the lyric of my life. I will be a starlet somed...
by mae
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE...9-21-10
Replies: 21
Views: 17358

Olsen, my dear, I almost swooned at your last line! You know, my perspective on the high school dating scene was from the other side - the "I wonder if he'll ask me to the prom" side. It was interesting to see "Maybe, if no one else asks me." and to see the kiss of death "cute" applied. It's a wonde...
by mae
Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 8-24-10 & 9-1-10
Replies: 16
Views: 12781

Diagramming sentences (that's what we called it - but it sounds the same as "parsing") was one of my very FAVORITE things to do! My friends all thought I was nuts - and not just slightly nuts, but full on.

I'm not sure a teen would know what a gerund is now.

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by mae
Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: TIMEKEEPER - Crits and Comments, please
Replies: 4
Views: 6666

TIMEKEEPER - Crits and Comments, please

Dawn creeps into the room, reaches under the covers and tickles me awake. With her golden smile and rosy cheeks, she is the laughing child of the day Skipping through the morning, she runs away from mid-day who scowls at such shenanigans. Noontime bids us sit a spell, take a load off, have a bite. H...
by mae
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 8-24-10 & 9-1-10
Replies: 16
Views: 12781

Only three scents, mlou. They both smelled the same scents - to me, it sounds like he needs a bath!

Well, I know how to spell sex, but...!

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by mae
Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 8-24-10 & 9-1-10
Replies: 16
Views: 12781

Kitchen is a NOUN, dahlink, used as a descriptive word. However, I understand what you mean. But would you call a gerund an adjective if it described (e.g.,running water)? I don't know how to view it, exactly. The idea was to use other parts of speech to describe. Hmmm.

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by mae
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 8-24-10 & 9-1-10
Replies: 16
Views: 12781

Challenge #1 - no use of adjectives. sex and the Olfactory Nerves He stumbled as though smitten with a palsy, and fell into the room. He bore an aura of odors, some of cooking, some from working, and some the scent of her perfume. Then there was the scent of desire. Fulfilled. She lay on the bed, re...
by mae
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - Broken window blinds
Replies: 10
Views: 12878

Ack!!!! What happened!!!!

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by mae
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: starting again
Replies: 5
Views: 7499

Elle, I can tell this is heartfelt and I'm very sorry about that -- but -- this is SUCH an improvement on your past poetry! I can see a real maturing in your writing. You wondered once if you'd ever be able to write poetry well. I think, my dear, that you are on your way. The only critique I have is...
by mae
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 8-24-10 & 9-1-10
Replies: 16
Views: 12781

And never mind the numbers - I obviously can't count!

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by mae
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 8-24-10 & 9-1-10
Replies: 16
Views: 12781

Ummmm...mlou, today is the 24th - not the 14th. :D

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by mae
Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE 8-10-10
Replies: 9
Views: 8635

#3 Water in a Dry Land The swish, swish of the reaper's scythe gave way to a clunk as the blade struck a stone. 'Twas but a passing blow, a common enough occurrence in this dry, rocky land. Oh well, thought the farmer pulling his sickle from the ground. I'll sharpen later. When he bent once more to ...
by mae
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE 8-10-10
Replies: 9
Views: 8635

#2 You Got a Problem With That? I hereby dedicate today to fusses. Confrontations, large and small, arguments and musses shall be honored on this day. In true celebratory fashion, those becoming pugilism, fistfights, boxing and other euphemisms, shall be cheered in the American way! There shall be n...
by mae
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE 8-10-10
Replies: 9
Views: 8635

N Nothingness O Oblivion T Terminated H Hollow I Insignificant N Naught G Gone mae
by mae
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:58 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Poets - What are your thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 9018

I almost feel as if we're betraying WT. Not only have I drawn many of you over to AP, but we're talking about it here on WT! :oops:

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by mae
Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Completely Incomplete (please hack and slash at will)
Replies: 9
Views: 9439

Why don't we just say that with the "e" is the British spelling?

I like it now, also. A really great idea for a poem. I thought so when I first read it and I still do. Nice job.


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by mae
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: mslover's poetry junkyard
Replies: 99
Views: 67616

Well, I don't know how good my stuff is, but it isn't shocking at least!

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by mae
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE = 8-3-10
Replies: 15
Views: 11471

I hate fishing. I'm not cleaning them. Fishing is so B-O-R-I-N-G! I take a pad along to draw or write. Or I sleep.

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by mae
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: mslover's poetry junkyard
Replies: 99
Views: 67616

ms, youse pays yer money and youse takes yer chances.

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by mae
Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Leave Her Alone (Villanelle Form)
Replies: 7
Views: 8357

Absolutely! :D

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