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by LilacWine
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Mlou's Moo's
Replies: 61
Views: 64324

I hope you get one soon, I hate going online and not having new Mlou!
by LilacWine
Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: 750 words...
Replies: 14
Views: 14890

"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )


Maybe.
by LilacWine
Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: Poetry Challenge...6-4-11
Replies: 7
Views: 7958

#2

Honored Guest

The garden
visitor’s
wings
were a blur,
nearly invisible,
shifting
the tiny creature's
darting
flight.
The delicate
green bird,
unaware
of its status
flitted
above a crumpled
watering can.
by LilacWine
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: Poetry Challenge...6-4-11
Replies: 7
Views: 7958

# 1 & # 3 Not So Sunny Shores Somewhere along a sandy lakeshore stroll our airy view was smothered by the fog. We turned around, followed fading footprints to find our way back home when suddenly a shrieking song without a melody split the sky and sent shivers down our spines. A rush of wings qu...
by LilacWine
Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE...9-21-10
Replies: 21
Views: 16775

Lovely poem, Funky. Nice to see you still posting.
by LilacWine
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 10-26-10
Replies: 7
Views: 7793

I'd like to have that window washing neighbor too. A lawn mowing one would be nice as well.

Nice to see someone still here, OP! :)
by LilacWine
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 10-26-10
Replies: 7
Views: 7793

It is too bad. This was a wonderful community. It provided inspiration, advice, and encouragement.
by LilacWine
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 10-26-10
Replies: 7
Views: 7793

I will try, but it's difficult enough writing between phone calls for one site.
by LilacWine
Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - One regret? No, I have at least two!
Replies: 7
Views: 7278

Whoa! Instant karma. Excellent story, Timber.

I think you have a name crisis in this line: A month later Greg was dead. Jake had to read it in the papers, that Jake had gone over the edge of the platform

Good luck with any future plans you have for the story. :)
by LilacWine
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - One regret? No, I have at least two!
Replies: 7
Views: 7278

I can't wait to read it timber.
by LilacWine
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE...9-21-10
Replies: 21
Views: 16775

nicely done, gentle and nostalgic.
by LilacWine
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE...9-21-10
Replies: 21
Views: 16775

For some reason (insanity, perhaps) the first thing I thought of when I saw prompt three was "I dreamed I was .... in my Maidenform bra".
by LilacWine
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 8-24-10 & 9-1-10
Replies: 16
Views: 12330

Might as well. I think I might do a piece for #1 based on Stephen King's quote "The road to hell is paved with adverbs." But not until next week.
by LilacWine
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - The night I lodged a potato chip in my eye
Replies: 8
Views: 10336

I can't wait to see where you place the rewrite.
by LilacWine
Mon Aug 09, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: mslover's poetry junkyard
Replies: 99
Views: 65961

One nice thing about AP is that they have groups to join as well, serious groups and less so. I pretty much stick to reading my favs.
by LilacWine
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE = 8-3-10
Replies: 15
Views: 11044

Bone Poem My bones must be terribly shy; they've not been seen for years. Still the surgeon says they're there, waning away, beneath the all that is me. He's looking forward to the day he can replace them with steel. I think to the future , years away, I hope, and to the cremetorium and the shining ...
by LilacWine
Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Plethora of Poetry Sites
Replies: 36
Views: 25333

So, JT and mae, what are your names at AP? Message me if you don't want to post them here, please.
by LilacWine
Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 7-20-10
Replies: 14
Views: 10754

Very nice, JB.

Good use of a difficult word list, MLou.
by LilacWine
Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 7-20-10
Replies: 14
Views: 10754

What's a Heaven for?
("No ideas but in things"- William Carlos Williams)

No poet ever reached
Ideas higher than their grasp,
But many, now and then, perhaps
In dreams, saw the very
Things their words contrived.


-- As you can see, I threw a bit of Browning in as well.
by LilacWine
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE 6-15/22...a little late :)
Replies: 16
Views: 10455

mae, the structure of the poem is Stevens', after his poem "The Snowman". I just used it to illustrate the connection between dog and human.

Your piece is effective ... sad, but effective.

Mlou, yours is, may I say, inspired.

and Ms' poem is sweet and compact.

Lovely work everyone.
by LilacWine
Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE 6-15/22...a little late :)
Replies: 16
Views: 10455

Challenge #1 The Dog (after Wallace Stevens) One must have a mind of wilderness To regard the road and the sky Both seemingly without end; And have traveled a long time To behold the junipers shagged with fur, The spruces ripe with the scent Of distant passings; and not to think Of any misery in the...
by LilacWine
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 3-23-10
Replies: 22
Views: 8430

I always order too much Chinese food ... therefore, my offering is ALL from columns A and B. (It's a little rough I wrote it straight out, no time to edit, and please forgive the partial rhyme.) A Twisted Tale (in honor of Robert Service) The moon was old, the night was cold, we sat in the mine that...
by LilacWine
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Squirrels
Replies: 7
Views: 4109

First of all JT, congrats on taking on your addiction. I applaud your bravery and offer my best wishes for your future.

As to the poem, I like the conception but the execution could benefit from some editing as Mlou suggests, just to make it clearer to the reader.
by LilacWine
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 3-23-10
Replies: 22
Views: 8430

You know, in Fireflare's piece ... "wary heart" would work as well as "weary heart" ... OP, keep practicing with the rhyming, it's the only way to become proficent, believe me. I once had a Professor of Writing praise my use of rhyme as "natural", there is nothing natural about it; I worked long and...
by LilacWine
Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: My Dogs Are Paranoid Too
Replies: 7
Views: 3648

JT, shouldn't it be "pumpkin shells"? The double entendre is irresistible.

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