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Postby luminosity » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:12 am

Nahhh...lol...not lazy, really...I just know what helps me hang on to my last shreds of sanity. :wink:
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Postby luminosity » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:22 am

MISLED
Eyes of desire
drew me in--
begged me to
come near,
yet, that shuttered heart
dared not be loved--
stayed
fastened tight
with fear.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby Mlou » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:14 am

Hey, I like that. Sort of "once bitten, twice shy".
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby luminosity » Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:45 am

Changes may interfere
with life, it seems,
or bring unexpected answers
to hopes
and dreams.


(Ok...I cheated a bit and added some...and some I'm not even sure were there...but it had to be done!) :-P
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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:09 pm

A man's (or woman's) gotta do what a man's gotta do!

I skipped it today because I refuse to squeeze one more poem from THAT LIST!
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby luminosity » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:02 am

Ok...I did it again (cheater-cheater-pumpkin-eater) :twisted: ...used waaaay too many tiles. But, yes...a gal's gotta do what a gal's gotta do in order to get SOMETHING written!!

Smiling eyes,
shyly exchanging glances,
offered promises
of love--
welcomed sweet
advances.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby Mlou » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:41 am

:D We were kind of on the same wavelength today. I just refused to be pushed into writing about mothers and babies!
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Postby luminosity » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:18 am

Guess I've thrown the rules out the window for now...just can't seem to get it in the twenty allowed tiles. :?

CHANGING COURSE
Travelling winding avenues
of insanity,
I seek
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To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.--Elbert Hubbard
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Postby luminosity » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:29 am

TRIED to write one last night, but fell asleep at the computer :coffee1: so I wrote two tonight.

MORE THAN A SCRATCH
I never liked
your face unshaven--
rough on my skin.
Your leaving
was rougher.


RAYS OF HOPE
The clouds are lifting--
clearing the haze.
Light moves
softly
into my days.
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Postby Mlou » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:07 am

Glad you're in there punching. The words haven't been very inspiring lately, at least to me. S'pose a lot depends upon our mood at the time.
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Postby Daniel » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:30 pm

MORE THAN A SCRATCH

That's it! The old fashioned taboo thing. Thanx! :-D
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Postby luminosity » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:16 am

Not sure if I'm punching, mlou, or just "punchy". Maybe both. :) I know mood does play a big part in my ability to write, and you're right...the piles of tiles are not so inspiring lately.

Daniel, I'm really not sure what you meant, but ok.

Going to look at tonight's conglomeration...see what I can come up with.
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Postby mslover » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:33 am

lumin - i liked "more than a scratch" - great use of words!

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:19 pm

Yeah, "scratch" was good.
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Postby LilacWine » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:05 pm

The clouds are fingers
without bones;
wringing ocean tides,
tossing leafy branches,
catching wind-stones.
"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 - )

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Postby Mlou » Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:44 pm

Uh-huh...we both fell forthe same words. :-D
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Postby mslover » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:58 pm

okay it does say "up to 20 pieces" and i did it with just a few. kept trying to add to it but it simply seems done...

winds catching breath
leafy branches
sigh with desire
stripped of words.

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby luminosity » Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:11 pm

Yay!! Lots of company! I'll put out the special cookies! :D

Good job on the PIMs, lilac and ms. And, thanks, Mudge and ms...glad you liked "scratch".

Don't seem to be having much luck the past few nights coming up with anything. I'll keep trying!

Ya'll come back now...y'hear? :byebye:
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Postby LilacWine » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:16 pm

Too soon

the century ends.
My seed-days sown,
I dream
in grey, knowing
no fear
of eternity.
"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 - )



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Postby Mlou » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:39 pm

Nice one, lilac...missed you!
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Postby LilacWine » Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:42 pm

TY. I missed all of you as well.

Not much a list today ... I managed a book review of sorts out of it though.

One Insane Book

I laughed.
I sneezed.
A tornado
got caught
in the moon's
hook.
"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 - )



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Postby Mlou » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:00 pm

Better than mine anyway. :-D What a lousy list!
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Postby mae » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:36 pm

Lilac, that was gorgeous! Man, I'm jealous. I worked and worked with that stupid list and only got stuff worthy of "sign sayings". mae
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Postby mae » Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:29 pm

SUNDAY MORNING

Moonbeams end
with pancakes
and laughing love
caught in soft desire.


mae
My heart beats in poetry. I think in rhythm and dream in rhyme.



Give me a crit! I can take it!



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Postby mslover » Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:34 pm

well sheesh i was going to actually DO this today but the words are all in French! sigh...

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

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