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TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE (on Sunday) Feb 6, 2011

Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:13 am
by Mlou
Happy New Year Everybody! Better late than never, I always say. Thought I'd post another word list to see if anyone might stir. :)

Please write a poem from:
absence, snow, leaf, curtain, golden, paper, singing, wherever, branch, handle

Finally back writing after a while

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:22 pm
by LizGrayson
Ok I didn't use ALL the words, but I tried :D

The first line is a line I've wanted to use in a poem for a while now, so here it is.

<b> Colony</b>

Trees are reluctant nudists, their
Gnarled branch-fists grasping
At golden-leaf mutinies,
Clutching paper curtains soon loosened by
Disrobing winds.

Ok so it's a first draft. I'm sure it'll change frequently and often

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:24 pm
by Mlou
I love it, Liz...glad you popped in! :)

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:43 pm
by Mlou
Taking Hold

Today snow is dripping
from house eaves and their curtain
of icicles has melted under
golden fingers of sun.
The bird that I keep
on that green-leafed branch
in my heart, has begun singing
and wherever I turn
the absence of winter's
cold grasp is evident.
I feel like floating paper boats
in puddles and I think
I've finally got a handle
on spring.

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:01 pm
by LizGrayson
Your poem is lovely. It's been a gorgeous day here and it captures my feelings on spring exactly. I promise I'll try to be back soon. I'm working on a blog at if you'd like to take a look, a creative writing blog. Gotta get a few more things posted though :-D

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:15 pm
by Mlou
Hope you got my email??