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frosty rose

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month May 29th: “a single frosty rose” by Mizuhara Shuoshi (1892-1981)

A new year begins
With the blooming
Of a single frosty rose                         (Mizuhara Shuoshi)


fragile petals opening
like the beauty of new love                 (Candy)

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Forgotten Promise

d’Verse Poets Quadrille 10 – breeze

it was a breeze that brought the scent
of summer roses to my room
I closed my eyes and thought of you
and nights we spent along the stream
I felt your kisses on my lips and heard you
whisper words of promised love

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Take Me Instead

d’Verse Poets – Meeting the Bar
Victoria has us getting in shape for summer with an Etheree
I’m counting from 1 to 10 and back again


want to
drive to the
ocean with the
throng and the clamor
where the sand burns my feet
so I have to wear sandals
and the sun turns my skin scarlet
so I sit in the shade, covered up
in a shirt and hat, wearing dark glasses
take me instead to the cool green mountains
where a stream trickles over smooth rocks
and birds sing to me from the trees
where I can follow a trail
and search for wildflowers
to weave through my hair
then in the dark
I can count
stars and

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d’Verse Poetics : Character Study
Walt has us thinking about someone who is a “Memorable Character”


he was a whistler
not by birth but by
no humming or one note tunes
his songs would swirl
through the house
perfect pitch
blue eyes sparkling
and we all smiled