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A Restful Rendezvous, A Sestina By Aruna Gurumurthy

A beautiful sestina which makes me want to relax and ponder. Well done, Aruna.

Grand Little Things

A Restful Rendezvous Pink roses in a rustic glass vase, the mellow touch of a khaki-colored, soft plaid blanket on my skin as I lay on the wicker chair letting the cool air weave through, aligning myself with the soft pillow for rest. What can I say when the silhouette of life is picture-perfect? Is the silhouette of my life picture-perfect? Today it is roses, tomorrow it may be peonies filling the vase, opening in a spread of colors, as they rest on the sides of the vase, much like the plush blanket falling on the wicker grooves, its waves streaming through, as it is crunched and crinkled on the chair. Every time I sway on the rocking chair nearing the flowers, I whimsy life’s colors, a mélange in perfection. Pink juxtaposed with green, I breathe a sigh, looking through, casting my eyes on the carved green vase. Reflections of…

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Ten Things of Thankful – June 26 2020

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Good Morning! Welcome to TTOT! Let’s hop to it!

  1. Happy Summer! WooWee! It’s warm enough that gardens should be very happy, especially after the wet spell. So YAY!
  2. Father’s Day was specially nice and we celebrated with a surprise lunch and a nice day of relaxing.
  3. It has been a busy week of getting back into the groove of writing and editing. I am grateful. I went a whole week without writing a poem and my muse rewarded me with lots of inspiration on Monday.
  4. Writing sprints! It’s a thing. I used to do them with two other women and they were super productive. I found a couple of them on Meetup and got a lot accomplished. It is a great way to plug in to work on projects of my own and I was rewarded with good roughs of work. So, how it works is that you sign up, of course, then you chat for about 10 minutes and talk about goals and stuff. Then the moderator sets a timer for 25 minutes. Then you break for 5 minutes. And then you go back to writing. You cycle this for as long as pre-set. The end is a catch up to see how it went and chatting for a few minutes. It was about 3 hours we did and that was perfect. It is virtual.
  5. Pretty little things. I did a random stop at a nearby fabric shop. I found some cute fabric for masks. And they had the good kind of elastic. So, I have it cut and ready to sew.

6. Poet’s Connection is Saturday. I am grateful for a nice turnout to come and in the past. We are going to talk about Sonnets!

7. Daughter did well with her colonoscopy. No issues and good for 5 years. So Super Grats!!

8. The birds have made a nest on our outside shelves, inside a bag containing our Christmas star. It’s a big star and we put it in a large garbage bag. There was an opening and the birds decided to make a nest. So, we need to leave them be. Before long, they will leave and the nest will be abandoned. I think it’s super resourceful of nature to use what is available. It’s like a birdie condo. Listening to the chirping is sweet music to my ears. They are small, and I think they are wrens. They move so quickly, I cannot get a good enough view.

9. The pool is supposed to open soon. Honestly, though, if it does not because of the virus, I am okay with it. I would rather be healthy. And we still go walking so that’s a.o.k.

10. This is the place where you can add to the thankfuls. Won’t you be my neighbor?

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Dive into Poetry and Make a Splash!

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Announcing: Dive into Poetry coming in March!

Poet and Writing Coach Jena Schwartz will be hosting Dive into Poetry for the month of March 2020.

As a former and future Dive participant, I can honestly say that these events have been the best for online interactions with fellow poets.

To learn more about Dive into Poetry go to this LINK

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A Poet Like Me

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A poet like me
Casting nets to the windy
Waterfalls wonder
If there is a melody
Playing for their rhythmic splash

Nature calls for me
Letting them to other souls
Telling their story
Asking for breaths of honor
And telling of their life songs

At last, they hear verbs
Splashing falling waterfalls
Waters to refresh
Standing underneath the flow
Feeling the wet, mossy stones

Taking leaps for love
Hand in hand forever more
And next, the lovers
Dance upon the sandy shores
Aromatic tides of salt

Shell crumbs under feet
Tides rushing with salt and sand
Like dermabrasion
Scrubbing sludge and adding more
Taking away worried songs

This is in response to the prompt: ______like me. Read more here: Dead Poets Live