A STUDY ON EMILY



A STUDY ON EMILY



I am in the middle of an online class on the poet, Emily Dickinson.

She is definitely NOT my poet of choice, and there are times that I might even want to argue that the ‘thing’ others call poetry are correctly named. When a line is so obtuse it has not meanings, so hundreds of scholars have dynamic debates about what that perspicaciously perceptive collect of words might happen to mean …. Enough said?

Our instructor was kind enough to send us a link to a great biographical video about this poet. I hope you enjoy it.

Emily Dickinson



Written for About Me and Poetry.

The Root of the Problem

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The Root of the Problem


Death

Slaughter

Destruction

Execution

Extermination

Immortality

Vigorous

Survival

Safety

Life


Many people see them as the ‘Bringers of Death’. Senselessly slaughtering all you get in their path.  Delivering destruction to families… villages… towns… entire countries.

Executioners have used them. Dictators have allowed the extermination of millions of people ‘not of their kind’. Young men, with dreams of immortality, have used them to create havoc in our society.

But they are only the tool. They are a symptom of a far greater disease. Mankind has allowed the development a pandemic of wanton savagery.

Vigorous interventions must be made into the lives of our youth. Accolades of honest, no-strings-attached love must be showered upon them. The survival of mankind is at stake.

Families and communities have a right to safety. Safe countries. Safe cities. Safe towns. Safe families. The change has to begin with us.

LIFE is sacred. It needs to be a cherished treasure once again.



This was written in the form of a diamante poem. Instead of using the parts of speech, I used a syllable count. 1-2-3-4-5-5-4-3-2-1 and went with antonyms as the poems endpoints. Written for Flash Fiction for the Practical Practitioner. 

What Are ….


What Are ….

Nature’s Camouflage


Disney had one-hundred-and-one of them.

Central Asia’s ‘ghosts of the mountains’.

Calves of the Brazilian tapir.

The Caribbean trunkfish.

Southern Asia’s chital

Luzon bleeding hearts.

Lady beetles.  

Pietrains.

Giraffes.

Spots.

Written for FanStory Contest.


Picture courtesy of Pinterest.

Requirements: The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.


If you want to see each of these lovelies, check these out…

Disney had one-hundred-and-one of them.

Central Asia’s ‘ghosts of the mountains’.

Calves of the Brazilian tapir.

The Caribbean trunkfish.

Southern Asia’s chitals.

Luzon bleeding hearts.

Lady Beetles. 

Pietrains.

Giraffes.

Engagement Snafu

time for more sea-powered healing
Psychology Today



Engagement Snafu

Why you never joyride on a dolphin



 

So little chance of finding it

but it’s all the chance I’ve got.

He’ll never believe I was so careless

while diving from his yacht.

 

The passing of the dolphins

was just more than I could bear.

Invitations to ride with them

was such a rare affair.

 

So without thinking in I dove

in clothes and hat I sprang.

I’ve found my hat. I have my clothes.

Please, God, just let me find the ring.



Written for FanStory Club: Picture This.

LONELY

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The Catholic Spirit.



LONELY



Lackadaisically bingeing on mysteries and adventures, fantasy and sci-fi, comedy and westerns.

Occasionally celebrating a well-worn, childhood memory of a television commercial from a past era.

Nighttime and daytime intermingling – the indirect aftermath of required isolation during a pandemic.

Ewoks and D2s, James Bond and Jason Bourne, Gandalf and Hobbits are not great evening conversationalists.

Lighting candelabras for enticing extravagance to a spaghetti-with-meatballs soiree attended by one.

Yearning for the now extinct reaffirming handshakes, passionate hugs, and festive chest-bumps of yesteryear.



Written for The FanStory Contests. 

I Only See You

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I Only See You



“Just you and me.”

“Yes, I know they’re following us.”

“We just pretend.”



Written for a FanStory 4-8-4 Contest. 

A Poetic Panic

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The Loop



A Poetic Panic



More than my ten fingers.

More than my ten toes.

Poetry has so many rules.

I think I’ll stick to prose.



Written for FanStory Contests. 

Share Your World 6-29-2020

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Share Your World 6-29-2020



  • Must we have evidence to know the truth?
  • How much control does a person have over their life?
  • What is gravity and how does it work?
  • Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness?  How about vice versa?

Must we have evidence to know the truth?

Many times, truth is found in your heart.

How much control does a person have over their life?

What an interesting philosophical question? Do we have control over our lives … or just over the decisions we make because of what the world around us throws at us?

What is gravity and how does it work?

Gravity is a magical force that glues us to planet Earth by way of an invisible slinky.

Can a person be happy if they have never experienced sadness?  How about vice versa?

Both exist in the world. To truly have experienced the one, you have to have had to experience the other.



Written for Share Your World 6-29-2020.

Celebrate!

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Celebrate!



Poem-A-Day’s complete

with only a few cheat days

How gratifying!



Written for P.A.D. Poem-a-Day: Writer’s Digest … Day 30: For today’s prompt, write a praise poem. Praise your health or the taste of chocolate cake. Pen an ode to normalcy (whatever that is) or expound on the wonders of your favorite pen (for me, it’s either the Pilot G-2 or Pilot Precise V5). Have a favorite song? A favorite saying? Today is a perfect day to sing its praises.