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I am lost


I am lost... I am lost… wandering aimlessly among towering pines, sweeping branches of shaded bliss leaving pine cone markers along a soft needled path The breeze is cool, fragrant wisps through clinging vines braided in abstract patterns as I try to gather my bearings I can see the sun through the forest falling lower in the sky (west) reflecting on the calm flowing waters of this small stream I have been following for what seems to be hours Carp and minnows, orange, black and gray swim happily with little care though I am becoming worried now, my body aches from walking but it feels good, the air is still and sweet as I hear an owl in the darkness of the treed canopy greeting me I come to a clearing, tall grasses sway and I see the sunset blooming like a prized rose, petals awash in bright pastels on the distant horizon, my mind lingers as euphoria caresses me in a panoramic utopia I sit for a spell gazing upon the wonders of nature, thinking back on what I have seen, what I have experienced and what I am witnessing right now and finally realize I am not lost at all… I am found


Copyright © Chris Green | Year Posted 2017

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Golden Haired Lady

Her world is as radiant as the sun,
golden as dandelions that cover
the fields and hillsides in springtime,
or the sunny faced jonquils and daffodils 
that turn winter white to yellow bright.
Her touch lingers in pools of golden carp,
in yellow bananas peeping out from 
verdant large leaves in peaceful plantations,
and in succulent golden ripe pineapples.
Her beauty is embraced by the yellow feathered 
warbler and canary who sing joyful tunes.
She resides in the golden fingers of
light that spill through clouds, and in amber 
leaves that slowly morph to red in fall when
she colors chrysanthemums and marigolds.
Earth's gold veins call out her nurturing name.
She is a divine dame...she is Mother Nature!

March 26, 2016 (rev.)

© Connie Marcum Wong



Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong | Year Posted 2016




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Painted Mountain


Mountain of a thousand colors
clothed in Autumns dress
kiss the earth 'O' Wondrous mother
painted world - flora's caress

Trembling giants bathe in light
quaking Aspens touch the sky
as guards of lore and fabled sprites
gift boughs of shade through watchful eyes

Crystalline river of indigo
give life to minnows, carp & trout
breach high the soothing waters flow
while gadflies rove and dance about

Symphonic winds sing casting spells
valley grass begins to dance
whips through the mountain copse & dell
warblers dance for new romance

'OH' iridescent color thief
on painted mountains dwell
with wings draw patterns of motif
boreal sounds of tinkling bells


Copyright © shaunda lindsay | Year Posted 2016

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Virginia

Virginia's abound with hills that roll off her shoulders
Wet rocks glisten on the edge of the lazy water 
Translucent fish arching through the cold channels 
Silver barbed hooks rusting in tree trunks
Dangling over the water, and breathing life into the earth

Wet like your skin, see-through blue eyes 
Making waves as the children pirouette off the stone cliffs
Disappearing into the emerald green and slate shadows 
Meeting the cool rush of the river when they get down there
Or that old carp that Lizzy caught last summer but she let go 
Swim bladders shining like mirrors, reflecting oily promises 

Running after the great blue, pistons heaving in the hills 
Soot on daddy's solemn brow, over his gentle eyes 
They all come running, soaking and plodding home
Eager hands grasping for the pie in the window
While the last beat of the summer wind kicks around
Makes the quilt with many colors take flight on the line 
One more day under the belt, and another notch in the bed post 
Sleep like kings, little Southern Royalty 
That old time hang dog moon will see you through 





Copyright © Jeremy Martin | Year Posted 2013

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Fresh Water Goldfish Whales

Hubby will NEVER let Dragon and me go to a pet store! Ever! Again!
It started when we needed Dog chow for all our really big dogs… then…
Dragon found the fish, with some being sold for only 15 cents apiece…
We were told; they’re sold for others to eat. Oh, No! Say it isn’t so! EEP!

Now, we believe, in save the whales, and every other gall darn thing.
And Dragon and I believe that the heart grows with everyone added in.
We were ready to cry, so we made a simple Momma and Dragon, foray.
We decided to save two more lives and then to bring them home. Yeah!

Don’t know how it happened, our plan got out of hand, but it was so grim!
We went back, many times, buying them all, filling our tank to the brim,  
We spread the word, to help the goldfish, and so others hearts could grow.
Hubby said they had to go, so we gave them to people every where, so… 

With 4 remaining, we decided to keep them at our house, safe and sound.
But low and behold, they kept growing quickly bigger, as they swam around!
Dragon wanted to take the goldfish for a walk, and to play with Santa Jack.
And the penguins kept coming around, looking for their midnight snack!

OK, maybe we didn’t think this thru, Yet, Tho, Still, Something wasn’t right!
They’re growing way to fast! From a 10 gallon tank to 150… In a week? 
OK! Dragon what did you do? You took your Elvin magic gift, given to you?
OK! Spit it out! What did you do! You sprinkled the four fish, a little, did you?

Oh! NO! So we put them into the lake! And before The Elfin King was found…
We had the first Fresh Water Goldfish Whales, ever were or are… to be found!
We started the first Midwest Whale herding society, and when the Elvin King…
Was found, He & Grandpa Troll, were joyously rolling, in tears, on the ground!

By this time, like Dragon, they needed tons of food to eat…so we decided  to…
Rent them out, to eat Asian Carp, who are, menacing, destructive & misguided!
Darned if it didn’t work! You know! Serendipity, low and behold! The answer!
The Agricultural Department was happily beside themselves… That is after…

They got over, that quirky and somewhat strange, Goldfish Whale, thingy part!
So, life goes on happily, especially for those Goldfish Whales munching on carp.
And yes, they’ve finally stopped growing, I am happy to say, and have big hearts.
And those menacing Asian Carp won’t be such a menace, from now on... Today!

As, ‘Alls well, that ends well’… and with great relief… I am wont to say...
And now Nobody's eating these babies, after Dragon had his way!


Copyright © Carol Eastman | Year Posted 2014

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Vision Quest

Having trouble writing? Just do as I have very recently done.

I decided to go on a vision quest, to find my special spirit guide.
But no one would leave me there, to meditate alone, by and by.
Grandpa Troll gave me a blanket, and Dragon made me a fire.
The Trolls turned it into a weenie roasting, ruckus kinda bonfire.

Somewhere during the night, I just kind of, fell fast asleep. Gee!
I woke up with a pillow that Hubby had decided to quietly, give me.
I woke up to the Power Rangers being watched on the Trolls phones.
Then the Sheriff of CrazyLand came to check on me, not at all alone.

Somehow he left lots of breakfast yummies, he said, good for me to eat.
The penguins and Dragon put a tent over me, as I tried to do my thing.
All because they loved me, and because it looked like it would rain.
The bears guarded me, and gave me some honey, they were so sweet.

The fireman had an Asian Carp fish fry, Fresh Water Gold Fish Whales…
Supplied to feed the whole community that now decided to sit with me.
The Dogasaurus wrapped himself around me, to make sure I was warm.
The Rapid Response Turtle Team, came to check my vitals every hour. 

But I knew I had my answer, when Hubby came and gave his hand to me.
For he and Grandpa Troll already knew, what I now had learned, you see!
I now knew I would never simply find a single Spirit Guide there for me.
Because they were surrounding me, everywhere around, quite literally!


Copyright © Carol Eastman | Year Posted 2015

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To Rap or not to Wrap

Wrap, rap a Christmas wrap
open the mind turn on the tap,
a roll of paper with colouration
metres or yards without perforation,
to be carefully folded with a gift inside
a present for the season you wanna hide,
it'll add to excitement on Christmas day
when the careful wrapping will be thrown away
after being opened by rip and tear
to reveal slippers, socks, or underwear.
Rap, wrap a Christmas rap
not quite a minefield but still a trap,
would you begin with 'w' or wiith an 'r' 
because starting with a 'c' would be a carp too far,
so rap or wrap it's a dit's time to nap
and when you awaken from the alcoholic cup
it's time for you and the washing-uo,
the drying of the crocks will be the last lap
it's time to slip into your Christmas Wrap,
now cosy and warm and the whiskey in reach
as once again you've missed HM's speech,
the broadcast and your nap did not overlap,
surprise, surprise, you missed her Christmass RAP.
So this must do there's no need to clap
it's only twelve months to pick rap or wrap.
now is the time, it's over, this is a WRAP.


Copyright © Mike Roberts | Year Posted 2013

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THE FUN SEASON

In some places, springs leaves too early
making way for the fun season; whichever
the activity we choose, let's do it well and happily...
before loneliness sinks us into unbearable despair.


If depression, aches and pains prevent some from engaging
in sports: read a novel, do cleaning chores and try walking...
it  will do the body good and keep the mind active and sharp;
isn't age a burden for musicians not being able to play a harp?


If only we were young, we would do hiking and climb a mount,
go sailing and catch salmon, lobster, carp and bluefish;
at eighty, some join a marathon and win it: what's their secret?
Is there a miraculous pill that can boost energy in a flash?


Let the fun season be a daily escape from much boredom and stress,
summer is not only a season for teens who wear baseball caps;
find a sport not too strenuous, something that you can enjoy...
my favorite one: is having a tennis match with unbeatable uncle Tony!
  

Copyright ( c ) 20015 by Andrew Crisci


Copyright © Andrew Crisci | Year Posted 2015

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Man Cold

Why am I grouchy, tired and upset?
And why can’t I cheer up like others I’ve met
Who go on their way as though walking on air?
Smiling and humming with nary a care

My friends have all shunned me and it’s getting me down
I can’t lift my spirits or shake off my frown
All I can do is to carp and to moan
I suppose that’s the reason I’m left on my own

Is it ‘cause I’m ratty or my jokes are so bad?
Is my aftershave chronic or my clothes really sad?
I am getting a complex, I can’t work it out
What is causing my anguish as I go about?

I should show my mettle, be macho and tough
(But it’s hard to be manly when feeling so rough)
And never show weakness, striving never to fold
But this is quite different; I’m a Bloke with a Cold!!


Copyright © Rob Bettridge | Year Posted 2015

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Carp Fishing in Winter

Why do I do it, It’s hard to explain
This obsession that’s driving me slowly insane
The dark hours seem endless, the boredom intense
You would think at my age I’d have more common sense

The weather’s ‘Brass Monkey’ bitter and bleak
With many blank sessions for many a week
In pursuit of the Carp that might come my way
Making this session a red letter day

Watching and waiting or making a brew                   
Tying more rigs or warming a stew                                                   
As I sit in my Bivvy set up by the lake
Hoping a Carp will just make one mistake

Darkness gives way to a creeping daylight
I am now well alert for a feeding spell bite
Should I re-cast new baits to better positions 
Or leave well alone, Ah! Decisions, decisions

My Bivvy’s an Igloo, glistening white
(My Rod, Pod and Buzzers got frozen last night)
The lake, from my bed chair, seems peaceful and quiet
When my left rod and buzzer erupt in a riot!

Out in a flash and strike into a fish
This feeling is magic and all I could wish
All the blanking and waiting and doubts that I get             
Are gone as my Carp glides safe into my net

There are not many Carping and I like it that way                           
I can choose any ‘Swim’ that I want, any day
Yes, Carping in Winter is special, if slow
With each triumph hard fought for and that’s why I go   



Copyright © Rob Bettridge | Year Posted 2015

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JUST WATCH



Far far away
Solitary existence;
Lakeside pagoda

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August going away
Bumper harvest;
Mangosteens and durians

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Because she loves me
Moving commentary;
Grumbles at something

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Garden snail
Crawling at my feet;
Doing your rounds

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Show flat visit
Buying a new house;
Location fits budget

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Lovely moonrise
Sends me messages;
Love forgets pain

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Feverish flu attack
Body senses dreary;
Mental whiplash

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Strong medicine
Moon dancing sky;
Dizzy focus

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Bourgainvillea
So many colours;
Enjoying the sun

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Bush scrub hedge
Nice array fencing;
Outside from inside

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August rain
Wet ink stains;
Moving haiku

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Motionless
Carp in this lake;
Calm in swift current

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Secular world affairs
Conflict hammers;
Non-negotiable stance

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Sit quietly still
Wait for word pulse;
No haiku moment

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Images in a dream
Misty morning pattern;
Awaken unremembering

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Goldfish bowl
Two swirling fishes;
Romantic interlude

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Birthday sunrise
Twenty-nine today;
May blessings abide

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Joy fills my heart
Sorrow is too great;
Purge now all burdens

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Leon Enriquez
29 August 2014
Singapore


Copyright © Leon Enriquez | Year Posted 2014

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Spring

Amidst the budding
branches the Robin sings, the song is
carried tunefully in the spring air.
denoting that all is well in his world
Every sound listened to by all
from tiny field mice scurrying looking for food. to the
giant grazing cattle happily eating the young grass
Hammy hedgehog listens, his little tongue
is busy eating the cat food left out.
Jewel like blades of wet grass hide the
Koi carp swimming
lazily in the garden ponds, enjoying the sun's warmth.
Many beds of daffodils their perfume intermingle with the
nearby tulips who stand tall, their many hues
overcome your senses, the tiny snowdrops
perfume infuse with the hyacinths as they all
quietly make the colour and  perfume of Spring.
Raised temperatures, bring out the people to enjoy the
sunshine  to their bones, lifting their souls.
Taking notes of what has  survived the winter,
unhappy when they find  a favourite 
variety of plant 
wilted under the pressures of winter's
Xtreme cold.
Yes, spring means a smile to the face, a tear to ones eyes,
zest to the soul.

Penned 22 February 2015






Copyright © Seren Roberts | Year Posted 2015

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The American Eagle

The American eagle, called bald ‘cos of its pure white head, 
Is named Haliaeetus leucocephalus, from the Greek;
Hali means  "sea", aietos means “eagle", leuco "white", 
And cephalos simply means the “head" with the streak. 

The bald eagle lives near the sea, a river or any such reservoir, 
Any water based freeway as it devours fish, salmon and carp; 
It rests in large, mature stands of conifer trees, 
To feed its young whatever it hunts and occasionally sees. 

America is a nation of the head, and not a land the heart, 
With an independence declaration of a human kind, 
Which points to god only when the universal is pertinent, 
That unifies by raising strength and concern of mind. 

What’s most apparent to me from its wording, 
Is that it seeks to mechanise the human good, 
What’s moral, right, true and honest, 
Such that the outcast can produce and be understood. 

The pure, white head of the American bald eagle, 
Seems to connotate this loud, bold and clear,
And its dark brown body seems to speak, 
For all Americans who aspire from something mere. 

The size of their nests can be twenty metres wide, 
And this can represent the typical American home, 
Which to me, a Scots girl aware of semi-detached abodes, 
Are like football pitches where you can jump and roam. 

The bald eagle was becoming extinct, 
From the 1960s right up until the late 90s,
And as this bird is now proliferous and thriving,
It reminds us that the American Dream is all-including.

It was the symbol of the Great Seal in 1782,
And J F Kennedy referred to its appropriation,
As it symbolised the strength and freedom, forged and died for,
Of the mighty, magnificent independent American nation.


Copyright © Rhoda Monihan | Year Posted 2015

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Gefilte Fish

The company was wonderful;
The meal was quite delish,
All lovingly prepared except
The jarred gefilte fish.

But certain things you have to have – 
Tradition reigns supreme – 
And years ago, gefilte fish
Was added to the scheme.

Of course, back then my grandmothers
Prepared it all from scratch.
They started with the pike and whitefish,
Fresh from someone’s catch.

I’ve heard of homes where pike or carp
Would swim around the tub;
Nobody took a bath ‘til grandma
Clunked it with a club.

Now that gefilte fish was great, 
‘Cause it was made with love;
The fish in jars is tasteless, yucky, bland – 
All the above.

To make it fresh you need much more
Than I have got to give,
And so I serve the bogus stuff – 
My guests will all forgive.

The other food was killer
So I really must profess
That, minus homemade fish, our Seder
Was a great success!


Copyright © ilene bauer | Year Posted 2013

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No Fear

The carp and the trout are swimming courageously, Angler is a poet


Copyright © Rollo West | Year Posted 2012

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My Quiet Place to Ponder

Barn lights brighten the early morn, Signaling the start of my day, Mornings of madness followed by serene views of a meandering river where carp jump and blue herons fish. Majestic ash line the river’s edge, Birds flit from my porch to trees, Grabbing food from the feeders. Leaves curl warning a storm is imminent Take shelter, a rainy day to ponder.
************************************** Silent mornings when all at work, My dog sits at my side, Calm soothes my soul, my mind awakes, Poet cannot be denied. Chair by the window with laptop, Looking at the river, Words, ideas float in my mind, Masterpiece- I shiver.
Written September 7, 2012 For Sara Kendrick’s contest “My Quiet Place”


Copyright © Lee Ramage | Year Posted 2012

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why we must go on

propriocetion of an unhappy deltoid
the eyeball flambé of envy
and other itches stitches palsies and gouts
shout give up, throw it in, it’s too much!

such suggestions never make me waver
rather raise a stubborness in my endeavour
ring a bell far out in my stormy sea
inchcape finisterre inistrahull light

oh no stubborness is the star 
stops me bailing out
keeps me bailing
in the teeth of howl gales bark
though land and home and sky are out of sight
and my unwilling bark 
fills fast in time’s approaching night
and all is mist and sea’s unstable carp. 


Copyright © john mccartney | Year Posted 2011

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City of Lakes

...early Spring walk around 3.2mi. Lake Calhoun...so named after controversial industrialist sotten with checkered past...movement underway to return name to Native American Dakota "Bde Maka Ska" White Earth Lake.


 Purple Finches trill their soothing song
to people walking around Lake Bde Maka Ska,
a deep glacial lake in the heart of Minneapolis.

 A lone Eagle cruises above, easily snatching
spawning Carp from the shallows, gracefully
cruising away, talons firmly clutching the
writhing Carp.

 I enjoy watching families enjoying their first
walk around the lake, infants in strollers taking in their first inhalations of sights, sounds and
smells after winter isolation.

 Young people wander wide-eyed, wondering
how the world sees them, as they establish
identity through dress, movement & interaction
with others...subtle changes will occur as the
summer evolves...reacting or not, to perceived
reflection.

 Most of all, I enjoy my own movement, 
evaluating subtle changes I notice in myself,
returning to the park bench by the path where
I comfortably situated my 87yr. old Mom,
grateful to have the opportunity to once more
enjoy our city of lakes, wondering how many
more such gifts she will enjoy,

Grateful
for
the
moment


5/7/17


Copyright © James Marshall Goff | Year Posted 2017

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Solving the Problem of Wedding Gifts

Solving the Problem of Wedding Gifts

By Elton Camp

How I sympathize with the dilemma of a couple planning a wedding!   The stinginess of some who are invited is simply incredible.  They seem to think that some worthless gift or small amount of cash is perfectly acceptable.  Do they not realize how expensive weddings have become!  At the very least, each guest should pay his or her pro rata share of the cost of the wedding and reception.  To do less is not only rude, but is stealing from the newly-married couple, especially since the marriage may not last and each will have the expense all over again the next time.  

The bare minimum should be a gift costing over $300 or the equivalent amount in cash.  If both husband and wife attend, the expected minimum goes to $500.  If the guest finds money short, there are payday loan establishments aplenty and a cash advance on one’s credit card is another viable option.  In the case of older persons, their Social Security check can be endorsed and presented to the couple.  If a boxed gift is given, it should come only from the bridal registry.  “It’s the thought that counts,” is an outdated idea.

Making matters unacceptably awkward for the couple is not knowing what each one will give until it is too late to do anything about it.  By the time they see a paltry thirty dollar gift, the parasite has already eaten their food and taken up a seat that could have been occupied with more profit by another person.  Accordingly, I recommend for adoption a new way of dealing with this delicate matter.  

Admission to a wedding should be only by tickets paid in advance by each guest.  To accommodate the financial limitations that some may claim, the tickets should be priced in increments, beginning with $300 and then in $50 steps after that.  The ticket will be mailed to the guest, already attached to a lanyard for hanging around the neck with the attendees’ name and the amount paid prominently displayed.  Then seating at the ceremony and at the reception should be front-to-back with the tightwads receiving the most remote seats and being served last at the reception if anything is left after the more courteous guests have been tended to.  This is entirely reasonable and fair to all concerned.  

Another advantage of this arrangement is that the ticket can serve as a “thank you” note, eliminating much trouble to the couple and effectively shutting the mouths of those who carp about not receiving them.  

Lest I be accused of mercenary motives in making this proposal, let me make it clear that I am already married and have no prospects for profiting from its adoption.  


Copyright © Elton Camp | Year Posted 2013

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Perfect Morning

I awaken to the lovely snorts of my sweet English bulldog, Frankie sits up in my bed, legs out, looks sort of like a frog. Toddling down the stairs assessing the light from the window, We know whether the trip outside will be short or rather slow. Terrified of thunderstorms, she’ll do her job with no delay, But she’ll wander and sniff, taking her time on a sunny day. While Frankie smells the grass and deposits her little gift, I make a tea and look out over the river, it gives me a lift. Blue Herron feeding and carp jump, the temperatures scorch, Cardinals, Bluejays and yellow Finch fill the trees by the porch. You breath in the fresh air and appreciate the nature present, Peaceful and filled with hope, its a typical morning, no big event. I refill the bird feeders to keep my feathered friends coming back, Then Frankie and I go inside, mornings we’ve perfected the knack.
Written August 9, 2012 By Lee Ramage For Francine Robert’s contest “A couplet- morning”


Copyright © Lee Ramage | Year Posted 2012

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Places

If I could be any place I have Lived
it would be back in dear Dar-es-Salaam
this is where I left my heart moons ago
a simple yet enthralling and lovely place

Everything one needs on the doorstep
exotic fruits filling the various trees
gay birds of multi colour singing so sweetly
the sparkling ocean just a hundred yards away

Instead I now live still in outstanding beauty
my house built in 1918 is sturdy and charming
it has served me and my family loyally and well
over the years I have turned it into a sheltered haven

My garden now a paradise for butterflies and birds
three ponds I have built within its serene bounds
full not of koi or carp just of sticklebacks and rudd
five species of newt now call them home and frogs galore

Very private which suits this old hermit so well
at the top of my back garden, a shady thirty year old oak 
it was just a sprig of ten years when I planted it there
keeping it company a British Lime and a wonderful walnut

All of these I planted over 23 years ago some hazelnuts too
a most wondrous Bramley apple tree always so bountiful
so much more besides to delight my eyes as I potter around
taking pause I reflect on other homes and decide that here

Here in this place I have all and more that I could ever want
that my life is happy and settled and so much inspiration
surrounds me, my grown children close to hand and many friends
who I would sadly miss. This place here and now I know and love 


written 09/15/2013

Contest  Know Your Place


Copyright © Shadow Hamilton | Year Posted 2013

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POEMS YOU WON'T LIKE

This world is lovely
Only a pinch of salt

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He slipped out the back door
He attacked the wrong bed

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World is so great
Linda Andie Eve Paul Olive...infinity

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My wife kissed a wrong man
me

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I cannot love balloons
They have no hearts
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My dog sniffed my fingers
Felt them last year's sausages

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I loved her armed to the teeth
My wife a dentist

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Ink well was dry
Heat of the poems

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eel babies are playing
primordial vibrations

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My wife is a poltergeist's daughter
I own a dancing house

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My neighbor's wife was briefest 
In a bathing suit

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Birthday suit and death day suit
are the same

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I met my wife in a goblin's party
She was gobbling turkey 
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I search myself in a grain of sand
In the universe of my wife

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Susie my anachronistic wife
Straddling Rip Van Winkle 

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I saw a pterodactyl was laying eggs
In my wife's mouth when I attempted a kiss

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Poets,I cannot be blamed
How can I love an invisible wife?

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I was surfing the girl
Could not earn brownie points

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Vultures are  knocked silly by the impact of
Love

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She blushed and
Sky became red

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 Don't carp about the poor service at the restaurant Susie
They were in a daze when they saw you

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Susie my wife went to neighbor's house
Found fault with him and slapped to the pride of his spouse

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I can't trust wife of that ilk
She steals my Meenie's milk

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Ghosts are lovely people
They give us company in death

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Bird's eye view
A stomping balloon my wife Moondew








Copyright © RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Year Posted 2015

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A River View

Churning with brown mud, Carp and catfish splash and jump, Lily pads float with white blooms adding more beauty. Tall Elms guard the water’s edge. Wildlife seen daily, Blue Heron fish for supper, Cows drink the water, A raccoon sleeps in the tree, An owl perches on a branch. A river for sport, Canoes float by surveying, Anglers motor by, As the river freezes blue, Snowmobiles skate on the ice. Written by Lee Ramage September 7, 2011 Contest by Francine Roberts “The View” (a Tanka)
* A view from my back yard.*


Copyright © Lee Ramage | Year Posted 2011

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CHINESE SECRET LOVERS


                               CHINESE SECRET LOVERS

                                      Bold frogs croak 
                                 Garden pond danger watch
                                      Carp smile deep

                                         Lovers halt
                          Frog-beckoned silkworms weave
                                        Worlds vanish



Victoria Anderson-Throop    ©1/3/13


Copyright © Victoria Anderson-Throop | Year Posted 2013

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Siluroid

                
I am the prize catch
I live in an artificial lake
	fed by a nappe phréatique
I was put there to keep 
	lesser fish: carp
      from taking up too much space 
I live to be caught
           and caught again
     and be let loose as rain
I protest only to attract attention
Twenty minutes to make things look good
     for the fresh-water sportsman

I know now well how to play the game

My almost fanless tail
A slithering mermaid mass from my puffed-up head
   where overcoat-button eyes
		sunk on either side 
     of my gaping gasping mouth
  shell-fish fins for hands
Seven beige whiskers under my gawking chin
              make me the butt
     of dare-devil diving click-clucking coots
Even the slender-necked darting grebe ignores me
I stay low when the wild geese gather
	with their young :
   duckling swan barnacle 	 
I make no sound to call my own
Only the crunch of carp 
         between two rows of filed-down molars

It is not my duty to swagger around
     even under my metallic raincoat camouflage 
I hide where the yarrow stalks grow thick and deep
     or where the weeping willows dip their loaded plaits


Every Sunday I await the sporting hameçon
The tear makes the wear more ludique
Only the side of my underlip looks like a harelip

It doesn’t much matter
     for the fun-loving trotters and rovers
  like to marvel with pride at my side
         in the fishing-club picture of the week

Meantime I gorge myself with carp
That’s why I hardly ever wish to carp   


© T. Wignesan – Paris - 2012 	 

Note : The Siluroid , one of the largest fresh-water fishes, sometimes a metre and a half in length. 


Copyright © T Wignesan | Year Posted 2012