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Four April centos: No. 1

I may be done with April but April is not done with me. This is something that I had to do: collect final thoughts from ALL your final poems and shape them into four centos without changing a word or adding any. Here is the first. The idea came to me as I was readingContinue reading “Four April centos: No. 1”

Day 25: On books and the sea

This is a love poem to two things that are there for when I’ll need them. Or so I keep telling myself. Prompt 25: Today’s prompt challenges you to write a love poem, one that names at least one flower, contains one parenthetical statement, and in which at least some lines break in unusual places.Continue reading “Day 25: On books and the sea”

Day 16: A not song

I returned home yesterday after a week in Slovenia with a palm tree. I’m glad that I managed to post my poem on all days despite everything going on. On to the second half of the month with my not song. Prompt 16:  Today’s prompt is a poem of negation – yes (or maybe, no),Continue reading “Day 16: A not song”

Complete Calendar 2021

Before the new year arrives, I still need to deal not with this one but with the one before. Here is 2021 with one photo per month. As I have done five years before – links to previous calendars are listed below the gallery – here is 2021 as it was originally planned, with oneContinue reading “Complete Calendar 2021”

December 2021

Here we go, the last month of the year is here and with it my twelfth but not yet last calendar post. Before the year is through, I will select one photo per month for the final Calendar 2021 post. Yes, I am aware that 2023 is just around the corner, but I still needContinue reading “December 2021”

Last photo of July with lens trouble

Yesterday I remembered that it was the last day of the month so I made sure that my last couple of photos make a good piece of evidence of my lens trouble. This is something that has been happening more and more often. Have a look at my penultimate and last July photo: By theContinue reading “Last photo of July with lens trouble”

Mercurial

Here is a nonet I wrote yesterday with nine syllables in the first line and one in the ninth. The photos are old but from the heart and slightly mercurial. Mercurial Nine is the times you cried for my love. Eight times I said no and cried back. Seven was not even when six cameContinue reading “Mercurial”

Cin cin, Flavia!

Getaways with Flavia are the thing I miss the most, if anybody asks. Let’s hope for many more. Just when you get the first friend in Italy (and what a friend!), first the pandemic hits and then she moves to Iraq. By the way, her hotel has just opened, if you wish to visit Basra.Continue reading “Cin cin, Flavia!”

Thursday Doors 24/3/22: Castello Poggiarello 2.

But first, it was seven years ago that Thursday Doors were born. Happy birthday and hurrah to us all! I noticed it since I have the first anniversary Thursday Doors post in my blogging memories today. I checked and indeed, our previous host Norm Frampton started the Thursday Doors as a link-up challenge seven yearsContinue reading “Thursday Doors 24/3/22: Castello Poggiarello 2.”