December 3

I Brake for Interesting Cloud Formations

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I am fascinated by the sky

Brake ferns May also preoccupy

For all of Nature is intriguing

Interesting until fatiguing

Clouds and stars testing imagination

Formations -Constellations – Salvation

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(A Bumper Sticker Poem)

Bumper Sticker Poems – a form I created, inspired by cento and golden shovel poetry, with the following guidelines:

  • Using a bumper sticker as inspiration use the words in the bumper sticker as the first word in each line of the poem
  • The theme of the poem may or may not have anything to do with the message of the sticker
  • Title should be the words of the bumper sticker
  • Should be rhymed
  • 9 syllable lines
  • Number of lines depends on number of words on the bumper sticker

June 20

The View at the Top

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I hike the rain slicked trail, gazing from ground to wood

Afraid to trip on rocks, afraid to miss the good

Torn between what I want to do and what I should

Looking ahead and looking back to where I stood.

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I don’t do this enough, so I need frequent breaks

To pee behind a tree, to ease my lungs from ache

Slowly I ascend the steep, resting when calves quake

Reaching the summit, I know this was no mistake.

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(An Awit Poem)

May 19

Picea omorika

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Who says these trees are evergreen?

Do the other shades go unseen?

This is the problem with labels.

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Each month new tones come to the scene.

There are so many more than green.

This is the problem with labels.

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Chartreuse, emerald, forest, citrine

Gold, crimson, coral, tangerine

This is the problem with labels.

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Traits label omits is obscene

Trees so much more than evergreen

This is the problem with labels

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(A Go Vat Poem)