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by hawkseye
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-25 Silence of the Muse
Replies: 0
Views: 3

LXXXIII-25 Silence of the Muse

Silence of the Muse The clock ticks past breakfast, slides into lunch coasts into "pick kids up from school" chugs past late afternoon lands at dinner and day is done all before I locate my muse whose promises of no more shut down failed to materialize in a conversation of words on a page,...
by hawkseye
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--18 accidents happen
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: XLII--18 accidents happen

I could use an accident like this -- or serendipity -- or ... Sorry for the loss of the story -- but really it might be the gain of the now mellowed ideas morphed into whatever blossomed today i believe in accidents that's how i write stories or poems like this i just write Lately my writing vehicle...
by hawkseye
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIII-4 Mourning in Minnesota
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Re: LXIII-4 Mourning in Minnesota

Winter has finally found secure footing in Minnesota -- wasn't too long ago, you were wondering if winter might skip your area this year (well, I was, anyway) But it isn't just the weather that's taken a turn, the poem reminds me that sports aren't ever a sure thing, that past performances are not a...
by hawkseye
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.28. magic
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: CXXXIX.28. magic

From opening through ending, Allen, the poem weaves both the mystery of life and the mystery of why people choose to believe what they believe when alternate truths are clearly presented one reason, of course, is living based on what is fed to us from kindergarten onward - not all of that complete o...
by hawkseye
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-24 An Early Night
Replies: 3
Views: 18

LXXXIII-24 An Early Night

An Early Night Sun hid behind a façade of gray today, while leaving nature's fridge open. Even indoors, warmed by artificial heat, my way guided by LED lights, I donned an extra layer for comfort, added a winter jacket and gloves for my outdoor excursion, shorter than on sunny days. Shadows stole af...
by hawkseye
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--17 Another Why I Write Poem
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: XLII--17 Another Why I Write Poem

That's why we write, isn't it, to get credit for an impression, insignificant though it may be. and in your case, Wayne, quite often humorous -- I get to look at life, at my self, through a lightened lens, not so serious -- "Hey, come on!" the poet sings. "Life's strange -- laugh a l...
by hawkseye
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.27. if Jesus rose today
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: CXXXIX.27. if Jesus rose today

as my poem for the day lies huddled in the corner by the door, sobbing with dejected little gasps of futility What an image this is for me, wraps itself around all the efforts at poetic song that land tangled in a heap, the muse the one sobbing at my inability to transcribe her music The ending bec...
by hawkseye
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-23 Saturday Errands
Replies: 3
Views: 18

LXXXIII-23 Saturday Errands

Saturday Errands Mind and mood shifted with miles traveled away from my home. A simple excursion with a stop at the city library followed by a short trek across town to a grocery store where I wandered among many Saturday shoppers, nobody in a hurry, the vibes sweet, friendly and I responded in kind...
by hawkseye
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--16 Too Cold for Spring Cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: XLII--16 Too Cold for Spring Cleaning

Piles of notes on my desk, snippents of ideas for stories and poems I want to write or revise. You've been peeking into my office, Wayne! And maybe your title explains my own conundrum with clearing the clutter OR maybe it's just: But I don't respond well to being told what to do, even when I'm doi...
by hawkseye
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX.25. why I can't meditate
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: CXXXIX.25. why I can't meditate

it is the reason I can’t meditate, can’t enjoy the quiet time I sometimes pine for, as my fire-fly brain flits and flits among the thorny woods of my own preoccupations, You've described what I've heard called "monkey mind" Allen -- and I know it. Used to be the predominant definition of ...
by hawkseye
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-22 Mindful Moments
Replies: 3
Views: 20

LXXXIII-22 Mindful Moments

Mindful Moments

Breathe in - be mindful
of where the breath goes,
follow it - lose it - return

effects multiply, like the beat
of a butterfly's wings
rippling around the globe.
by hawkseye
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--15 A Life of the Imagination
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: XLII--15 A Life of the Imagination

Ah, yes, the wonderful world of the imagination!! I'd be a ball of nothing without mine. I enjoyed the entire flow of this, Wayne - and overall got to thinking it reflects someone who is sort of penned in by winter weather... and burrow into my imagination. Give me time, and I'll turn this encounter...
by hawkseye
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIII-3 Friday Fizzle
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: LXIII-3 Friday Fizzle

A fun read, Bill -- the rhyme made it dance and what better way to celebrate a Friday??

-judy
by hawkseye
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXXIX.23. if it's not the weather, it must be me
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: XXXIX.23. if it's not the weather, it must be me

I blame it on the weather because if it’s not the weather it has to be me and if it’s me, it’s up to me to fix it That's the spirit, Allen! :D The poem projects and defines exhaustion, the kind that really can be enlarged by weather such as you've had recently, the kind of weather capable of thwart...
by hawkseye
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: The Miner
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: The Miner

The refrain, Anne, contains and projects the layers in the poem (for me) Always, when the east wind blows west, Always -- compulsion or imperative (were the poem different, being aware of a warning) This being about a miner, the next line speaks to the end of a day -- a day like begun before the sun...
by hawkseye
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-21 Involuntary Nap
Replies: 4
Views: 21

LXXXIII-21 Involuntary Nap

Involuntary Nap

Snooze desires pull
eyelids down,
side-effect
of gray-rain day.

I succumb,
for one moment,
though many pass
by the time I wake.
by hawkseye
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIII-2 Redneck humor
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: LXIII-2 Redneck humor

Seem all to be fitting, Bill

I think my writing friend who is Norwegian could have a few for you ....

-judy
by hawkseye
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--14 an injured poem
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: XLII--14 an injured poem

A delightful shrugged excuse for not having an award-winning poem for the day...

but it's a delightful poem so it counts for me!!

still I attended
to its needs
feeding it images
personification
alliteration
with a dash of rhyme


all wonderful efforts to bring new life to any poem --

-judy
by hawkseye
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXIX,22. night creature
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: CXXXIX,22. night creature

a creature of night creeping, I am of a winter nocturne born, the soft music of soft shadows, the soft comfort of cold stars softly gleaming "I am of winter nocturne born" --- ohhhhhh! The shadows in layers of winter's heavy pall and their effect on life, a call to hibernate and/or a call...
by hawkseye
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: in case you missed it (not a poem)
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: in case you missed it (not a poem)

Seems like a great opportunity for establishing new synapses in the brain -- but I also, realistically, imagine the process could/would take me months to decipher how to use WORD PRESS or some other platform for hosting a free exchange of poems and comments. Even so, I will at least reach out to a c...
by hawkseye
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: Taped to an Empty Chair
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: Taped to an Empty Chair

Flowing through Wayne's portal adds another layer of eeriness to this poem, Anne! And I'm delighted to meet/read a new poet here. What caught me includes the surprise, moving from a casual dialog to a layered awareness of reality, this last in that succinct final stanza. The poem transforms into a d...
by hawkseye
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-20 Black and White Memories
Replies: 3
Views: 24

LXXXIII-20 Black and White Memories

Black and White Memories Old black and white photos fill modern, easy-seal plastic bags layered in a cardboard box, protected, though a bit late, from the elements, on their journey from Illinois where I grew up and where those same photos grew old in the dark confines of an under-stair storage room...
by hawkseye
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--13 Snow, You Say?
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: XLII--13 Snow, You Say?

So we Southerners are hunkering down, battening the hatches or, at least, placing towels under doors to keep the cold outside where it belongs. My sympathy, Wayne -- I know this unexpected snow and cold and the fact that it stays until it melts. We had similar last year and hunkering down was the w...
by hawkseye
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXXI.22. like an elephant in a tutu
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: CXXXXI.22. like an elephant in a tutu

One of your better political poems, Allen -- as with Wayne, I delighted in the way this wove so innocently from dolphins to DT -- the ending is terrific! And I, too, am going to find it a challenge to avoid the elephant in a tutu image today. But going back to the mirror -- when do dolphins find mir...
by hawkseye
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIII-1 Norway has White People
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: LXIII-1 Norway has White People

A well-rounded poem on the truth "hidden" in plain sight and, like so much else spewed from the White House, deflected - rearranged -- repackaged, etc. Norway now has many "non-white" citizens due to allowing much immigration over the years, but native Norwegians are definitely &...
by hawkseye
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--12 No Excuse
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: XLII--12 No Excuse

BTW - in case you don't go back to read my response to your comment on my poem, I'll bring it here... I'm pulled in different directions, Wayne -- on one hand, he seems to have a lot going on behind closed doors via people he selected while he sits around keeping the headlines active and away from a...
by hawkseye
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-19 Buffoonery By Design
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Re: LXXXIII-19 Buffoonery By Design

I'm pulled in different directions, Wayne -- on one hand, he seems to have a lot going on behind closed doors via people he selected while he sits around keeping the headlines active and away from all that is going on behind closed doors On the other -- lies are the new truth in Trump-land Neither w...
by hawkseye
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLII--12 No Excuse
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: XLII--12 No Excuse

Mueller take note. (spelling adjusted) Spot on, Wayne -- here's an individual with the potential to bring light on all that others keep trying to sweep beneath the carpet or dump behind the outhouse (or in it) because Which means he's not crazy, not a dithering moron; he is responsible. And respons...
by hawkseye
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXIII-19 Buffoonery By Design
Replies: 4
Views: 29

LXXXIII-19 Buffoonery By Design

Buffoonery By Design On the surface where journalists hover, antics of our Clown-in-Chief rise in bold letters, headlines shout and dance, scoff with snarls and curled lips, create cartoons as if such might inform us, guide our awareness of ongoing travesty. But behind the comic illusion, a sick gen...
by hawkseye
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXXXXI.21. no one said the study of science would be easy
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: CXXXXI.21. no one said the study of science would be easy

Sorry for the "slip" Allen -- but when there's science to be researched, somebody's gotta do it and, well.... :o And Wayne's words are mine -- you wove a beaut out of the disappointment, frustration and stair tumble Apparently you found someone open for the fools who believe if it's daylig...

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