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Archive for the month “July, 2014”

An Invitation to our Readers

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festival colors… (Photo credit: jmtimages)

As Anne mentioned in a previous post, we are having an internal contest. The Museling who writes and posts the most poems between July 15, 2014 and September 1, 2014 wins a writing book of their choice from Amazon.com. Expect the blog to be a crazy place, as posts will be unscheduled. We are posting whenever the inspiration strikes.

One of our main inspirations was returning to the joy of writing. We’re hoping this will lift the pressure of structured posts, and get our poetry springs flowing again.

You can join in on the fun! Here’s how you can help us keep the flow:

 

  • Cheer us on.
  • Comment on our poetry.
  • Share your own poems in the comments.
  • Feel free to challenge us with themes, forms, prompts. You can challenge an individual member or the group as a whole.

 What do you do to keep the writing wells from drying up?

We hope to see you around during this poetry fest. Back to poeming, everyone!

Mary Butterfly Signature

 

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The Hidden Key

The Hidden Key

SideOfTheRoad

Ash and pine and elm and oak,

under sky like blowing smoke,

up a hill and under ground,

winding through a maze, is found

 

keys to mysteries unfold,

tales still needing to be told.

Find the answers in the logs

hidden in the swampy bogs.

Muselings Poetry Challenge number 2:

this one is for the fantasy novel I’ve started working on

"Only Traces"

More rhymes.

Only Traces

To find your dreams
within the pages of a magazine
would seem impossible
if not obscene.

Cut out words and pictures, they say
that represent your future
come what may, anything
to keep the fear at bay.

To peruse the air-brushed faces
and wish for far off places,
I languish here still, looking for illumination,
finding only traces.

(1st Poetic Muselings Summer Poetry Challenge

The Poetic Muselings (Michele Graf, Margaret Fieland, Mary Jensen and Anne Westlund) are having a poetry contest to see which one of us can write and post the most poems between July 15th, 2014 and September 1st, 2014. The author who writes and posts the most new poems on the Poetic Muselings Group Blog will win a writing book of their choice from Amazon.com.

There will be opportunities for reader participation. So watch this space!)

1st Poetic Muselings Summer Poetry Challenge

The Poetic Muselings (Michele Graf, Margaret Fieland, Mary Jensen and Anne Westlund) are having a poetry contest to see which one of us can write and post the most poems between July 15th, 2014 and September 1st, 2014. The author who writes and posts the most new poems on the Poetic Muselings Group Blog will win a writing book of their choice from Amazon.com.

Rules:

1. To be counted, poems must be written between July 5-September 1, 2014. Older poems posted must be marked “Old Poem” or “Previously Written Poem.” Older poems will not be counted.

2. While new poems can be posted on the individual poet’s blogs, to be counted they must be posted on the Poetic Muselings blog.

3. The winner will be announced on Friday, September 5th, 2014.

There will be opportunities for reader participation. So watch this space!

Here’s my first poem for the challenge:

Long Division

I didn’t used to like math
until I crossed Peggy’s path
now I get excited
whenever I’m divided.

Summer

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