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Topic: Haiku
Posted: 12 Aug 2018 01:20

Hi Anna, this link will take you to a very good article on the haiku form. I've known haiku as a form since I was in high school, long ago, but discovered so much about it from this essay


I think you'll find some answers to your questions, and yes, what you quoted is more of a statement than a poem. I'm short of time at the moment and using a small screen so can't go further into the subject, but it's good you raised it.

Topic: Sprucing Up the Forums
Posted: 20 Jul 2018 11:52

This is great, thank you! It is much needed, and I really hope that this will revitalise the place.

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p.s. you are awesome, in case no one has mentioned it lately.

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Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 06 Dec 2017 11:13

finds it difficult to write a poem
when the first line is just one word.
He wishes the poster above would stop it,
but I'm just wondering:
Who the hell is Jeff?

Who the hell is Jeff?
You said it
Loud and clear

And I agree

A one word

for a poem

repeated inevitably


Shoud not, need not,

be repeated endlessly.

Yet it has been, for quite some time

Andrew, thank you

Hopefully this banality will decline

And we shall return to inspiring poetry
from graceull last lines

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 14 Nov 2017 00:18

Am outta here
Didn't even know I was in

Before I go
I'll grab your chin
Give it a tug
It stretches your mug

Makes you look so comic
I'll give you a hug
Just so you know
You're not a useless thug

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 11:41



Spring up




Stay the same
Leave, remain

Mix it all up
But knowing better

Do not start again

Topic: Poetry challenge: Use the last line first.
Posted: 13 Aug 2017 05:21

Or nothing -
That's not really a choice

So calm down, back off,
Negotiate already
Before it's too late.

Don't let the morons in charge
Lay the world to waste.

Topic: Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 07:24


Topic: My Story The Raft
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 03:33

Just found this delightful story. Only problem the link is wrong on the first post. It's really:


BTW It has 2,376 views now.

Thank you for pointing that out, James, and posting the correct link. I've now edited the first post so the link is working again.

Topic: My Story The Raft
Posted: 24 Apr 2017 03:33

I recommend everyone read it. It's just exquisite, my friend. <img src="/images/emoticons/icon_flower.gif" alt="flower">

Thank you, Margot. You're truly an <img src="/images/emoticons/angel7.gif" alt="angel7">

Topic: The Most Cerebral Forum Game Ever!
Posted: 02 Apr 2017 08:26


Suffering from seasonal allergies and hating it when people insist to you how nice it is and don't you just LOVE the spring weather!

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Stories Published By gypsy All Stories »

Come fly with me

Come with me, come here, We'll fly away soon, Give me your hand, And a hug Then settle on my rug Hang on tight, tuck arms and legs in, Are you ready to take off? Let's go for a spin! The altitude's no problem, We've plenty of air, As you will soon know by the wind in your hair. We'll swoop and soar Above earth and its cares - - Tedious, boring, Gloomy and drear! - Before landing quite...

Added 05 Sep 2016 | Category Songs | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 636 | 9 Comments

Last Rites

“You don’t have to do this, you know. In fact, you shouldn’t be doing it.” “Yes, I know, but it’s all right, I’m going to do it.” “I really don’t think you should, and would prefer you didn’t.” “I’m still going to do it, it’s the least I can do for you. You shouldered me as a burden often enough, in the past.” “That was different, you weren’t old enough or big enough, and needed to...

Added 22 Jul 2016 | Category Flash Fiction | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 459 | 4 Comments

Diving Deep

Chances, Taken without regret, Embraced, Without hesitation or doubt Like that time When you dove Into an ice cold lake Not on a dare But because it was there And to do so affirmed that you existed Those chances, No regrets, As you sank Stunned with shock by the bone chilling reality of the water - So cold So clear So intransigent yet so welcoming, Heart pounding, Adrenalin coursing,...

Added 30 Jun 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 543 | 4 Comments

Open Windows, Open Season: Take Warning

I make my point by tossing him out a window, He'd been warned when he entered the room, "You found your way in, you can find it back out, And if it isn't done quickly, From me you'll get a good clout." I repeated my warning twice over, Was he hard of hearing or just buzzing about? At any rate my threat was put into action, With a fly swatter I rubbed his life out. * Author's note: I have...

Added 23 Jun 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 6 | Avg Score 5 | Views 358 | 6 Comments

A Modern Day Shopping Lament

So here I am waiting, And biding my time, For a shipment that was Ordered From a store that's on-line. Their products are alluring, Like snacks to consume, The virtual basket's expanding There is always more room For specialty items, Things new to the store, Best deals of the day, And more, so much more! I wasn't enticed - Well, maybe some of the time - But the items I needed Remained...

Added 15 Jun 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 8 | Avg Score 4.63 | Views 386 | 7 Comments


Look by the door, A row of hooks Hung with keys - Basement, attic, car All are useful If you please But one sits alone No door does it claim That door is long gone And all that remains Is the key That unlocked its dreams....

Added 09 May 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 577 | 5 Comments

Reflections on International Women's Day

International Women's Day A day that means a great deal to me. It leaves me serious, reflective, thinking about the women who have influenced and formed me, those I know, those I have never met. Among those I know, my mother, grandmothers, and their lives - It is not for me to speak in their names, I can only be witness to who they were, Honour them, Acknowledge them, Carry...

Added 08 Mar 2016 | Category Poetry | Votes 10 | Avg Score 5 | Views 431 | 6 Comments

The Torino's Lament

Preamble - friends of mine have a lovely and lovingly cared for vintage car, a Ford Gran Torino. It's taken out by them on special occasions, but for a recent such event, the Torino was left at home, as there was no secure parking available at the venue they attended. Instead, they drove a large vehicle of recent make. This inspired the following: The Torino’s Lament or: ...

Added 25 Jun 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 9 | Avg Score 5 | Views 638 | 6 Comments

What IS That Smell?

Slam dunk Do a bunk, Skunks abound Look around, Smells not good When it should, Catch a wiff 'zat the hound? Smelly old dog Wors'na bog, Dead fish rots Dog’s delight, Roll 'round good Grind down tight, Now it’s time to go Dad’s loadin’ the car "Where'za dog? Oh there she be "Damn kids, That stinks! "All your fault, She stinks of rot "Go clean 'er up Down in...

Added 21 Jun 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 8 | Avg Score 5 | Views 717 | 5 Comments

A to Z - More Nonsensical Rhyme

Zip, slip, blip, Taunt, menace, tip, Catch, tie, toss, Ring, lie, loss Scare, dare, fare Fair? No! Fare! Sense, fence, dense, Ease, cheese, horse. Crouch, catch, cleave, Bend, snack, sneeze Dip, dance, dare, Snippets, cats, hair Balls, bells, derisive claims naught rhymes that is all Humph Since you asked Falls all All falls No fails Rhymes thyme Time rime Winter's fine, Drink...

Added 13 Jun 2015 | Category Poetry | Votes 7 | Avg Score 5 | Views 606 | 6 Comments

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