Echo Verse Notes

The Echo Verse, unlike many poetic forms, has one simple rule: Repeat the end syllable(s) of each line. There is no rhyme or meter requirement. The repeats can be achieved by either repeating the end syllable(s) in the original line or directly as the starting syllable(s) of the next line. Example Shadows by JezzieG Shadows … Continue reading Echo Verse Notes

Canine (JustJoJan)

Inspired by and written for JustJoJan – thank you, Dawn Definition: Canine – adj. relating to or resembling a dog or dogs Synonyms: mutt, pooch, pup, coyote, fox, wolf, cur, hound, lobo, dingo Lilydog, my cocker spaniel, hates the cold and rain. Her spanner attitude to January is below Form: Interlocking Pathya Vat with her … Continue reading Canine (JustJoJan)

Castaway (WOTDC)

Inspired by and written for Word of the Day Challenge – thank you, Kristian Definition: Castaway – n. a person who has been shipwrecked and stranded in an isolated place Synonyms: derelict, leper, maroon, outcast, outlaw, pariah, renegade, reprobate, shipwreck, waif Form: Kimo A life, the great shipwreck of existencethe rebels become outcastslepers seen as … Continue reading Castaway (WOTDC)

Write (JustJoJan)

Inspired by and written for JustJoJan – thank you, Linda Definition: Write – v. mark (letters, words, or other symbols) on a surface, typically paper, with a pen, pencil, or similar implement. Synonyms: put down, note, compose, address, create, draft, pen, scrawl, rewrite, scribble, ink, jot And I caught up after a delayed start, and … Continue reading Write (JustJoJan)

Palindrome Notes

The Palindrome uses in the same words in the second half of the poem as in the first but in reverse order. The middle word of the poem acts as a bridge or turning point between the two halves. Example Innocent by Jezzie G Days gone byrecalling of timesand boys and girlsof talking in loveinnocentlove … Continue reading Palindrome Notes

Exercise (JustJoJan)

Inspired by and written for JustJoJan – thank you, Wendy Definition: Exercise – n. activity requiring physical effort carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness; an activity carried out for a specific purpose. v. use or apply (a faculty, right, or process); engage in physical activity to sustain or improve health and fitness … Continue reading Exercise (JustJoJan)

Shriek (WOTDC)

Inspired by Word of the Day Challenge – thank you, Cyranny Definition: Shriek – n. a high-pitched piercing cry or sound; a scream Synonyms: scream, screech, squeal, squawk, roar, howl, bellow, bawl Form: Pathya Vat 1 outside echoesa squealing soundI look aroundand see no-one another screechis it distressor something lessI just don’t know I look … Continue reading Shriek (WOTDC)

Toco (AWAD)

Inspired by A Word a Day – thank you, Anu Garg Definition: Toco – n. chastisement; punishment; beatings Synonyms: penalize, retribution, damnation Form: Haiku that bitch slap still hurtsthe resultof fucking it up ©JezzieG2023

Amenities (JustJoJan)

Inspired by and written for JustJoJan – thank you, Kim Definition: Amenities – n. a desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place; the pleasantness or attractiveness of a place Synonyms: facility, service, convenience, resource, utility, system, appliance, aid, advantage, comfort, benefit, arrangement, opportunity, equipment Form: Tanka getting in and outnot easy … Continue reading Amenities (JustJoJan)

Pandiculation (WOTD)

Inspired by Word of the Day Definition: Pandiculation – n. the act of stretching oneself, especially on waking Synonyms: yawning, stretching, oscitancy Form: Dodoitsu rock ‘n’ roll, the wake-up calllimbs stretch before eyes opengathering the energydawn yawns good morning ©JezzieG2023

Prodigious (WOTDC)

Inspired by and written for Word of the Day Challenge – thank you, Cyranny Definition: Prodigious – adj. remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree Synonyms: enormous, huge, colossal, immense, vast, great, massive, mammoth, monumental Form: Lunka stars light up the nighteach one is a sunthe life of planetsuniverse ©JezzieG2023

Crested Caracaras, Young and Adult — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I feature images of Crested Caracaras from time to time — they’re my favorite desert bird species. At times, I’ve shown images of immature birds and at others adults. With this species there are pretty striking differences […] … Continue reading Crested Caracaras, Young and Adult — Sonoran Images

American Kestrels on Man-made Perches — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. In my years of observing American Kestrels I’ve seen these tiny falcons employ two different hunting techniques. They often sit on high perches like tree limbs or utility poles, looking for prey on the ground beneath them. […] … Continue reading American Kestrels on Man-made Perches — Sonoran Images

American Robin — Spring is Coming! — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. It’s the dead of winter by southern Arizona standards. For the past week or so, nighttime temperatures have been close to or even dipped below freezing, and daytimes, albeit sunny, remain chilly enough so that one welcomes […] … Continue reading American Robin — Spring is Coming! — Sonoran Images

493 — The Hermit Poet’s Ramblings

Yucatan Peninsula Mexico Lying in hammock Cigarette hanging from mouth Soles of feet badly cracked The fisherman Mumbled To his dog Stop Licking Bottle of tequila On dirt ground * * See also: The Hermit Poet’s eBooks on Amazon The Hermit Poet’s eBooks detail info and downloads 493 — The Hermit Poet's Ramblings

Adolesencia

A Garret Poet

Adolesencia
Form: Rispetto

So softly, eyes revealed her thoughts
and roses wilted in her tears
her heart embraced those distant fears
when love she found has no retort.

She turned to face eternal gloom
in hopeless dreams of dying lace
as heartbreak's shadows crossed the room
another tear caressed her face

©JezzieG2010

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