My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Friday, September 14, 2012

5 Can I Have This Dance?: Rainbow Dreams

Title:  Wonderful
Artist:  Everclear
Album:  Songs from an American Movie Vol. 1:  Learning How To Smile
Genre:  Rock

Rainbow Dreams
She falls asleep
to clashing voices
rocking her home
like a vicious hurricane.
She wakes
to orange juice
poured by glassy eyes
hiding behind an acid smile.
"Everything will be wonderful"
echoes in her ears
a hollow promise
as she leaves.
"Everything will be wonderful"
steers her actions
a blatant lie
as she plays.
She returns home
to a turbulent storm
forcing her to take refuge
with closed doors and headphone.
She falls asleep
to rainbow dreams
carrying her away
to a wonderful someday.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

7 I Don't Do Mornings.

your voice grates on
my half-lidded state
like the rusty hinge
of a loose gate
flapping along with
a persistent
blistering wind.

my need for a lethal
injection of caffeine--
to destroy the last bit
of slumber still lingering
in my veins--awakens.

This is my Three Word Wednesday [3WW=>hinge, lethal, need] inspired piece for the week.  If you get a chance, check out how some other talented writers twist these words into life.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

9 Last Call: I'm Not A Robot

I'm Not A Robot by rmpWritings

I'm Not A Robot

31 oodroo
cellecta 950
lipshi (there should be a tz tacked on to the end of that for the fun of it) 50

Seriously!  Am I actually supposed to be able to read that?
poleleg 46

Damn spammers! 
ofaxter 11

21 directur
xpleade 2
laitives 28

Who on earth takes these pictures?
Have they ever heard of a focus?
Is that an eight?
9 whitied

Really, my brain and these letters are working on different wave lengths.
71 perfeso

20 drendem
minarry 24
sesterc 16

Ahh...letters using pointillism...
11 edsmory
13 suppast
sysfyi 369

I swear word verifications were not this insane before.
Spamming programs keep upping the ante.
46 beenbid

One day computers will be able to read this better than me...
To bad I'm not a robot.
20 ersevan

furtsUp 24

I know...I use word verification here on my own blog; so should I really be riffing on it?  I do understand the purpose of it, but some of those crazy waves of letters are absolutely insane.  When they first started this whole word verification thing, I do not remember them being as insane as they are now.  And what happens when computers are trained to recognize the letters and numbers better than our human eyes can?

This is my offerings for this week's dVerse Poets Pub OpenLinkNight. If you get a chance, check out all of the talented poets who have stepped up into the spotlight.  

Sunday, September 9, 2012

2 Time Capsule: --Dancing & --Messy Jessie

Title:  --Dancing  & --Messy Jessie
Date:  between 11/21/97 and 02/01/98
Setting:  Senior year of college
Form:  Not a Limerick

There was a young man from France
Who didn’t know how to dance.
He went to a fair
On his lovely mare
And boogied when struck by a lance.

--Messy Jessie
There once was a girl named Jessie
Whose hair was very messy,
Until one day
In the middle of May
She met the lockness, Nessie.

Notes:  I wrote this long before I ever truly explored meter in form.  I had a basic understanding that there had to be a certain type of beat that went with limericks when I attempted these two quite pitiful (meter-wise) entities.  As far as meter is concerned, I did not really explore that until I wrote my first sonnet about eight years or so ago.  Even that was only a brief meeting.  Not until this blog did I begin to really delve into meter.

As for limericks, this past month or so I came across a blog (Mad Kane's Humor Blog) that challenge readers to partake in a little limerick fun.  It was from here that I realize how truly awful my initial attempts were.  Since these two, I have written three limericks that fit the form a bit better.  It is definitely an interesting form.

Artifact I:  Original writing (torn from a notebook I used for one of my college classes)

Artifact II - IV:  Limericks inspired by challenge