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Freeform Poetry

Fleeting Dismal Thoughts After Midnight

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Doodle by Author

I was randomly doodling in my sketchbook last night and scribbled over a “self-portrait” drawing that didn't work out how I wanted. But something about the scribbled-out version of the sketch seemed to resonate. Perhaps it evoked the concept of the true self obscured?

Later, I woke from a deep sleep with the sketch still in my mind’s eye. And the above words floating around in my head.

For years, I’ve been prone to debilitating bouts of quite violent and nasty negative self-talk, usually late at night when I can’t sleep. I guess my gut reaction to the sketch and the subsequent poem was a manifestation of this negative internal dialogue. …


Weekly Haiku Prompt

Haiku/Tanka Prompt Close

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Photo by Ricardo Moura on Unsplash

PROMPT: Write a haiku or tanka using the prompt word “close” (or a derivative).

Welcoming contributions from:

Cheney Meaghan Dennett Tracy Aston Bart Elbey Irene Brooks Jenny N Olson Anna West Molly Skeen Sundance Kid Whistling woods edh lamport Harper Thorpe Leah J.🕊 Jac Harmony Aline Mitul Bhat Ravi Shankar Rajan Oswald Chen Mariette Hebert Cuthbert Jenkins 🍵 Susan Brearley Gosia Rokicka Leanne Kathleen Daniele Alice Evergreen Shreya Srinivas David S. Giovanni Sonier Chelsea Marie Guérin Asante Kyle Morgan Cyndi Rooney Terry Bain Mary Keating Gilsos Drake Caeneus Carver Bain Nivedita Chandra Andy Smallman Jenise Cook Sarah Book Amy Jo Reynolds Barney Dinosaur Sabina Snow Bonnie Lee Reed Ely Matos Will Schmit Jen Turrell Heidi Franklin JA Wertz Anisesh Regina Fable Matthew Smith Elizabeth Pearson Kind Regards Shringi Kumari vanaja shankar shweta upadhyay Jenny Justice Wendell McQuary Justcallmejillybean Ashwini Dodani Pratik Routray Anne Sipos Francine Fallara Vaishali Paliwal Kamga Tchassa J.D. Harms Kathryn Stumpf Sola Rae SusanFarmer ShaRhonda Justin Deming Caitlin O’Halloran Attie Bill DuBay Jr. ⚡️ Elizabeth Keyes Chris Drew Kitty Hannah Eden J.W. Parr Kenneth Muir Sonam Arora Zarina Dara 🥀💃🏻 Christina Ward 🌼 Alma Awakened (fka Niña Traviesa) Cynthia Marinakos Kerri McNees ZUVA Namdi Harris Tapan Avasthi G.R. MELVIN Megan Tee Matthew Klope Priyanka Srivastava Sonal Sidhwani Jo Cohen Jonica Bradley Alexander Terrell Lisa Tomey Sarah Simon Yoahann Banaji Ayushi Goel Josie Elbiry Unique Writer Alan Asnen Nyaalo Mia Armando Batista Nathan Boyett Lahiriarjyama Ty Alexander Isaac Winters Matt McGee Kerim A. Altuncu Aurangazeeb A K Jim Mcaulay Philip Valenta, MSF :: [mezcalindo] Glenda Thompson E.M Pauling Sonal Sidhwani JJ West Blithe Anderson Sydney Duke Richey RyanR Gordon McFarland Carter Tinsley Bhupesh Gupta Deborah Horton Joshua Eddens Anupama A Lora K Lucente Destiny Miller Jansen Tang Linda A Robinson, PhD Kathryn Jean Elise Bebbington Anna Rozwadowska Tally David Petri Craig Randall Radames Vargas Heidi Chase Beverly Annette Little Zoe Yu Livia Thomas Anthony Hinko Siddharth Murali Oak dayton O’KONNOR Lisa Bolin Emily Daly Norma Martiri Ed Springer Srinath S. Janis Cox Pierre Trudel Greg Rosenthal Lakshya Malik Josie Kirkwood Sherrye Richardson Caran Jantzen Bryony L’eau Catrina Daimon Lee Rodney Frazier Barry Rosenthal Annelise Lords Linda Armstrong Tasha Lane Jane Woodman Lisa Johnny Bukwyrm Vishie Martin Rushton Ravyne Hawke Mary-Elizabeth PH Dilpreet Kaur Virk Aimée Gramblin David Hope Hung Phung Anita Nahal Reba Marg Eashan Reddy Kotha Vivienne Teh Mark James Richard L. Boyer Audrey Himantono Athina Bikaki JMontes Kat Magik Eddie Becker Shoreditchpoet Carole Tansley Suryatapa GK caroline lodge Vivi Ambelioti Antony Terence James G Brennan Ibrahim Alkuraya Swati Suman J M Mantium Bavesh Rajaraman Emma Laver-Scott Manisha Gupta Jessica Lee McMillan Desiree Driesenaar Eric Overby Lynne Nardizzi Kevin J Ferris Stephen Dalton Joseph W Crystalclearcandace Joseph W Scott Edgar Edris Quinn C. Apollonia Torres Geetika Sethi Adhiraj Arora Vinitha Dileep Zoe Lee Lubna Yusuf Yusra Dahri Muhammad Zunair Charlotte Kingsbury- Fink Marco Gilioli Bob James Goldfolk Mutasim Billah Victor Sarkin Zoe DeTrani Charlene Shelmire Jenine Bsharah Baines KM Kit Liew Rachel Reid r.j. quirk Galit Birk, PhD Sanjit Sengupta Emily Shulkin Tree Langdon, CPA, CGA Kevin Aaron Quist Marcelino Granda K. O. Pinlac Kim McKinney Tooth Truth Roopa Vikesh Sneha Mankar Denise Larkin Patience Marshall Alison Acheson Arron Fornasetti Sean Zhai Joy Scrogum Andrew Wlos Cara J. …


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© Brett M.Christensen — 2020

PHOTOGRAPHY

Australian Outback Travel

If you drive around 55 kilometres northwest of the Australian outback town of Longreach, you’ll get to a rocky hill known locally as “Starlight’s Lookout”.

As hills go, it’s not particularly large or high. But, because the surrounding countryside is so flat and featureless, the little hill dominates the landscape.


Weekly Haiku Prompt

Haiku/tanka prompt “mystery”

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PROMPT: Write a haiku or tanka using the prompt word “mystery” (or a derivative).

Welcoming contributions from:

Cheney Meaghan Dennett Tracy Aston Bart Elbey Irene Brooks Jenny N Olson Anna West Molly Skeen Sundance Kid Whistling woods edh lamport Harper Thorpe Leah J.🕊 Jac Harmony Aline Mitul Bhat Ravi Shankar Rajan Oswald Chen Mariette Hebert Cuthbert Jenkins 🍵 Susan Brearley Gosia Rokicka Leanne Kathleen Daniele Alice Evergreen Shreya Srinivas David S. Giovanni Sonier Chelsea Marie Guérin Asante Kyle Morgan Cyndi Rooney Terry Bain Mary Keating Gilsos Drake Caeneus Carver Bain Nivedita Chandra Andy Smallman Jenise Cook Sarah Book Amy Jo Reynolds Barney Dinosaur Sabina Snow Bonnie Lee Reed Ely Matos Will Schmit Jen Turrell Heidi Franklin JA Wertz Anisesh Regina Fable Matthew Smith Elizabeth Pearson Kind Regards Shringi Kumari vanaja shankar shweta upadhyay Jenny Justice Wendell McQuary Justcallmejillybean Ashwini Dodani Pratik Routray Anne Sipos Francine Fallara Vaishali Paliwal Kamga Tchassa J.D. Harms Kathryn Stumpf Sola Rae SusanFarmer ShaRhonda Justin Deming Caitlin O’Halloran Attie Bill DuBay Jr. ⚡️ Elizabeth Keyes Chris Drew Kitty Hannah Eden J.W. Parr Kenneth Muir Sonam Arora Zarina Dara 🥀💃🏻 Christina Ward 🌼 Alma Awakened (fka Niña Traviesa) Cynthia Marinakos Kerri McNees ZUVA Namdi Harris Tapan Avasthi G.R. MELVIN Megan Tee Matthew Klope Priyanka Srivastava Sonal Sidhwani Jo Cohen Jonica Bradley Alexander Terrell Lisa Tomey Sarah Simon Yoahann Banaji Ayushi Goel Josie Elbiry Unique Writer Alan Asnen Nyaalo Mia Armando Batista Nathan Boyett Lahiriarjyama Ty Alexander Isaac Winters Matt McGee Kerim A. Altuncu Aurangazeeb A K Jim Mcaulay Philip Valenta, MSF :: [mezcalindo] Glenda Thompson E.M Pauling Sonal Sidhwani JJ West Blithe Anderson Sydney Duke Richey RyanR Gordon McFarland Carter Tinsley Bhupesh Gupta Deborah Horton Joshua Eddens Anupama A Lora K Lucente Destiny Miller Jansen Tang Linda A Robinson, PhD Kathryn Jean Elise Bebbington Anna Rozwadowska Tally David Petri Craig Randall Radames Vargas Heidi Chase Beverly Annette Little Zoe Yu Livia Thomas Anthony Hinko Siddharth Murali Oak dayton O’KONNOR Lisa Bolin Emily Daly Norma Martiri Ed Springer Srinath S. Janis Cox Pierre Trudel Greg Rosenthal Lakshya Malik Josie Kirkwood Sherrye Richardson Caran Jantzen Bryony L’eau Catrina Daimon Lee Rodney Frazier Barry Rosenthal Annelise Lords Linda Armstrong Tasha Lane Jane Woodman Lisa Johnny Bukwyrm Vishie Martin Rushton Ravyne Hawke Mary-Elizabeth PH Dilpreet Kaur Virk Aimée Gramblin David Hope Hung Phung Anita Nahal Reba Marg Eashan Reddy Kotha Vivienne Teh Mark James Richard L. Boyer Audrey Himantono Athina Bikaki JMontes Kat Magik Eddie Becker Shoreditchpoet Carole Tansley Suryatapa GK caroline lodge Vivi Ambelioti Antony Terence James G Brennan Ibrahim Alkuraya Swati Suman J M Mantium Bavesh Rajaraman Emma Laver-Scott Manisha Gupta Jessica Lee McMillan Desiree Driesenaar Eric Overby Lynne Nardizzi Kevin J Ferris Stephen Dalton Joseph W Crystalclearcandace Joseph W Scott Edgar Edris Quinn C. Apollonia Torres Geetika Sethi Adhiraj Arora Vinitha Dileep Zoe Lee Lubna Yusuf Yusra Dahri Muhammad Zunair Charlotte Kingsbury- Fink Marco Gilioli Bob James Goldfolk Mutasim Billah Victor Sarkin Zoe DeTrani Charlene Shelmire Jenine Bsharah Baines KM Kit Liew Rachel Reid r.j. …


Weekly Haiku Prompt

Haiku/tanka prompt “gentle”

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Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash

We have a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes this year, so, this afternoon, I picked all the ripest ones and cooked up tomato soup.

Throw your tomatoes, a chopped onion, a shallot, some crushed garlic, and some water into a big pot and cook until everything is good and soft. Add some fresh basil from the garden, a pinch of salt, and cook for another minute or so.

Let it cool down a bit, then blend until smooth. Serve with pepper and some greens as a garnish. …


Weekly Haiku Prompt

Haiku/Tanka prompt “elegant ”.

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Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash

PROMPT: Write a haiku or tanka using the prompt word “elegant” (or a derivative).

Welcoming contributions from:

Cheney Meaghan Dennett Tracy Aston Bart Elbey Irene Brooks Jenny N Olson Anna West Molly Skeen Sundance Kid Whistling woods edh lamport Harper Thorpe Leah J.🕊 Jac Harmony Aline Mitul Bhat Ravi Shankar Rajan Oswald Chen Mariette Hebert Cuthbert Jenkins 🍵 Susan Brearley Gosia Rokicka Leanne Kathleen Daniele Alice Evergreen Shreya Srinivas David S. Giovanni Sonier Chelsea Marie Guérin Asante Kyle Morgan Cyndi Rooney Terry Bain Mary Keating Gilsos Drake Caeneus Carver Bain Nivedita Chandra Andy Smallman Jenise Cook Sarah Book Amy Jo Reynolds Barney Dinosaur Sabina Snow Bonnie Lee Reed Ely Matos Will Schmit Jen Turrell Heidi Franklin JA Wertz Anisesh Regina Fable Matthew Smith Elizabeth Pearson Kind Regards Shringi Kumari vanaja shankar shweta upadhyay Jenny Justice Wendell McQuary Justcallmejillybean Ashwini Dodani Pratik Routray Anne Sipos Francine Fallara Vaishali Paliwal Kamga Tchassa J.D. Harms Kathryn Stumpf Sola Rae SusanFarmer ShaRhonda Justin Deming Caitlin O’Halloran Attie Bill DuBay Jr. ⚡️ Elizabeth Keyes Chris Drew Kitty Hannah Eden J.W. Parr Kenneth Muir Sonam Arora Zarina Dara 🥀💃🏻 Christina Ward 🌼 Alma Awakened (fka Niña Traviesa) Cynthia Marinakos Kerri McNees ZUVA Namdi Harris Tapan Avasthi G.R. MELVIN Megan Tee Matthew Klope Priyanka Srivastava Sonal Sidhwani Jo Cohen Jonica Bradley Alexander Terrell Lisa Tomey Sarah Simon Yoahann Banaji Ayushi Goel Josie Elbiry Unique Writer Alan Asnen Nyaalo Mia Armando Batista Nathan Boyett Lahiriarjyama Ty Alexander Isaac Winters Matt McGee Kerim A. Altuncu Aurangazeeb A K Jim Mcaulay Philip Valenta, MSF :: [mezcalindo] Glenda Thompson E.M Pauling Sonal Sidhwani JJ West Blithe Anderson Sydney Duke Richey RyanR Gordon McFarland Carter Tinsley Bhupesh Gupta Deborah Horton Joshua Eddens Anupama A Lora K Lucente Destiny Miller Jansen Tang Linda A Robinson, PhD Kathryn Jean Elise Bebbington Anna Rozwadowska Tally David Petri Craig Randall Radames Vargas Heidi Chase Beverly Annette Little Zoe Yu Livia Thomas Anthony Hinko Siddharth Murali Oak dayton O’KONNOR Lisa Bolin Emily Daly Norma Martiri Ed Springer Srinath S. Janis Cox Pierre Trudel Greg Rosenthal Lakshya Malik Josie Kirkwood Sherrye Richardson Caran Jantzen Bryony L’eau Catrina Daimon Lee Rodney Frazier Barry Rosenthal Annelise Lords Linda Armstrong Tasha Lane Jane Woodman Lisa Johnny Bukwyrm Vishie Martin Rushton Ravyne Hawke Mary-Elizabeth PH Dilpreet Kaur Virk Aimée Gramblin David Hope Hung Phung Anita Nahal Reba Marg Eashan Reddy Kotha Vivienne Teh Mark James Richard L. Boyer Audrey Himantono Athina Bikaki JMontes Kat Magik Eddie Becker Shoreditchpoet Carole Tansley Suryatapa GK caroline lodge Vivi Ambelioti Antony Terence James G Brennan Ibrahim Alkuraya Swati Suman J M Mantium Bavesh Rajaraman Emma Laver-Scott Manisha Gupta Jessica Lee McMillan Desiree Driesenaar Eric Overby Lynne Nardizzi Kevin J Ferris Stephen Dalton Joseph W Crystalclearcandace Joseph W Scott Edgar Edris Quinn C. Apollonia Torres Geetika Sethi Adhiraj Arora Vinitha Dileep Zoe Lee Lubna Yusuf Yusra Dahri Muhammad Zunair Charlotte Kingsbury- Fink Marco Gilioli Bob James Goldfolk Mutasim Billah Victor Sarkin Zoe DeTrani Charlene Shelmire Jenine Bsharah Baines KM Kit Liew Rachel Reid r.j. …


Weekly Haiku Prompt

Haiku/Tanka prompt “beauty ”.

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© Brett M. Christensen — 2020

PROMPT: Write a haiku or tanka using the prompt word “beauty” (or a derivative).

Welcoming contributions from:

Cheney Meaghan Dennett Tracy Aston Bart Elbey Irene Brooks Jenny N Olson Anna West Molly Skeen Sundance Kid Whistling woods edh lamport Harper Thorpe Leah J.🕊 Jac Harmony Aline Mitul Bhat Ravi Shankar Rajan Oswald Chen Mariette Hebert Cuthbert Jenkins 🍵 Susan Brearley Gosia Rokicka Leanne Kathleen Daniele Alice Evergreen Shreya Srinivas David S. Giovanni Sonier Chelsea Marie Guérin Asante Kyle Morgan Cyndi Rooney Terry Bain Mary Keating Gilsos Drake Caeneus Carver Bain Nivedita Chandra Andy Smallman Jenise Cook Sarah Book Amy Jo Reynolds Barney Dinosaur Sabina Snow Bonnie Lee Reed Ely Matos Will Schmit Jen Turrell Heidi Franklin JA Wertz Anisesh Regina Fable Matthew Smith Elizabeth Pearson Kind Regards Shringi Kumari vanaja shankar shweta upadhyay Jenny Justice Wendell McQuary Justcallmejillybean Ashwini Dodani Pratik Routray Anne Sipos Francine Fallara Vaishali Paliwal Kamga Tchassa J.D. Harms Kathryn Stumpf Sola Rae SusanFarmer ShaRhonda Justin Deming Caitlin O’Halloran Attie Bill DuBay Jr. ⚡️ Elizabeth Keyes Chris Drew Kitty Hannah Eden J.W. Parr Kenneth Muir Sonam Arora Zarina Dara 🥀💃🏻 Christina Ward 🌼 Alma Awakened (fka Niña Traviesa) Cynthia Marinakos Kerri McNees ZUVA Namdi Harris Tapan Avasthi G.R. MELVIN Megan Tee Matthew Klope Priyanka Srivastava Sonal Sidhwani Jo Cohen Jonica Bradley Alexander Terrell Lisa Tomey Sarah Simon Yoahann Banaji Ayushi Goel Josie Elbiry Unique Writer Alan Asnen Nyaalo Mia Armando Batista Nathan Boyett Lahiriarjyama Ty Alexander Isaac Winters Matt McGee Kerim A. Altuncu Aurangazeeb A K Jim Mcaulay Philip Valenta, MSF :: [mezcalindo] Glenda Thompson E.M Pauling Sonal Sidhwani JJ West Blithe Anderson Sydney Duke Richey RyanR Gordon McFarland Carter Tinsley Bhupesh Gupta Deborah Horton Joshua Eddens Anupama A Lora K Lucente Destiny Miller Jansen Tang Linda A Robinson, PhD Kathryn Jean Elise Bebbington Anna Rozwadowska Tally David Petri Craig Randall Radames Vargas Heidi Chase Beverly Annette Little Zoe Yu Livia Thomas Anthony Hinko Siddharth Murali Oak dayton O’KONNOR Lisa Bolin Emily Daly Norma Martiri Ed Springer Srinath S. Janis Cox Pierre Trudel Greg Rosenthal Lakshya Malik Josie Kirkwood Sherrye Richardson Caran Jantzen Bryony L’eau Catrina Daimon Lee Rodney Frazier Barry Rosenthal Annelise Lords Linda Armstrong Tasha Lane Jane Woodman Lisa Johnny Bukwyrm Vishie Martin Rushton Ravyne Hawke Mary-Elizabeth PH Dilpreet Kaur Virk Aimée Gramblin David Hope Hung Phung Anita Nahal Reba Marg Eashan Reddy Kotha Vivienne Teh Mark James Richard L. Boyer Audrey Himantono Athina Bikaki JMontes Kat Magik Eddie Becker Shoreditchpoet Carole Tansley Suryatapa GK caroline lodge Vivi Ambelioti Antony Terence James G Brennan Ibrahim Alkuraya Swati Suman J M Mantium Bavesh Rajaraman Emma Laver-Scott Manisha Gupta Jessica Lee McMillan Desiree Driesenaar Eric Overby Lynne Nardizzi Kevin J Ferris Stephen Dalton Joseph W Crystalclearcandace Joseph W Scott Edgar Edris Quinn C. Apollonia Torres Geetika Sethi Adhiraj Arora Vinitha Dileep Zoe Lee Lubna Yusuf Yusra Dahri Muhammad Zunair Charlotte Kingsbury- Fink Marco Gilioli Bob James Goldfolk Mutasim Billah Victor Sarkin Zoe DeTrani Charlene Shelmire Jenine Bsharah Baines KM Kit Liew Rachel Reid r.j. …


Weekly Haiku Prompt

Haiku/Tanka prompt “past ”.

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Qantas Founders Museum — © Brett M. Christensen — 2020

PROMPT: Write a haiku or tanka using the prompt word “past” (or a derivative).

I recently started a new job at the Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, Queensland, Australia.

Working there has made me realize just how important museums are. They offer us tangible connections to past lives and times. They help us to remember the people and events that have shaped our world. And they help preserve the vital knowledge we require for charting our future.

Long live museums of all types, be they large or small!

Welcoming contributions from:

Cheney Meaghan Dennett Tracy Aston Bart Elbey Irene Brooks Jenny N Olson Anna West Molly Skeen Sundance Kid Whistling woods edh lamport Harper Thorpe Leah J.🕊 Jac Harmony Aline Mitul Bhat Ravi Shankar Rajan Oswald Chen Mariette Hebert Cuthbert Jenkins 🍵 Susan Brearley Gosia Rokicka Leanne Kathleen Daniele Alice Evergreen Shreya Srinivas David S. Giovanni Sonier Chelsea Marie Guérin Asante Kyle Morgan Cyndi Rooney Terry Bain Mary Keating Gilsos Drake Caeneus Carver Bain Nivedita Chandra Andy Smallman Jenise Cook Sarah Book Amy Jo Reynolds Barney Dinosaur Sabina Snow Bonnie Lee Reed Ely Matos Will Schmit Jen Turrell Heidi Franklin JA Wertz Anisesh Regina Fable Matthew Smith Elizabeth Pearson Kind Regards Shringi Kumari vanaja shankar shweta upadhyay Jenny Justice Wendell McQuary Justcallmejillybean Ashwini Dodani Pratik Routray Anne Sipos Francine Fallara Vaishali Paliwal Kamga Tchassa J.D. Harms Kathryn Stumpf Sola Rae SusanFarmer ShaRhonda Justin Deming Caitlin O’Halloran Attie Bill DuBay Jr. ⚡️ Elizabeth Keyes Chris Drew Kitty Hannah Eden J.W. Parr Kenneth Muir Sonam Arora Zarina Dara 🥀💃🏻 Christina Ward 🌼 Alma Awakened (fka Niña Traviesa) Cynthia Marinakos Kerri McNees ZUVA Namdi Harris Tapan Avasthi G.R. MELVIN Megan Tee Matthew Klope Priyanka Srivastava Sonal Sidhwani Jo Cohen Jonica Bradley Alexander Terrell Lisa Tomey Sarah Simon Yoahann Banaji Ayushi Goel Josie Elbiry Unique Writer Alan Asnen Nyaalo Mia Armando Batista Nathan Boyett Lahiriarjyama Ty Alexander Isaac Winters Matt McGee Kerim A. Altuncu Aurangazeeb A K Jim Mcaulay Philip Valenta, MSF :: [mezcalindo] Glenda Thompson E.M Pauling Sonal Sidhwani JJ West Blithe Anderson Sydney Duke Richey RyanR Gordon McFarland Carter Tinsley Bhupesh Gupta Deborah Horton Joshua Eddens Anupama A Lora K Lucente Destiny Miller Jansen Tang Linda A Robinson, PhD Kathryn Jean Elise Bebbington Anna Rozwadowska Tally David Petri Craig Randall Radames Vargas Heidi Chase Beverly Annette Little Zoe Yu Livia Thomas Anthony Hinko Siddharth Murali Oak dayton O’KONNOR Lisa Bolin Emily Daly Norma Martiri Ed Springer Srinath S. Janis Cox Pierre Trudel Greg Rosenthal Lakshya Malik Josie Kirkwood Sherrye Richardson Caran Jantzen Bryony L’eau Catrina Daimon Lee Rodney Frazier Barry Rosenthal Annelise Lords Linda Armstrong Tasha Lane Jane Woodman Lisa Johnny Bukwyrm Vishie Martin Rushton Ravyne Hawke Mary-Elizabeth PH Dilpreet Kaur Virk Aimée Gramblin David Hope Hung Phung Anita Nahal Reba Marg Eashan Reddy Kotha Vivienne Teh Mark James Richard L. Boyer Audrey Himantono Athina Bikaki JMontes Kat Magik Eddie Becker Shoreditchpoet Carole Tansley Suryatapa GK caroline lodge Vivi Ambelioti Antony Terence James G Brennan Ibrahim Alkuraya Swati Suman J M Mantium Bavesh Rajaraman Emma Laver-Scott Manisha Gupta Jessica Lee McMillan Desiree Driesenaar Eric Overby Lynne Nardizzi Kevin J Ferris Stephen Dalton Joseph W Crystalclearcandace Joseph W Scott Edgar Edris Quinn C. Apollonia Torres Geetika Sethi Adhiraj Arora Vinitha Dileep Zoe Lee Lubna Yusuf Yusra Dahri Muhammad Zunair Charlotte Kingsbury- Fink Marco Gilioli Bob James Goldfolk Mutasim Billah Victor Sarkin Zoe DeTrani Charlene Shelmire Jenine Bsharah Baines KM Kit Liew Rachel Reid r.j. …


Haiku Prompt

18th July 2020 Haiku/Tanka prompt “dry ”.

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Landscape near Longreach, QLD, Australia — © Brett M. Christensen — 2020

PROMPT: Write a haiku or tanka using the prompt word “dry” (or a derivative).

Welcoming contributions from:

Cheney Meaghan Dennett Tracy Aston Bart Elbey Irene Brooks Jenny N Olson Anna West Molly Skeen Sundance Kid Whistling woods edh lamport Harper Thorpe Leah J.🕊 Jac Harmony Aline Mitul Bhat Ravi Shankar Rajan Oswald Chen Mariette Hebert Cuthbert Jenkins 🍵 Susan Brearley Gosia Rokicka Leanne Kathleen Daniele Alice Evergreen Shreya Srinivas David S. Giovanni Sonier Chelsea Marie Guérin Asante Kyle Morgan Cyndi Rooney Terry Bain Mary Keating Gilsos Drake Caeneus Carver Bain Nivedita Chandra Andy Smallman Jenise Cook Sarah Book Amy Jo Reynolds Barney Dinosaur Sabina Snow Bonnie Lee Reed Ely Matos Will Schmit Jen Turrell Heidi Franklin JA Wertz Anisesh Regina Fable Matthew Smith Elizabeth Pearson Kind Regards Shringi Kumari vanaja shankar shweta upadhyay Jenny Justice Wendell McQuary Justcallmejillybean Ashwini Dodani Pratik Routray Anne Sipos Francine Fallara Vaishali Paliwal Kamga Tchassa J.D. Harms Kathryn Stumpf Sola Rae SusanFarmer ShaRhonda Justin Deming Caitlin O’Halloran Attie Bill DuBay Jr. ⚡️ Elizabeth Keyes Chris Drew Kitty Hannah Eden J.W. Parr Kenneth Muir Sonam Arora Zarina Dara 🥀💃🏻 Christina Ward 🌼 Alma Awakened (fka Niña Traviesa) Cynthia Marinakos Kerri McNees ZUVA Namdi Harris Tapan Avasthi G.R. MELVIN Megan Tee Matthew Klope Priyanka Srivastava Sonal Sidhwani Jo Cohen Jonica Bradley Alexander Terrell Lisa Tomey Sarah Simon Yoahann Banaji Ayushi Goel Josie Elbiry Unique Writer Alan Asnen Nyaalo Mia Armando Batista Nathan Boyett Lahiriarjyama Ty Alexander Isaac Winters Matt McGee Kerim A. Altuncu Aurangazeeb A K Jim Mcaulay Philip Valenta, MSF :: [mezcalindo] Glenda Thompson E.M Pauling Sonal Sidhwani JJ West Blithe Anderson Sydney Duke Richey RyanR Gordon McFarland Carter Tinsley Bhupesh Gupta Deborah Horton Joshua Eddens Anupama A Lora K Lucente Destiny Miller Jansen Tang Linda A Robinson, PhD Kathryn Jean Elise Bebbington Anna Rozwadowska Tally David Petri Craig Randall Radames Vargas Heidi Chase Beverly Annette Little Zoe Yu Livia Thomas Anthony Hinko Siddharth Murali Oak dayton O’KONNOR Lisa Bolin Emily Daly Norma Martiri Ed Springer Srinath S. Janis Cox Pierre Trudel Greg Rosenthal Lakshya Malik Josie Kirkwood Sherrye Richardson Caran Jantzen Bryony L’eau Catrina Daimon Lee Rodney Frazier Barry Rosenthal Annelise Lords Linda Armstrong Tasha Lane Jane Woodman Lisa Johnny Bukwyrm Vishie Martin Rushton Ravyne Hawke Mary-Elizabeth PH Dilpreet Kaur Virk Aimée Gramblin David Hope Hung Phung Anita Nahal Reba Marg Eashan Reddy Kotha Vivienne Teh Mark James Richard L. Boyer Audrey Himantono Athina Bikaki JMontes Kat Magik Eddie Becker Shoreditchpoet Carole Tansley Suryatapa GK caroline lodge Vivi Ambelioti Antony Terence James G Brennan Ibrahim Alkuraya Swati Suman J M Mantium Bavesh Rajaraman Emma Laver-Scott Manisha Gupta Jessica Lee McMillan Desiree Driesenaar Eric Overby Lynne Nardizzi Kevin J Ferris Stephen Dalton Joseph W Crystalclearcandace Joseph W Scott Edgar Edris Quinn C. Apollonia Torres Geetika Sethi Adhiraj Arora Vinitha Dileep Zoe Lee Lubna Yusuf Yusra Dahri Muhammad Zunair Charlotte Kingsbury- Fink Marco Gilioli Bob James Goldfolk Mutasim Billah Victor Sarkin Zoe DeTrani Charlene Shelmire Jenine Bsharah Baines KM Kit Liew Rachel Reid r.j. …


Haiku Prompt

4th July 2020 Haiku/Tanka prompt “shine ”.

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Photo by John Kappa on Unsplash

PROMPT: Write a haiku or tanka using the prompt word “shine” (or a derivative).

Air travel is something we all tend to take for granted, nowadays. But, I still get filled with awe when I watch a huge airliner lift off into the sky. Aviation really is a modern miracle!

Right now, I’m quite aviation-focused because I just started a new full-time job at the wonderful Qantas Founders Museum, in Longreach QLD, Australia.

Qantas, one of the world’s top airlines, began life right here in outback Queensland. “Qantas” is an acronym derived from the original name, “Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services”.

Via exhibits, videos, interactive displays, and guided tours, the museum tells the story of the early days of Qantas and aviation in general. …

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