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Archive for February, 2019

Quoted in the Grove:
Write about the emotions you fear the most.
~Laurie Halse Anderson

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
~Ernest Hemingway

To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself.
~Anne Rice

EndQuote:
I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles.
~Shannon Hale

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Posted from the Grove

This editor has grown weary of his own voice singing solo in this newsletter, and has begun inviting writers from outside of There.com and Wordgrove’s world to submit for publication. Anyone wishing to share written and/or graphic work of limited size, please send to: [email protected]

Responses to the Prewritten Prompt will publish under that heading. Other submissions will post on the Glass Table.

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Prewritten Exercise for Thurs 02/28 is a theme:  sidekick

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@Writers Platform

Found on the Grounds of Wordgrove

~ravenmagic:  The Walk

Walk with me in the summer sun,
walk with me when the day is done.

Lets laugh and smile and joke around,
lets look for items thats on the ground.

Lets sing and dance and have some fun,
because before you know it, the day is done.

So walk with me any time you can,
because life is too short, not to have a friend!

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Glass Table:

Sonder

The Full Moon cast an iron fist
My body and mind fight to co-exist

Yet I simply float effortlessly
Filling my spirit with glee
The ability to inhale
the moment of sonder to a ponder…
The world revolves around every creature
Today I’m an extra in someone’s feature
~Mary O’Neal

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If You Knew

My days and nights spent
filled with anguish
roaring passion
this winter of discontent

Could you guess
You alone spurn my happiness
I devour your soul
Like a seven point earthquake
These are the feelings
that divide love from hate…

Will you continue to wait?
~Mary O’Neal

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Prewritten:  bias, debris

~Heartou:
The Start

There is bias out there, I know it is true
Those in this country that scramble and fight
believing that someone else, the other
is the main reason for strife
the lack of education and insight hurts so deeply
So, my choice in this dark, terrifying and ignorant hell
is to believe in you and all of the good that has been
Educate, stand strong and yell
while nurturing those I touch in this world
stand taller than the debris with which the world spins
believe in all humans, our ability to heal
to create a sustainable world from within

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~BarTalk
can opener

folding steel liquid sound
the unsealing of treasure
cat ears and cat legs
a dangerous bias for tuna
kitty litter fresh debris

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The River Meander

See ghosts in the iron filings at Junior’s Kiddie Kampus
Learn that Earth’s bias north gives us maps and the compass
Gives direction to the traveling host
While explorers crave adventure most
Thrive on debris and wander lost
Crossed with danger from coast to coast
With camera crew and a script to boast

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5-7-5 x 4

not jealousy, a
bias of love for its own
but debris ends it
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partners wet or hard
preference shows a bias
sexual debris
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bias north and south
specter haunted battlefields
slavery bred debris
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money to buy us
a cheap Chateau de Brie
a cheesy cognac

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Quoted in the Grove:
Love knows no virtue, no merit; it loves and forgives and tolerates everything because it must. We are not guided by reason.
~Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

My reason, the physician to my love, angry that his prescriptions are not kept, hath left me.
~William Shakespeare

When love is not madness, it is not love.
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

EndQuote:
Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
~Lynda Barry

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Posted from the Grove

Love: The Edifice

Penthouse: Love When It’s Good
~Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight (Slowhand At 70)   (3:47)

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~Straight No Chaser:  I’m Yours   (3:46)

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Apartment Life: Love Coming Apart / Evolving

~Streisand & Diamond:  You Don’t Bring Flowers   (3:21)

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~Bette Midler & Ms Judd:  The Rose    (3:45/5:17)

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Lobby Love: Revolving Door / Exit

~Whitney Houston:  Always Love You   (6:47)

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~Alex Goot & Hannah Trigwell cover Natalie Imbruglia:  Torn   (3:27)

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Bargain Basement Love: Factory Rejects

~Ray Price:  For the Good Times   (3:50)

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~Simon & Garfunkel:  I Am a Rock   (2:57)

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Prewritten Exercise for Thurs 02/21:  debris, bias

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@Writers Platform

In The Grove:

~Greenie @I Like The Rain
Morning Meet

Tiny wings flutter
soft winds brush my cheek
twinkling sounds ring
from the twittering beak

Brave little mister
dew drops on demand
ruby throat flashes
as he nears my hand

Fingertip offered
a half moon of sweet
golden sunbeams bright
morning meet complete

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Prewritten:  glove, smokescreen

~BarTalk:
Charity

Life’s aflame and blame’s the match
Torched shame’s abode to level ground
Smokescreen billows hide those who watch

Mad crisis at hand but gloved in love
For holding to instead of falling down
‘Tis a friend who helps not God above

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Broken Map

That stage of life played in smokescreen
Wear the mask different at Halloween
Wear gloves over feelings so hands are clean
Failed at love but should have seen

Reversed polarities for meeting mates
Mean hearts that touch contaminate
Infecting seed nightmares and dreams
Baby makes three from the pollinate

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Holly Would

Epic love on the silver screen
Shy love passes a ghost unseen
New love hides self-made smokescreen
Nude love’s lovely but rated obscene
Blue love’s filmed on emotional green screens
Gloved love saves lives with rubberized intervenes
A skin-thin wall rising up between
True Love‘s coming and X-rated onscreen

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Scenario

Worn leather jacket
Suede vest with a shine
Wears gloves to hide crime
A hatchet man hit in time
A smokescreen for rhyme

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5-7-5 x 3

firecracker smokescreen
glove’s residue speaks volumes
prosecution rests
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Six pack and a pint
Smelled of smoke, screened for the weed
Half in the bag, Love
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smokescreen, the weapon
castrate voters with contempt
then take off the gloves

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Quoted in the Grove:
Love is friendship caught fire.
~Jerry Anderson

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
~Charles Schulz

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
~Arthur Rubinstein

EndQuote:
At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That’s a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.
~F Scott Fitzgerald

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Prewritten Exercise for  Thurs 02/14:  glove, smokescreen

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Posted from the Grove

Want Lasting Love? Someone like you? Understanding the other

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@Writers Platform

Glass Table:

~Greenie:  Buds
(From Impromptu 01-19-17)

Buds perked pinked ready
fresh, begging to be devoured
take me now within
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In a constant state of realization
Amazement never ceasing
In a breathless state, anticipation
Her heartbeat ever increasing

Dreamer wakens

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Never Truly

Rainbowed shadows of life
flickering pale images
winding walls within my mind
the only life they breathe
soft sighs and murmuring cries
the language of loneliness and loss
dreams that never die, yet
never, truly live

 

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Prewritten:  bullet, snowball

~BarTalk:
From

Cradlesong to rock nights
Soft kisses to bullet bites
From random lobs to gun sights
Rocks in snowballs to missile flights
From standing upright to human rights
Manly stand-ins for the old cock fight

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Love’s blistering snowball scars like a bullet
Members have roll call with cards in their wallets
First love’s a sno-cone all mushy and sweet
Found love is garden love fertile and green
Spring starts a ground swell life earning its keep
Death feels like snowfall soft silence cold memories
…and sleep

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Technicality

Posted bulletin at the local park
States: No ball games to start after dark
Get toasted, arrested, but never been bested
Post bail out of jail just after midnight
Be balling again soon as there’s daylight

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Happy Ditty #39

Mongers make money with bullets
Tanks with ammo loaded on pallets
Careless words pregnant with lies
Seed with intent so there is no surprise
The snowball to war a prize realized

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silver bullet fame
lonely lawman boss Indian
snowballing legends

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Quoted in the Grove:
What a heavy oar the pen is, and what a strong current ideas are to row in!
~Gustave Flaubert

Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.
~David McCullough

Every writer I know has trouble writing.
~Joseph Heller

EndQuote:
I am not ‘I’ unless I continue to hammer at that nut. Stop and I become a shrunken old man. Continue and I have a gleam in my eye.
~John Archibald Wheeler

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Prewritten Exercise 02.07 is: bullet, snowball

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Posted from the Grove

Head Scratching Headlines From the World of Science:   Popular Science

 

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@Writers Platform

Glass Table:

~Greenie:
Breathy Voice

Thinking along a random thought
something undefined, became a’wrought

Trying to recall an inner song
words became a writhing throng

Clamorous ringing in my brain
can’t decipher a single refrain

Soul song raging to be let free
innermost urges within the depths of me

Slithering along the corridors so dark
waiting for the hope of a spark

Spilling out from fingertips
breathy voice from my full lips

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Prewritten:  hybrid, deed

~BarTalk:
the box

’tis a trivial truth
a hybrid reality lies
twixt deed and thought
where Schrodinger’s cat
lives or

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Rest Assured

Low brow on a high bridge
Eating crow in a sandwich
Sings My Way or the hiway
When I jump to conclusion
Indeed it’s the end

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do-be-do

Answers are hybrid
When questions are turbid
When energy goes torpid
And entropy turns rancid
Bad habits turn rabid, but
Deeds do wind ’em up rapid

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5-7-5 x 3

indica for dreams
deed of land a hybrid crop
sativa for thought
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deeded a lifetime
curiosity’s diet
feeds hybrids to be
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earth fire water air
epic deeds ancient heroes
hybrid elements

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