nesting

Early spring morning Tiny island tiny pond Nesting pair prepares. Very busy birds in this patch of open space this morning. As I first ran by, these ducks were hunkered down. When I stopped to take their photo, they arose and soon were swimming.  I didn’t see a nest, but I suspect it’s nearby. For […]

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live with

Abandon not hope But that which interrupts your Connection with life.   For today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt of Abandon.

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Desk

My desk collects piles Stuff to be attended to Business work and play.   For today’s Ragtag daily prompt of Collection. This photo is from my relatively tidy desk at my professional office.  My home office desk features much more elaborate collections, ever changing.

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Novel Haiku?

I. A beginners mind Provides opportunity Each moment novel.   II. A novel approach Trying something different Same format new words.   III. A familiar tale Told in a different way Enjoy the journey.   IV. Look outdoors observe The sky the air the light Never quite the same.   For Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt […]

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Scale

I. Heavy or less so The scale provides a value Yours to interpret.   II. Do re mi fa sol Ascending then descending Sol fa mi re do.   III. Going up or down Temperature, difficulty All are relative.   IV. Protective layer Covering softer insides Function continues.   V, The earth moved How much, […]

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Stellar

Considering stars Each a universal speck Enormous to me.   For Ragtag Daily Prompt: Stellar

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Smorgasbord

So many choices How to choose? Oh, its easy I’ll taste everything.   for Ragtag Daily Prompt.  Come join in and follow the Ragtag Community to get your own  daily prompt!

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Throwbacks

Not seen for a while Then suddenly appearing Great granddads habits.   That’s not what we do We aren’t that way, so rustic Well, maybe we are.     Inspired by today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt, Atavism.  Come visit the Ragtag Community, and follow to join the fun!

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Broken

I. It must be cracked For the chick to emerge or Even for breakfast.   II. Broken promises Litter the highway of dreams Dealing with what is.   III. Another record Broken and still heating up Time for some new plans.   IV. The teachers tell us A broken heart is a fine Invite for […]

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Spring Morning

Once barren branches Undergo transformation Blossoms and leaves emerge. I was struck yesterday walking along a path with southern exposure by the rapid emergence of spring blooms, despite last week’s cold and snow. Forsythia and plums in bloom, leaves ready to burst forth on trees, and swelling lilac buds. A week ago, they all were […]

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At Sea

I. Luminescent glow Enticing ocean beauty Painful if touched.   II. Hypnotically Drifting on darkened waves Tentacles seek food.   Luminescent“>Luminescent

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Blush

Pinkish overlay On skin of any color Indicating life.   Clouds perfused with Color from an angled sun Rising or Setting.     Blush“>Blush

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Dim Hopes

I. Winter’s dark goes dim Orion fades with the dawn Shoots of spring emerge II. Hope slowly rising Barely discernible and On the horizon III. Shifts are happening Subtle to most observers No less real for that   Dim“>Dim

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Congregational Quartet

I. Gather together Common ground and difference Acting with purpose.   II. Maybe a church or Something else altogether All congregations   III. Commonality Primes a new beginning Gathering old friends   IV. Membership formal Or a random collection Something in common   Congregate“>Congregate

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costume quartet

I. Wearing illusion Creating magic, deception No more ordinary II. Purposeful attire Specialized applications Team member or star III. Dressup or disguise Directing your attention Controlling focus IV. Special suits For all occasions Trick or treat. Costume“>Costume

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Beware

Suspicious clouds lurk On the horizon. Could be Another storm coming Suspicious“>Suspicious

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Permitting

I. A learner’s permit Such a rite of passage, then Driving is routine II. Permit, permit not I’ll make my own decisions No more outsourcing. III. Snowy windy day Weather wasn’t predicted No permit needed. IV. Replacing an old fence Building permit required Only if you ask. Permit“>Permit

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Candid

I. sometimes an excuse to hurt or belittle in lieu of understanding II. Candid Camera Messed with ones perceptions Laughing with, not at. III. Unvarnished truth Breaking open cherished lies Illuminating IV. Candid not candied End of sugarcoating I’d rather not know Candid“>Candid

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Agile Quintet

I. Skilled skaters show Agile accommodation Ice is slippery II. Hiking icy trail Enjoying the scenery I’d best watch my step III. One day four seasons Winter spring summer and fall Oh Colorado IV. Paying attention Develops agility Weather changes plans V. Life is what happens While you’re making other plans Good to remember   […]

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Loophole Senryu Sextet

I. Pretending that you Will keep your word even as You plan your escape. II. Exit strategy Self congratulatory Avoidance masters III. A loophole or noose It depends on the contents And your perspective IV. Sleight of word or law A tricksters propaganda Intent to elude V. When walking ones talk Is too uncomfortable We […]

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