patio, grass, sky

Posted April 18, 2017 by ManicDdaily
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stucco knobbly as charcoal briquets
the smell of hot dogs some idyll
of summer–sweating to
burst–

then that grass
dashed out on–for it was evening and we were neon
with it, free, it seemed late June, forever–
whose blades felt like 1000 leaps
softly landed–

that grass that laid down on, breathing
after a game, smelled
like a history of flight,
which is not made of nearly so much sky
as one might imagine–

 

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drafty poem for April, Real Toads open link; pic mine, all rights reserved. 

Getting Over

Posted April 17, 2017 by ManicDdaily
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Getting Over

Some look for fences
even in open fields; how else
to find wings?

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drafty poem for April for Isadora Gruye’s prompt on Real Toads to write above obstacles – over, under, through–drawing is mine, all rights reserved.  

Easter (American Sentences)

Posted April 16, 2017 by ManicDdaily
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Easter (American Sentences)

March–skirt puffs up
like blossoms
blown back–Easter–
the net on
best hats.

April–sun crossed the nave–Easter–
waves of short white gloves almost
too warm.

Old lady’s
Easter–
even the memory
of Death’s held hand
unclasps.

Its palm warm
as blossom, soft as
worn gloves, lets go for today
all stones.

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Draft poem for Kerry O’Connor’s prompt on Real Toads to write a poem using Allan Ginsburg 17 syllable American Sentences.  Drawing mine; pastel on paper.  April 2017, all rights reserved. 

Villanelle of Voices Overheard in Payback 2017

Posted April 15, 2017 by ManicDdaily
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Villanelle of Voices Overheard in Payback 2017
(obviously, the “we” here does not speak for me.)

Rights for you? A damned disgrace.
So, why not just shut-the-“f” up
as we put you in your place

because we hate your [insert] face–
we leave the blank–you fill it up–
rights for you a damned disgrace.

Oh, maybe we’ll allow you space
to overflow, then wash, our cup,
as we put you in your place–

Your proffered talent?  Total waste!
Don’t tell us that our science sucks–
rights for you are damned.  Disgrace,

to us, but egg on face.
Ho ho, ha ha, it up we yuck
while we put you in your place.

Don’t care if our cum leaves a trace–
at least “true” rape should shut you up.
Rights for you a damned disgrace–
just let us put you in your place.

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For Rommy’s prompt on Real Toads to write in the voice of a villain.  The picture (mine) doesn’t really go with the poem, but I am using it because I find that reading books is about all that gives relief in these depressing days.  Obviously, the “we” voice doesn’t speak for me here.  Hopefully, it doesn’t speak for very many in actuality–

 

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Three Charcoals After Redon

Posted April 15, 2017 by ManicDdaily
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More craziness for April 2017.  Charcoal on paper.  All rights reserved.  Karin Gustafson.

 

More faces in tree, charcoal, pastel

Posted April 15, 2017 by ManicDdaily
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April (Easter Saturday) 2017, all rights reserved, k. gustafson. 

Good Friday effort

Posted April 14, 2017 by ManicDdaily
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Attempt at Good Friday pastel.  All rights reserved.  April 2017.