Twiglet #8, two views

Like folding chairs
marred from years of abuse,
they wait to be used again.

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Like folding chairs unfolding
legs scrunched to body,
newborns squeal with protest.

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Twiglet #8 is folding chairs. A twiglet is a short phrase. Or a word. Maybe two. Its aim is to “prompt” a flow. A thought. The idea is to create a poem or piece of prose using the twiglet as the jumping off point – the shorter the better! New twiglet prompts from Misky appear each Tuesday — join the fun! Photo in public domain.

The Awakening

Tis a holiday morning
to stir, to awaken,
to rise from the chrysalis anew.

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Twiglet Prompt #7:  “holiday morning.”  A twiglet is a short phrase. Or a word. Maybe two. Its aim is to “prompt” a flow. A thought. The idea is to create a poem or piece of prose using the twiglet as the jumping off point – the shorter the better! New twiglet prompts from Misky appear each Tuesday — join the fun! Photo from our recent trip: at the Australian National Butterfly Garden in the village of Karuna outside Cairns.

The Crank

As the argument unfolded
he sputtered and clanked,
like a cold radiator
cranking up the heat.

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Twiglet Prompt #5: “cold radiator.”  A twiglet is a short phrase. Or a word. Maybe two. Its aim is to “prompt” a flow. A thought.  The idea is to create a poem or piece of prose using the twiglet as the jumping off point – the shorter the better!  New twiglet prompts appear each Tuesday — join the fun!

Four Ornaments to Ponder

i.
And you shall ornament this yuletide season,
spread tinseled happiness ’round the world.

ii.
Brooch pinned to frayed prayer shawl,
treasured ornament from days long past.

iii.
Fruit bowl on wormwood kitchen table,
waxed ornaments that never spoil.

iv.
Ornament me
with your smile.

Ms. Quickly asks us to look around, see what grabs our eye. Name it and take that word, create couplets with it. Each couplet should have two lines, about the same length, and “look” at the chosen word from from different angles. Photos: What caught my eye — Two unique ornaments: Lillian – from my kindergarten teacher 64 years ago; and a very fragile bell, given to my mother when she was married. Ornament — an interesting word!