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Poetic Medic #2 : To The Poem's Rescue

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Eerie
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Rebirth

I remembered who took me
into their dark kingdoms, before
breathing fire among my trees.
They fell branches by the dozen;
grappling with nothing but darkness—
least doom.
 
As if all had never heard insects’ thoughts.
 
So, she slept on a stone bed of white
lichens between night and  
morning stars; small birds
vanished seeds tenderly  
around her light water skirts.
 
River pockets do moths work; floated
back in better thought—
Earth rose full; at times perfect.  
 
Arranging something luminous.
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yelluw_always
Haley Quaquaversal
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The Rill

Something perfect grappling
branches as lichens  
work darkness, around a dozen fell   
on better earth with me.   
  
Do nothing, but at least light   
kingdoms, so stars 
if in arranging my luminous   
thoughts, the seeds heard.   
  
They remembered   
doom and, I,   
white water breathing   
dark fire among stone.   
  
Never had birds   
tenderly thought   
insects into pockets,   
their small night river of moths.   
  
Times rose, morning vanished-   
took by she who slept   
between before-trees, full bed skirts
floated her all back.
Written by yelluw_always (Haley Quaquaversal)
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Heaven_sent_Kathy
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In Envy Of Nature

 
Me, my dozen small birds,
remembered Earth’s rose skirts
all around a lichens stone bed,

Before arranging seeds between
tree branches, but by dark,
doom took their darkness.

Heard the insects’ kingdoms,
of something among nothing
as stars slept;

So tenderly, white moths
do better in
luminous morning times,

Who light fire pockets floated,
breathing full on river water.

She thought if they fell, and
vanished back into night.

At least I never had thoughts,
grappling with Her perfect work.




A special write for the challenge “Poetic Medic #2: To The Poem's Rescue”. The hosts have participants compose a new piece from 80 words from an existing poem.
Written by Heaven_sent_Kathy
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Ahavati
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These entries are absolutely off the chart.  Each of you have risen to meet this difficult ( to say the least ) challenge head on, and have compiled poetry reflecting your own styles and thoughts.  This goes to show how, regarding poetry, there is something new under the sun with the same 80 words.  We are so proud of you!

And for those who believe they can't do it -- you honestly can!  Don't give up! This is one of the most rewarding challenges you'll accomplish!

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Heaven_sent_Kathy
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Hello, everybody. I'm Kathy, and I just entered this competition of 80 words, to do as I may, as I can manage.  There, there's my entry, see it? Now, if I can do that, so too can anyone who has had any experience writing poetry. Let me be the first of the veteran DUP members who came through.  And it doesn't actually matter, it's not the priority thing that happens to you once you too cross the finish line.  Are you engrossed in winning?  Don't you know you've already won when you see this through with a poem you made that never existed before. THAT is our trophy, the reward, the brass ring.  And oh how you'll feel once you get a good rest, sleeping the sleep of the victorious.

Thank you, Ahavati, for letting me step forward to speak of my own journey in this challenge. Now it's time for those who don't think they can do it. You won't know till you try, and try earnestly.  God bless you all...

Kathy

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Ahavati
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Wonderful words of encouragement, Kathy! We appreciate both them and your caring for others.

Thank you for sharing.

You heard it here first, folks! <3

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JohnnyBlaze
Dangerous Mind
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Yes, thank you, Kathy. Wise words of encouragement.

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JohnnyBlaze
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For those who may not be aware of it, the poem scrambled up in this competition is "Sleeping in the Forest" by none other than Mary Oliver, who recently passed away.

Thank you for your wonderful entries thus far.

Somewhere, she's smirking, perhaps pleased she had such a profound effect upon the Natural world and us poets who constantly redefine it through words.

📝❤

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RexDurkin
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I managed to squeeze a bird poo joke in there.
Gotta love those doom moths
They're gonna getcha!

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RexDurkin
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A dozen pockets

The dark earth morning had never floated as light
 
Luminous fire seeds vanished darkness
 
River water heard  
 
Stone lichens breathing                      
 
Trees full of white birds do  
 
 
 
 
She slept in my perfect bed with me tenderly
 
among small insects grappling between night stars  
 
Arranging nothing around work and thoughts.
 
Doom moths but a thought they remembered
 
 
 
 
If all times branches never fell,
 
who took on their kingdoms before her?
 
So at least I rose back into something better
                                                                      
Written by RexDurkin
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