Learning Guitar 

Press strings on fret

hold tight

strum or pluck

find a rhythm

 

Slide to another

hold tight

chord of C7

fingers aching

 

Dreams of Joni and Joan

sounds of voice and string

oh to be like them

 

Never too late

for a new song

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dVerse quadrille using the word fret

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Learning Guitar 

Stoop and Conquer

In spring and summer most of my time is used in the garden

at times I think I have too much garden

 

Picking and plucking along the ground

weeds are like words in my garden

 

Time to share with hummingbirds and bees

who bury themselves in plants of the garden

 

Slugs don’t stand a chance if they climb through my fence

I will murder them if they enter green garden

 

I could buy a bag of peppers from the grocery store

would rather I harvest from plants in the garden

 

Joy of seeing a chipmunk or black-capped chickadee

as they pick out seeds from the garden

 

Now I know why my beans didn’t grow

because of that mole in my garden

 

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dVerse prompt to write a ghazal

Stoop and Conquer

Greenmarket Square

  

In Cape Town I am looking for beads, big brass cage beads 

let there be some at Greenmarket Square

where the sellers sell to tourists every day

don’t forget to barter, bring down the price

colors are plentiful and makes it hard to decide
  
I finally find what I am looking for

it is really big and it is already strung unto a necklace 

I buy that one and a string of yellow beads

  
It is time to go

everything packed and carried away 

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dVerse prompt on market – this was my market experience in South Africa

Greenmarket Square

When Far Away

A haloed sun and an eagle flying over, just two signs she thought, as the parked car beeped with the opening of the lock. She didn’t get in but stood there looking at the sky, the signs she was sure were a prophetic vision of what God was doing in her life. I’m going for greater heights, bigger skies, with a sun more radiant she thought, as she slipped into the driver’s seat. There is nothing ordinary about me. I am extraordinary. I will do extraordinary things.
When far away an interrupted cry of the eagle. The car alarm sounded like a freight train crossing into her imaginations and realities. What the hell?  She fumbles with the keys and finds the red alarm button. New silence. In the distance the sound of the eagle.
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dVerse prompt to write prosery and must use “when far away an interrupted cry”

When Far Away