Category Archives: Dversepoetry

Roughly sculpted for Dverse

This is all edges and unfinished surfaces – a quick and dirty poem in response the the prompt at dVerse set by Victoria C Slotto. Views It begins. The tickle of water, receding. Wave upon wave. As each subsides a … Continue reading

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Objects into poetry for dVerse

For the first time in ages, this is my response to today’s dVerse.com challenge to poeticise (!) an object. The inspiration for this is the French writer Francis Ponge. From my computer I can see a gang of long tailed … Continue reading

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Euphemidiom

Today’s Dverse poetry challenge has reminded me of a bit of fun I had with idiom and euphemism several years ago. Euphemidiom To play the game play the fool play the field is fun I’m told. Onthe town on the … Continue reading

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Dverse Poets – Meeting the Bar

What a great exercise Dverse has come up with this week! Thanks to Claudia and Zsa from the zumpoems site.  The task is to take a passage of prose and, following several steps, ‘translate’ it into poetry. As suggested I went … Continue reading

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Walking the dog this morning

  Crackle-tan and ochre scuffs beneath our feet. Sienna, burnt and raw rain-pasted to coarse paddock grass. Single, lemon hued leaflings hurtle in mad dance ankle high, defy demented terrier snap – drop like stone, to lie atop wind-piled drifts of … Continue reading

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Dverse – form for all

Still struggling with the problem of whether an ‘ed’ ending to a verb constitutes a syllable, I have attempted a Somon  in tanka form for the Dverse form for all. I suspect it is neither a tanka relying as it … Continue reading

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DVerse – a poetic conversation

After a long absence, I finally have the chance to respond to the Dverse poets prompt…it’s good to be back! My effort for the conversation in a poem is: Enough Excitement for One Day He dreamed of warm sea, unfamiliar … Continue reading

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