Category Archives: Poetry

Thank You Poetry Challenge Readers

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Thank you Readers -arlene s bice

Thanks to all who read

My poetry challenge of 30 days

Completed it all, instead

Of easily failing in many ways

It was fun to revive

Words strung together

Poetry did survive

All kinds of daily weather

My thanks.

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pspoetry-Day 30-a contest

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A Contest – arlene s bice

Contests are great

bring out a challenge

in you

yet no longer for me

now-a-days

I like to complement instead.

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pspoetry-Day 29-favorite modern poet

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Favorite modern-day poet:

“Everything Is Waiting for You” by David Whyte

 arlene s bice . . .

Your written words speak to me

You direct me, lead me, guide me

With those words,

When you read them

A bit of Irish lilt slips out

Endearing,

Making your words

Irresistible

Why fight it

I invite them in

Hold them, revisit them

When needed

And sometimes just for pleasure.

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pspoetry- Day 28 -Coffee Shop

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Coffee Shop – arlene s bice

There is a rhythm in the air

as folks walk in, place an order

the barista moves as if in a ballet

creates a buzz or a whoosh

asks, would you like a ?

a coffee drinker takes a table

someone waves hello

another stops to chat

coffee aroma fills the room

a low hum of words float

as heads bend over laptops

before the day takes over.

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pspoetry-Day 27 flower metaphor

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  • Tulips-arlene s bice

The children were lined up

like tulips all in a row

tall, straight up

brightly colored clothes

all different

as was their skin

each one a complement

to the other

in full bloom.

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pspoetry- Day 26 – not going without

No Going Without- arlene s bice

Reading for pleasure

is one of life’s treasures

it is how I measure

a successful leisure

years ago I had no time

to sink into a book sublime

definitely it was a terrible crime

not to spend hours of prime

so I never think to refuse

reading my books to lose

myself with no abuse

not for me, to be obtuse.

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pspoetry -Day 25- memory-summer of ’21

Summer of ’21 –arlene s bice

Hands on the keyboard

not musical except for the words

musically run through my mind

create, remember, type

heavy drapes at the window

block our sunshine and distraction

write, read, publish

concentrate, live for thoughts, ideas

words eventually printed on paper

still a life-long love of writing, reading

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pspoetry-Day 24 write about loss

Loss- arlene s bice

After those I loved have gone

places are found in my heart for them

to remain forever, always with me

never apart, until our reunion

with joy in the afterlife.

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pspoetry-Day 23 inanimate object

Statue

The Nude –arlene s bice

I’m more than a thing of beauty

needing no other reason for existence

but I am a reminder of what once was

a gift, a good memory to bring to mind

now a greeting near the entrance of home

to welcome all who care to enter, enjoy

an insight for the love of art begins and

lives here.

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pspoetry-Day22 a week in the life of…

Lady Jane reading Life & Labyrinth book

A Week of-arlene s bice

Writing and reading

slip in brief mealtimes

lots of internet connection

keeps me touching the world

life, past and maybe future

toss in an occasional social visit

a weekly in-person study group

a few zooms for those faraway

life at present, the constant is

writing and reading

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