• Creative Inspiration,  Friendship,  Happy Holidays,  hope,  New Year

    55 Reasons to Believe

    Taken by Pedro Yorcliffe at Sandbox Plaza II (BulletSim) On the night before The night before ChristmasI met some folks virtuallyFriends I knew only from their creative workThey were awesome! We may never meetBut 52 times a yearYou give me 55 reasons a week[More or less ;-)]To believeYou are awesome too Wishing you a creative 2014. ~Nara  Malone The first draft of this was 69 words. But hey, even I can follow the rules once a year. Happy Holidays! This is my contribution to G-Man’s Friday 55. Drop by after 8 pm ET Thursday nights or anytime Friday to see what others wrote or to join the fun yourself. Special…

  • Blue Candy,  dVerse Meeting the Bar,  Favorite Things,  Friday 55,  Nara Malone,  Sixty-Niner Poetry


    Back Then when my vocabulary was about six words longeven ahead of Outside, Kitty, NaNa, No, NoWayBluCanny was my favorite worddelivering anticipationof unwrappingcrackly cellophanehard lozengegoing liquid on my tonguementholated tingle zingslike snowflakes landingvanishing in a sparkgoing viraltongue to throatexpandingdancingin breathin heartzapping through veinscurlingtoes and hair NowYou are my blue candy. ~Nara Malone dVerse Meeting the Bar challenge tonight is to go home to the roots of our voice and language to write something that is “…uniquely you — using the words you might say to a neighbor or friend, keeping it familiar and seeking to make it distinctly you, about you, in your vernacular.” This is also my contribution to…

  • death,  fox,  fox hunting,  Friday 55,  Grief,  loss,  Nara Malone,  Poetry,  Thanksgiving Day Blessing of the Hounds

    Blessing the Hounds

    The red fox has gone to ground,leaving two old dogs,gray muzzle and gray beard,prowling the parlor rugfor scent gilded memories. They have no thanks to give this year,sit out hunting season dozing by her picture.Awaiting hunt master’s final horn,the only blessing they seek–answering his home call together. ~Nara Malone Some shades of gray in here for dVerse Poets Form for All and 55 words for the G-Man’s Friday 55. Drop by to see what others wrote or to join the fun yourself.