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    Scorched earth
    blisters my feet
    keeps me from laying down
    as shimmering heat waves look like
    water
    "We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests."

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    Note to Corney Gault: I picked up where you left off, but I note that your entry did not start with the last line of the preceding entry as the game requires. I'm just saying...
    "We do not talk - we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests."

    Henry Miller

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    I thought I did it correctly, but I don't know what happened.
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    You take the last line from the cinquain before yours and use it as your starting point. For example: the next one should begin with the word "Water."

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    water,
    the Gift of Life,
    where do you hide, outside?
    are you not my very fabric,
    my world?
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    My world
    is frozen now—
    so little is stirring.
    Even song birds wait, in silence,
    for spring.
    Last edited by CDSinex; 01-23-2013 at 05:01 AM. Reason: added commas in L3
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    for Spring,
    dirt will be dug
    catalogs will open,
    preparations for nature's show;
    start now!
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    Start now
    bleed, draw, write, run
    hastiliy, speedily
    lightning outdone thunder's wings
    started

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    started
    quickly finished
    paradoxically
    start to bleed from the outside—in
    strange case
    Last edited by B.D. Eyeslie; 01-24-2013 at 08:34 PM.

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    Strange case—
    this yard sale find,
    passed over by many.
    A small dark box, unadorned, made
    of teak.
    .

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    Of teak
    the boat was made.
    In waves the vessel sank.
    By the beach, my body buried
    in sand.

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    In sand
    waves, runs, jumps, plays
    soft powdery whiteness
    bedazzles in the bright sun's rays
    sea shells

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    Sea shells
    sit on the beach,
    untouched except by rain.
    Waiting for summer when children
    return.
    .

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    Return
    all you've taken,
    everything of value,
    even my heart. Especially,
    I think.
    Last edited by kkbe; 02-09-2013 at 04:45 AM. Reason: why not? :-)
    From CHERRY:
    He stood and walked slowly around the table, then stopped directly in front of me; his six-foot-four frame towering over me. I had to tilt my head back to see his face.
    He wasn’t smiling.
    “Mr. Brandt,” he said.
    “Yes?”

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    I think
    hop, skip, jump, think
    slowly, surely, sweetly
    undivided attention turned
    do think

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    Do think.
    Time for action
    will come soon enough, love.
    Ramifications ignored are
    Folly.
    From CHERRY:
    He stood and walked slowly around the table, then stopped directly in front of me; his six-foot-four frame towering over me. I had to tilt my head back to see his face.
    He wasn’t smiling.
    “Mr. Brandt,” he said.
    “Yes?”

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    Folly
    absurd antics
    preposterous, silly
    followed foolishness, craziness
    nonsense

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    Nonsense!
    A late spring snow
    dusting newly green grass
    like dandelions gone to seed—
    surreal.
    .

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    Surreal
    observe, express
    illusion, fantasy
    subconsciously writing story
    sequence

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    Sequence
    of the seasons.
    Knowing spring will soon come,
    I scan dirty snow for the first
    crocus.
    .

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    Crocus,
    today's first thought,
    plows through drifts of slumber.
    She calls it crocus, and she is
    the snow.
    Last edited by B.D. Eyeslie; 03-18-2013 at 07:00 PM.

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    the snow
    cold, chilled, freezing
    fluffy, pearly, frosty
    mounds pounded into round person
    snowman

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    Snowman,
    disembodied,
    does your soul summer on
    some glacier scanning valleys for
    fresh snow?
    .

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    Fresh snow?
    white puffy flakes
    swirling twirling
    crystalline facets overflowed
    flowers

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    Flowers:
    bright, colorful,
    pretty as a picture,
    swaying, dipping, undulating
    thorny.


    Yuck!

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