Author Archives: 1sojournal

About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: http://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/

Brief Life Span

For Poets United: Mid-Week Motif – Flower http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/ Brief Life Span Stood by watching you bloom delicate petals slowly unfolding from tightly curled bud of your fragile in-most being. Sunlight loved blue of your eyes when laughter fell like soft … Continue reading

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Zugzwang

For Poets United: Mid-week Motif – tricycles, bicycles, unicycles http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/ Zugzwang Supposed to write about bicycles. All that comes to mind is you. One of the first poems you’d ever written. Brought it to me so uncertain. All about first … Continue reading

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Giving Birth

For Poets United: Mid-Week Motif – Giving Birth http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/ Giving Birth Have given birth to four children. Two of them like me, two of them don’t. Have given birth to hundreds of poems. Some of them I like, others I … Continue reading

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Milkweed Ancestors

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #298  https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/ born, radiates rings, snapped, rain, cave, limb, spirits, thin, origins, stories, ash For Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #110 http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/ tiny, old, flare, gaze, month, clover, thick, milkweed, drifts, melt, parch, perishes For Poets United: … Continue reading

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Thoughts

Thoughts Sometimes words leave bruises, cut delicate skin with bright red blossoms that only slowly turn to dark blue and purple, eventually fade, but are never truly forgotten. Other times they are softest feathers brushed across face, startling pause, capturing … Continue reading

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April PAD Challenge: Final Day

For Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #109 http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/ mingle, woven, rope, daughter, splash, burning, daffodils, calendar, jays, branch, yours, first For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #297 https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/ spiral, saints, run, life, list, lace, settle, sum, prayer, itch, sing, chip Poets United: Poetry … Continue reading

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April PAD Challenge: Day 29

Lost Poem Wrote it down several days ago. It had been blooming, in what I call ‘the back forty’ of my mind, for a long time. Thirteen ways to look at Marananthaheth, my dragon. Most often call her Heth. Says … Continue reading

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