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Titia Geertman
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Netherlands


0 posted 02-23-2002 09:33 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman


As I'm always curious, I want you to write a (little) poem about what you see when looking out your front window at the moment you sit down to write to this challenge.

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Check out my new website: lookheretitia.fcpages.com (I didn't 'link' this, so it won't take too much space).I

Duncan
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1 posted 02-23-2002 11:55 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Hey Titia
But it's dark out, I can't see anything.  Hmmm...guess I could write a poem about dark.
gracianna
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A 14 year hell


2 posted 02-24-2002 04:36 PM       View Profile for gracianna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gracianna

Well, ok...

The sun shining bright to a sea of green,
The grass waving gently in the breeze.
The wind, it is cold, but not to be mean,
As there is no such thing on days such as these.

The frost and the snow steams off the ground,
Though the shadows are saving some.
The sun rises higher, until all the snow is found,
And urging the clouds to come.

The birds are all singing,
And the plants are beginning to sprout.
The trees rusling in the cold gusts-they are stinging,
Spring is on the way! There is no doubt.

I give a whole new meaning to the word 'sad.'

Tracey
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since 08-29-2001
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where insanity meets breeding


3 posted 02-24-2002 10:30 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

Hey, it's dark here too. But I can see into the neighbours house. Hang on, I'll get the binoculars, see if they're doing anything interesting. If not, I'll just make it up!! lol

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

amigo
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since 10-12-2001
Posts 525
the earth school


4 posted 02-26-2002 12:29 PM       View Profile for amigo   Email amigo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amigo

Tracey...waiting for your post...well, not to see in neighbors' house, but to see what you come up with...

Titia...i really liked this challenge dear...i have posted one for you in open #19, take a look from my window...
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum58/HTML/000823.html



[This message has been edited by amigo (02-26-2002 12:30 PM).]

Titia Geertman
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5 posted 02-26-2002 08:03 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Gracianna, I love it..

Duncan and Tracey: lots of things are going on in the dark LOL

Amigo, saw your poem in open#19, great.

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Check out my new website: lookheretitia.fcpages.com (I didn't 'link' this, so it won't take too much space).I

Moon Dust
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6 posted 02-26-2002 09:35 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

Steam stains window,
Drizzling rain pattens one side,
Splashing puddles like children,
As cars whizz past drive,

Lighterning forks sky in dark,
Follows hail storm fast,
Ice batters right down street,
Then sun returns from clouds.

Write what you feel, feel what you wrtie.

Titia Geertman
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7 posted 02-27-2002 06:56 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman


LOL same overhere Moon Dust.

Thank you for joining.

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Check out my new website: lookheretitia.fcpages.com (I didn't 'link' this, so it won't take too much space).I

SmartChick
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since 09-23-2001
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On A Journey To The Unknown


8 posted 03-09-2002 08:46 PM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

Ok Titia, I wrote a poem for your challenge. I posted it in open. Here is thelink: http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum58/HTML/001719.html      
Titia Geertman
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9 posted 03-10-2002 09:07 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

I saw it and it was just beautiful

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Check out my new website: lookheretitia.fcpages.com (I didn't 'link' this, so it won't take too much space).I

Mysteria
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10 posted 03-13-2002 01:45 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Horrible day here Titia, on March 13th, 2002 so I posted it in Open for you as it is 4 stanzas.  Here is the link for you... http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum58/HTML/001972.html

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
  ~* Albert Einstein *~


[This message has been edited by Mysteria (03-13-2002 01:56 PM).]

Titia Geertman
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11 posted 03-13-2002 06:39 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

It was beautiful Sharon, thanks

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Check out my new website: lookheretitia.fcpages.com (I didn't 'link' this, so it won't take too much space).I

nakdthoughts
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Between the Lines


12 posted 03-14-2002 04:09 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum58/HTML/002044.html

but I posted it under Alicethruglass...an alter ego *s
was fun Titia, thanks *s
Maureen
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13 posted 03-14-2002 08:53 PM       View Profile for RosePetal   Email RosePetal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RosePetal

Hey Titia! Here is my attempt at the challenge   http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum58/HTML/001986.html

[This message has been edited by RosePetal (03-14-2002 08:53 PM).]

VAS
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Oregon


14 posted 03-26-2002 05:35 PM       View Profile for VAS   Email VAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VAS

drenched paths
winding through
the complex
dripping eaves
budding leaves
silent autos
empty lawns
sidewalks
stairways
lone maintenance man
disappearing behind
the parking garage

spring is creeping in
though chill is holding it at bay
as much as able
below the gables
that rise up
touching gray, overcast
firmament

not my window
though
for mine is
five hours
southeast of here
waiting for me to fill my driveway
with Buick
at least I think that's
the kind of car I have
I've not looked lately

oooooh I'm so embarassed!

Whether on the shoal or on the shore,
I'll seek the lighthouse evermore.

Titia Geertman
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15 posted 03-26-2002 08:00 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Hi VAS, didn't see you for a long time.
Thanks for taking my challenge, doesn't matter wich window you're looking out.

Love your poem. You should post it in open.

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Check out my new website: lookheretitia.fcpages.com (I didn't 'link' this, so it won't take too much space).I

NapalmsConstantlyConfused
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16 posted 03-29-2002 08:33 PM       View Profile for NapalmsConstantlyConfused   Email NapalmsConstantlyConfused   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for NapalmsConstantlyConfused

here it is,
i have replied,
it may be bad
but at least i tried.

-Dave
Artic Wind
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Realm of Supernatural


17 posted 11-03-2008 10:19 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum106/HTML/002169.html

Titia!

This is a wonderful poem challenge!~ I know I am a little late in the challenge, but I hope you like my attempt!

It's posted in Open poetry 43


ARCTIC WIND
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So. El Monte, California


18 posted 11-09-2008 02:39 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

A quiet Sunday.
Sun shining,
wind blowing leaves away.
My favorite kind of day,

White iron fence
between me and the empty street
Flower faces turned toward the sun,
willow tree swaying in the breeze.

                            Ida Werrett

                        
Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


19 posted 11-09-2008 09:40 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Three quarter moon above saw me,
with the little dogs in lead
walking along the horseshoe street
for their nightly need;
now tucked in slumber are these pets
their dreams to find the squirrels
and I in moment a dream to let
me whirl in some sweet world.




visitvenus
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since 12-30-2002
Posts 102
PA, USA


20 posted 11-09-2008 09:51 PM       View Profile for visitvenus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for visitvenus

Candles in each window
Produce such a warm glow

Or maybe that's just because
I know the heart of the abode

My 82 year old neighbor
probably baking something YUM!

I'll find out tomorrow
When she brings over some!
Amaryllis
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since 05-20-2010
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Mi now


21 posted 06-12-2010 01:00 AM       View Profile for Amaryllis   Email Amaryllis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Amaryllis

I need to write
tonight
need to cast the words
away
the way you need
a cigarette or
need
fudge ice cream
so I seek a dusty place
to put it
some forgotten grotto
without eyes
some non-judgemental
corner
thick with scribbling
traces of bygones
on periwinkle walls
like love notes
in a restroom
from middle school
need to make my note
upon the others
over, under, alongside
as evening tries
outside
to be a cliche
tries to fall, to drift,
to fade,
yes even uses the tired
same old colors
I could list
but you already know them
by heart
and I watch the swallows
that feather
in all my poems
duck quick beneath
the darkling eaves
building nests
again
which irritates
on some level
because
no matter how you try
you cannot
stop them, year
after year
they come, pecking through
your metal defenses
to place their straw
their bits of
feathers, hair
and dry reed-willows
and build their nests
and hatch
their chicks no matter
how you
wish they wouldn`t.
.
Shadows, now, the tall fir
black against
the indigo, stars twitch
and tumble clear
or is that a satellite
oh nothing ever
what it seems
and now
hear the voice of iron
responsibility
ringing from within
the glowing house
and mom, it`s time
to put away your
poem
pat it away inside
your soul or
smear it forever
onto the internet-
safe in your maybe
anonymnity.
 
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