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I was invited by Leo formerly of Haiku Heights to join in the new Meme he has created, A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration on his blog. Today’s prompt is a phrase, Better Late Than Never which we are to use to write a poem, short or long, or a story.

I’m experimenting with the Tetractys – a short poetry forms  invented by Ray Stebbing. (My friend Jules is such an expert in this form) it consists of at least 5 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 syllables (total of 20). The Tetractys can be written in more than one verse, but then must each line must be followed by an inverted syllable count (10, 4, 3, 2, 1 syllables).


Late Bloomer



petals shrunk

by the cold drought

your fragrance stagnated by the nettles

but like the vine, you reach out for sunshine

a golden bloom


to be


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I appreciate your patience with me as I catch up on your blogs. Thanks a million! Shalom