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The Eleventh Plague

Moses

The Fibonacci poetic form plays with syllables, following the mathematical “Fibonacci Sequence.”  1,1,2,3,5,8, etc.  I enjoy playing with this form, sometimes letting the lines increase and then shrink back down again.  Which is no excuse for what follows…

Dedicated to anyone who has ever read to an empty room and wondered “is it me?”

 

The Eleventh Plague

we
saw
Moses
looking smug
leaving Mount Sinai
with a sheaf of papers, shouting
My people! God has given me this brand new chapbook!
Everyone shuddered: Not again!
His poetry stank
but no one
dared tell
him
so

 

Liebster Blog Awards

This week, I was pleased to receive a Liebster Blog Award, courtesy of fellow poet and blogger Sara Vinas.  I’m grateful for her kind words on my work, and I have to say the admiration flows her direction as well!  If you haven’t met Sara before, I recommend you stop by her wonderful blog Cracker Jack Poet.

The purpose of the Liebster Blog Award is to put the spotlight on small blogs.  Each blogger who receives the award has the chance to pass the honor along to several others.  So, for this reason, I am happy to give my awards to:

  • Awakened Words  Mark Windham, a gifted writer and wrangler of words, always worth a visit.
  • I Hate Poetry  Buddah Moskowitz is a rare gem, NEVER boring, and always worth a visit.  I love his work.
  • One Inch Tall  Catherine makes me laugh, cry, think, and regularly just say “wow.”
  • Drift of Bubbles  A true creative – Diana has more hobbies and interests than I have keys on this keyboard, and she brings her breadth of experience and trademark wit to all her work.
  • Story Barn  Nina has the double-gift of writer and photographer, and she has combined both in a fascinating and eye-catching blog telling the stories of barns in lower Michigan.  There’s more stories to tell yet, Nina!

To those I have named above, I hasten to say there is no obligation to continue the chain of awards!  So if this isn’t your thing, don’t worry.  However, if you choose to pass this along, here are the guidelines:
1. Thank the one who nominated you by linking back
2. Nominate three to five blogs with fewer than 200 followers
3. Let your nominees know by leaving a comment on their sites
4. Add the award image to your site

Happy reading, all!

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