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Deep Sleep

By Scott Bailey © 2015 Trees on the horizonFingers accusing the sunsetShimmering waters deep The soul of man dividedA fear that never speaksDarkness encroaches deep Thunder in the morningLightning cracks on highRolling sound so deep Division rends asunderLands that had known peaceNow their daughters sleep

General, Poetry, Science Fiction, Self Publishing, Short Stories, Writing

Distraction Free Writing

This looks very interesting, a retro - modern device that allows you to write distraction free on a good old fashioned keyboard. The Hemingwrite I want one.

Family, General, Journal, NaPoWriMo, Writing

A few days off

Having finished National Poetry Writing Month and it being a bank holiday weekend I decided to take a few days off from blogging. And boy does it show. Stats have dropped to zilch, nada, a big fat zero. But hey - it's not about the stats - however much I obsess over them. Honest. I… Continue reading A few days off

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #30

I'll end as I began.. Yggdrasil By Scott Bailey © 2015 There once was a grouchy old poet Who desperately tried not to blow it So he strived hard to be Like the tall world tree Wisdom above and below it   #NaPoWriMo #Poetry

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #29

Tradition By Scott Bailey © 2015 Tradition is the echo of oppression The long shadow of old power The dark night of the poor A back drop for wealth's fireworks Yet its the poor who cling Fast to slow-moving tradition As the controllers far above Play their fears like violin strings   #NaPoWriMo #Poetry

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NaPoWriMo Day #28

Broken Shell By Scott Bailey © 2015 Broken shell Evidence of new life or life cut short A new hungry mouth Or a hunters hunger sated Either way Life is given Evidence found In our humble garden #NaPoWriMo #Poetry

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #27

On prompt today with a Hay(na)ku. Had fun with this one - the visual form subverts the poetic form. And it's still a haiku of sorts as well. Hay(na)ku By Scott Bailey © 2015   Procrastination Happy allusion A city station   #NaPoWriMo #Hay(na)ku #Poetry #Haiku

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NaPoWriMo Day #26

Black Hole By Scott Bailey © 2015   A black hole is not As dark as my mood today So I rage silent   #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #25

Actually on prompt today with a Clerihew Deaths Sorrow By Scott Bailey © 2015   Sir Terry Pratchett His humour - well no one could match it Now his pen is laid down Death’s grin now a frown   #NaPoWriMo #TerryPratchett #Poetry

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NaPoWriMo Day #24

The Universe By Scott Bailey © 2015   Special, general Einstein’s relativity Beauty and balance   #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #23

Hunter By Scott Bailey © 2015   Amber brown bristles Fletched true Sighted On the smooth straight shaft Knocked Creak of wood And leather Tense flesh Strength of arm Years Of hard work Hard life Peaked In tense flesh Aimed Deep russet red Undulating tight Over perfect form Moving with surety Strength and grace Slender… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #23

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NaPoWriMo Day #22

Leaves By Scott Bailey © 2015   I find myself Reading a book A real book A technical book for sure But real paper Real leaves Turned with relish With real fingers Well Hello old friend   #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #21

Hole By Scott Bailey © 2015   A hole in the ground Still black water reflecting Meteors above   #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #20

Tales By Scott Bailey © 2015   Tales woven over the air Tales woven in print Tell you where and how to belong And to stay there This is your tribe This is your way Here’s your beliefs The way to behave But digital lines Weave different tales Social arising Communities felt So ancient tellers… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #20

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NaPoWriMo Day #19

The Speed of Light By Scott Bailey © 2015   Sunlight from the past From where coldness rules supreme The mighty fallen   #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #18

Cold By Scott Bailey © 2015   Winter is coming Snow sweeps down from the cold north Followed by the dead   #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #17

Swooping By Scott Bailey © 2015   Height, falling, swooping Skylarks catching air, rainfall Drowns the fleeing mouse   #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #16

Off prompt again today - In response to some headlines Mare Nostrum By Scott Bailey © 2015   Mare Nostrum We don’t support it They said So it is gone In other words Let them die Stopping people dying Might encourage them to live And after all What are they But the victims of war And… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #16

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NaPoWriMo Day #15

Off prompt again today - this one came to me last night while filling out adoption paperwork Rescue By Scott Bailey © 2015   From butterflies in spiders webs To wandering dogs down country roads These are just some of the deeds Of rescue She has done And of course She rescued my heart From… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #15

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NaPoWriMo Day #14

OK a bit of a cheat - one I had already written - but it fitted the daily prompt so well I had to use it. Sparrow By Scott Bailey © 2015 Sparrow, sparrow in my way. Briefly tell your tale today. Tell me if my love is dead. Do I waste the tears I… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #14

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NaPoWriMo Day #13

Missed yesterdays - due to being very very ill. So this is it - and will try to catch up tomorrow The Ancient Market By Scott Bailey © 2015   There is an ancient market square Where we all spend our lives And round and round the stalls we pass Consuming precious time The gates… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #13

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NaPoWriMo Day #12

Time Between Times By Scott Bailey © 2015   This is the half-light The magic time Deep blue light Fresh born stars Tales weaving In expectant air Firelight dimming Shadows creep Tales weaving Dreams conceived Past is close The dead draw near To hear Tales weaving With living breath   #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #11

Away on holiday so writing in advance : -) cheating? I hope not - the effort has been put in. Holiday Done By Scott Bailey © 2015   Driving home Fun is done Sleepy heads Happy ones Bed beckons Satisfied sleep This is the peace The turmoil Aims for       #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #10

Away on holiday so writing in advance : -) cheating? I hope not - the effort has been put in. Haiku Crib By Scott Bailey © 2015   Five syllables here But seven on the next line A breakdown of thought       #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #9

Again  - totally off prompt today. Potential Supernovae By Scott Bailey © 2015   Red pulse Beating hard One day Will blow apart Until then Keep on spinning All in its well Safe for now For now       #NaPoWriMo

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NaPoWriMo Day #8

Totally off prompt today - it wasn't for me. Deep Sleep By Scott Bailey © 2015 Trees on the horizon Fingers accusing the sunset Shimmering waters deep The soul of man divided A fear that never speaks Darkness encroaches deep Thunder in the morning Lightning cracks on high Rolling sound so deep Division rends asunder… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #8

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NaPoWriMo Day #7

I am repeating yesterday's prompt with a different interpretation. As It my son's birthday and I will probably not be on the computer at all. So this was written in advance 🙂 Aubade Two By Scott Bailey © 2015   Dawn sneaks over the hills Light spills through the vales And the veils of the window I… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #7

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NaPoWriMo Day #6

Following the prompt more faithfully today - as it's a form I have never come across or tried before. And Aubade.  In the strictest sense of the term, an aubade is a song from a door or window to a sleeping woman. Which is the interpretation here - though I have an idea for another… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #6

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NaPoWriMo Day #5

Today's is only indirectly inspired by today's prompt. I have not followed the instructions but the prompt led me to read some Emily Dickinson's poems - which I have never done before. This poem sprung from that fertile land. Where is My Wine? By Scott Bailey © 2015 My lips are parched For the wine… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #5

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NaPoWriMo Day #4

Today's prompt. Love poems are a staple of the poetry scene. It’s pretty hard to be a poet and not write a few – or a dozen – or maybe six books’ worth. But because so many love poems have been written, there are lots of clichés. Fill your poems with robins and hearts and flowers,… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #4

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NaPoWriMo Day #3

I have been loosely following the prompts on napowrimo.net today's was fourteeners.  I can't guarantee I will stick to the prompts though. I'll probably wander off on my own path at some point. Timeslips By Scott Bailey © 2015   Oh, give me time, oh, give me time, give me time in my life So I… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #3

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NaPoWriMo Day #2

  Starlight By Scott Bailey © 2015   I was born in fire In the fiercest whitest heart I was flung in dying throes Out into the dark And through the dark I travelled Over time you cannot dream You cannot comprehend The scales of things I’ve seen The birth of stars from dust From cold… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #2

NaPoWriMo, Poetry, Writing

NaPoWriMo Day #1

Well that started spectacularly bad. I was so ill yesterday I didn't get to post my poem. But I did write it in my head. So this is yesterdays - today's I will try to post later. Jörmungandr By Scott Bailey © 2015 There once was a grouchy poet If happy, he sure didn't show it.… Continue reading NaPoWriMo Day #1

NaPoWriMo, Poem a Day Challenge, Poetry

NaPoWriMo!!!!!

So having conquered NaNoWriMo last year and done a poem a day for a whole year previous to that I have now signed up for National Poem Writing Month - 30 poems in 30 days. How hard can it be? Gulp! Just two kids to look after as well as a mounting work load -… Continue reading NaPoWriMo!!!!!