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I’m a retired therapist who specialised in parenting. I write on the edge of verse and prose about plants and people and simple things.

Poem

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Greens dense and dark
there she waits.
Sand and roots give home
to rocks that forever
shore up the land.

I sit upon a nest of
yellow grass as my legs slide
resting on the moist earth
stretched ankles searching
to leave the land.

The shape of a heart
from deep in shadows
upon the water glistens
for the lovely one
who always listens.

A hint.
A movement pulls me in
to see the shapes, and feel the cool awakening
of where I’ve been and what I’ve sought.
Oh, from the gifts of the earth I’ve learned. …


Free Verse

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In the spring, I will lie upon the ground with my fingers moving through the grass as I ponder:

all that the earth holds
close
unseen
and releases
to fall
where it will.

In the spring, I will stretch my legs and mingle my toes among ground ivy as I lie in the grass to ponder:

all that the earth holds
close
unseen
and releases
to fall
where it will.

In the spring, when I lie on the ground and gaze at the sky and smell the orange blossoms, I will ponder:

all that the earth — my life holds…


I believe this is Prose Poem as it captures emotions and has such visualization. We must bring prose poem back to life. Lovely.


Have you ever felt HAD, like I just did? Sit and have a sip-o-something with me.

While reading this morning I noticed a free immune health quiz. I like to…


We can use our short-form posts to make our writing more interesting by examining differences in reads ratio. This would be a distributable long-form story but I’ve gardening stuff to write today. So —

— Pick posts with a 100% views-reads ratio.
— Pick an equal number with a 90% reads ratio.
— Be sure they’re similar in topics; for me, writing or gardening.
— Take them apart critically — compare.
— Examine beginning, middle & end.
— Ask, did I respect my reader's time?

That’s all folks — 150 words. Here’s one of my comparables with a 100% reads ratio. You can do yours and write a long-form on your results.

By Katie Michaelson; learning every moment.

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