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by Manna
Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Prose Poem for Wooden Spoons
Replies: 14
Views: 2601

Re: Prose Poem for Wooden Spoons

Well, shucks & gee whiz, guys!
by Manna
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Prose Poem for Wooden Spoons
Replies: 14
Views: 2601

Re: Prose Poem for Wooden Spoons

Thank you for reading stuff that I write. It means a lot to me.
by Manna
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Prose Poem for Wooden Spoons
Replies: 14
Views: 2601

Prose Poem for Wooden Spoons

Our instructor made a perfectly symmetrical spoon using purple heart wood, with curves like a woman, always one step ahead of us. Choose your wood. Draw. Draw again and again. Your first idea is never your best. Then gouge out the bowl, saw, whittle, rasp, the tools get finer until at last, after we...
by Manna
Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Some last year's impression
Replies: 10
Views: 2160

Re: Some last year's impression

I like it even though it's old.
by Manna
Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Message in the bottle challenge!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2891

Re: Message in the bottle challenge!!!

No, I like your interpretations better than my own.
by Manna
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: kitchen table poems
Replies: 20
Views: 5139

Re: kitchen table poems

Hi Abby, I've been happily married for 12 1/2 years. When one of us is feeling blue, no matter what is at the root of said blueness, we tell the other something like, "I'm in a cranky mood." This does a number of things - it keeps us from blaming each other for various meaningless infractions, it ma...
by Manna
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Message in the bottle challenge!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2891

Re: Message in the bottle challenge!!!

Until after her toddling steps grew graceful - should have waited for her voice to ring strong. It began in woodpiles and with fireflies; that sour taste of homemade soda opened too early - barely a spritz, but lots of bottles left. The woodpile dwindles each piece tossed onto dimming embers to fla...
by Manna
Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: For Manna - The Mosquito by D.H. Lawrence
Replies: 4
Views: 3605

Re: For Manna - The Mosquito by D.H. Lawrence

Yes, you can see fruit fly maggots if you look close enough. First and second instars are hard to see, but still visible. Third instars are easy to see; they're about 3 mm long. If they develop into pupation and adults, the pupae get easier to see because they darken as they approach emerging day. h...
by Manna
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: For Manna - The Mosquito by D.H. Lawrence
Replies: 4
Views: 3605

Re: For Manna - The Mosquito by D.H. Lawrence

Somehow I didn't get the message until today, though your post was made months ago. I suppose it was in response to my smashing of fruit flies. Fruit flies who also generate that high hateful bugling if they get close enough to your ear. T'is the season of escaping, the season of breeding in the fru...
by Manna
Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: My Lover Prefers Pegs - a just for fun challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: My Lover Prefers Pegs - a just for fun challenge

every time the wind blows
it blows a little differently
the sheet on the line
between her and the peek-a-boo sun
growing fuchsia

beyond the sheets is the road
where his car came each day
and the dusty wake was always
a little different

every time he held her hand
he squeezed it a little
by Manna
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Coffee House Paranoia
Replies: 11
Views: 2004

Re: Coffee House Paranoia

This poem came to my inbox this morning. Made me think of you and this poem of yours. More Lies by Karin Gottshall Sometimes I say I’m going to meet my sister at the café— even though I have no sister—just because it’s such a beautiful thing to say. I’ve always thought so, ever since I read a novel ...
by Manna
Wed May 25, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: I meant to write you about the poppies.
Replies: 7
Views: 1438

Re: I meant to write you about the poppies.

What a lovely thing to read this morning. I like all the sound plays, though I thought it got a little clunky through here: Spit the vermilion bitterness of your Romantic interests, Which still sprout on my skin Without my permission. Your prolific flattery grows red in a ditch. ...the italicized pa...
by Manna
Fri May 20, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Grandpa Again
Replies: 168
Views: 35011

Re: Grandpa Again

What wonderful news for the Wainwrights & the Cohens!!! Congratulations!
Though I'm a tad late in the noticing.
by Manna
Wed May 18, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Coffee House Paranoia
Replies: 11
Views: 2004

Re: Coffee House Paranoia

She wanted to kill her sister because though her sister loves her, she doesn't care about her, and her actions tend to be stronger and less considerate than our character can handle. Namely, they both have an affair with the same guy, but it was a one night (or rather one afternoon) thing for the mu...
by Manna
Mon May 16, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Coffee House Paranoia
Replies: 11
Views: 2004

Re: Coffee House Paranoia

dental bomber. You paint such a fun picture, Cate. Maybe it's not your dig, or maybe I'm in an exhausted, crabby mood (I blame it on the 13.1 yesterday, and the fact that the character in the book I'm reading and whom I'd come to admire has set things in motion to kill her sister, who deserves it, m...

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