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    I feel like it's time for a new writing thread.

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    I'm in!
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    Just to be clear, Shecrab - this isn't the thread for the new writing contest. This is just a place to post creative writing samples.

    But thanks for the enthusiasm!

    How about 100T for the first 5 pieces?

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    Default The Ideas Fly

    surely the swarm has sticky honey feet
    sweet little furrows between fuzzy brown brows
    squat sirens zzzing to and fro, black to maize, through mind's maze

    i doodle for my protege'; teach her to hear the hum in the smudged air
    show her my mentor's sketch and pages and pages of words in my journal
    "mimosa" and "decimate" and "adieu"
    her eyes are her own becoming, shadowing exploration
    she is at once pandora and petal

    she holds the bouquet firmly, bracing for the squirmy tickle
    "but i'm afraid..."
    i play Brahms while she works; meander barefoot to lower the flag on our mailbox
    shush her into sweet solitude,
    that graceful balance of wing and stem.

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    Be not quick or quiet when our lips meet -
    Savor the long awaited, full and sweet,
    for kisses held in the mind for so long
    would be just flat notes were they not true song.

    Why memorize then this passionate score?
    Two lovers tortured, always wanting more?
    Caduceus'd tones that forever twine,
    rhythm of anguish quietly defined?

    By this mute desire I both live and die
    to press silk to silk, to touch just once. My
    symphony swells to unthinkable heights;
    hushed and left alone, my mind only fights.

    How could my steam-sigh ever sound the same
    that moment in pleasure I called your name?

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    Ingredients include one pound of black beans; two tablespoons salt; 5 garlic cloves, crushed; 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin; 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano; 2 tablespoons white wine; 2/3 cup spanish olive oil; one onion, finely chopped and sauteed til golden; flour tortillas; mexican cheese blend; sour cream; guacamole; salsa. Soak beans overnight; beans will expand to three times their original size. Change water occasionally. Boil til soft. Remove most of the water and add next seven ingredients. Stir often and cook til remaining water is gone. Wrap bean mixture in flour tortillas along with some cheese and salsa. Place wraps side by side in a 9x13 pan and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees til the cheese is melted. Edges will be crispy. Top with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa as desired.


    I know a place you can see his black skin skim three seas at once
    A gentleman rolls cigars beneath palms that wave like the caribbean
    The sunset off the back pier is a tree of split tangerines
    Many cats peer from behind an old post, wide eyes that yearn
    We could walk from booth to booth, hold the turquoise and silver
    Sample conch fritters
    Sip something frozen within a shadow
    Glance occasionally at the horizon, wonder about the people there.
    A rooster would wake as we returned, silent, to the teak floors and fans
    We would climb the stairs to our loft and nap between open windows
    Never thinking, never dreaming, that
    Speeding through the lower waters, somewhere, those fluid flukes breach.

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    love reading your work Carol!
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    Thanks, Jean. It's great to have some company! I'm feeling a bit lonely out here - perhaps it wasn't a good time to switch threads after all?

    I'm working on dinner just now and am contemplating a poem on okra.

    I've had a couple of dreams that there is a meta-puzzle to the disappearance of all our tweleve friends... Holli, Lizzy, Moscow, Kat, Mark, Paul, et all... like a new version of Mafia, only the clues are in the disappearance dates. Cthree and Sue are behind it ALL!

    Frying okra requires little thought, apparently.

    lol;
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderman View Post
    Frying okra requires little thought, apparently.
    Carol
    Okra is the fruit of Gumbo. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, okra-kabobs, okra creole, okra gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple okra, lemon okra, coconut okra, pepper okra, okra soup, okra stew, okra salad, okra and potatoes, okra burger, okra sandwich. That- that's about it.

    Just don't git hit in the butt-tox with one!
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    The iris stands alone,
    once proud petals drooping in the heat.
    Bright purple fading to a distant memory of what it was.
    While its rhizomic brothers die,
    and turn paper-thin and crinkly-brown.
    Like baklava left in the oven too long,

    Vainly defying the elements,
    awaiting summerís final onslaught
    with its leaves, green spears, ready to stab the sky.
    The iris fights the losing battle.

    Protesting against nature
    Refusing its nature.

    Each day the sun moves higher and higher in the sky,
    until the plant is overcome
    and its old manís beard finally falls to the ground.
    In submission.
    In defeat.

    All that remains,
    remains underground.
    Awaiting winterís sleep.
    And dreaming of rebirth.

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