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Monday Update 6-4-18 - The Wordsmith's Forge
The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
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Monday Update 6-4-18
These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
How to Improve Your Foreign Language Vocabulary
Sunday Yardening
Poem: "An Infinite Capacity for Taking Pains"
Friday Yardening
Llewellyn Assignments
Bingo
Poetry Fishbowl Report for May 15, 2018
Thursday Yardening
Emotional Intimacy Question: Accomplishment
Unsold Poems from the May 15, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
Wednesday Yardening
Hard Things


The next Poetry Fishbowl will be on Tuesday, June 5 with a theme of "This is NOT what I signed up for!" Mark your calendars and start thinking of prompts. I hope to see you there tomorrow. :D


Poetry in Microfunding:

"Marks of Devotion" is now complete. Read about Kande's early adventures in the underworld.

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv and has 50 new verses. Shiv is doing real live therapy now!

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask.  Ham grumbles over the arrangements.


The weather has been slightly cooler on some days, and we finally got a bit of much-needed rain. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: sparrows, mourning doves, several cardinals, a pair of goldfinches, a pair of house finches, and an indigo bunting.  A mourning dove is nesting under the kitchen window and has two white eggs.  In bloom: pink chives, marigolds, gazania, blue lobelia, white alyssum, zinnias, sage, yarrow, torenia, salvia, cleome, petunia, million bells, snapdragons, lantana, coreopsis, dianthus, peppers, blackberries, borage, lamb's ear, comfrey, and sundry others.  Raspberries, crabapples, and cherries have green fruit.  Mulberries have pink fruit.  Serviceberry has quite a lot of red fruit, which is ripe enough to eat but not as ripe as it could be.  I suspect the birds will eat it at this stage -- it rarely turns dark like it's supposed to.  I have finished planting everything from the current batches.  \o/

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