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March Visual Poetry Prompt

Post what you found in the water in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


8 thoughts on “March Visual Poetry Prompt

  1. What a Dope!

    We had a lab
    who wouldn’t fetch
    until we added water
    He played all day
    and came away
    and never fetched again

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Second Act Blogger | March 7, 2023, 9:25 PM
  2. Please change my email address to calnordt@gmail.com. Thanks, Cal

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Cal Nordt | March 6, 2023, 1:18 PM
  3. I’ve been editing for days the words of a friend.
    Preparing to publish his life’s work before his end
    He’s enamored of rhyme,
    the sounds that end every other line …

    and, at times, I want to gag, to choke
    but, some, no, many, are simply sublime.

    I stop
    I listen
    I read them again …
    Just then an email comes in.
    Inviting me to speak of what I see in the water …
    It’s fresh, and cool
    but, I wonder, what does it matter.

    But it washes and cools me
    And I sense how it moves me
    His words and this water
    as, calmed now I ponder
    An immigrant’s life of passion in verse
    And two dogs, with stick, pursuing their mirth

    And, yes, I now know
    it really does matter
    more than, perhaps, I’ll ever know.

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    Posted by Donncha Ó Corcráin | March 6, 2023, 8:17 AM
    • Lovely! And perhaps autobiographical, Go raibh maith agat, Donncha!


      Posted by Bartholomew Barker | March 6, 2023, 5:11 PM
      • Well, yes, in the sense it’s entirely true and accurate. He, my friend, Patrick, a Tipperary native, living in St. Louis, sends me more poems almost nightly via email for inclusion in his book which I’m ”self” publishing for him. I awake early, get some coffee and set to work on his latest emailings … and, as the piece says, quite literally, ”just then an email comes in … ” – your Monday morning prompt.

        Agus, tá Gaeilge agat! Maith thú! Agus tá fáilte romhat, a chara!

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by Dennis or Donncha | March 7, 2023, 2:42 PM

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