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Not Worshiped

An idol,
Many years ago,
Lost a bet.

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Hush, Hush, Sweet Scarlett

Yes, Scarlett?
Brett, get off the couch –
Mow the grass!

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Birth

Each baby
Out of the darkness
Into light.

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Not Worshiped – photo by Marcelo Terraza at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mmeDZGS/%3E+Chafariz+33

Hush – photo by John Boyer at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/ml1gx96/Take+a+Rest

Birth – photo by Dez Pain at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dyWQ1G/no+title

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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Spooky?

Oh!  This means
A ghost passing by
…or just wind.

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Next To The Two-Headed Goat

A sideshow
In a strange circus –
Bearded house.

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Burning The Midnight Oil

Became wise
By staying up nights –
Now, red eyes.

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Spooky – photo by vivekchugh at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mf0x9Jm/Candle

Goat – photo by Zoran Ozetsky at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mfdZthq/Empty+house

Burning – photo by Agnes Scholiers at http://www.rgbstock.com/user/TouTouke

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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Cacti Ain’t Practi Cal

Who’d raise young
In a needle nest?
Porcupines?

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Mother Bird Illusion

It’s as if
She lifts one white wing
To shelter.

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Call of the Mild

Serene, rest –
Nature and hammock,
Inviting.

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Cacti – photo by Adrian van Leen at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nbR0DwM/the+sharp+end

Illusion – photo by Maria Herrera at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dRh6Zk/All+aboard%21

Mild – Indra Vitmane at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nyjCR9m/No.+2308+%282010%29

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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Ignorance Is Bliss

With big smile
He sits, unaware
Legs stretched thin.

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A Party Boat Above?

The first time
I have found streamers
In this stream

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The Reward

Breathtaking!
Is this why they climb,
Breath taking?

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Ignorance – photo by Salva Barbera at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mKtNgLK/Dummy+010

Party Boat – photo by Billy Frank Alexander at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/meMFYyk/Confetti+Fish

Reward – photo by Stella Bogdanic at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mpW49yC/view+from+the+top

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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Best of the Year (2012) – Light Verse

In January of 2012, I began collecting, in a file, links to poems I read here on WordPress that I really liked.  I did this with the intent of doing what I’m doing today – picking the best of 2012.  The “best” are simply what struck me as ones I liked (I’m strictly a rhyme and rhythm guy).  I didn’t pause to analyze them as to metaphor and simile and other elements of poetry, though many contain those elements.  I just liked them better than others I had read.

I’m simply unable to follow many more blogs than I do at present.  And because WordPress last year changed the way WordPress members view new posts, I don’t read nearly as many poems in new posts as I once did.  Non-members (or I can when I’m logged out) can see 25 or so new posts on a single page and skim quickly through the titles and pictures for something interesting to read.  When I’m logged in, I usually see about 7 before I get to my stats and the format is not nearly as convenient.  SO, if I’m not following your blog and you post a poem you’d particularly like me to read, put a link in the comments and I’ll gladly take the trip to your blog.  Maybe I’ll like it well enough to file away for picking the best of 2013!

The exerpts and links that follow are for what I’ve chosen as the best light verse of 2012.  The best of other poems will follow in a week or so.  Congratulations to all those below.

Enjoy!

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A Secret Wish by AJ Barlow

I wish I had a giant beard
That dangled from my face
So all the little things I own
Could Fin’lly have a place….

http://ajpoetry.com/2012/07/05/a-secret-wish/

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Missing You by Kathryn Sparks

The kettle on the hob is hissing

Without cease, for Kettie’s missing—

She dashed out to check the door

And hasn’t come back anymore….

http://kiwsparks.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/of-dire-days-and-nebulous-nights/

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The Ditching Hour by Michael W. Collins

The witching hour approacheth–twelve o’clock–
Yet sitteth I alone. No mortal shock:
My friends all liketh not my highflown speech
And ditcheth’d me, a lesson for to teach.

http://trollpants.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/the-ditching-hour/

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Not Once (The politician’s cry) by Marc Glasby

Not once have I lied, not once have I stolen
Not once have I made a mistake in my life
Not once was I bribed, not once been beholden
Not once have I cheated on my faithful wife….

http://bushballads.wordpress.com/2012/02/03/not-once-the-politicians-cry/

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My Garlicky Cologne

If I need a smell to wear,
I chop some garlic fine.
My cooking’s my cologne, you see,
as well as how I dine.

http://budgethitmen.com/2012/06/08/my-garlicky-cologne/

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The Bird Band by Dennis N. O’Brien

One evening, walking through the scrub,

(A shortcut home from Riley’s pub)

Under the glow of a full moon

I heard a brisk and lively tune….

http://dnobrienpoetry.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/the-bird-band/

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photo by Moi Cody at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mf4jFRq/Golden+Cup

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Fit To Be Tide

Washed ashore
A crown befitting
The sea’s king.

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No Permanent Scars

Yard’s surface
Recent surgery –
Green skin grafts.

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The Dry Rain

A fall flood,
And the trees stand in
Sea of leaves.

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Fit – photo by Karunakar Rayker at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dkzmYC/shell+on+the+beach

Scars – photo by Adrian van Leen at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mBLSdeI/instant+lawn

Dry Rain – photo by Steve Woods at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mhe5tou/Autumn

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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A Rose Is A Rose

Still a rose,
Still thing of beauty
In black, white.

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Tethers Cut

Glad morning:
Oh, I’ll fly away
Fly away.

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Surely This One

How many
Smokers ever caught
Beard on fire?

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The second haiku alludes to the song, “Some glad morning when this life
is o’er, I’ll fly away, fly away.  To a home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly
away.”

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Rose – (photo by Dez Pain at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mTAtNDE/Black+and+White+Rose )

Tethers – (photo by Dez Pain at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dyWVnT/Balloons+2 )

Surely – (photo by Billy Frank Alexander at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nFqnVeY/Mountain+Man )

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

 

 

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First Practice

Find the sign;
Seminar ahead
On sleuthing.

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Exemplified Meaning

Word defined;
Magnify enlarged –
Word portrayed.

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Life’s Race

Many run
But each in his own lane
All alone.
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Practice – (photo by Adrian van Leen at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nOl3xWY/hidden+seminar )

Meaning – (photo by Steve Woods at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mhA2yfO/Magnified )

Race – (photo by Jef Littleman at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/ml6mkBS/Track )

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

 

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Relax

When he falls
That nice reflection –
Won’t be hurt.

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Through Child’s Eyes

All alone
He stands, majestic –
Just for me.

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The Moment Of Birth

Now, baby.
Get set for wild ride:
It’s called life.

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Relax – (photo by sulaco229 at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/myyiht0/Biker+stunt )

Child’s Eyes – (photo by Adrian van Leen at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nooxDFI/at+the+carousel )

Birth – (photo by vivekchugh at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/meXXdlS/Shine )

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

 

 

 

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Binding Blinds

World outside
Viewed by a shut-in
Through iron bars.

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Benched

Long, cold walk.
May I sit here please?
Snow, you can’t.

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Ring Out the Message

The bells!  Bells!
God’s in the beauty
Of the bells!

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Binding (photo by Michal Zacharzewski at  http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mr3rv1M/Behind+the+blinds }

Benched (photo by SP Veres at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/2dRWOmU/Snow+Bench )

Ring (photo by Bill Davenport at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mg1Whnq/snowbells )

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2012.

 

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