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Quoted in the Grove:
Often undecided whether to desert a sinking ship for one that might not float, he would make up his mind to sit on the wharf for a day.
~Lord Beaverbrook

Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.
~Boris Pasternak

I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure, but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.
~Nikki Giovanni

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Posted to the Grove:
The season of sun and summer fun continues to leave Word Games lagging as an afterthought on Thursday evenings. Casualties have been heavy. This editor continues to find value in weekly writing exercises, and will show up for half an hour each week at the regular time. If no one shows, the week’s Impromptu and Prewritten prompts will be posted on the glass table.

Impromptus can be set aside for a future drop in such case. It is asked that time spent on impromptus be kept to around 30 minutes. No limit exists for prewritten assignments and can be dropped anytime.

If there is sufficient material for a newsletter, a clubmail with link to the complete edition of the Post & Review will be sent out. If there is interest in publishing one’s work, consider this an invitation to use Wordgrove as a help in finding your audience. Any work not corresponding to the week’s Impromptu or Prewritten prompts should be dropped on the glass table @Writers Platform.

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Prewritten for Thurs Word Games (08/04) is: spindle, frail

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@Writers Platform: Glass  Table

~Greenie:
Fingernail Moon

Fingernail moon
scrapes across the sky
shimmering through the leaves
as a breeze makes them sigh

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Never Truly

Rainbowed shadows of life
flickering pale images
winding walls within my mind
the only life they breathe
soft sighs and murmmering cries
the language of loneliness and loss
dreams that never die, yet
never, truly live

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Does

Does a Comet ever burn as bright
if there’s no one to see it soar through the night

Does the sun lose its brilliant heat
like two hearts whose love they never meet

Do the stars fade away and dim
like the passing of a frivolous whim

Do dreams burn away and end
if there’s no hope to carry them like wind

Does a lonely heart forever yearn
like solar flares that ever burn…

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Prewritten: lambent, mascot

~BarTalk: petting zoo, and not-a-ku

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Impromptu: scold, uncoil

~BarTalk: third degree burn, and not-a-ku

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Quoted in the Grove:
Most men’s anger about religion is as if two men should quarrel for a lady they neither of them care for.
~Edward F Halifax

We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
~Jonathan Swift

Ah! what a divine religion might be found out if charity were really made the principle of it instead of faith.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

End Quote:
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t and die to find out there is.
~Albert Camus

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Posted to the Grove:

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Prewritten for Thurs Word Games (07/14): iodine, fraternal

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@Writers Platform:

Prewritten: conduit, spry

~MissMerry: Prewritten by MM

Not mentally spry –
How to fit “conduit” to ‘Ku ?
Oh LOOK! A squirrel!

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~Dharmie: untitled

I wouldn’t consider the great ruler of the universe to be prying into my life just because IT puts so many helpful angels into it. I am eternally grateful to IT for allowing my own being to be a conduit to its’ unfathomable loving power as well. My life hasn’t been easy or without deep suffering, but I am soooo happy that I have gotten this far!

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~BarTalk: a more modest proposal

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Impromptu: frivolous, fickle

~MissMerry: MM Impromptu

How fickle is age –
Frivolous pursuits of youth
Morning reminds us

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~Odin: Impromptu words

The blood brother may appear frivolous, but it is only an act
always with focus he comes to a fray, and with it his victims are sacked.

Speak truth to him; be true to yourself, and he will never be fickle
Support you he will, take you side until he leaves you not in pickle.

Lie to him; lie to yourself, expect some nasty in haste
a trickster’s wrath will for sure leave behind a greatly remembered taste.

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~Dharmie: Gummy Worms

I came down the stairs this morning to see Little Lindy eating her breakfast of gummy worms. My fickle little sister won’t eat much else… at all. If my frivolous parents hadn’t spent most all the grocery money on scratch tickets every week, they could’ve trained her stomach better. But, no, so she eats and smiles as I also eat my gummy worm breakfast and cry and long for the nutrition that will not come.

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~Greenie: Does

Does a Comet ever burn as bright
if there’s no one to see it soar through the night

Does the sun lose its brilliant heat
like two hearts whose love they never meet

Do the stars fade away and dim
like the passing of a frivolous whim

Do dreams burn away and end
if there’s no hope to carry them like wind

Does a lonely heart forever yearn
like solar flares that ever burn…

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~Piffin: ku

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~BarTalk: untitled

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