Cup of Joy, #Magnetic Poetry

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© Susan Joy Clark 2021

I had to do a bit of manipulating with different sets of words to get this one, selecting words that appealed to me the most. I thought it might end up being a tribute to ice cream (maybe coffee ice cream,) but I could not get any dairy words. Sigh. It was only a matter of time before I wrote an “ode” to coffee.

Be, Do and Embrace the Good, #Tanka, #Magnetic Poetry

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© Susan Joy Clark 2021

Somehow, I ended up back at again. I had to add words a couple of times to get sufficient “ands.” My first thought was to “celebrate with coffee,” but then again, coffee itself is something to celebrate. It was serendipitous that I found the perfect image for this poem.

Eden Stroll, #Tanka Tuesday, #Shadorma

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© Susan Joy Clark 2021

This is for Tanka Tuesday hosted by Colleen M. Chesebro. This week, it’s Poet’s Choice, but Colleen suggested we try magnetic poetry, so I put this poem together on a site called and used the Nature Poetry kit, then took a screen shot of my finished poem. It was interesting working with preselected random words.