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Poems and Sketches

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One of the things I have enjoyed about WordPress blogging has been meeting new people with varied interests. One person in particular is Tom Simard, a writer of poetry and prose. A recent post of mine titled “Old Sketchbooks From ‘The Turn Of The Century'” prompted an experiment for us.

He will write poems for some of my sketches, and I will draw sketches for some of his poems. This is all to be done at a leisurely pace since demands and deadlines tend to put a damper on creativity. Find the results of our experiment at Tom Simard: Poetry and Prose.

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His Jimmy Nardello’s Peppers

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Yes, they looked wickedly hot. Bright red with occasional evil-looking contortions, hanging abundantly through the first frost. These sweet peppers brightened hearty winter dishes and melded with okra in a chicken gumbo that could bring tears to your eyes, not from the heat, but from the deep-down goodness.

Like the tablecloth she had used for the last fifty years

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She bought two pots of mums each fall. Sometimes they survived. Sometimes they didn’t. It was just one of those things that she thought a person was supposed to do, at least if that person could afford them. She couldn’t, but it did give the grand appearance that she could.