Ogre Orange – #OctoberWriting #OctPoWriMo #poetry

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

Edward was puzzled, he had no idea
Why his armor was turning and rusty
He’d polish it each day, until it shined
Now it was just dingy and crusty

Trying to figure out, where he went wrong
If he was using something he shouldn’t
Muddled and befuddled, it only got worse
He’d have to buy a new one, but he couldn’t

His honor as an ogre, was his golden shield
Seems he’d need to come up with a plan
Splashing orange paint, all over his pants
It turns out he’s a quite fancy man

None of the ogres ever questioned the why
And Edward surely wasn’t offering an explanation
He went about town, all decked out in his suit
Turning each day, into an orange celebration

October Writing Prompt – Ogre Orange – Day 22/31

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Who took autumn? ~ #poetry

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

Dear sweet autumn
Where have you gone?
Someone came
And took you away
Though leaves are turning
But, my heart’s still yearning
Winter’s come
And I think it’s to stay

Frost on the ground
In the early morn
Green grass is long gone
Turned, shades of brown
And the sky is so gray
On this cool October day
I need to smile, turn
My frown upside down

November is coming
How quickly, it seems
Counting days
Til the colors have left
Pictures taken, a few
It’s what I needed to do
To keep my heart
From feeling bereft

And I’ll count the days, in so many ways
Until her beauty returns, once again
I’ll wait by the door, of this I am sure
Pray my autumn, this time, will remain

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Sneaky and Cheeky – #poetry #SeptemberWriting

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

I was hungry one day, not much in the house
Walked into the kitchen, met up with a mouse
Seems he was looking, for the same thing as I
Sorry, little buddy, nothing here, so goodbye

He scurried about, then was off on his way
Hoping I wouldn’t see him, for the rest of the day
I opened the fridge, to figure out what I had
Lettuce, some cheese, a tomato, not bad

I even found ham, and a burger roll to boot
Started making my lunch, when I heard a horn toot
My neighbor stopped by, new car, shiny black
Waved her off with a smile, as I had to get back

To finishing my sandwich, my belly couldn’t wait
But the mouse found it first, too bad it’s not bait
He poked his head out, from between the layers
Seems my little buddy, turned into a betrayer


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Cover Reveal – “Seasons ~ Summer Haiku – Book Four”

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

It doesn’t seem that long ago I released the Spring Haiku book, and it’s not, but it’s still summer and I thought now was the time to release this one, too!

I’m thrilled to announce that the fourth book in my Haiku series, “Seasons”, will be coming out soon.  I thought I’d share the cover with you now.  Once again, the photo on the front cover (and faded out on the back) was taken by my daughter, Alyssa.  She captured the essence of the ocean, beach, sky, and the people taking it all in, perfectly!

The date for the fourth book in the Four Seasons collection will be released soon!!  Keep watching!!   🙂

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Cover Photo ©2017 Alyssa Duclos All Rights Reserved

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Featured Vendor of the Week- Dorinda Duclos, Night Owl Poetry


We got a chance to speak with Poetic Author, Dorinda Duclos, and learn a little bit about her love for writing poetry! Check it out!

How long have you been writing?

For as long as I can remember, although there was a time I stopped altogether, to raise my children.  Don’t get me wrong.  I have no regrets whatsoever.  If I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t change anything.  Watching them grow in front of me was/is, by far, the best experience of my life.

Where did your passion for poetry come from?

I was always inspired by the writings of the classic poets.  Robert Frost, is by far, my favorite, followed by Edna St. Vincent Millay and Maya Angelou.  Now, it’s nature and things of beauty that inspire me most.  I often write about the seasonal changes, usually in Haiku.

Do you write anything other than poetry?

Yes.  I also write short stories.  I enjoy letting myself disappear in another place, or ride a comet through the stars.  Like poetry, but a little bit more freely, I can send my imagination into the universe.  In the heavens, anything is possible.

What were you doing before you started writing?

Oh, where do I begin?  I was a pharmacy technician for 20+ years, after which I became a computer technician for a pharmaceutical computer company, and then I started my own business in the wedding industry, where I stayed for 15 years.  Unfortunately, (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), I had to stop due to health issues

How many books do you currently have available for purchase?

I currently have 11 books available for purchase from my website.  8 of them are available on Amazon as eBooks.  Number 12, 13 & 14 will be out later this year.  I’m excited, as two of them will complete the four Seasons Haiku book series! 


Your website/how people can find you:

My website is https://dorindaduclos.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/dorindaduclosauthor

Instagram: @thenightowlpoet

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dorindaduclos

Thank you, Dorinda, for allowing us to get to know you a little better! We cannot wait for books 12, 13, & 14 to come out!! We are huge fans of your work! Please follow Dorinda and check out her books!!! #NightOwlPoetry #Poetry #Haiku #ShortStories #Books #Blogger

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Here are the Titles of Dorinda’s Books so far!