Monthly Archives: January 2020

Two 4 One

I’m falling behind my visit to the d’Verse Poets Pub this week.   Binging on Apple TV’s Dickinson (see previous post) may have something to do with it.  Today’s poem combines Kim’s Quadrille #96 suggestion “wild”  with Lillian‘s “dream” prompt.  Alliteration … Continue reading

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Emily Redux

As a long-time fan of “the Belle of Amherst” and a poet myself I was completely delighted to find a new TV show about Emily Dickinson.  Emily is so often betrayed as a sad, loveless recluse, but in fact she … Continue reading

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Prosery: “The Rock cries out…”

In which Frank J. Tassone of the d’Verse Poets Pub invites us to post 144 words of prose inspired by Maya Angelou’s, On the Pulse of Morning, in particularly the line, “The Rock cries out to us today, You may stand … Continue reading

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A Kind of Soliloquy: the Gasconade

Frank Hubney at the d’Verse Poets Pub  asked us to write a soliloquy with the option of selecting a poem we’ve already written.  I usually go write new poems for every challenge, but as it happens I feel very strongly … Continue reading

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Last Line Poems

On Wednesday Mish posted a poetic challenge at the d’Verse Poets Pub.  As it happens it coincides with a prompt I gave to Kitchen Sync, an open mic I monthly run in my town, and due today, Thursday.  The prompt … Continue reading

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Quadrille #94: Roaring in the New

Favored bartender at the d’Verse Poets Pub,  De Jackson, offers us the prompt “roar” for our first quadrille of the new decade.  A quadrille is a forty-four word  poem including the proffered word and excluding the title’s word count. Sounding … Continue reading

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A Winter Morning Mus-ing

Open mic at the D’verse Poets Pub hosted by Grace on OpenLinkNight. Sunday Morning Kani-Ka-Pila Sunday mornings I take a break from global warming, pipeline stand-offs and fractured politics, tune the dial to an hour of Polynesian music – tunes born of … Continue reading

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