Monthly Archives: April 2020

Peeved By the Prompt

Okay, we’re all a little tired as we come down the home stretch.  Also nerves are frayed from seclusion, the lack of fusion food, and low bars – not to mention movies, baseball games, TGIF and play schools, but hey! … Continue reading

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Homage to Emily

I’m mad forEmily Dickinson.  Her poems are like messages in a bottle, that I’ve been lucky enough to uncork and read, beach combing by myself some early morning by the sea.  Her poems are not about the ocean or even … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day 26

I really enjoyed this prompt.  I love list poems and the Almanac Questionnaire from Maureen Thorson provided a wonderful cornucopia. I didn’t use every word but managed a respectable number and played off some that didn’t make a literal appearance.  … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-five

Being prompted to write like James Schuyler, and in particular to his Hymn to Life, was incredibly daunting.  The only way I managed was to read it several times, listen to the poet read his poem and then to write, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Fruit

NaPoWriMo the challenge for Day 24 was to write about a fruit. It’s taken a couple of days to get to it.  Not that there’s any dearth of fruit about which to wax poetic.  No it was just the blahs … Continue reading

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(L)etter Poem

Today’s NaPoWriMoprompt (optional, as always) asked us to write a poem about a particular letter of the alphabet, or perhaps, the letters that form a short word. Doesn’t “S” look sneaky and snakelike? And “W” clearly doesn’t know where it’s … Continue reading

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Dog days

This challenge, to write about an animal companion, was posted by Linda Lee Lyberg in Poetics  at the D’Verse Poets Pub. I have to admit I loved Scooter’s presence, but pets are dependents who never grow-up and move away, until they die, which sucks.  … Continue reading

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Quadrille #102 – Don’t Forget To… by Mish Okay, time to flush out forty-four words exactly, not counting the title for today’s challenge at the d’verse Poets Pub.  My poem a couple of days ago, detailing a small pleasure, conformed so … Continue reading

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I try not to bring home natural objects anymore – too much time in state parks I think. Probably more to do with being an inveterate sign-reader, so I get why things should stay where they fall.  Not that we … Continue reading

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Small Pleasures

Today we write an ode to life’s small pleasures, continuing into our eighteenth day of a writing poem a day with NaPoWriMo encouragement.  I’d like to say that it’s no small pleasure to discover the chapbooks to which we’ve been … Continue reading

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