Author Archives: Christine Irving

A Word To Live By

I received a prompt today from De Jackson at the dVerse Poets Pub.  He suggested “change” as the topic for a forty-four word quadrille.  Ha!  Who couldn’t write a book on this topic?  You might as well tell us to … Continue reading

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Association

It’s open link night at the dVerse Poets Pub,  Grace is behind the bar and any one can belly up to tell a tale, old or new.  She began the telling with Lines for Winter by Mark Strand.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Why I Keep This Stuff

Yesterday at the dVerse Poets Pub, Lillian asked us to write about some object we have hanging in our homes.  I have so many things hanging from all sorts of places.  My walls are full, as is every vertical surface.  … Continue reading

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“Justice is what love sounds like when it speaks in public.”

We just finished binging on True Detective, season one, with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.  The story line is flawed, but the character development, acting and directing is superb.  McConaughey’s character, Rustin Cohle is an existential nihilist.  It fascinated me, not … Continue reading

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I’m No Scrooge, But…

…too much sentimentality and I tip towards the dark side.  Christmas walks a fine line.  I do still love the traditional carols – mostly the hymns with a few dollops of Victorian cheer.  I’ enjoy a rousing Fa-la-la-la-la, but Frosties, … Continue reading

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To Write a Terzanelle: Challenge by Jilly

Our times are so fraught.  Whether at home, on a bus or hanging at the dVerse, I haven’t had a conversation in years that doesn’t circle back to the state of the union and leave everyone distraught.   The huge anger … Continue reading

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Secret Ingredients

Gospel Isosceles posted a lovely prompt at the dVerse Poets Pub encouraging us to write about a secret ingredient.  I had a hard time thinking of a response because I already have a strange poem I wrote several years ago.  … Continue reading

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quadrille prompt by whimseygizmo – cheers!

Monday morning I poured some eggnog in my coffee and set to wrapping Christmas presents. I would rather unfurl poems, but duty calls, days shorten and I have to get theses MAILED!   Still, I was thinking quadrille when I came … Continue reading

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The Little White Horse

Lately, my husband and I have been reading aloud together The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge.   A strange choice for an alpha male you might think.  It came about late one night at the end of a road trip.  … Continue reading

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Waiting

However, I began thinking of the fires in California and all the displaced people and animals.  I used to go to Paradise (not Pleasure) as a child visiting my grandmother on her ranch outside of Marysville.  Nana had a friend … Continue reading

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