Category Archives: Consciousness

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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Another Kind of Echo

So many kinds of echoes in the world. It’s no wonder the story of Echo and Narcissus has lasted so long.  We humans have more than one archetypal resonance with that word.  I can almost hear it echoing through my … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Echo

So the challenge for Tuesday, December 10, thrown down by Merril D. Smith is to write  about echoes for our lesson on Poetics at the virtual pub for poets I like to frequent.  As it happens, I’ve written a couple … Continue reading

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Apostrophe

Responding to Gospel Isosceles in  Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft  at the d’Verse pub for poets, I have very little to say, except this poem wouldn’t leave me alone. It insisted on being written.  Nothing to do when the muse … Continue reading

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Beauty, Awe and Gratitude Become One

Thanks to Frank J. Tassone at the d’Verse Poets Pub for suggesting we write a haibun exploring one of the myriad things for which we feel gratitude. I’m always pondering the whys and wherefores of our human sense of aesthetics.  … Continue reading

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Attendant to Enquiry

Laura Bloomsbury has directed us to muse on the power of rhetorical questions.  She’s cleverly set the entire d’Verse Poets Pub to answering, rather than posing, such questions in order to see for ourselves where such enquiries might lead. Asking, … Continue reading

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Treating Myself

On looking through my seasonal poems, I found the following, originally called Pumpkin Shell (written  circa 1999).  It comes from my first book of poetry, Be a Teller of Tales.  It’s always strange looking back on something one wrote years … Continue reading

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The Symbolism of Sorting

“Lentil Sorting” by Michelle Anglin, https://twotwitchatale.wordpress.com/?s=sorting In the fairytales, Cinderella and Vasilisa the Beautiful, and in the myth of Psyche and Eros, young women are set to sorting; a task found in fairy tales in which the protagonist must sort … Continue reading

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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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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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