Category Archives: Poetry

Haibun Monday

Another Haibun Monday, where  prose and haiku blend into that unique form of poetry  Basho made famous. Frank J. Tassone  prompts us today, to talk about Mars! Alien Full of amor, I married Mars my warrior lover.  No Venus I, neither … Continue reading

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“The more things change…”

  Tuesday’s prompt posted by Merril D. Smith in Poetics, reminds us to contemplate impermanence.  In my experience embracing change leads to happiness fighting it makes one crazy. Besides, in the case of change we actually get to have our cake … Continue reading

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Peelings, Quadrille # 98

The prompt for this week’s quadrille suggested by Mish is “peeling,” a wonderful word with so many ways to go.  Apple pies came first to mind, but much as I love to make, bake, eat ’em,  apple pies are an … Continue reading

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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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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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What Makes Me Call a Poem “Good”?

I came across a copy of this post in my notes today and think this one from February 2018 deserves a rerun… As a poet I am always pondering what makes a “good” poem.   Of course, subjectivity plays a big … Continue reading

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