Category Archives: Poetry

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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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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Prosery

    Flash Flood   Thunder in the mountains.  Stallion herds his mares to higher ground.  Vision stretches to miles on this calm cold morning.  Prairie dogs pop from holes, sentinel  forms alert, ready to run, but there’s nothing new … 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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A Spirited Quadrille

On the first day of December, De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) brought to me (and all the other poets hanging around the bar at the dVerse Poets Pub) a quadrille in the spirit of the season. My forty-four words are meant … Continue reading

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