Category Archives: Poetry

The Seeress

Alison Jardine greeted us today at the d’Verse Poets’ Pub by introducing Jacquline Hurlbert’s art as a prompt for the next poem.  Lately, I’ve been watching the TV show Vikings, in part because I am enamored of all things raven.  Imagine … Continue reading

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Memorial

This is my dad, my haibun today is about him.  He was a decorated soldier and career military officer.  He was buried at Arlington Cemetery with full military honors.  It’s a good day to remember him. Henry Gerard Phillips was … 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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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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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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