Category Archives: Poetry

Time Out to Write

  I’ve just returned from spending several days at The Writer’s Colony in Eureka Springs, AK.  I haven’t been on a writing retreat before that was solely for the purpose of writing and didn’t include workshops.  It’s a present you … Continue reading

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dVerse prompt – Metaphor-

A metaphor equates two things not because they are the same but because there is a symbolic resemblance or comparison. A metaphor can not be taken literally. In many cases I think that the more surprising they are the better … Continue reading

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dVerse ~ Poets Pub

I’ve found a virtual poets’ pub where every barkeeper and patron – even the solitaries, come to meet and mingle with other lovers of the craft.  The dedicated staff takes turn posting a series of prompts several times a week … Continue reading

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If Dragons Can Unlock Their Jaws We’ll Lose the Moon

The moon winks in and out. Some darkling dragon shape is circling her, perhaps in play. Halloween night five poets bobbed for apples, forgetting the lessons of childhood… Small palates can’t grasp pippins.  It takes Mick Jagger’s mouth and chutzpah … Continue reading

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POETICS: In the Service of Sophia

Poetic storytelling is humanity’s oldest, most effective teaching tool.  Imagine words as boxes, each one stuffed with multi–dimensional worlds of meaning.  The words act as a kind of shorthand to relay bits of condensed information – facts.  Poetry pries open … Continue reading

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Lucidity

I’ve just returned from a poetry conference in the Ozarks.  It’s the twenty-seventh time poets have come together in Eureka Springs, AK to confab and critique at Lucidity.  The gathering is aptly named.  It’s all about the craft and how … Continue reading

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Breaking Lines- NaPoWriMo

So the prompt yesterday day was about line breaks.  It was a day without inspiration. Happily this morning I woke thinking about literal lines, as in Morse code or the I Ching, both made up of lines embedded with information.  … Continue reading

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Unexpectedly Caught Up in Story

Okay, Maureen warned us that in undertaking this exercise we might be tumbled down unexpected pathways.  The exercise was to find a poem in a language we didn’t know, pair it with a photograph and write our own poem inspired … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Describing Abstraction Concretely

Beauty Always Pierces   Beauty always pierces through the breastbone like an angel’s arrow angling down, gliding through tissue, splicing spine.  I could die of pleasure, transported, but where to go that’s better than this world, where every pebble, puddle, … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo

It’s here ! April and already the Fool is messing with me, tripping me up so of course I’m “LAtE, LAte…” so here’s yesterday’s poem. Hopefully I’ll post again later today as I catch up.  (Knock on wood!)   Meanwhile, the … Continue reading

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