Category Archives: Poetry

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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April’s Fool

            This year Easter coincides with April Fool’s Day.  It’s an odd conjunction that’s only happened once in my lifetime.  The next time is not until 2029.  It got me thinking about fools and saints. … Continue reading

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Swan-diving Across the Corpus Collosum

As a poet I am always pondering what makes a “good” poem.   Of course, subjectivity plays a big part.  Nevertheless, some poems appeal to vast numbers of people of all ilk. What makes a poem or dance, a symphony or … Continue reading

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3Prompts – 3Poems

A poem about taste: Artichoke Picked as buds before they open – tight-packed petals folding back in purple-feathered blooms – till then they’re all about defense, even the inner, most translucent leaves, more tender than the naked skin of new-born … Continue reading

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Day 26 – NaPoWriMo

Today’s prompt challenges us to write about a current artifact through the eyes of some   future archaeologist, exploring a particular object or place from the point of view of that far-off, future scientist.               … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: The Tiny Place – Day 25

Yesterday I spent inside a snail shell – today the frame continues small around me.  I’m thinking of Alice and the tiny door that took her into Wonderland.  I met a man at Round Top this weekend.  He sat beside … Continue reading

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