Category Archives: Water

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-five

Being prompted to write like James Schuyler, and in particular to his Hymn to Life, was incredibly daunting.  The only way I managed was to read it several times, listen to the poet read his poem and then to write, … Continue reading

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Song for Yemaya

It took me two days to write a flower poem, though this is not my first attempt to use the meaning of flowers as the floor of a poem.  I was about ready to cheat and throw in an old … Continue reading

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On the Seventh Day

Eighty cocaine hippos make the news prompting poems all across the Americas as NaPoWriMo takes up their cause! Back from the Brink Escobar started with four hippos… in 2017, the population had swollen to about 65.  Today… 80 to 100. … 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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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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