Category Archives: Writing

Going Prosey

It’s Prosery Monday at the d’Verse Poets Pub and Merril chose a line from Gwendolyn Brooks poem An Aspect of Love, Alive in the Ice and Fire: We goin different directionsdown the imperturbable street. The challenge is to write a … Continue reading

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Prompted by Paint

I must have been about nine the first time I visited New York City.  We lived in Washington DC and Nana, my world -travelling grandmother, just back from Egypt, was laying over in New York on her way home.  My … Continue reading

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Anachronistic License

My Poetic License includes permission to play with time – move it backwards and forwards, but also, juxtapose the object of past and present into a different reality. In the case today, the two poets presented at d’Verse Poet’s Pub … Continue reading

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Forgotten Technologies

NaPoWriMo Day 17 and we’re asked to right a poem about forgotten technology… Pamphlets, Poetry and Broadsheets I wonder what Tom Edison would think to see his money-making invention fuel a counter-cultural revolution? Precursor to all other social media devices … 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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April 8 NapoWriMo on Twitter

Today Maureen shared several twitter accounts on the NaPoWriMo site.  These offer bits and pieces of poetry by sundry famous and less-well known artists.  She suggested choosing a line from one of these tweets and using it as one’s own … 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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NaPoWriPo and the Twenty Prompts

It’s day five of NaPoWriMo and if you are ever going to join in, this is the time to try.  Try being he operative word here.  The prompt is called the “Twenty Little Poetry Projects,” and was originally developed by … Continue reading

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Rhyme Time

Maureen introduced us to RhymeZone today, a favorite place of mine, much easier to use than an old school rhyming dictionary and offering many more services like thesaurus, dictionary, near rhymes, related phrases and synonyms. It quick, pretty comprehensive and … Continue reading

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After Schuyler

Today’s prompt was to take inspiration from the poems of James Shuyler.  What interested me in his biography was that he seems to have come to poetry at mid-life – that period of upheaval given a rather contemptuous rap by … Continue reading

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