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Two 4 One

I’m falling behind my visit to the d’Verse Poets Pub this week.   Binging on Apple TV’s Dickinson (see previous post) may have something to do with it.  Today’s poem combines Kim’s Quadrille #96 suggestion “wild”  with Lillian‘s “dream” prompt.  Alliteration … Continue reading

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A Kind of Soliloquy: the Gasconade

Frank Hubney at the d’Verse Poets Pub  asked us to write a soliloquy with the option of selecting a poem we’ve already written.  I usually go write new poems for every challenge, but as it happens I feel very strongly … Continue reading

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Quadrille #94: Roaring in the New

Favored bartender at the d’Verse Poets Pub,  De Jackson, offers us the prompt “roar” for our first quadrille of the new decade.  A quadrille is a forty-four word  poem including the proffered word and excluding the title’s word count. Sounding … Continue reading

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A Winter Morning Mus-ing

Open mic at the D’verse Poets Pub hosted by Grace on OpenLinkNight. Sunday Morning Kani-Ka-Pila Sunday mornings I take a break from global warming, pipeline stand-offs and fractured politics, tune the dial to an hour of Polynesian music – tunes born of … Continue reading

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What Makes Me Call a Poem “Good”?

I came across a copy of this post in my notes today and think this one from February 2018 deserves a rerun… As a poet I am always pondering what makes a “good” poem.   Of course, subjectivity plays a big … Continue reading

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Apostrophe

Responding to Gospel Isosceles in  Meeting the Bar: Critique and Craft  at the d’Verse pub for poets, I have very little to say, except this poem wouldn’t leave me alone. It insisted on being written.  Nothing to do when the muse … Continue reading

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A Convivial Convocation

Open link night at d‘Verse Poets Pub …   Sing songs of revelry! Beat drum, shake sistrum! Gather together at nightfall in large companies!   Come Friends!   Come Strangers! Celebrate womanhood, manhood, childhood, old age.   Tell stories, raise your … Continue reading

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Beauty, Awe and Gratitude Become One

Thanks to Frank J. Tassone at the d’Verse Poets Pub for suggesting we write a haibun exploring one of the myriad things for which we feel gratitude. I’m always pondering the whys and wherefores of our human sense of aesthetics.  … Continue reading

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The Polyptoton

Frank Hubeny at the d’verse Poets Pub challenged us  to use a polyptoton in a poem.   I couldn’t think of a thing to write and played with using polyptotons in Tuesday’s list of Neruda questions.  This morning, however,  I woke … Continue reading

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Treating Myself

On looking through my seasonal poems, I found the following, originally called Pumpkin Shell (written  circa 1999).  It comes from my first book of poetry, Be a Teller of Tales.  It’s always strange looking back on something one wrote years … Continue reading

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