Category Archives: Poetry

Lake House

Lake House She lies in forest Green fresh from rain Living breath of earth Cool summer morn Mirrored in the lake Spinning dawn ghosts Light spilling over Guarding mountains She welcomes me back Slipping her doors With comfortable warmth ‘Round … Continue reading

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Men at Work

Men at Work Watching men work their way down the bar, talking to women, unintroduced. The ladies play with these Lotharios like cats with mice. I envy the prey. I am alien here. A poet lost in a strange land, … Continue reading

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Spring — Seventh Grade

or Before my First Pair of Glasses Trees were blobs of green as I counted the days to summer vacation. Chalk on the blackboard smudged meaningless until called to the front to diagram a sentence. My teacher’s face — a … Continue reading

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Leap

You leapt into my arms knocking me on balance a phantom limb restored  

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Stopped

To conclude National Poetry Month, I attended a workshop offered by the North Carolina Writers’ Network, lead by our state Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green, entitled The Poet Witnesses: Writing Documentary Poetry. For our writing prompt she shared a cool … Continue reading

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Oh no, not again

Twenty-nine down, one to go. I’m exhausted. Does it show? For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Again,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write your poem. … Continue reading

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The Four Freedoms (Revised and Amended)

For today’s prompt, write a remix poem. That is, remix one of your poems from earlier in the month. There are many ways to do this. Turn a free verse poem into a traditional form (using lines from the original … Continue reading

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To The Moon

For today’s prompt, pick a direction, make that the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. There are so many directions: north, south, up, down, left, right, over, under, etc. But there are also more specific directions like … Continue reading

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Evening Sonnet

For today’s prompt, write an evening poem. A poem about or during the night. Or take evening a completely different direction and think of evening the score or making things more even (or fair or whatever). Evening Sonnet Even though … Continue reading

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Lament of the Law-Abiding

For today’s prompt, write an exile poem. Exile is a noun, a verb, and an American rock band from Richmond, Kentucky. A person, animal, or object can be exiled. But people and animals also exile others–or even exile themselves. Lament … Continue reading

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