Category Archives: Poetry

Tiger King

I combined two prompts into one poem tonight: “For today’s prompt, write a wish poem.” “Today’s National Poetry Month prompt is all about tigers.” Tiger King I wish I had a tiger. I’d ride him to school— make sure he … Continue reading

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Follow the Money

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Follow (blank),” replace the blank with a new word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Follow the Money Deep Throat’s insight into political corruption … Continue reading

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Spaced Out

For today’s prompt, write a space poem. Spaced Out Singing Happy Birthday hands slick with soap I lost track of myself Like a greedy movie villain rubbing or opening the doors of the church to see the people— I cleansed … Continue reading

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From the New World

For today’s prompt, write a new world poem. From the New World Dvorak’s Ninth could have only been written in America, far from his Bohemian home of mountains and forests. Clear-cut farmlands from New York to Iowa, wide open spaces … Continue reading

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Online Poetry Workshop

  We just finished a global poetry workshop with Google Hangouts and it was a success. There were only three poets but we had representatives from both hemispheres so I was enthused. All the poetry was strong and the reviews … Continue reading

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Our Nocturne

Our Nocturne Like Endymion, I worshipped Selene— my perfect muse— enticing yet unobtainable, and then you landed. Our time together— brief as a shooting star— concludes with this dance— before morning carries us apart. But we’ll still see the same … Continue reading

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I could use some help

I firmly believe that best way to improve one’s poetry is to get feedback from other poets. I’ve been facilitating a monthly Living Poetry workshop for about ten years now and we’ve recently had to shift our meetings online due … Continue reading

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The Omelet

The Omelet I unbroke that rotten egg right before it dropped into the bowl thus saving the omelet. It was just a fevered dream that my fellow voters insisted they loved the smell of sulfur and black spots in the … Continue reading

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March 12th

March 12th Purple confetti on my car as if the dogwoods are celebrating the squishy ground but the birds are singing too loud, too early. I was up late partying with the trees.   (Wrote this one at a little … Continue reading

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The Luster of Gold

The Luster of Gold “God does not play dice.” Albert Einstein on Quantum Mechanics I order another glass of wine after calculating the odds my date will be late for dinner. While at the bar my phone jiggles and I … Continue reading

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