Tag Archives: spring

There Will Come Soft Rains

For today’s prompt, write an abundance poem. There Will Come Soft Rains The hills are erupting goldan abundance of greencovering winter’s grays Spring coats the pavementwith a fine chartreuse dustirritating the corners of my eyes January could not quite sterilizeand … Continue reading

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Living Poetry Book Club Meeting Minutes, April 4, 2022

Living Poetry Book Club Meeting Minutes, April 4, 2022 Angela, our hostess, has carved this elegant gardenfrom a suburban wilderness— laid out a fine spreadof finger food and fancy soda water for our discussion,this bright blue first Sunday in April. … Continue reading

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Faun

Welcome to April, the cruellest month, thanks to the Poem-A-Day Challenge which I will be championing for the twelfth year. I’ll be mostly writing to Robert Lee Brewer’s prompts from his Write Better Poetry blog. For today’s prompt, pick a … Continue reading

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Spring Sprung

Monday was World Poetry Day as well as the first full day of Spring in the part of North Carolina where I live. To celebrate, I gave poetry talks to four different groups include my old friends at Charles House. … Continue reading

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Fraiku: Kiss

I lean towards your faceas the Earth tilts to the Sunand Spring draws near

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The trees are active tonight…

For today’s prompt, write an active poem. That could be a poem comprised of active (vs passive) verbs. But it could also be about exercising, playing a sport, or keeping your mind active. Any activity would do, I suppose, even … Continue reading

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Pink Confetti

Pink Confetti from the eastern redbudlitters the parking lotwhere I walk a tightropeof concrete wheel stopslike the boy I was long agoconfident as a balanced eggthat the tilt of the earthwon’t pull me askewthis first day of spring Happy March … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Barrett Browning!

Today is the 215th anniversary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning‘s birth. Earlier this week I spent some time online with the good folks of Charles House talking about Mrs. Barrett Browning’s poetry. As is our tradition, we wrote a little poem … Continue reading

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Spring Sonnet

For today’s prompt, write a poem that uses the following six words: bump, embrace, fixture, howl, lonely and resolve. Spring Sonnet Spring is closing in around me. The leaves droop claustrophobic from their branches— an unwanted embrace on my walks … 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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