Author Archives: Maggie C

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.

Blue B’s

Beautiful blooming bluefields bounce, bob, bow. Balmy breezes brush by, blowing… bending. Blue blossoms balance atop tall, slender green stalks. Buzzing, boisterous bees; bumbling busy bugs bombard bevies of burgeoning blue bouquets. Bad-ass bayoneted bottoms belie beneficial blending of pollen … Continue reading

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Room to Think

“Welcome to my house!” The little boy pulls aside a low hanging branch and gestures into the shadow of an old growth cedar tree. “What a lovely home!” I look around the imaginary room: the evergreen walls, the mossy drapes, … Continue reading

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spring reckoning

Planted last winter, I watched for your blush of life. You remained dormant, or dead – Now I’m left to choose: wait and hope, or dig you out. dVerse Meet the Bar challenge: 5-line Japanese Poetic Forms. My first attempt … Continue reading

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Chez Maggie

NaPoWriMo,*Day twenty-seven: Today’s prompt: “write a poem in the form of a review. But not a review of a book or a movie of a restaurant. Instead, I challenge you to write a poetic review of something that isn’t normally … Continue reading

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The Simple Life

Day 26 of NaPoWriMo.* For today’s prompt, we were asked to fill out an “Almanac Questionnaire” that you can find here, then use our responses as the basis for a poem. And so I came up with this depiction of … Continue reading

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Day Twenty-five: Free Write

NaPoWriMo Day 25. * Today, “The prompt, which you can find in its entirety here, was  developed by the poet and teacher Hoa Nguyen, asks you to use a long poem by James Schuyler as a guidepost for your poem.” The … Continue reading

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Found!

The poetry challenge today on the dVerse site is to write a “found” poem using the words on book spines. Bjorn asks us to: Go through your collection on books, and note the titles. Sort them so the titles form … Continue reading

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Sweet Bella

Bella went to heaven today. Now her worry wrinkles will unfold. She will take well-earned peaceful naps and  wake the angels with her snoring. She will bow down and wiggle her butt in the universal “let’s play” gesture, And other … Continue reading

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Frostilocks

Whose house this is, I think I know. Their village is the woods, and so they will not mind my stepping in, I’ll eat their porridge, then I’ll go. Their furniture both sparse and spare, I tried to sit in … Continue reading

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Harbinger

Day Eleven of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt: “write a poem in which one or more flowers take on specific meanings. “ And so: Harbinger You push through winter-hardened earth; herald of spring, though late winter snow lingers. A peek of green, … Continue reading

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