Author Archives: Maggie C

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.

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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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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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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Day Ten

NaPoWriMo Day Ten.* “Today’s prompt is to write a hay(na)ku). Created by the poet Eileen Tabios and named by Vince Gotera , the hay(na)ku is a variant on the haiku. A hay(na)ku consists of a three-line stanza, where the first … Continue reading

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Plumb Tired

Day Nine of NaPoWriMo. * Today’s prompt: ” write a “concrete” poem – a poem in which the lines and words are organized to take a shape that reflects in some way the theme of the poem. “ As my … Continue reading

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Day Eight of NaPoWriMo.* “Today’s poetry resource is a series of twitter accounts that tweet phrases from different poets’ work… Our prompt for the day (optional as always) asks you to peruse the work of one or more of these … Continue reading

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News Flash

Day Seven of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt:  a poem based on a news article. Hot off the press: *National Poetry Writing Month, Day Seven

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Day Six: Ekphrasis

Day Six of NaPoWriMo.* Today’s prompt asks us to “write a poem from the point of view of one person/animal/thing from Hieronymous Bosch’s famous (and famously bizarre) triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights.” I used a different painting, Franz Marc’s … Continue reading

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Day Five and Twenty Projects

Wow! So it’s Day Five of NaPoWriMo,* and today’s prompt is a doozy. “It’s called the ‘Twenty Little Poetry Projects,’ and was originally developed by Jim Simmerman. The challenge is to use/do all of the following in the same poem. … Continue reading

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Burnt Sky

dragon’s breath sunset bare tree limbs in silhouette ashes drift like snow NaPoWriMo Day Four. Prompt: “write a poem based on an image from a dream.”

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