Category Archives: creativity


A new April morning, a new prompt for a poem. My thoughts had gone hither – or was it thither? – to roam. And so I zipped off a quick five-seven-five, to keep my NaPoWriMo challenge streak alive. I tapped … Continue reading

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Sculpture Garden (PPAC #38)

I recently visited the Vancouver, WA public library and came across the Mary Granger Sculpture Garden, a collection of four sculptures on the library property, all created by regional artists. I’ll share them here as part of Marsha’s Photographing Public … Continue reading

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When I write

Bloganuary prompt: What do you like most about your writing? When I write, I can share parts of me that would have and will likely continue to be unspoken. I can share my sense of humor and remain blissfully unaware … Continue reading

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The Big Reveal: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

April is always a challenging month on this blog. I am of course referring to the blogging/poetry challenges that take place this time of year. For 2021, I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, where one commits … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Countdown

Tap tap… “Is this thing on?” I am answered with the squeal of feedback from my microphone. Squinting through the bright spotlight, I see vague outlines of a few forms in the audience. I hear the shuffling of feet, some … Continue reading

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You are the funnel circling the bathtub drain. You gurgle incomprehensible complaints and accusations. You suck vacuously at lavender scented air, all the while choking back the bile of sewer sludge that tickles your throat. Your vortex pulls in stinky … Continue reading

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Words and Paint

NaPoWriMo, Day 28 The prompt today deals with: “the concept of meta-poems – which are poems about poems! In this video, the poets Al Fireis, Lily Applebaum, Dave Poplar, and Camara Brown discuss Emily Dickinson’s ‘We learned the Whole of Love.’ … Continue reading

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Seasons in Glass

NaPoWriMo, Day 22. The prompt: Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that engages with another art form – it might be about a friend of yours who paints or sculpts, your high school struggles with learning … Continue reading

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Jackals in the Key of C-Sharp Major

Day 21 of NaPoWriMo. The prompt: write a poem that incorporates wild, surreal images. Try to play around with writing that doesn’t make formal sense, but which engages all the senses and involves dream-logic. I’ve been told before that I … Continue reading

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The Big Reveal

It is weeks in the making. First the design is conceived, drawn and copied for a pattern to attach to the worktable. Glass is selected by color, texture, opacity… or sometimes simply availability and affordability. The glass is cut, ground … Continue reading

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