Category Archives: poetry

Some magnets don’t stick

Back in November of 2018, I discovered the joys of magnet poetry, and this website that facilitates playing (poeming?) online. I have a vague recollection that I was so excited, I committed to writing a magnet poem at least once … Continue reading

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I Recant

Today’s poetry challenge at dVerse is to write a palinode. As host Grace explains: A palinode or palinody is an ode or song that retracts or recants a view or sentiment to what the poet wrote in a previous poem… … Continue reading

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Newborn

You slip into the crook of my arm as I recline on the sofa, your diapered bottom cradled like a football. I can feel your body beneath my hand rise and fall with your breathing. You – most likely – … Continue reading

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AtoZ: Q ~ Asking the right questions

qualified queries quell questionable outcomes quantitatively Q is for Query #AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Creating a theme for one’s blog challenge is optional. My theme for 2021: a three line alliteration each day (5-7-5, haiku-ish) with the first letter … Continue reading

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AtoZ: O ~ in the nose of the beholder

onerous odor objectively off-putting opine upwind, please O is for odor. #AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Creating a theme for one’s blog challenge is optional. My theme for 2021: a three line alliteration each day (5-7-5, haiku-ish) with the first … Continue reading

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AtoZ: N ~ sleeping on the job

night watchman drowsing nearing netherworldly realms nodding, nodding, gone. N is for nightmare. #AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Creating a theme for one’s blog challenge is optional. My theme for 2021: a three line alliteration each day (5-7-5, haiku-ish) with … Continue reading

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AtoZ Challenge: M is for Moon

milky midday moon morphs into midnight magic melts to morning dew M is for moon. #AtoZChallenge: 26 posts in April, topics to proceed alphabetically. Creating a theme for one’s blog challenge is optional. My theme for 2021: a three line alliteration each day … Continue reading

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Force of Nature

The self-proclaimed matriarch deigned to hold sway though the mothers before her had not yet passed away. A whitewater rapid propelled toward the sea, A true force of nature, one might (quietly) say. The matriarch’s offspring like eddies were spun. … Continue reading

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UFO: Unorganized Fleeting preOccupation

where have they gone? why were they here? when did they leave, or do they linger near? what were they seeking, or did they come to show? who did they encounter before they had to go? I search heavenward, perhaps … Continue reading

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rainflops

gurgling downspout serenades my sleepless night I long for crickets

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