Category Archives: poetry

Only a Dream

NaPoWriMo, Day 26. The prompt: Write a poem that uses repetition. Only a Dream I dreamt last night, but I can’t recall what happened in the dream. I dreamt last night and when I awoke, I felt lesser than. I dreamt … Continue reading

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Spring Awakes

Day 25 of NaPoWriMo. Today’s Prompt: Taking a cue from John Keats’ poem, “To Autumn,” write a poem that (a.) is specific to a season; (b.) uses imagery that relates to all five senses; (c.) includes a rhetorical question, like … Continue reading

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Tax Day

April Fifteen, Tax Day. Doesn’t much matter to me, mine are pretty simple. No investments, no dependents, one job. On the job that day, as a matter of fact. Working the southbound toll booth where traffic comes off the bridge … Continue reading

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The Way of the Whale

NaPoWriMo, Day 23. The prompt: Write a poem about an animal. Tell me again about the whales, Great-gran; did you ever see one? Yes, child, I have seen them, but only from afar. Even at a great distance, it must … Continue reading

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Temperatures Rising

  I arose when the sun rose. As the temperature rose, my rose blossoms opened. My expectations rose about winning a blue ribbon at the county fair. Perhaps I would only win a rose-colored ribbon. That would get a rise … Continue reading

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If You Give a Man a Shovel: a story for Earth Day

If you give a man a shovel, he’s going to want to dig. He will dig holes in the ground. He’ll want to plant something in the holes, so he’ll ask you for some seeds. The plants growing from the … 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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