Category Archives: Writing 201

It’s a Sonnet, Doggone it!

NOTE: January 3, 2019 ~ It’s been over three years since I wrote this sonnet, and it’s still the only one I’ve managed. The dVerse prompt today is the sonnet. The form still confounds me, but I will stretch my … Continue reading

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Flake

Snowflake ~~ Never Any Two Alike WordPress Writing 201, Assignment Nine. Prompt: cold. Form: concrete poetry. Device: anaphora/epistrophe.

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Lost Opportunity

The doors opened with a swish and the dance began. People exiting the train, others entering the train, and many just shifting side to side to allow for the ebb and flow. I tucked your fingers under my arm as … Continue reading

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Coffee Queue

The “drive thru” lane of the coffee house was perhaps not aptly named, as “driving” implies movement, not this line with mere glacial gain. Sitting in my car that morn I awaited my morning brew, my patience growing thinner as … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

Hoo boy! So I’m taking this poetry class thing from WordPress, and today’s assignment was to create a “found poem.” The description of a found poem was given thusly: A found poem is composed of words and letters you’ve collected … Continue reading

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Limerick Two ~ Imperfekt

A perfectly imperfect rhyme can give poets a difficult time. To find the right phrase may take hours or days, but it always works out in due course. WordPress Writing 201, Assignment Four. Prompt: imperfect. Form: limerick. Device: enjambment.

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GLove

Skin so soft, I hesitate to touch it sometimes with my age-worn own. My knuckles, a roughened ridge spanning the width of my hand. Yours, an innocent row of dimples where hand meets fingers. When you reach up to hold … Continue reading

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Answers

Hope Entreat Advocate Vocalize Enjoin Negotiate So many ways we make requests, yet Even though we know what’s best Not all our prayers are granted. And sometimes… Therein lies the gift. WordPress Writing 201, Assignment Two. Prompt: gift. Form: acrostic.

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The Harvest

gather unscreened thoughts thrash the thorns from the blossoms search the chaff for truth WordPress Writing 201: Assignment One. Prompt: screen. Form: haiku. Device: alliteration.

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Sacrifice

The sun eases into the molten lava of the evening sea, a willing sacrifice to the gods of time. The glorious sky imprints its beauty on my eyes and in my mind, branding its memory as a tribute to this … Continue reading

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