Category Archives: Poetry

One

This week’s visual prompt at Hélène Vaillant’s Willow Poetry blog is the image below.   Past the shifting facades, behind the dead ends, on the other side of vertigo lies my heart: hermetically sealed by fear of intimacy, by distrust and abandonment. Many have tried to navigate the labyrinth to its end; all had failed. […]
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The Alchemist

It’s Games Night at the dVerse Poets Pub! Tonight, we are  to choose 3 names from the list of computer game names below, and somehow or other wrangle them into a poem.You don’t need to know anything about the game – just let the name inspire you. Minecraft Diablo Blossom Blast Space Invaders Assassin’s Creed […]
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Breathe

I have been tagged by crushedcaramel to create an elfchen, which is  an 11 word poem written in 5 lines — Line 1=1word,  Line 2=2words,  Line 3=3words, Line 4=4 words,  Line 5 =1 word.   Lines 1 and 5 should not be the same word.   Some days I miss you terribly. Other days I can’t […]
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Your Space

It’s Quatrain Monday at the dVerse Poets Pub! The writing prompt is “Kiss.” What would it be like, I wonder, to count the gold flecks in your hazel eyes and smell the fabric softener of your shirt, to be in your space. Utter perfection! if we (just for a moment) were close enough to kiss […]
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2nd Grade & Why I’m Not Catholic

It’s open link night at dVerse! The piece below recounts the actual events of a day at St. James Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. 1966, or so.   I flunked a phonics test and Sister Eleanor is scowling like Satan: goose-stepping back and forth, spitting “God Hates You Brats.” She doesn’t know that God likes […]
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