Poetry

All The Tomorrows

August 6, 2010

Nourish callow blooms, yet withered      but for tomorrow. Whisper dreams of languish      but for tomorrow. Draw down into stone      but for tomorrow. Push through shattered solace      but for tomorrow Brush off stabbed in scars      but for tomorrow. Wrap in a gown of glacilic thread      but for tomorrow. Keep the […]

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April Tango

August 1, 2010
Kite Flying

photo credit: JBEwing This week’s prompt over at Sunday Creative was “shapely” so I wrote a poem that appeared shapely. Drawing the kite away from me, Wind twists and tears on the string and cloth composing a dance of erratic joy. Dragon’s eyes look forward to clouds and its scales of cotton undulate in the […]

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Misplaced Affection

July 29, 2010
Mama

She sat on the arm of the couch as if she belonged there. Her angel red lipstick perfectly lined and glossed. Her strappy high heels and diamond belt out of place at ten o’clock on Wednesday night. Her friends called every thirty minutes on her pastel pink Motorola, a real Comso girl with blond highlights […]

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Poetry

July 25, 2010

Stop the sky beneath my shadow. Honey roses light my vision after delicate blue waters pound through soaring bitter rains. Surviving amid weeds. Tight-lipped lily beaten to near grave Awaken. Rise up from sewage and face your art, naked. *Thank you to New Plains Review who originally published this poem. More Photography More Poetry

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One Name

July 25, 2010

This week I challenged readers to write about one word that was important in their life. Here is my response to the one word challenge. One Name I can only write at night when the moon is high with curtains drawn. The world is much more lyrical in the dark when every sound is an […]

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Daphne

July 23, 2010

This week’s poetry writing prompt over at Big Tent Poetry was to use whatever it is you like about your favorite poem in a poem of your own. Here is my favorite poem – Orpheus. Eurydice. Hermes. by Rainer Maria Rilke. I love the imagery and the narrative in this poem. Here is my attempt […]

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Mother Mirror

July 17, 2010

This poem was written in response to a writing prompt from Red Writing Hood. The prompt was “your mother…” Somehow, the your was edited out. Mother Mirror mother mirror reflection collection jaunted jagged affection refraction contorted retort dejected rejection appalling approval distrusted deliverance More Poetry

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In War

July 14, 2010

We should have been sitting on the dock Dangling our toes in the spring cool Lake, holding hands. We should have Been talking of weddings and children With a soft breeze to carry our dreams. We should have been living our lives. More Poetry

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Argument

July 3, 2010
Mama

Still in a dream I wake beside you knowing that though intertwined we are not joined. Your back answers questions protesting from across the bed echoing a sarcastic chorus of distance; and yet close enough to touch – but I cannot reach. *Thank you to New Plains Review who originally published the poem. More Poetry

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Ai, a Steadfast Poetic Channel of Hard Lives, Dies at 62

June 29, 2010

Ai will be sorely missed. I love her poetry and have enjoyed meeting her on several occasions. I regret that I didn’t know of her passing until now. By MARGALIT FOX Published: March 27, 2010 The prominent American poet Ai, whose work — known for its raw power, jagged edges and unflinching examination of violence […]

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Wild Violet Poetry Contest

June 28, 2010

Wild Violet is a great online poetry journal. If you haven’t read it or submitted some poems, I highly recommend it. I have entered my poem Gizmo is Missing into the June poetry contest. I would really appreciate it if you would visit the contest and vote for my poem! If you like one of […]

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Liars

June 25, 2010

*This poem was written about Susan Smith. The prompt this week from Big Tent Poetry was to write about something you didn’t think you could write about.  I really wanted to explore the unthinkable. This story, and others where mother’s have hurt or killed their own children, has bothered me for a long time. I […]

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Writing Prompt #1 – The Found Poem

June 23, 2010

Summer has arrived and the landscape is in full bloom. We celebrate our mothers and spring clean. This spirit of renewal and beginning will guide us through the poetic challenge of the found poem. Looking into my garden adjacent to the back porch, looking at my sons, or looking at anything that grows, I am […]

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New Orleans Blues

June 18, 2010

The prompt: It’s Wordle time! This week’s words were pulled from a widely published poet’s work. Your prompt this week is to pick one or any number of these words and write a poem! I’m to have my tea leaves read. and they will tell of my future success and gumbo – shrimp. The food […]

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The Living Spirit of a Small Oklahoma Town

June 12, 2010

When you dream, you miss a lot of living, but dreaming often stirs up the wind that carries you onto a path of life. The red dirt trodden by generations of Oklahomans, a flattened, tear-stained path through the plains twists and turns and ends in the old capital Guthrie. The brick paved streets of downtown […]

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Gizmo is Missing

May 24, 2010

The lights are on at 3 am. I’m wondering, wandering up and down the halls Gizmo is missing. He left Tuesday afternoon – without direction. Never been out of the house. A fat cat content to sleep in the sun has taken up residence in the rain.

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My Kid Has What? (A Poem)

August 20, 2009

In Spring I have no tolerance for buds and blooms and trees making matter worse – this year my son had fleas! I scrubbed until his skin was raw trying to get the pests to withdraw. To my dismay they just stayed. I itched, he scratched but the fleas were attached. I thought about burning […]

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Why Mommy?

July 12, 2009

After several people being concerned about me today, I guess I need to clarify. I was not robbed. I am safe. My family is safe. This is a poem I wrote about how when you are a mommy, your life is taken over by kids, but at the end of the day, it is all […]

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