Category Archives: Poems

Poetic Tribute by Eight-Year-Old to her Mother

This unsolicited and unprompted tribute was offered by just-turned-eight Jeneva last night. For the benefit of those challenged in any way by the inventive spelling, here is an edited version: A Poem for my Mommy Your … eyes twinkle from … Continue reading

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GloPoWriMo 2019 Day 20 Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that “talks.” Try to write a poem grounded in language as it is spoken – not necessarily the grand, dramatic speech of a monologue or play, … Continue reading

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Elegy for an Unidentified Companion

GloPoWriMo Day 18 Prompt: today: I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy of your own, one in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated not through abstract words, but physical detail. Out of the very corner of my … Continue reading

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Wild Words and Feral Tamed.

For GloPoWriMo Day 16 I am ignoring the prompt, and instead am taking  Wordle 399 as the rhyme of the day. Brenda has done the usual fiendish job of steering one inexorably in a certain direction with the choice of words, … Continue reading

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Talk of Writing Wrongs

GloMoWriMo Day 15 Prompt is as follows: ‘Today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own dramatic monologue.’ I write; but when I write then should I yearn For all to like what I set out? And if they … Continue reading

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The Bridge That Wasn’t

GloMoWriMo Day 13 Prompt is as follows: ‘Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something mysterious and spooky! Your poem could be about something that is mysterious and spooky in a bad way (like a witch), … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Missing Letter

On Monday evening last, Much Better Half saw devilish little ginger cat Pearl again chasing M out of sight. We have had increasing trouble from the former. Although her official home is the house and not the cottage which is … Continue reading

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