Poetry

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May 152009
 

Poetic Asides blog by Robert E Brewer on the Writer’s Digest website runs Wednesday poetry prompts. Today, I find myself drawn to this week’s prompt and feeling the need to opine poetically — as well as in venting prose — about yesterday’s policy announcements designed to harm the most vulnerable under the guise of good-for-the-taxpayer […]

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 Posted by at 11:00 am on May 15, 2009  Tagged with:
May 012009
 

I’m finding it hard to believe that the 30-day poem-a-day challenge by Robert E Brewer of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides blog is over. Waaahhhh. And phew. It was easy some days, very difficult others, a total drag on a few with me sitting there fingers poised over keyboard with not a word in my […]

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Apr 302009
 

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is to write a farewell poem. It’s tough to say goodbye, especially when one is feeling dead tired. But I gave it a shot. And so endeth a very interesting month for me. I discovered I can write poems, some good, some yawn, some frustrating to […]

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 Posted by at 5:10 pm on April 30, 2009  Tagged with:
Apr 292009
 

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is easier than yesterday’s. Phew. We are to title our poems “Never (blank)” and fill in the blank with a word or phrase. I chose a word “Found.” “Never Found” Where did my blue-eyed boy go? He’s lost in his mind, Lost to his soul. Who […]

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 Posted by at 12:34 pm on April 29, 2009  Tagged with:
Apr 272009
 

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is to write a poem of longing, a person longing for someone, a cat longing to get out, longing for love. The formatting didn’t work well on the Poetic Asides blog; I’m having some trouble getting it right here too, but at least it’s close enough. […]

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 Posted by at 2:33 pm on April 27, 2009  Tagged with:
Apr 262009
 

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is to write a poem involving miscommunication. “Love Denied” He said, it’s your fault. She said, I’m hungry. He said, you’re clingy. She said, I need water. He said, you don’t love me. She said, pass me some bread. He said, I’m leaving you. She said, […]

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 Posted by at 2:27 pm on April 26, 2009  Tagged with:
Apr 252009
 

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is “to pick an event; make that event the title of your poem; and then write a poem.” “Spring Play” Check the tickets one more time to make sure got the day right, the game right. Join the throngs in the tunnel from subway to ball […]

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 Posted by at 2:42 pm on April 25, 2009  Tagged with:
Apr 242009
 

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is to write a travel-related poem, some sort of movement from point A to point B. For some reason, my mind went immediately to bees, maybe because I’d just been checking out my roses. “The Travelling Bee” The rotund bee, With its fat yellow and black […]

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 Posted by at 3:54 pm on April 24, 2009  Tagged with: