A short poem inspired by a line from an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Continue reading
The page is a reminder (a poem)
An ekphrastic poem, inspired by a diary page posted by Ksenia Anske.
The dream I had last night didn’t find its way into this poem the way I wanted it to (a poem)
I had this dream in mind from last night, but couldn’t find a place for it here…
National Poetry Writing Month, Day #11
Today’s napowrimo.net prompt is to write a poem ‘in which you closely describe an object or place, and then end with a much more abstract line that doesn’t seemingly [sic] have anything to do with that object or place, but which, of course, really does.’ I approached this from a slightly different angle, describing parts of the dreams I had last night/this morning. (Note: Dick’s is the name of a popular chain of drive-in burger restaurants in the Seattle area.)
National Poetry Writing Month 2016, Day #1
Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt is to write a lune, a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count.
16.3.16 (A poem)
A birthday pantoum…
The morning after headaches and explosions in the night (A poem)
Back to the pantoum. The ‘explosions’ part of the title refers to last night’s gas explosion in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. One of the businesses destroyed in the explosion was Neptune Coffee, the first place I ever read any of my writing in public (a short story, in late 2013). The Couth Buzzard, where I regularly participate in a weekly open mic, is across the street and one block south; their storefront windows were shattered.
The course of events (A poem)
Not a pantoum or a poem about politics (yes!), but necessary.
The permanence of memory (A poem)
Actually, I was awake at 12:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day, but poetic license…
Silent blue screen (A poem)
Inspiration has been in short supply the last couple of days. This is Saturday’s sole poem, partly the result of following the November 7th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, which involved taking lines or images from a previously written poem I did not like, and using them to write a new poem.