Sister Aimee’s improbable disguise (A poem)

This originated as a cut-up poem constructed using phrases cut out of some wacky religious book that showed up in people’s mailboxes last week. I rewrote most of the lines to make them flow more smoothly. It’s no surprise that the loving heart wants to rule the world without ever being revealed Her hand is [...]

It’s not rocket science (a poem)

Today’s prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to look for information about an unfamiliar subject, then write a poem about it. I chose to do something a little different… I know absolutely nothing about rocket science In fact, I’m likely to confuse it with fencing [...]

Love and math (a poem)

The October 3rd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to ‘write a poem that combines two completely different things’. As coincidence would have it, I was just sent a book with a title that (to my mind) does just that… What does the heart know about [...]

Green (a poem)

The August 22nd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to choose a color, then write a poem using only images of that color. I didn't quite do it that way, but it worked for me. It's the color of the trees around me [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #23 (23 April 2013)

Today's writing prompt: triolets. Eight lines; iambic tetrameter; lines 1, 4, and 7 the same; lines 2 and 8 the same; ABaAabAB rhyme scheme. Not sure how closely I hewed to the particulars of the form, but I gave it a shot—several shots, actually. (The second one starts with a line from a poem by Emily Dickinson.) [...]