Sickbed slumber #4 (a poem)

Almost better—just one day, maybe two, to go… I should light the candles on the table There’s no atmosphere to create tonight but might still look nice the dim light flickering in the dark The cat sleeping on my chest keeps me warm the damp cloth on my forehead keeps the fever down the cup [...]

Last call (a poem)

Yesterday’s poem is a re-write of a poem I wrote last weekend… The door is closing on an empty space that used to be filled with light and the gentle sounds of the sea The keys are on the chain and it’s last call Meanwhile, the silence of the afternoon closes in with its secrets [...]

Figure/Ground (a poem)

The January 26th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to go from large to small over the course of the poem. As usual, I took a slightly different path, and referenced both Kate Bush and Nick Lowe in the process… I was just looking at the big sky [...]

In which I imagine a happy moment with you (a poem)

The November 12th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is similar to the HoneLife prompt I followed about a week ago. The only real difference is that Agodon & Silano’s prompt calls for the use of a newspaper or magazine. I used the last issue of City Arts [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #28 (April 28, 2013)

Today's prompt is to write a poem based on a color. I chose yellow… Yellow of the noonday sun: life and light and hope she brings, frames her face and sparkling eyes, warmth and love and a heart that sings. Yellow of the cotton fleece: comfortable and soft against my skin, a touch that brings [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day 22 (April 22, 2013)

Ignoring today's prompt; writing a pastoral poem doesn't interest me. The shadow of the chair in the morning sun, like a lion about to strike. The warmth and the distraction remind me I have things to do. Sounds come in from off the streets outside; the roar of the traffic ebbs and flows. The skies [...]