One of Those Small Moments That Come Back As Random Memories (a vignette)

I started out writing this as a poem, but quickly discovered that it needed to take a different form: I remember the smart young woman in the first car of the subway. She usually had a little too much blush, and wore what we referred to as an eggshell skirt* (because of its shape). She was [...]

Saturday morning (a poem)

Now back to some regular poeting… The November 29th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to ‘[w]rite a poem that begins with the next thing anyone says to you.’ If nobody else is around, it suggests calling somebody up, or turning on the TV or radio, [...]

A poem that’s not quite abut two different subjects

The May 28th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, involves writing a poem that includes two different subjects "and creates a bridge between them." I chose the moon and typewriters, then managed to write a poem that isn't specifically about either… An unexpected reminder from unexpected quarters [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #16 (April 16, 2013)

Decided to ignore today's prompt. Too difficult, if I'm to be honest. Instead, I wrote something short, prompted by the sunny weather this afternoon… Breathing slowly warmed by the sun the hint of a smile green eyes at peace in the moment Breathing deeply a sense of relief from troubles past closed eyes a smile [...]