This afternoon (a poem)

A vignette of sorts written at the library… Close to the water but far from the sea Adjacent patches of green with intermittent trees A dead bee on the window sill in the quiet zone Warm sun on my back in front, the air conditioner’s hum A mix of murmurs from the other end and [...]

A morning poem (a poem)

The January 16th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to come up with a list of ten words each about oil and snow, then to alternate a word from the two lists in each line of a poem until all the words have been [...]

Immersion fantasy (A poem)

A mid-afternoon fantasy of sorts… I’d love for you to come get numb with me Okay, maybe not ‘numb’— but certainly relaxed and loosened up melting just enough to dive into each other’s pools letting the warm, warm water lift us up and carry us over the edge to where we might float with abandon [...]

Wishing (a poem)

The January 25th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to use an abstract word as the title of a poem, then write that poem using concrete images. This is what I came up with… The hint of a smile on her face invites me to ask for more Her [...]

Irish coffee fantasy (a poem)

Just a small fantasy I had while drinking a homemade Irish coffee… Let’s make these coffees Irish loosen up a bit follow the warmth down our bellies and wherever else it leads until we wake up together one fuzzy morning with the sunlight from the window in our eyes Let’s laze together under heavy quilts [...]

You (a poem)

Another HoneLife poetry exercise, this one on the theme of thankfulness… Each time I see you I feel a warmth like nothing else the sparkle in your eyes matches the smile on your face You have a way of expressing the things I feel but cannot say the sadness in your eyes reflects the tenderness [...]

National Poetry Writing Month: Day #4 (April 4, 2014)

Today's prompt: write a lune…the version developed by Jack Collum. His version of the lune involves a three-line stanza. The first line has three words. The second line has five, and the third line has three. Two hundred balloons dot the blue afternoon sky orange, yellow, green Breathe deeply now look up at the sky close your [...]

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 [...]