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January 4

January 4th, 2011 No Comments

The passengers rest, quiet like lumps of dough, damp and warm in the bus.

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The Dead Woman in Her Garden

December 17th, 2010 17 Comments

The latest prompt from Big Tent Poetry has been a lot of fun. Using Marvin Bell’s Dead Man poems as a model, we were challenged to come up with one of our own. I found this to be amazingly cathartic. The second part needs some work. Live as if you are already dead. -Zen admonition […]

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Poetry Gong #1 Day 5 – The Thing Is

October 17th, 2010 No Comments

Today is Day 5 of Big Tent Poetry’s Gong. As you can tell from yesterday’s minimal work, I am kind of stuck. A block. A logjam. So, today’s poem borrows heavily from an excellent poem, The Thing Is by Ellen Bass. Here’s my version. The Thing Is to write it, to write it even when […]

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Poetry Gong #1 Day 3 – you carry my heart with you

October 15th, 2010 4 Comments

Today’s poem for Big Tent Poetry’s Gong #1 is inspired by e.e. cummings’ i carry your heart with me. you carry my heart with you you carry my heart with you (you carry it in your heart) and when you grow up and away like a bright paper kite both fragile and strong i go […]


Poetry Gong #1 – Day 1

October 13th, 2010 4 Comments

I think I’ll join in this 7 day challenge – New to You – from the folks at Big Tent Poetry. For the daily inspirations, I’ll probably use the daily poem from The Writer’s Almanac, in the case, Paul J. Willis’ Common Ground. Wilderness Today I planted rosemary in the no-man’s land between my house […]

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Persimmon Tree

September 15th, 2010 No Comments

Persimmon Tree , published in association with Mills College in Oakland, CA, is an online magazine of the arts by women over sixty. In the section About Us, they say: “Persimmon Tree, an online magazine, is a showcase for the creativity and talent of women over sixty. Too often older women’s artistic work is ignored […]

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Old Poems Find New Homes

May 22nd, 2010 No Comments

Two of my poems have found new homes. Both Sides of the Tracks now resides at Duke City Fix’s Sunday Poem, and Paradise can be found in A Handful of Stones. Pay them a housewarming call!


Sin Fronteras

April 22nd, 2010 No Comments

I have a poem, The Hakawati, in the latest issue of Sin Fronteras, Writers without Borders, Volume 14. Unfortunately for six of the poets included in the issue, our names are attributed to the wrong poems. The editors have done everything they can to make amends, so don’t let that stop you from ordering your […]



March 17th, 2010 14 Comments

This is my response to two Read Write Poem prompts, #117 and #118. I began with Zachary Schomberg’s Create A Hinge prompt, but couldn’t get the poem finished. This week’s Wordle prompt helped me to edit the poem. I’m still not happy with the ending, but it’s all I’ve got. Pie 888 Summers we drank […]


The Resting Step

December 18th, 2009 6 Comments

Read Write Poem Prompt #105 was a Wordle. I used some of the words and some synonyms for some of the words, but I didn’t use all of the words. For instance, wind shows up as breath and sigh. Meteors became falling stars, pulled became hoisting. Backs morphed onto backpackers. The only thing left of […]