Monthly Archives: May 2017

The Move Is On!

Hi all my virtual friends out there, The Purple Pen and crew are in the process of moving back to New York. This might make my comments and postings a bit sparse for a time, but I will stop in … Continue reading

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Class Act

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads:  Weekend Mini-Challenge, People and Places  (posted by Kim) In poetry we use imagery to convey moments, emotions, objects, animals, people and places. Sometimes we can convey someone’s personality through place and vice versa … Continue reading

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Breakdown

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #301 Words:  season, seep, limb, crack, crimped, blues, breathe, cold, snapped, overlapping, stones, grass There’s a crimp in my life. I’m cracking, nerves snapping, cannot breathe. Anxiety seeps into my bones. I want to … Continue reading

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A Little Madness

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Of Angels and Monsters:(Imagined by Rommy) “For today’s prompt I’ve gathered seven pop culture quotes that have to do with angels, monsters or both. Your mission is to pick one and create … Continue reading

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When Does the Grass Stop Being Greener?

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Form For All – Ottava Rima  (posted by Frank) Ottava rima is an old Italian form consisting of multiple stanzas each of eight lines using iambic meter and having the rhyme pattern abababcc. The boy … Continue reading

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Unfitting

Written for:  Poetics Aside #394 – Write a repair poem. I tried to re-pair them.  Alas, they had grown in different directions.

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Each One Unique

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Flowers  (posted by Susan)  “I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,       you could not ignore its beauty. ”- Georgia O’Keeffe Your Challenge: In a new poem, … Continue reading

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Spring Songs

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #14 Springtime (Kikaku) Here is our new “hokku” to work with and create a Tan Renga. This “hokku” is by one of Basho’s students, Kikaku. Springtime in Edo, Not a day … Continue reading

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“bamboo”

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge Month 2017 #13 bamboo (Jane Reichhold) bamboo waving candlelight into the night wind                                         … Continue reading

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Internal Noise

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Sound Off! – Quadrille #33  (posted by Victoria) – “sound” There are sounds no one can hear, except you. Plunge–your stomach sinking when you hear bad news. Ba-boom, Ba-boom–your rapid heart beats when in love. … Continue reading

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