Category Archives: Tanka

Drinking a Cup of Tea

My youngest challenged me early this evening to write a poem about drinking a cup of tea.  Took a while for inspiration to brew, so here is my late attempt. after water boils my cup sits, too hot to drink … Continue reading

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dVerse Poetics Prompt

Sheila Moore and dVerse offer the prompt “change.”  I think many people would join her in saying they dislike change; I’m one of them.  Even so, there are times when I am all too happy to see change, and drastic … Continue reading

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Scent Poem

Finally I change those stale sheets, breathe your scent- stained pillowcase.  Breathe out that fetid musk. Smile, preferring Tide. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am thrilled that We Write Poems is using my scent prompt this week.  As much as I like the … Continue reading

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My Very Own Poetry Prompt

From We Write Poems:  Prompt #54 Take the driver’s seat! First consider what prompt would be an interesting and challenging prompt for you, including then what you think would be good for the group. Then 1) write a brief paragraph … Continue reading

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Inspired by Winter Winds

these harsh winter winds steal fire’s warmth, summon smoke-ghosts to sting tear-filled eyes, they fling fall’s last leaves skyward– unexpected pirouette

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