Short Poem for Quadrille #98: Peel

Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels. Inspired by dVerse's prompt Quadrille #98.   Her skin is peeling away. It won’t stay   Patched into a haphazard face; In the space   Between fingers corrodes the skin, Worn too thin,   Exposing minute veins of red Among the dead.   Her mortal landscape splits and frays As the worn-out … Continue reading Short Poem for Quadrille #98: Peel

Serpent’s Tail Poem: my first attempt at it

Photo by NASA on Unsplash. Inspired by the Sunday Whirl #443 and Jane Dougherty's serpent's tail form. @Jane Dougherty, remember how weeks ago, I said I wanted to try your form? Well, here it is! I took a couple of liberties with it, based on how the poem was flowing.   Upon the currents of the air, Bare … Continue reading Serpent’s Tail Poem: my first attempt at it

A Short Poem Written out of Frustration

Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash. I was hoping to write a quadrille using the prompt provided by dVerse on Monday...this short poem is just two words over the limit and I couldn't figure out how to cut it down.    I must write but I cannot. All’s turned to rot Inside my head.   My … Continue reading A Short Poem Written out of Frustration

Poem after Marianne Moore: I too dislike poetry

Photo by Sumit Saharkar on Unsplash. This poem is based on the first line of Marianne Moore's poem "Poetry."    I too dislike poetry, The way it entangles me in its meter and rhyme and form, Enrapturing the senses and demanding my attention— I too dislike the distractions That words are, tumbling through the mind like the footsteps … Continue reading Poem after Marianne Moore: I too dislike poetry

Poem in the Style of Poe and Swinburne for Throwback Thursday #40

Photo by Austin Prock on Unsplash. As I indicated in the title of this post, the poem below was written in the style of Algernon Charles Swinburne, specifically his poem "The Garden of Proserpine" (which you can read here). Obviously I'm emulating Poe here as well. Oh, and I wrote this poem over ten years ago. I stood … Continue reading Poem in the Style of Poe and Swinburne for Throwback Thursday #40

Wordle from Matthew Arnold’s Poem Dover Beach

I created this Wordle to take part in Mindlovemisery's Bonus Wordle challenge. The words are generated from Matthew Arnold's famous poem "Dover Beach," which you can read here. Maybe I'll find some inspiration through this exercise.   ~H

Poem for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

I originally posted this poem on April 1st for NaPoWriMo. I also recently submitted a revised version of it to a journal. Thanks to Fandango's Friday Flashback for the opportunity to share! *** Photo by Sammie Vasquez on Unsplash. My first poem for NaPoWriMo. The italicized line is taken from Shakespeare's Sonnet 66, which can be read here. … Continue reading Poem for Fandango’s Friday Flashback

Poem for RDP Wednesday: Blast

This is how I'm feeling this afternoon. A small adjustment in my regular medication is messing with my head, and since I needed to write anyway, I wrote about it.   Disconnected now I spiral out, where phantom zephyrs blow,   Driving my life-line Beyond my deadened grasp; I am resigned   To drift here … Continue reading Poem for RDP Wednesday: Blast

Quadrille Poem for Quadrille Monday

Photo by Marcelo Jaboo from Pexels. Written for Quadrille Monday and in response to A.E. Stallings' "Extinction of Silence."   It is not the only one of its kind. You might find its bolder, harsher cousin In the letters you did not receive From an estranged sibling Or sitting in a chair At your grandmother’s bedside. It will … Continue reading Quadrille Poem for Quadrille Monday

Untitled Poem for Wordle 422

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash. Written for The Sunday Whirl.   What if I could Preserve myself between the pages of a book As one might press a flower, with the wood Stacked up on top; what if I took The scribbled sheets And laid them o'er myself, as if in bed And tucked myself within the … Continue reading Untitled Poem for Wordle 422