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

Poem: The Mountains’ Call

  Photo by Andreas Kind on Unsplash. Inspired by Eugi's Weekly Prompt and RDP Monday.   Under the blush of sunset rises Mountains mantled blue and grey: Strange giants in their cloudy guises, Hidden in the shreds of day, Beckon me unto their hiding As the golden sun is sliding Down and down, at bold Moon’s guiding; And … Continue reading Poem: The Mountains’ Call

Poem for Weekend Writing Prompt #144: The Woman in Stone

Photo by Voicu Dragomir on Unsplash. Inspired by Weekend Writing Prompt 144. 71 words   I am the woman trapped in stone, The sculpture held in thrall— Cold is my captor, but warm my heart Still beating ‘neath this pall— Release me, sculptor, and you will find The love for which you dream— Excise the spell from out … Continue reading Poem for Weekend Writing Prompt #144: The Woman in Stone

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