Happy Samhain, Quadrille Monday

It’s monstrous Quadrille Monday and Devious De Jackson, aka WhimsyGizmo from dVerse asked us to scare up a poem of exactly 44 words, including some form of the word scare. Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com witches on besoms fly Halloween eve is nigh trick or treat pumpkin heads aflame beware Samhain witches new year soul visitations… Continue reading Happy Samhain, Quadrille Monday

Foggy Morn – Quadrille #161

Merril D. Smith was the host at dVerse, yesterday... Yes, I'm always a day late! I've been experimenting with free verse, so the Quadrille is perfect for this type of poem—all you need is 44 words. Merril's requirement was to use the word "track" somewhere in the poem. Many thanks for the inspiration! "Foggy Morn"… Continue reading Foggy Morn – Quadrille #161

Poetics: haiku, dVerse

Merril is over at dVerse: Here’s what to do:*Write a poem (in any form) in response to the challenge: to pick three or more words from the spice list below to use in your poem. I’ve chosen twenty-five herbs, spices, flavors, and spice combinations—A to Z. Pick at least three for your poem. Use more… Continue reading Poetics: haiku, dVerse

Haibun (Tuesday): Give Me Shelter-dVerse

Mish is over at dVerse for haibun Monday, which I'm writing today... a day late. She says: "Michelle Beauchamp here, (aka Mish) happy to be your host as we blend prose and poetry into Matsuo Basho’s famous form. You can explore more about Basho here." Mish asks us to incorporate the theme of “shelter” into our… Continue reading Haibun (Tuesday): Give Me Shelter-dVerse

The Rebirth

For months, winter’s clouds painted the Michigan skies a steely gray, robbing the world of color. “Talk what you please of future spring and sun-warm’d sweet tomorrow;” for today, I walk the path of this spring, holding tight to winter’s sorrow. Today, the sun’s heat fills my heart with the warmth that winter robbed from… Continue reading The Rebirth

Springtime Awaits, a quadrille

The dVerse challenge for today is to write a Quadrille, 44 words which must include the word eye in the main body of the poem. wet snowflakes evaporate on sidewalks and pavements while old man winter gives me the evil eye banshee winds blast, an exhalation of dark cloud-covered skies while spring's sweet anthems wait… Continue reading Springtime Awaits, a quadrille

“The New Moon,” #Gogyohka

For months now, it's been my goal to join in some other poetry challenges, other than my own. Today was finally that day! Many thanks to a chance encounter on Twitter, Frank Tassone reminded me he would be at dVerse, the Poets Pub. Just click the link below to learn more and join in: MTB:… Continue reading “The New Moon,” #Gogyohka