Written for dVerse Poets Pub  Haibun Monday:  “What Are Your Plans?”  (posted by hayesspencer)

My return to New York has left some holes in my life.  The only way I can fill up holes is to keep writing. A writer’s world feels like home, no matter where
my physical being resides. Missing my once-a-month poetry group, I am actively seeking one here. In fact, tomorrow I hope to attend a group that meets at a
local library, as did my previous group.

Pencil drawings put me in a whole different sphere. I have started drawing again, but lately allow a lot of time to pass before I get back to my work.
Other than these two worlds, I do plan to live more fully in this one.

Gaze out the window
a lack of color greets me
hummingbirds are gone

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to Plans

  1. kanzensakura says:

    I like your plans. I too am looking for a poetry group. It is hard! Your haiku is excellent. It is that grey time of year. The earth is going to sleep for awhile. Time to write!


  2. I had often hoped we might meet in person here in Portland, and am sad to see that you’ve moved back to NY. But happy for you as it seems that is where you need to be. I hope the new poetry group works out.


  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked the last sentence about the other two worlds and the plan to live fully in this one. I hope you find that poetry group.


  4. I hope the group is a perfect fit for you!


  5. rothpoetry says:

    I love the idea of pot holes in our life being filled with writing! A great analogy!! Keep writing!

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  6. A group where you meet in person is a great addition to the virtual world.


  7. Singledust says:

    i totally understand the comfort and encouragement a poetry group can give, I have a lovely one here in Malaysia, from different walks of life with one common love. do what it takes to fill that void in your life, writing will always be the best tonic. wishing you well in all your endeavours.


  8. Writing fills holes for me, too. I hope you can find a good group to join.

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  9. MYRNA ZACH says:

    “Plans” There is an old Jewish Saying “Man plans and God laughs”



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