After The End

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub
Poetics:  Beginning at the End  (posted by Laura B.)

"For this Poetics prompt I’ve selected some final lines of poetry. Choose ONE and write your poem as continuation where the poet left off, thematically, in the same mood, rather than literally. Give special thought to your own final lines:-

 “As if we could hear music inside the words” Gail Newman ~ Trust

 “Airless and unloved, in the dank basement of the mind” L. Igloria ~ A Reparation

 “Call me to lie down in fragrance.” D. Margoshes ~ Season of Lilac

 “So close that your sea rises with my heat” C.Perez ~ Love in a Time of Climate Change

 “The clear vowels rise like balloons” S.Plath ~ Morning Song

 “You fling it open for the first time/ but I’m gone” M Kahf ~ Wall

 Preferably DO NOT use the lines as title or within your writing but either cite the reference at the end OR place the quote as distinct Epigraph at the top of your poem."

“You fling it open for the first time/ but I’m gone” M Kahf ~ Wall

Letters, back and forth
across an ocean
of promises.  You
were on your way
home, you said, but
I am not that home

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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6 Responses to After The End

  1. sanaarizvi says:

    This is so poignant! But alas, like they say .. life goes on 💝


  2. calmkate says:

    love it, short and punchy … and how often does this happen 🙂


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