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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.

Picnic in Park

Written for: One Woman’s Quest II VJ’s Weekly Challenge “I have this fantasy, that we all meet – money and COVID not being an issue. I ponder the how and where, imagining animated conversations and unexpected bondings. Won’t you join … Continue reading

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Stay Calm

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille What’s In a Word? (posted by Lillian) “SO WHAT IS THE EXACT WORD REQUIRED FOR TODAY’S QUADRILLE? It’s WOUND. How did you just pronounce the word in your head when you read it? … Continue reading

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Not Happening

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 Prompt #334 – It Happens “What has happened? What would you like to happen?” Consistency continues day after day. In my gut, I feel like I am stuck in a rut. Oh, to be at a … Continue reading

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Spring Break

Written for: Sunday Whirl, Wordle #502 Words: Florida, news, middle, lie, run, fun, girls, unify, scandal, hard, second, spray Spring break school girls are unified in their decision to take Spring break in Florida. What fun to lie on soft … Continue reading

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Party of Hunters

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #69: Of The Hunt (posted by Magaly) “I invite you to write poetry or prose from the point of view of a character or speaker who is hunting, being hunted, or both.” … Continue reading

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Pink Sand Castles

Written for: Sunday Muse #160 (posted by Shay) I lean against these tenement bars, cold steel, like this city. While holding my face up to the sun, I close my eyes, and dream of an island life, friends gathered around … Continue reading

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This Poem is Blues

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: Blue Tuesday (posted by sarahsouthwest) “In March last year, I asked you to write some red poems. Tonight, I want you to write me some blue poems. Red is pretty straightforward. It’s out … Continue reading

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Erosion of Earth

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe (posted by Devereaux and Beth) “Write a poem using the words: negative, balance, erosion.” erosion of earth will leave us all with a negative balance https://godoggocafe.com/2021/05/11/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-tuesday-may-11-2021/

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“hope rides the air”

Written for: The Twiglets #226 – “hope rides the air” The time of despair has lifted as new hope rides the air. A glimmer of hope sails through the air. baby robins wait cozy but hungry in nest watch mom … Continue reading

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Maine Misadventures

Written for: One Woman’s Quest II VJ’s Weekly Challenge “What could you talk about for 30 minutes without any preparation?” There was that time we followed recommendation of a friend to rent a cabin on the lake in Maine. Omen … Continue reading

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