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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.

Free Spirit

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet “Today we get playful. Once again we work the Limerick. The nonsensical feel of these ditties remain to touch a heart, a head or funny bone.” There was a young woman named Maudie … Continue reading

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Searching for Honey

Written for:  Poetic Asides #517 – Write a haunted poem. He combed bookstores and libraries haunted by her voice like honey. Their parting was still a mystery. He combed bookstores and libraries hoping to find her in reverie waiting to … Continue reading

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water

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1814 – Lost Love rainy day tears become one with puddles new moon © Chèvrefeuille (our host) Here is my attempt: waves of water soak a white party dress tears of love lost http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/

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Tomorrow is Today

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Impermanence  (posted by Merrill) “About a week ago, on a windy day, the sky seemed to change every few minutes. Rain to clearing to grey clouds to sunshine. It struck me not just … Continue reading

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“dripping clay”

Written for:  The Twiglets #165 – “dripping clay” Strange sculpture of elongated man looks like dripping clay The empty canvas sat on the floor as the artist dripped splotches of clay here and there. turtles, bunnies, dogs children having fun … Continue reading

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The Biker

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #98 – “Peelings, Nothing More . . .” (Posted by Mish) “Recently a dear friend told me that her life feels like an onion. Just when she thinks her world has become fairly … Continue reading

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Under The Sea

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #283 – Betting The Over/Under ‘Use the word “over” in your title or poem and/or Use the word “under”.’ In clear sea-green water you can see your toes, but suppose you were out in … Continue reading

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flower/fruit

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tan Renga Wednesday #14 – Wisteria Beans wisteria beans let’s make that a theme for haikai a flower fruit                                    … Continue reading

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first sight

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1813 – Love At First Sight one heartbeat her wonderful smile a blanket of love © Chèvrefeuille (our host) Here is my attempt: eyes locked in embrace introduction magnetic lust at first sight http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/

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Not A Trace

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #444 Words:  spear, design, line, bite, child, mine, trace, green, relish, chase, fine, lace Not a trace of fine lace on this child of mine. Her designer’s wear: baseball cap and sweats. Have to … Continue reading

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