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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.

Patterns in Clay

Written for: Sunday Muse #164 As I create another vase, I peer down at my hands. An intriguing web of clay forms patterns on my fingers, art work more innovative than my pots and vases. http://thesundaymuse.blogspot.com/

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Daylight Delight

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #73: Butterflies and Moths (posted by Rommy) Daylight welcomes butterflies as they flit from flower to flower– monarchs mimicking stained glass, white, yellow, and the beautiful blue morpho who makes its home … Continue reading

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Vital Move

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe (posted by Devereaux and Beth) “Write a poem that uses the words, “weary”, “nails”, and “mind control”. Weary of being the subject of his father’s mind control, he nailed a new position on the … Continue reading

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“no rope”

Written for: The Twiglets #230 – “no rope” I’d hang myself but I have no rope. As a child I loved jumprope; thickness of the cord gave heft when turned. No jumprope like that now. he spots the calf frolicking … Continue reading

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Immovable

Written for: Poetic Bloomings – Prompt #337 Winnie The Pooh And The Boring Day “We want you to find poetry in the monotony of life. It could be a day that you manufactured yourself to get a break from something. … Continue reading

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Reluctant Child Prodigy

Written for: Sunday Muse #163 You see me, hear me, think my eyes are closed to better concentrate and feel this lovely music. Oh yes, I am a child prodigy, not not a choice made by me. In my mind … Continue reading

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Opening

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe: Huitain poetry Prompt by Donna Matthews Here are the basic rules of the huitain: 8-line stanza ababbcbc rhyme scheme Usually 8 to 10 syllables per line We slowly step towards normalcy, everyone looking for … Continue reading

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Take Care

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub Meeting The Bar: To turn again, about turn again (posted by Laura Bloomsbury) “It is often remarked that if you are to read or repeat a word continually in a short period of time it … Continue reading

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Dog Mop

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #72: unusual, uncommon, uncanny (posted by Magaly) “At this moment, for our 73rd Weekly Scribblings, I just wish to invite you to write poetry or prose which includes one (or all three) … Continue reading

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Mango Madness

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: How to Cut a Pomegranate (posted by Kim) “The challenge is to think of a fruit, how it looks before and after it has been cut open, and how it tastes. Think about where … Continue reading

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