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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.

New Adventure

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub Meeting The Bar: Let Your Words Ring Out (posted by Peter Franks) “Write a poem with focus on sounds.” She steps over jagged jewels fronting the sea. Climbs on clumsy feet, shaking the sails of … Continue reading

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Protection

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #42: About Those Bones . . . (posted by Magaly) “Today’s prompt came to mind some weeks ago, when Magical Mystical Teacher posted the following haiku: fingers framed by light clutching an … Continue reading

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Places That Make Me Smile

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet Bob and Wheel “A short while back, Robert Lee Brewer introduced us to this simple but interestingly named form, Bob and Wheel. I thought we might explore it a bit deeper. Here are … Continue reading

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Greyness Lifting

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: The Charms of Samuel Greenberg (posted by Laura Bloomsbury) “Searching for inspiration for this Poetics prompt, I first fell upon Rimbaud which led me to Hart Crane who surreptitiously resurrected an “impoverished, proto-surrealist … Continue reading

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Silent Weeping

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt (Devereaux and Beth) “Write a piece of prose or poetry that uses the words: willows, misery, silence drowning her misery in silent weeping under the willows https://godoggocafe.com/

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“hanging on an echo”

Written for: The Twiglets #199 – “hanging on an echo” On hot summer nights corner a cappella groups kept me hanging on an echo. Was that a scream he heard, reverberating through the woods? He cupped his hands trying to … Continue reading

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Casket Test

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #114 “Poetical Magnetism” (posted by whimsygizmo) “Magnet. Magnetic. Magnetize. Speak to us of animal magnetism, or take us to a magnet school. You can even write a poem about the X-men character Magneto, … Continue reading

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Frank N. Stein

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #308 “Where Have You Gone, Lon Chaney? “We’re creeping (great word for the time) toward All Hallow’s Eve and the marathon of spooky monster movies on television. Names like Karloff, Legosi, Cushing, Lee have … Continue reading

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Cola Crash

Written for: Sunday Whirl, Wordle #477 Words: bend, tabs, hands, sting, frilly, spill, skin, scar, call, list, spread, gel Tab is gone, off the list–no more spills of sodium saccharin-packed cola. Some are scarred, bent out of shape by this … Continue reading

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Black Cat Misery

Written for: Sunday Muse #130 See Harry? I told you– no good can come from cloning. No individuality, no characteristics, and not enough chow to go ’round. While humans tram from place to place, we are limited. How I’d love … Continue reading

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