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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.

Chatter in the Courtroom

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: Corvid poetry (posted by Ingrid) “To the corvidae family belong a variety of birds including ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, choughs, magpies and of course, the common crow. Though these birds may be a … Continue reading

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A Child In Summer

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday: Summer (posted by Frank J. Tassone) “Let’s join in the celebration of Summer! Write a haibun that alludes to this hottest of seasons.” When I think of Summer, I am apt to … Continue reading

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War Cycles

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt (posted by Devereaux and Beth) “Todays prompt: Use “never again” in a poem.” Horrific as each war is, and people stating ‘never again’, I take that phrase with a grain … Continue reading

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“dream bin”

Written for: The Twiglets #280 – dream bin I bin all over the world searching for my dream. The bin was not large enough to hold all my nightmares. a simple dream– to know once more the beauty of my … Continue reading

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Warning From The North

Written for: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #554 Words: thunder, translucent, journey, sacred, power, north, hits, beneath, search, spellbinding, order, freeze Thunder god from Order of The North, shot powerful, spellbinding bolts of midnight blue on a sacred journey to warn … Continue reading

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Casting Light

Written for: Sunday Muse #211 sisters of night sky cast curlicues of color light up the world Happy Birthday, Shay! http://thesundaymuse.blogspot.com/

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Delicate Operation

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #387 Fences Make Great Neighbors “Finishing a fence project, and that adage came to mind. Write a fence poem or a neighbor verse.” A three-man operation. First one is a thief– empty house situation … Continue reading

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Beach Reverie

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – MTB: The Constanza (posted by Bjorn) “Today we are going to try our hand at a poetic form created by Connie Marcum Wong in 2007. This is an example of two poems in one … Continue reading

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These Times

Written for: Friday Writings #27: Watching and Witnessing (posted by Rosemary) “Your prompt for this week (if you would like one) is to bear witness to these times we are living in, and how it feels to be living in … Continue reading

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Separation

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Compound Me! (posted by Lillian) “Today, I want you to compound me! BUT, there’s several tricks/requirements to this prompt. . I want you to choose at least one compound word from the list below … Continue reading

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