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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.

Cabin Fireplace

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #399 “We Didn’t Start The Fire” “Fire. It has many connotations. From desire to destruction, fire becomes the element that carries the most power. Think of an aspect of fire as your inspiration and … Continue reading

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Unfiltered

Written for: Sunday Whirl, Wordle #565 Words: mindful, puzzle, ground, judging, filters, mouth, film, still, mind, art, breeze, wire With no filter in place, every thought in her mind comes right out of her mouth. She is unable to be … Continue reading

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Journey With Me

Written for: Sunday Muse #223 My Prussian blue dress echoes in the star-shined wings of my companions and helpers, blue Morpho butterflies. They guide me on journeys, lifting me up into aqua adventures through night skies. I nest on brushes … Continue reading

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Burning is Young Love

Written for: Friday Writings #38 – To Burn “With all this heat I decided to make this week’s optional prompt “to burn”. What comes up for you when you hear this phrase?” Burning is young love. A fever invades your … Continue reading

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Noise of Darkness

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetry Form: Octelle (posted by Grace) “The Octelle, created by Emily Romano, is a poem consisting of eight lines using personification and symbolism in a telling manner. The syllable count structure for this verse … Continue reading

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“all my days”

Written for: The Twiglets #291 – all my days I have no need to count all the days I have had so far. All the days I have left, I prefer to leave a mystery. All my days-a life in … Continue reading

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Family of Fonts

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #157: What’s Your Type? (posted by whimsygizmo) “Shortform poetry is just my type. And in case you haven’t already guessed, today I want you to play with some form of the word type … Continue reading

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Stakeout

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2, Prompt #398 – Sails for Sale Write a sail (or sale) poem. Her stakeout was Macy’s Franchise. With eyes like a hawk, she checked tags for when clothes she liked dropped in price. Her stakeout was … Continue reading

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Power of the Sky

Written for: The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #564 Words: sparks, sprouting, empty, breathe, sketch, damp, orbit, swirl, sisters, stars, art, shadows Empty soil, parched, unable to breathe. The earth swirled in shadows and dust. Two sorrowful sisters prayed for rain. They … Continue reading

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Love, Intensely

Written for: Sunday Muse #222 They complain. I do not look at the audience much during a performance. They do not feel what I do when my face touches the smooth, worn wood of this magical instrument. When my hand … Continue reading

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