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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.

A Parting

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe (Devereux & Beth) Use the phrase, “in the fading light” Twilight drew near, he blotted her tears, believing he must serve. In the fading light, she looked at him. He seemed to be already … Continue reading

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“cherry red sky”

Written for: The Twiglets #198 – “cherry red sky” When the sky cleared, it turned maraschino cherry red. against the cherry sky, silhouette of seagulls on her drawing she crayons sky carefully strokes of cherry red Her cherry red lipstick … Continue reading

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In An Anti-Autumn State of Mind

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #307 – An Anti-Autumn State of Mind “The season changes to something autumnal and thoughts turn to its colorful palette and cozy temperatures and ya-da, ya-da… Admittedly, Autumn is my favorite season (and mostly … Continue reading

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The Pouting Princess

Written for: Sunday Whirl, Wordle #477 Words: dribble, pity, ruffle, lament, groan, bawl, inhale, grim, disgust, acquiesce, shrug, inevitably Her feathers are ruffled, muffled at first, becoming full scale bawling. Nose dribbles as she inhales shaky breaths. Poor pitiful me. … Continue reading

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Lantern Light

Written for: Sunday Muse #129 I walk by lantern light, reflecting the moon so far behind me. I walk by lantern light in a deserted darkness. I walk by lantern light. Where will it lead me? http://thesundaymuse.blogspot.com/

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Time Keeps Marching

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – Firestarter CREATE A POEM INSPIRED BY THIS LINE IN A MARGARET ATWOOD POEM: “WE ARE LEARNING TO MAKE FIRE” Cold shoulder doors slammed lower pay under boot no equality so many … Continue reading

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Making The Switch

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #40: Walking Away (posted by Rosemary) “Write about walking away.” Reluctantly releasing myself from warmth of Summer’s embrace. Green, pink, and yellow all had their place. Time has come to enmesh myself … Continue reading

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Dinner

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet: Endecha “The endecha is a 16th-century Spanish poetic form with the following guidelines:” Quatrain (or four-line) poem (or stanzas). Rhyme scheme: abcb Seven syllables per line for lines one, two, and three. Line … Continue reading

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Who Was She?

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics: “You Want It Darker” (posted by Lucy) “We will write a poem about the transient notion of life to death, or topics germane to the theme. With a twist. We are going to … Continue reading

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Closed Eyes

Written for: Go Dog Go Cafe (Devereaux & Beth) “Write a poem using the phrase “the thunder within” Patience is lessening. My voice raises, shouts, even though I know without a doubt that he is not the same person. When … Continue reading

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