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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 Child’s Disappointment

Written for: April 2021 PAD – Day 13 “Write a Lucky and/or Unlucky poem.” Once there was a children’s show hosted by Sonny Fox. Various schools were invited to take part in the show. Now it was our turn. Oh, … Continue reading

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Waterfalls

Written for: One Woman’s Quest II VJ’s Weekly challenge “What is it that exhilarates you? What is it that you chase?” Awed by waterfalls, I discovered spectacular ones while living in Oregon. That continual cascade of water soaking the rocks … Continue reading

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Announcer’s Excitement

Written for: April 2021 PAD Challenge – Day 12 “Write a six word poem. Use at least 3 of 6 words: convict, great, play, race, season, voice ‘Great play for start of season six’, boomed the announcer’s voice over the … Continue reading

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For Adults Only

Written for Sunday Whirl, Wordle #498 Words: chime, tethered, shine, tame, erotic, lame, sign, card, found, soft, game Tethered to chasteness, a shining example of virginity, she was too soft, too tame for erotic games where cards were dealt, names … Continue reading

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Wedding Math

Written for: April 2021 PAD Challenge – Day 11 “Write a prime number poem. That is, I want you to somehow incorporate a prime number into your poem. You could include a prime number in the title of your poem … Continue reading

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Get A Dog

Written for: April 2021 PAD Challenge – Day 10 “Write a Get ( ) poem.” A friend to lick your face with love, who knows when you are feeling down. A he or she to take care of. Adopt me … Continue reading

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Where’s My Home?

Written for: April 2021 PAD Challenge – Day 9 “Write a persona poem (for an inanimate object).” Do not know why I am hard to find, overlooked because your are careless. Did you misplace me? Bear in mind that dirt … Continue reading

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Where Did It Go?

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar: The Body and Poetry (posted by Grace) “Whether it is to describe, persuade, inform, inspire, illustrate, sing and inscribe words to memory, our body is a wonderful celebration of our history … Continue reading

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My Heart’s A’Flutter

Written for: April 2021 PAD Challenge – Day 8 “Write a metaphor poem.” Fickle about landing on edge of bush or leaf? Think I will flutter over to herb plants https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/2021-april-pad-challenge-day-8

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Best Friends Always

Written for: Poets and Storyteller United Weekly Scribblings #64: Beloved Companions “Write about your non-human beloved companions.” You can do no wrong in their eyes they love you. Pets are loyal and protective; do the same for them. https://poetsandstorytellersunited.blogspot.com/

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