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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.

July Musings

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 P.A.D. – Day 31 End of the Poetic Bloomings Covid-19 P.A.D. “We’ve reached the end of the road for another year. I hope you had fun and wrote some good drafts for some … Continue reading

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Lemon

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar:  Haiku sequence (posted by Frank Tassone) “Did you know that you could write multiple haiku that express a similar theme or montage of images? That haikai form is known as the … Continue reading

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Music Matches Mood

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 P.A.D. – Day 30 Musical Styles To what kind of music do you choose to listen? Blues jazz classic rock, some punk– Ramones, Patti Smith Doesn’t it depend on your mood? Relax with … Continue reading

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Loser Day

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 – Day 29 Good Time Charley’s Got The Blues ‘Write a win or lose poem.’ Four placements are placed in the wash, then hung to dry. Up come three. Big mystery. Later same … Continue reading

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In The Night

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Flights of Fancy  (posted by Laura Bloomsbury) . Pen a poem that is about FLYING/FLIGHT (NOT FLEEING) . Take ONE or MORE of our natural winged phenomena – bird, bat, insect, seed, flying  … Continue reading

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Excels Untouched

Written for:  Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt Write a piece of prose or poetry around the words “cursive, touch, forget.” She was known for her excellent cursive and unforgettable penned verses. Won awards and medals was showered … Continue reading

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“heavy air”

Written for:  The Twiglets #187 – “heavy air” The air hung heavy over the haunted black lagoon. Temperature and humidity thicken the air to a heaviness that weighs upon me like a hangover. hangs heavy in air bees and butterflies … Continue reading

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Sauna Air

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 P.A.D. – Day 28 After The Workshop “YOUR FITNESS REGIMEN IS OVER FOR THIS POEM-A-DAY EXERCISE. HIT THE SAUNA. HIT THE SHOWERS. WRITE A STEAMY POEM. WRITE A SHOWERY POEM.” The sauna air … Continue reading

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Weed Exercise

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #108 – Among the Brambles (posted by Linda Lee Lyberg).  ‘Use the word ‘bramble’ in a 44-word quadrille.’ Squatting, sliding from one group of weeds to next, spraying white vinegar, twisting, and pulling. … Continue reading

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Chuck That Umbrella

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 P.A.D. – Day 27 Everything Is Beachy “Here’s a batch of “Beachy Things”. Incorporate as many of them into you poem!” SAND, GULLS, WIND, WAVES, SWIMMERS, SUN, LOTION, PAIL AND SHOVEL BEACH BALLS, … Continue reading

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