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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.

Meeting of Ancients

Written for:  Sunday Muse #96 Ah, I see you are as ancient as me, Wolf. I have been sitting on this bench for the longest time in barrenness and fog. Do you come to me out of loneliness, in need … Continue reading

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day after

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1812 The Day After Valentine’s Day … “This haiku is about Valentine’s day or more the day after. As you maybe know Saint Valentine’s Day is on February 14th and is a holiday in almost the … Continue reading

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waiting

Written for:  Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #116 Renga With … waiting for the full moon “This weekend I love to challenge you to create a renga with the so called “big five” (Basho, Issa, Buson, Chiyo-Ni and Shiki). And, how … Continue reading

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Lucky

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – Potpourri Topic:  confusion Character:  an adopted 8 year-old boy Object:  a red rose Setting:  a train station Why would you say that? My parents are the same as yours. And, don’t … Continue reading

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A Bow To Lewis Carroll

Written for:  Poets and Storytellers United  (Posted by Rommy) Weekly Scribblings #7 – This is a tribute For this week’s scribblings, I’d like you to to think about the word “tribute”. You can make your word offering a straightforward tribute … Continue reading

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Cruising

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1811 Valentine’s Day … “Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly shortened to Valentine’s Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It was first established by Pope Gelasius … Continue reading

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Seasonal Affects

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet:  Sonnet “Today we revisit an old classic – the Sonnet! The SONNET is a poem that consists of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite … Continue reading

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Tarnished Silver

Written for:  Poetics Aside #516 – “Write a star poem.” Her star silvered all who surrounded her with diminutive diamonds of light. Her brightness glided on stairs made of moonlight. Like ordinary people, she aged. No amount of polish would … Continue reading

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Sunflower

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub –Poetics : To Be A Flower (posted by Linda Lee Lyberg) “Think about what flower you most identify with or is your favorite.  Write a poem from the perspective of that flower.” Awkward and gangly … Continue reading

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“all thumbs”

Written for:  The Twiglets #164 – “all thumbs” On one hand she was all thumbs, on the other all pinkies. Hard to find gloves. When it came to to clearing the table, he was suddenly all thumbs. one thumb tip … Continue reading

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