Tag Archives: Sonnet

In the Middle Years

Written for: November 2022 PAD Chapbook Challenge – Day 4 Fill-in-the-blank title poem. In the (blank) We loved to see plays performed on Broadway. Once, near the stage of ‘Death of a Salesman’ your eyes welled up at the pathos … Continue reading

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Despite All Odds

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #396 – Choose Life “The greatest gift any of us have ever received is of course, this life we live. It is all we are and ever will be. It may not always be … Continue reading

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Shortest Season

Written for: April 2022 PAD Challenge – Day 16 “Write a touch poem.” Desperately searching for a sign of Spring, warm breeze caressing skin, hints of green. Crocus emerged with care, recedes in last fling of Winter’s whipping winds, still … Continue reading

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Light of the Lamp

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – MTB: some shadowy lines (posted by Laura Bloomsbury) “Shadows are as much part of our physical landscapes as our metaphysical world and so it is no surprise that the penumbral is a recurring theme … Continue reading

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Restored

Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Pounding the Pentameter! (posted by Ingrid) “As with dance, so with poetry: the underlying rhythm is a heartbeat which, if done seamlessly, should flow without feeling mechanical or stilted. So, this week, I challenge … Continue reading

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Seasons of a House

Written for: Sunday Muse #179 In Autumn leaves flutter, form a carpet ’round the house whose appearance shouts Winter. Slats seem faded and worn against gold blanket. When cold weather blows in, the frame will splinter. If only this house … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a City

Written for: April 2021 PAD Challenge – Day 16 “Write a City poem” In early rose-gold dawn of city how bare-boned and empty buildings seem on ghostlike streets, night workers only returning home before streets teem with nine-to-fivers, food vendors, … Continue reading

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When Our Fears Subside

When can we take our first baby steps in this upside-down world, empty streets. We may feel exposed with no mask to protect new tentative smiles, clarity of speech. Our hugs will surely bring forth tears of joy, lips will … Continue reading

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Seasonal Stirrings

Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet: Childhood Christmas Sonnet “Staying within our theme (Christmas), recall a moment from your youth or a childhood memory and write it in the form of a sonnet!” We looked forward to each Christmas … Continue reading

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Respect for Dignity

Written for: Poetic Asides PAD November 2020 Challenge – Day 27 “For today’s prompt, write a what’s next poem. Do you see hope and optimism? Are you only able to see doom and dismay? Or is it possible you can … Continue reading

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