October 31, 2020

What happens when soul and spirit face a storm together? They meet pretence, doubt, fear, anger, grief, revulsion, and desperation. After a walk through the commotions, they get a reality of darkness obscuring them from light. In this divine walk, they may be gifted revelations of what truly matters. Sometimes, there are answers. Other times,…

April 16, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to write a poem using the silly form called Skeltonic, or tumbling, verse. In this form, there’s no specific number of syllables per line, but each line should be short, and should aim to have two or three stressed syllables. And the lines should rhyme. You just rhyme the same sound until…

April 15, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to think about a small habit you picked up from one of your parents, and then to write a piece that explores an early memory of your parent engaged in that habit, before shifting into writing about yourself engaging in the same habit. My mother was a baking queenof cakes our home…

April 14, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to write a poem that delves into the meaning of your first or last name. Gloria! Gloria!Gloria in excelsis Deo!Gloria! Gloria! Well, it was holy until:I saw it on a bread package,a fire extinguisher and a theatre door. The Gloria products are diverse:silk, cigars, baby milk, spray bottle,umbrella fabric to a Russian…

April 13, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to write a poem in the form of a news article you wish would come out tomorrow. I was playing nature meditation songs in the background and the result is this poem, referring to gardening as a way of healing us and the world. This is not the news you may usually…

April 12, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to write a poem using at least one word/concept/idea from each of two specialty dictionaries: Lempriere’s Classical Dictionary and the Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction. Chosen words are Rheni and Triffid: Rheni (pg 704, a people on the borders of Rhine) and triffid n. (1951) in John Wyndham’s novel The Day of…

April 11, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to write a two-part poem, in the form of an exchange of letters. The first stanza (or part) should be in the form of a letter that you write either to yourself or to a famous fictional or historical person. The second part should be the letter you receive in response. My…

April 10, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to listen to a favourite song and take notes. Then list items from your junk drawer. Thereafter, write a poem that weaves together your ideas and observations from both pages. The chosen song is Chariot of Fire by Vangelis, which brings me close to divinity each time I listen to it and…

April 9, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.” 3. Stretch the body on tree branches.4. Fall and bruise not skin to patches. 5. Metamorphosis requires no brain.6. Eat, eat more, and eat again. 7. Retreat from life in a cocoon.8. Return to life and give a swoon. 9. Flap…

April 8, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to challenge you to read a few of the poems from Spoon River Anthology, and then write your own poem in the form of a monologue delivered by someone who is dead. I live next to a graveyard and regard the dead as our dear neighbors. Sometimes, I converse with them. We…

April 7, 2021

Today’s prompt challenges to write a poem in one of these forms– the shadorma or the Fib. I wrote a series of floral Fibonacci (the Fib) with syllable count sequence 1/1/2/3/5/8. WILD ROSE Shesunga rosein the wilda pink verse, of loveas a quintet with yellow stars. LILY Dareyou,dear one.Grasp this truth:you are a goddessby sacred…