Poetry Challenge #24: Two Bodies

Two bodies speak to each other in smoke rings. Signals blown back and forth. The mysterious air between the pair: cloaking their mystery. What are they saying? Is language extinct? Are words with all their meanings pinned down. Frozen. Stiff.

Poetry Challenge #23: Forgiven

She adds the tragic loss of her daughter “Michele” to the mystery of how humankind came to be here on Earth. If God’s people cannot agree on the Beginning of Time, her wish is that her daughter will never trace her and save herself the disappointment of discovering the tale of her beginning  — “Once Upon aContinue reading “Poetry Challenge #23: Forgiven”

Poetry Challenge: #22: Coup de foudre

Am I genetically predisposed to be, forever, landlocked? And, at the onset of my awakening, is that why  Coup de foudre sounds to my innocent ears, like — Cup of Finding. But as I grow older and wiser (maybe)… I grow to accept the dictionary definition of Coup de foudre.  As, “Love at first sight and, bolt ofContinue reading “Poetry Challenge: #22: Coup de foudre”

Poetry Challenge: #19: SALT

Hello! The prompt for today’s poetry challenge is to write a poem that uses at least five of the following words: owl generator abscond upwind squander clove miraculous dunderhead cyclops willowy mercurial seaweed gutter non-pareil artillery salt curl ego rodomontade elusive twice ghost cheese cowbird truffle svelte quahog bilious (Double click on image to seeContinue reading “Poetry Challenge: #19: SALT”

Poetry Writing Challenge #16: Riddles in Rainy Weather

The challenge for today is to pick a language that you don’t know, and then translate a poem in that language. Use the sound and shape of the words and lines to guide you, without worrying too much about whether your translation makes sense! I chose to translate a poem written in Norwegian from aContinue reading “Poetry Writing Challenge #16: Riddles in Rainy Weather”

Poetry Writing Challenge #15: Saltoun Sea, California

Saltoun Sea, California I don’t know how to tell you of this journey and not forfeit my peace of mind. I have been attempting to draw a line under my Book of Experiments for almost a year now. My equations calculating density, Tidal waves and unremitting desire. I want to be an inventor; to existContinue reading “Poetry Writing Challenge #15: Saltoun Sea, California”

Letter to a Hungry Ghost

Brigitta, if you don’t mind me saying so… you are a hungry ghost.  Yes, I understand, you are starving. You tell me so — every day. But now, only now… do I wonder, whether starving yourself is the reward for freedom from the flaw? B, where do you begin? Do you begin where you stand?Continue reading “Letter to a Hungry Ghost”