Sunday, July 31, 2011


Softly raindrops fall
soaking me through to the skin,
each one a blessing.

This is my first time linking to d'verse Poets' Pub, Poetics by Sheila Moore for their prompt 'water.'  Click on the title to go to the Pub.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


scores another
claim, another pain,
etches what cannot be,
rips me inside out, spilling
austere entrails to be studied,
traced, read to find the most ruthless barb.
Each vital incision scores another.

This poetic form is called The Acrostic Dectina, and is a variation the Dectina Refrain what was created by Marion Friedenthal. The accrostic portion was added by Philip of Poet Freak. It is a 10 letter word with same first and last letters, which makes up the 10 lines of the poem. The syllable count is 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/ and 10 being the first 10 syllables (or 4 lines) of the acrostic.

Submitted to d'Verse Poets' Pub Open Link Night.  To read them all click on the title.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Paired stars
one visible
Sirius A and B
smaller, dimmer sister star hid
by the blazing light of her companion
much like the way you eclipse me
being invisible
has grown on me
pared star

Not actually so much to do with this whimsical picture, but when I look into Sirius a bit this got me thinking: What the naked eye perceives as a single star is actually a binary star system, consisting of a white main sequence star, termed Sirius A, and a faint white dwarf companion, termed Sirius B.  For more takes on this go to Magpie Tales where Tess Kincade proveds a visual writing prompt each week.

Sun and Moon

I have been out with the bright sun,
among the sensible people
of the work-a-day world
where everyone has lists and suits and goals.
Click-clack go fast footsteps
of women with their souls
Squeezed into high heels,
their essences
listed in descending order of importance.

But as the moon rises
and empties the sky of light,
I shed the concerns
of that left-brained world.
In the darkness
I am the dawdler by the bridge
dipping my fingers in cool, inky ripples of time.
My essence defies listing, definition,
jumps off the note pad
and dances seductively,

I lose myself
in deep night sky,
yet Moon’s cool, silver light
will guide me back
from outer-most edges of

This has been linked to the Open Link Night at d'Verse Poets Pub.  A fabulous place to go to read or share poetry.  To get there just click on the title.  It's well worth a visit.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Haiku Blues

Blue and purple cliffs
reach out for heaven; instead
clouds slip through their grasp

New York’s central park:
oasis surrounded by
a concrete wasteland

Life in blues, shimmers
just under the surface of
a grey existance

'In Tandem' at Alias Jinksy has this writing prompt.  Click on the title to see it for your self!  This is my first visit time participating - thanks Jinksy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Magpie #74

Behind the serene smile
you will find me
if you care to look.

Writing prompt provided by Tess Kincade at Magpie Tales.  To see for your self just click on the title.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


the Cyclops god
lovely and relentless -
feel her nurturing, scorching

Wheat fields
waver, whisper.
Dreaming of bread and beer
they nod their heavy heads towards
the sun

loiters too long;
finally cool whispers,
shadows lengthen, deepen into

Cinquain: A five-line stanza of syllabic verse, the successive lines containing two, four, six, eight and two syllables.  This is written for Magpie Tales, a weekly pictoral writing prompt that can be found here:Mag 72

Friday, July 1, 2011


Lovely as a scab,
indecision hangs her head;
broken-toothed smile
drips a bloodied goodbye
in the pocket of yesterday
and you think back, forever
to what almost wasn’t
and wish away
the other
knowing, here in the doorway
any step you take
destroys an infinite number
of possibles -
eggshells break
beneath your blistered feet

This cheery little piece is for Mr. Knowitall's Friday Flash 55, where he prompts us to say our piece in exactly 55 words.  Click on the title to go there
Also posted on One Shot Wednesday, One Stop Poetry