“French bread warming in the sun”

Sometimes a prompt comes along and I get a clear picture of what I want to write about. I hope I did this justice. The prompt was to write a preparation poem--something to do with preparing, I guess. I can't count how many times I have heard that we are to show, not tell. Good advise. I hope … Continue reading “French bread warming in the sun”


“What liars think”

The prompt from Poetic Asides this week was to take the phrase “What (blank) Think,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem." This was just way too fun and I could write a million of 'em. (That is called hyperbole. A poetry term that we all … Continue reading “What liars think”

“The lady on the bridge”

Today's prompt was to write a friend of a friend poem, either in the voice of the friend of a friend or about that person. Writing about a friend of a friend threw me for a few minutes. But, this was great practice at disassociating myself from the poem itself, keeping it from becoming sentimental, … Continue reading “The lady on the bridge”