Cream, or: Sugar

A Limerick There's a singular magical cherry, Without which ~ mornings could get hairy. Many who fancy caffeine Believe its seed is a bean, Which... when dried, milled & roasted makes merry! d'Verse poetics 'Always in Season' At d'Verse, poets were prompted to let fruit find its way into our poems; and as far as… Continue reading Cream, or: Sugar

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 31

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. As you can see, I posted a series of limericks this week with serious messages (the final seven below), rather than with light messages, as limericks are designed to be. There are ten below in total because I… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 31

Spit, or: Swallow

A limerick Trigger warning: Domestic abuse Learning just how to scream Hades' name was Persephone's debasing shame. While tending to his needs, she swallowed only six seeds, cuz she always pulled back when he came. d'Verse poetics: Persephone At d'Verse, we were prompted to take inspiration from the Greek myth of Persephone and write a… Continue reading Spit, or: Swallow

Crisp, or: Fresh

A limerick I sow d'Verse prompts in my garden But I feel that I must beg your pardon. For my rows are of keys That yield green abc's Though my gardenin's really quite ardent. A d'Verse prompt Poetics: Garden(ing) Today at d'Verse, we were prompted to engage in garden poetry writing. Write about your own,… Continue reading Crisp, or: Fresh