Scintillating Memories

During the weekend, I put out a call for writing collaborations to pass the time during what’s been a fairly wet and somewhat dreary time of year. I haven’t done too many collabs (although that’s something I really wanted to change). Fortunately, I know a few good writers not only here but through my Instagram […]

#OcPoWriMo Day Twenty Seven Prompt: Favorite Scent, A Sweetbriar

Roses so red With love I’m led tasting your body’s wine Sweetness you’ve bred a pretty bed Flower garden, you’re mine Sweetbriar is a stanzaic invented form similar to the Minuette. It uses only 1 rhyme and was created by Viola Berg. The Sweetbriar is: stanzaic, written in 2 sixains. syllabic, 4-4-6-4-4-6 syllables per line. […]

#OcPoWriMo Day 25 and 26 prompts: Bleeding, and abandoned

(Check out my Day 24 prompt here: https://marylandpoetblog.wordpress.com/2016/10/25/octpowrimo-day-twenty-four-prompt-fantastical/) The surface is still and little stirs underneath the brown tinged waters There’s baby splinters caught in my sweater I’m so far along the clickty-clackity rail of abandon that knuckles dyed with crimson blood isn’t close to a worthy ransom Palette  creates a vivid word painting within […]

#OctPoWriMo Day Ten Prompt: Unfolded

  I open up the white envelope inside, I find a tiny white letter she says she has found someone else for her love I find myself shaking my head, my eyes wetter   The Tango is an invented stanzaic form introduced by Chiquita LoJuana Gonzolas Sills. The Tango is: stanzaic, written in any number […]