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Writing the Day · 6d ago

At Fourteen

At fourteen, I thought less about the future and, unaware of Buddhism, lived in the moment. Even a day was usually unplanned, spontaneous, open to what the universe had planned for me. If li...
Writing the Day · 1W ago

Hemispheres

​This  year was the summer that wasn’t. Circumstances made the months pass us unnoticed It was a Southern hemisphere season here. A winter landscape when summer was due. Our world’s axis til...
Writing the Day · 1W ago

Pleasures

​Better pleasure than pain. Better a cemetery than a hospital. Better the campus than the classroom. Better dreams than sleep. Better that I write the poem than think about writing it. Bette...
Writing the Day · 1W ago

The Flavorist’s Lament

Whether with American flavor or British flavour, flavor creation is done by a flavorist, scientific chemical palette creativity, sense of smell, and sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami – pu...
Writing the Day · 1W ago

Picture: The Great Falls

  The Passaic River is interrupted on its journey to the sea by Little Falls then Great Falls in Paterson, New Jersey that inspire poets, lovers and photographers. My screen shows a couple o...
Writing the Day · 1W ago

Peeping

  I like looking in windows when I walk and seeing neighbors silent movie talk. They argue, laugh, shower and watch TV. Situation comedy or drama for free for me, but always briefly. I don’t...
Writing the Day · 1W ago

Antietam to Las Vegas

  We travel the banks of Antietam Creek by car listening to horrific radio news, not far from a day in 1862 – the bloodiest in American military history – fallen bodies, battles that end in ...
Writing the Day · 2W ago

In the Church of Cinema

From our padded pews in the darkness, incense of popcorn heavy in the air, light flickers figures before us, not gods, movie stars in this half-life heaven where sins are forgiven and whispe...
Writing the Day · 2W ago

Ophelia

  Ophelia was only twenty-two. They say she drowned in a small brook. A branch broke and dropped her. Unlikely – both the branch and the shallow brook. She was sad. Perhaps, mad. The brook, ...
Writing the Day · 2W ago

Poetry 101

WordPress offers an Intro to Poetry 101 freebie online “course” to inspire you to write 10 poems in 10 days. Really, it is just a very brief one-word prompt and some poetry suggestions. Day ...