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Dragon Meed

Here’s a Dragon poem to brighten up your day. And, Michele, I did add that stanza you suggested.   Dragon Meed   One dragon blue, one dragon red, two beasts desiring to be fed. One dragon red, one dragon blue, so very hungry, thirsty, too.   One dragon left, one dragon right, both slipped inside […]


Greetings from the Poetic Muselings, and welcome to 2015. We have decided to blog once a week this month, and I have drawn the first week.   We Muselings met online in October of 2008 when we all signed up for a workshop at the Muse Online Writers Conference.  The four of us were signed […]

Holiday Poetry Prompt

Here’s a holiday poetry prompt. My response to this is below. Yes, it really is possible to construct a poem from this nonsense.   Ten Characters: 1. Old Saint Nick 2. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer 3. Frosty the Snowman 4. The Grynch 5. Good King Wencheslas 6. Little Red Riding Hood 7. The Big Bad […]

Character Revolt

NOTE: This post previously appeared on my blog, This month’s blog round robin is about character revolt: did you ever have a secondary character threaten to take over a novel? Boy, did I ever. And what’s more, he succeeded. It went like this: After I wrote Relocated I was haunted by a question that […]

Facing Mortality

NOTE: This post previously appeared on my blog, It happened many years ago. We had just learned  I was pregnant with our second son when I got a call from my mother, with the words no daughter wants to hear: It’s cancer. My mother had cancer of the colon.  She had had a sigmoidoscopy […]

Another Step Down the Road

Yeah, I seem to be writing a story told in verse as a succession of poems about these two guys … Another Step Down the Road    One foot in front of the other, under dark sky as I seek. The cold is becoming my lover and hunger an enemy to cheat.   I set […]


Here’s a companion poem to the one I posted yesterday: Journey   Wanderer, wanderer where do you go, all alone on the road when the wild winds blow? Where did you come from and why did you leave, who are the loved ones you left home to grieve?   Hunched in your cloak with your […]

Another poem: Cold Stone

Cold Stone   Dirt and stone beneath my feet, clouds and mist above me, in my ears, the sheep’s high bleat. Dear, I know you love me.   As I wander down the road I leave you behind me, standing in the field I hoed. Shafts of sunlight blind me.   My way is long […]

The Hidden Key

The Hidden Key Ash and pine and elm and oak, under sky like blowing smoke, up a hill and under ground, winding through a maze, is found   keys to mysteries unfold, tales still needing to be told. Find the answers in the logs hidden in the swampy bogs. Muselings Poetry Challenge number 2: this […]

A Token for the Train

I love writing in rhyme, and I have a large number of poems lying around that rhyme. I’m especially fond of this one, which I’ve worked over a number of times.    A Token for the Train   I clatter down dim staircase to seek shelter from the rain, duck beneath a turnstile as I’m […]

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