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(Keep stacking)

Plan your dreams in advance.

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A blue coated dove, a quaint robin

For my mother and brother.

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Thousands of days

After seeing old friends.

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(the judge hurts)

I’ve been hanging onto this wily one for months.

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abecedarian no. 31

Started with “sparkle”.

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abecedarian no. 30

An abecedarian sequence is, ideally, a 26-word poem, each word in alphabetical order. This one born out of “a burnt corpse” (A-B-C)

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(abecedarian no. 26)

This one is about a boy.

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(abecedarian no. 25)

Born from the word “burden.”

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My late husband took this photograph in Oaxaca in 2006. I marked it up.

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Poetry Cheat Sheet

I am not a poet, but I was convinced last year that writing poetry was good writerly exercise. Cross-training, if you will. Writing poetry in prescribed verse can range from an exciting adventure in wordsmithing to a creative puzzle relaxing your mind before you float off to sleep at night. Words have meaning. Words have sounds. […]

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Box of Abecedarian Sequences

The Blacklight Candelabra challenges us to re-imagine a box of chocolates in writing form. A collection of unique and separate [writing] forms a greater whole.  One rarely finds a single small piece of [writing] that ascends to the heights that the variety provides. I had been thinking for some time of putting the Abecedarian Sequences into a visual art form. […]