Inktober: 31 Days of Poems: Ancient

I’m using daily prompts associated with Inktober (artists doing ink drawings) to spur poetry this month. The poems flow from the prompts, though it may not be

A Tangle of Bright Moments: Bleak Sky is as Seductive

“A dead hydrangea is as intricate and lovely as one in bloom. Bleak sky is as seductive as sunshine, miniature orange trees without blossom or

A Tangle of Bright Moments: Shining Banks of Light

“Far below ran the silver ribbon of the East River, braceleted by shining bridges, flecked by boats as small as flyspecks, splitting the shining banks

A Tangle of Bright Moments: Frog Hugs

“Wood frogs emerge from hibernation when warm rainfall thaws them. They participate in a yearly migration that brings them to vernal pools for breeding, starting

A Tangle of Bright Moments: All These Objects

“Brown cliffs with deep green lakes in the hollows, flat blade-like trees that waved from root to tip, round boulders of grey stone, vast crumpled

A Tangle of Bright Moments: Mud Persists

“Winter is long in this climate and spring—a matter of a few days only,—a flower or two picked from mud or from among wet leaves

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