Entries by lsteinglass

Poems of Presence

  finding myself raking patterns in the litter box   This month at Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog, Today’s Little Ditty, Margaret Simon put out the challenge to write “to write a mindful poem about the present moment,” a poem of presence. I think it may have been Heidi Mordhorst who suggested we try to make […]

Happy Poetry Friday!

    Welcome to Poetry Friday! I can’t help but note that it’s May 1, the day after the last day of National Poetry Month. Is everyone exhausted? I know I am. I think I lost steam after about two weeks. To those of you who wrote a poem or shared a video or did […]

Water’s Ways

My participation in Laura Shovan’s Water Poem Project has drifted a bit, but I’m still checking in now and then. Margarita Engle invited us to write an ode about water. With everything happening it feels like a perfect time to write a poem of appreciation. I wrote this one about my mother’s backyard swimming pool. […]

A Few More Water Poems

I wrote this for Laura’s Shovan’s Water Poem Project. On Day 15 Chris Baron challenged us to look beneath the surface of water. Apparently that was truly challenging for me. As you can see I saw a lot more above than below. I was even more off topic on Day 9 with Kat Appel’s challenge […]

Cherry Popsicles

  This form is called a skinny. A skinny has 11 lines, the first and last can be any length; they must use the same words, but the words can be in a different order. Lines 2-10 are one word each, lines 2, 6 and 10 are the same word. I find this form challenging […]

Progressive Poem 2020

    I am happy to add the next line of this year’s progressive poem. Irene Latham started this NPM tradition in 2012. This year Margaret Simon graciously agreed to keep it going. Donna started us off by offering two possible first lines. Irene and Jone have continued this pattern, so I have done it […]

Water Poems

  Happy Poetry Friday and National Poetry Month! This year I don’t have a particular plan other than to write and post every day. For the last 11 days I’ve been participating in Laura Shovan’s Water Poem Project. I love daily prompts because I can get started without having to wonder what to write about. […]

Ice Fog for Two Voices

Happy Day 2 of National Poetry Month. I’m trying to post a poem every day to celebrate. I wrote this draft this morning in response to Kara Laughlin’s invitation to write a poem about ice fog in two voices. Kara’s prompt is part of Laura Shovan’s Water Poem Project. Thanks for stopping by, Liz

Goldfish Thoughts

  Happy National Poetry Month! I don’t have a particular project this year, but I’m going to try to post something every day. I’ve been trying to keep up with Laura Shovan’s #WaterPoemProject, so I may be posting a lot of water poems. Today’s prompt by Buffy Silverman was to write a mask poem from […]

When will it be time to plant again?

When will it be time to plant again? When will it be time to plant again? When will the risk of frost pass so seeds can safely shed their coats? When will the earth be welcoming? Today the sun is bright. We all run out to feel its warmth. Is it time? we wonder, yearning […]