Archive for ‘Ellespeth’

May 21, 2016

Those Old Nomadic Ways

by Ellespeth

door-933346_640Those Old Nomadic Ways

A tiny camper
glimpsed
rushing by on the freeway
away
past other cars
and realities

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April 13, 2015

Sunday Comes Calling

by Ellespeth
new chairs

two chairs marked ‘free’ from our condo building lobby

Sunday Comes Calling

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March 19, 2015

Maybe I Like Picasso

by Ellespeth

Woman Playing Mandolin, Picasso

Maybe I Like Picasso

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March 7, 2015

Watching From The Window

by Ellespeth

Nimrud Ivory – Woman at the Window

Watching From The Window

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February 9, 2015

Under Grandma’s Quilt – Love Poem for Valentine’s Challenge

by Ellespeth

Under Grandma’s Quilt

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January 14, 2015

I Have Loved You Other Times – A Love Poem

by Ellespeth

I Have Loved You Other Times

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January 9, 2015

The Censored Self – A Poem

by Ellespeth

This is a poem I wrote – year or so ago – about self censorship.  Today seems to be an appropriate time to put this on Poet’s Corner because we can’t let it happen.

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November 28, 2014

Eyes So Blue – A Love Poem for A Poetry Challenge

by Ellespeth

Poetry challenge: Ice hotel poem.

ice-hotel-restaurantEyes So Blue
Your words froze
into air and time.
Breathing into blue
I covered you
with all the love I’d saved

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November 21, 2014

Off The To Do List

by Ellespeth

Off The To Do List

This morning
the traffic was stalled.
At the red light
I looked at you.
It had begun to rain
again.
You looked at me.

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November 17, 2014

Notes To My Poet

by Ellespeth

Calliope – Chief Muse

Notes To My Poet
Strike when the fire is hot
that hammer upon the steel
and forge together
moon and stars
hopes and fears
and all that you can
in a moment.

Ellespeth

November 12, 2014

Too Soon Yore – Triquint poetry challenge

by Ellespeth

I’ve taken up this triquint poem challenge.  I don’t usually do poetry forms so I decided to really torture myself and attempt a triquint.

scattered understanding of a triquint poem
lines 3 and 4 repeat in each verse
line 5 rhymes in each verse
9,7,5,3,1
aaAAb (hmmm? not sure with the capital A’s mean)

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November 10, 2014

Like An Amish Hope Chest

by Ellespeth

I deep cleaned the study this afternoon.  This is not the chest that inspired me, but we have one like this from David’s family.Like An Amish Hope Chest
She’s old and worn
chipped but smoothed
rounded edges
faded but red
orange
like a setting sun’s ruby
set in a violet sky
painting a life
with delicate brushings
of usefulness.

Ellespeth

September 23, 2014

Approaching The Garden

by Ellespeth

Approaching The Garden

When it’s time to water the garden
throw open the gate.
Prepare a path
for fairies and elves
and all things magical.

Ellespeth

September 6, 2014

Still Spring Cleaning In August – A Love Poem

by Ellespeth

Still Spring Cleaning In August

In the closet stays
the glittered
Christmas flats
from rituals
of long ago
along with the last
bohemian skirt
mother patched for me
and patched again
– these must remain
untouched
because they are a link
to all that was.

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