Tag Archives: Deborah Koff-Chapin

Xerophilous

  NaPoWriMo – day 25 and for Brenda’s Sunday Wordle: cheap, tissue, pinwheels, diminished, creep, eternal, tattoos, steal, quenching, replenish, piquant, squeeze, sharp   Xerophilous … I wondered if only plants could be xerophilous      or if people could be, … Continue reading

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Geode Soul

  NaPoWriMo – day 24   And if the many sayings of the wise Teach of submission I will not submit But with a spirit all unreconsiled Flash an unquenched defiance to the stars.  __Adelaide Crapsey, Saranac Lake, 1913 __quoted … Continue reading

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Old Truth

  NaPoWriMo – day 23     Old Truth Our traveler meets individuals every day, who turn away from light. Not because of choice, but rather something misaligned over time and never mended. Longs to tell them: Hidden away face … Continue reading

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In The Maw of Things

  NaPoWriMo – day 22 and for Big Tent Poetry Prompt: what would you shout down the street?    In The Maw of Things Yesterday, our traveler, like a child, wanted to run wild in street, yelling in huge capital … Continue reading

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Step Back

NaPoWriMo – day 21 Step Back Rare days when our traveler is home but not in. Must step back from too much: chaos, words, people, stimulus. Has been known to allow inner child loose, to play with signs, symbols, letting … Continue reading

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Sevenling (ever-burning fire)

  NaPoWriMo – day20 Sevenling  (ever-burning fire) Ever burning fire fades, then flares within. Black ink burns current page, curling edges. Flames constantly wage struggle to bring light into darkness. Cooling watery depths hide layers where life abides. Tides creep … Continue reading

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Map of Awareness

  NaPoWriMo – day 19 Map of Awareness Each night, or just before dawn, our traveler bends to daily task of note-taking. Jots and dashes, sometimes lines of verse, her private soul journey of telling words. Lets just past moments … Continue reading

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