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Your voice knew, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to this week’s W3 poetry challenge over at The Skeptic’s Kaddish. This week’s prompt, set by poet of the week Steven S Wallace, is to write a response to Emily Dickinson’s short poem ‘Superiority to Fate’. You can find the full prompt and the poem by clicking on this link: IContinue reading “Your voice knew, by Britta Benson”


Love, or: Elephant

Here’s my response to my own guidelines on The Skeptic’s Kaddish weekly poetry challenge, W3. You can read the full prompt post here: Love, or: Elephant My love for you, non negotiable. I was yours, long before I felt gossamer fingers, toes, stroke my soul from the inside out, and even after that midwifeContinue reading “Love, or: Elephant”

See… Saw…, by Britta Benson

I like a good prompt. Sometimes, prompts inspire each other. This poem was inspired by two prompts. The first one, set by A. J. Wilson on The Skeptic’s Kaddish W3 Weekly Prompt. Here’s the link: Write a poem including the word ‘fragment’. The second prompt, set by Lillian on dVerse: Write a poemContinue reading “See… Saw…, by Britta Benson”

De profundis, by Britta Benson

This poem is a direct response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt, I have only come across his website a few weeks ago, but I’m hooked. Come Friday, I’m ready for whatever prompt there is. This week’s challenge: a title that delivers. I hope I’ve done it justice. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Took meContinue reading “De profundis, by Britta Benson”

Heart, by Britta Benson

This poem was prompted by ‘The Procrastinators’ Midweek Writing Prompt. Heart Heart. Just a fistsize muscle that holds the secrets of my world in its continuous dance and drums ta-dum code until the end of time. Heart. Just an unsightly lump, flanked by my lungs, kept safe, warm, hidden, underneath layers and lobes, hopesContinue reading “Heart, by Britta Benson”

Cosmic Morse Code, by Britta Benson

Here’s a wee poem I wrote in reply to a prompt on a website I follow. The challenge: Assonance. I put the link to the post on Brian Vos’s blog below my poem, in case you want to have a look. Cosmic Morse Code The light of a dead star still sparkles in my nightContinue reading “Cosmic Morse Code, by Britta Benson”