Maybe that’s just what I want to do, by Britta Benson

I often use prompts in a very loose way. This month, Rebecca Cuningham’s Poetry Challenge is all about writing a haibun. Theme: door. Door? Well, Rebecca also mentions portals, beginnings, invitations and next steps. That led me to a reflection on writing, so I guess, I went a bit along the portal line of thought.Continue reading “Maybe that’s just what I want to do, by Britta Benson”

Inspiration cuarteto, by Britta Benson

Here’s my response to Rebecca Cuningham’s July Poetry Challenge. This month, the form is a Spanish cuarteto, the theme: where does our inspiration as writers come from? Here’s the link to the full blog post on The four lines of the cuarteto don’t leave much room for long winded explanations. Still, I hadContinue reading “Inspiration cuarteto, by Britta Benson”

Marguerites after the rain, by Britta Benson

This poem is my response to Rebecca Cuningham’s June Poetry Challenge. Rebecca runs a monthly poetry challenge on her blog What makes her poetry prompt unique is the fact that she not only publishes all the contributions on her blog, she also translates each of the poems into Spanish. So if you ever wantContinue reading “Marguerites after the rain, by Britta Benson”

A thought, by Britta Benson

One of the prompts I regularly look out for, is Rebecca Cuningham’s Monthly Poetry Challenge on This month, the challenge is to describe a mystery person or place in up to 14 lines of free verse. Here’s the link: Here’s my response, and yes, I guess, I did cheat a little by usingContinue reading “A thought, by Britta Benson”

Light and Darkness Shadorma, by Britta Benson

Here are my responses to Rebecca Cunningham’s March Poetry Challenge on her blog The challenge this month: Write a shadorma on the theme light and darkness. Full instructions can be found on Rebecca’s blog post: I was completely unaware of the poetic form ‘shadorma’, but as always, I’ve thrown myself into the deepContinue reading “Light and Darkness Shadorma, by Britta Benson”

Friendship, by Britta Benson

I enjoy responding to other writers’ prompt challenges. Today, I wrote a poem in response to Rebecca Cuningham’s February 2022 Pareado challenge with the theme of friendship. Friendship Through that purple door, the green, the yellow, each gate a portal, trust, a glow, the flow of hope, a threshold to another soul. Up thatContinue reading “Friendship, by Britta Benson”

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