“I believe that every line in every poem
is the orphaned caption of a lost photograph”

Teju Cole ~ Blind Spot

A lepidopterist’s last words

For my poetics prompt “Words of departure” we are creating a deathbed poem using some famous last words and imagining the scene or creating an imaginary one to match.

an insidious sea

Winslow Homer’s Summer Squall inspires this poem – one of Merril’s options for her Poetics prompt: Sun, Sand, Storms, and Celebrations: Summer Ekphrastic


Björn’s MTB prompt “Meet the Bar with Dissonance” invites us to write poetry whereby the sounds jar and the rhythm is unbroken