Pools of — RSS

Pools of —

13 April, 2015: Pools of —


by Dianne Borsenik
Pools of — 
evening’s window

setting sun bleeds
candy-apple copper
into the lake

and I find myself thinking

the whole world
is a vampire

and it is getting

“Pools of –” by Dianne Borsenik, from Ship of Fools Spring, 1994. Used by permission of the author.

Dianne Borsenik is active in the Northeast Ohio poetry scene and regional reading circuit. Her work has been widely published in journals and anthologies, including Rosebud, Slipstream, Pudding Magazine, Modern Haiku, and Lilliput Review, and she won first place in both the 2013 and 2014 Best Cleveland Poem Competitions. She is founder/editor of NightBallet Press and lives in Elyria with her husband James and dogsons Bodhi and Angelo. Learn more at dianneborsenik.com


Explore a darker side in your poetry.

Pick up where Dianne Borsenik left off and write a poem that doesn’t use the word “vampire” but uses these five words: immortal, bite, drain, pallor, nocturnal.

Dianne Borsenik
Thank you, JJ!
4/30/2015 5:27:26 PM

JJ Stickney
I love the twist, very clever.
4/18/2015 8:17:01 AM

Dianne Borsenik
Thank you, Tricia!
4/13/2015 6:14:51 PM

Tricia Knoll
This is a lovely poem. I've felt this.
4/13/2015 3:30:46 PM

READ + WRITE: 30 Days of Poetry is a collaboration between Cuyahoga County Public Library and poet Diane Kendig. Our thanks go to Diane and the poets of Northeast Ohio who allowed us to share their poetry.