Hi! I’m Joan, I write poetry among other forms and perform stories.
I love the challenge of the marathon..stretches my thinking, increases my knowledge about poetry.
Have participated in half marathon b […]
Whatever you decide, a break, or whatever is fine with me. Not sure how much help I can be, but I am willing to follow directions to make it work.
The two of you are wonderful folks. You do so much for yew writing community..before reading this, I sent Jacob an email because I wanted to let you know that one of your leads, I think it was yours,…[Read more]
Quite a fun challenge–at least 90 different words,
Revised to meet the 100 words at least 90 different words
An Umbrella day
Sun splashes her color out
into the sky
opening a wide o […]
As I drove along, I spot her
Floating, yellow and black spotted
wings spread apart,
riding the soft breeze
until she rests for a moment
among roadside b […]
Write a poem about color
We eat with our eyes
I think as I prepare our simple
Boneless loin pork chops, browned
in olive oil with garlic and sliced
green peppers that slip […]
poem about a spider–not rhyming
So, once you say that, all I can hear in my head is eesny weensy spider–its on a loop.
But here is my offering on this to me, most awful topic.
Eight legs […]
I am not really pleased with this one at all
but am posting anyway–the idea is intriguing
This poem takes its inspiration from Stopping by the woods on a snowy evening by Robert Frost.
Between the […]
Hour seven “Write a poem from the inside out.”
Helloooooooo. I’m in here, with my friends.
We are the words, all the words and the feelings.
We want to escape onto a page together
But we can’ […]
four and one half minutes to write, two minute edit
Time is on my mind
When will it run out?
I hear the click of the timer
I watch the dial move back
When time is up it will ding
Will t […]
Grandma planted a twig
She pushed it into the rich
Black soil and directed us
All to let it grow, to be careful
Not to mow it over
To everyone’s surprise it rooted
And began to […]
Emergency Room Wait
My friend is ill
911 brought screaming sirens
To their door
I followed with his in my car
My friend is ill
His wife wept all way
His meds, his pills, h […]
First the girl in shadow
You have become a shadow to the world
yet I still perceive the light in you
it comes from our love
Then a photo of the mountains with the house skeleton in f […]
Hour two How do we share yearnings when we cannot speak of them?
Times of No speech
by Joan Leotta
When words are not enough
My hand clenches
My mouth goes dry
Words are the essence of my […]
So, do we post here or on our page?
I will post this one on both until I hear from someone–don’t know why these details are flustering me this year.
Prompt one 9 am Write a poem in which the four elements (Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water) play an important part.
Today’s sky is full of wind and water.
Forcefully attacking the…[Read more]
I thought i was going to have trouble with this one–my freind callled last night and asked ot be taken to hospital to see her ill husband at 8 instead of nine–so this prompt is safe, but I will have issues with […]
This is my second year as a half marathoner. Looking forward to the challenge
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