Poem: "Bloodletting" . . . How do you blush and say you were not moved? . . .
I have been struggling to find good content for my poetry lately . . . To get past that, I thought it might be a good idea to create a project for myself . . . what if I were to write about art?
Poem: "On Being Ready to Teach" . . . it is a man . . .
Poem: "To the Man who Killed my Mother" . . . There was always a sense of urgency about her . . .
Poem (NaPoWriMo 2017 Prompt): "in the knowing" . . . Oblivion was pleasant, naive - and now - . . .
A clerihew is a comical 4-line verse (with rhyme scheme AABB) about someone famous. Here's mine: Breakfast at the Palace Our future King, the little Prince George, when eating his porridge, is likely to gorge, "Now, Georgey," fusses Mama, "that's terribly rude!" "Oh, Kate," says good Willy, "let the boy eat his food." (tee hee)
I have not yet participated in this year's NaPoWriMo challenge to write a poem a day; however, I was intrigued by yesterday's prompt to write a ghazal. Here's what I came up with. It was much harder than I thought it would be! Intertidal Ecology: A Love Poem Goodbyes are hardest said in person, beside the … Continue reading Ghazal
My family has just returned from a wonderful week long vacation to Vancouver Island. We stayed in Metchosin, just outside of Victoria, and during our stay, we got to visit some beautiful locations, including the Town of Sidney and the Village of Ganges (Salt Spring Island). These amazing places, rife in natural beauty and culture, … Continue reading Poetry Retreat
“Haiku tends to focus on the immediate present, upon a mindful moment that captures the essence of meaningful living.” In January, I discovered “National Haiku Writing Month” (www.nahaiwrimo.com), which encourages poets from around the world to commit to writing at least one haiku poem every day for the month of February. The NaHaiWriMo Facebook … Continue reading Haiku-A-Day: Part 1
"Moving up in the world" is not always quite as it seems.