Clerihew: Breakfast at the Palace

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

Poetry Retreat

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