World Illusion

Poets, April Poem-A-Day commenced yesterday. Perhaps you aren't motivated or inspired to participate this year. Let me try to change your mind. I believe poets are the creative journalists of the world. We are the hunters and gatherers of humanity's experiences just like visual artists. We inhale all the dirt and grime and love and … Continue reading World Illusion

Magic Words

PAD COUNTDOWN MARCH 27 Write a magic poem. Today I am playing catch up. Pandemics are conducive to poetry. What else is there to do? (Besides sterilize doorknobs, of course.) Warning: If you fear death or are abhorred by it, then you may not want to read the next several poems written in response to … Continue reading Magic Words

Fragile Dust

PAD COUNTDOWN continues MARCH 26 Write a quiet poem. Warning: If you fear death or are abhorred by it, then you may not want to read the next several poems written in response to my father's death a few weeks ago.  

Waiting: Spring 2020

PAD COUNTDOWN MARCH 25: Write a short-form poem. I chose to write a Shadorma. A Shadorma is a Spanish 6-line syllabic poem of 3/5/3/3/7/5 syllable lines respectively. This Pandemic is on all our minds and I believe that while we have developed a fighting spirit, we are also in mourning for many things: our old … Continue reading Waiting: Spring 2020

Flight to Blessing

The Countdown continues. March 23: Write an Escape poem.