Counting Down to April

It's almost time to spark a literary poetic flame!! National Poetry Month is just five short days away.

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Poeming-Just for the Fun of it!

November 2017 PAD If you haven't yet, try this challenge--write one poem/day for the entire month of November. Then create a chapbook of your poems. It's adventurous. It's irresistible. It's fun! Every October 31, I become feverish/frantic/deathly pale and deliriously pumped for this challenge. Each day, if you join, you'll log into Writer's Digest and check … Continue reading Poeming-Just for the Fun of it!

Why I Write Poetry

A few weeks ago Robert Lee Brewer, Writer's Digest Poetry guru, put out a call for essays from poets to explain why they write poetry. The why isn't easy putting into words. And I'm not sure I even touched on the real reason. Like onions, there are layers of poetic insight and reflection. The simple … Continue reading Why I Write Poetry

The Other Side of Love

The Other Side of Love What she told me then— It’s all ending— this burden. Beyond time Behind locks fear is something else and she wore it like a queen. 2017 April PAD Challenge: Day 30  

High on Perfection

High on Perfection The prosodist dwells in the literary fountain, with deep-throated roars of rising anger splashing through waves of free writing, fighting against streams of consciousness reading aloud for foreign stones that trip his tingling tongue, prying corroded spondees off the pages, his mouth twisting as he spits them out with rhythmic pounding, juggling … Continue reading High on Perfection

when we returned

when we returned there's thunder rising toward heaven and the children have gone home rain is falling somewhere across this sleeping world the old man writes quietly in front of the open fireplace his sweet dreams becoming clear as he fills the page when he thinks nobody is listening, he sings softly about faith and … Continue reading when we returned