Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Boundaries

This is the Alphabet Haiku Challenge from Dark Side of the Moon’s wonderful blog.  Check it out, it’s wonderful, and stay tuned for it’s appearance on this Sunday’s Sunday Share. beaver bounded but because barely brave bounded back

Throw Back Thursday: Cartography

I thought about the poem featured in this post the other day.  I thought about it the last time I shared passages with her.  I thought about how, even when she struggled to remember people she used to be very close with, all she could remember was where they lived.  That, and that they were…

The Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Aquatic

Here is a little Haiku break, alphabetically. I didn’t think I could do it, but I did!  So far, anyway.  I stopped by the blog, Dark Side of the Moon, check back on Sunday for the Sunday Share!, and I accepted the Alphabet Haiku challenge.  I’m a bit late to the game, but here we…

Sunday Share: Whispers in the Dark

I recently found Beau Allen’s poetry blog.  It is fully of finely crafted poems and I genuinely encourage you to click on the link and read them.  The post I link to is about a collection called Whispers in the Dark.  These poems do indeed have a darkness and even in the ones where no…

Sunday Share: Birthday Reflections

I’ve just read a lovely post written by Judy Dykstra Brown and I connected all too much to the superstition and reflections around birthdays. I wrote about some similar things here: The Big Day Along with a wonderfully written post, and blog!, there was a very moving poem included in this post.  Please check out…

Enveloped

Enveloped, first draft       9/28/17   The fog began as something deadly, The kind that tentacles reach out from, The kind a person could disappear into. This is the dense air that Morning Glories thrive in- Diffused light shields fragility, They happily shy away from their vibrancy.   On the highway we crawled our way forward,…

Sunday Share: Ocean

From the blog Here I Am is a poem I have read several times and will read a few more.  And I will enjoy it more every time.  If there are many more poems like this on this blog I may never get any work done.  Please check it out. Ocean Listen here,   I…

Sunday Share: Oddments

I have found yet another wonderful blog.  This blog called Oddments contains some amazing and deceptively simple writing. Here are two poems from this blog.  I love that they are called “connections.” Connections: May 24.17 When the echo is all and the used pages hang limp what of the note? Does it weep for its…

Sunday Share: If I Were

I have been feeling close to poetry lately.  I thought this poem by Frank Solanki was delightfully playful and layered. If I Was A Chameleon May 19, 2017 ~ Frank Solanki If I was a chameleon It would be so much fun Into a hundred colours I’d turn If I was a chameleon I’d turn…

Writing Wednesdays: Hashtag Writing Life

My favorite day of the week is Thursday. I can hear the neighborhood begin to wake up at dusk with the early revilers. I love days with six letters like Monday and Friday.  They are shorter to type. I always have to speak Wednesday phonetically as I write it. I love Sundays because I am…

Sunday Share: That is Some Crazy Caterpillar!

This Sunday Share is from a blog I adore.  The poem is just amazing as well.  I’ll share it here, but you gotta go check out the whole blog! It is from a blog called:  Life Lessons If I Follow the Wandering Poet jdbphoto Who cares if I swim naked in my pool? All other…

Writing Wednesdays: A Poem

I go back and forth about not titling a poem.  Is it just lazy?  An attempt to be cool?  Mostly it’s a missed opportunity.  And yet, if the poem seems to be asking to remain untitled, don’t I have to listen? Pelicans circle in flocks over the beach Attempting the grace of hawks on the…