Having hosted a dVerse prompt recently on the ghazal form I have spent some more time studying it and decided to pen another for myself. There may be a series of these as it is a form that speaks to me. Here i make use of both the refrain (RADIF), this lone pillow, and a … Continue reading pillow talk
this parabolic transit arcs to a still-point a reflective moment among cycles of time we watch for the return of the sun or the son perhaps? either way there is hope a glimmer an ember a spark long buried in the heart of winter's icy repose this pregnant darkness and it was always … Continue reading Come the Light
Sit a little while and drink with me i would pour you a glass of poetry tall and clear with intent may it taste ~ of all the summers that you were young and free enough to graze your knees and elbows in the theatre of play ~ of that first strawberry-sweet kiss that formed your heart … Continue reading Slainte
Kerry is hosting at Toads. Greetings to all! Today is the day we put the "mini' back into the Sunday Mini-Challenge, and return to the option of form poetry. The object of this challenge is to write a poem in no more than 10 lines (but you may write in fewer than 10 lines all … Continue reading who looks?
Two nights ago I was fortunate to see Rising Appalachia live in Glasgow. I have followed their journey from afar for some years and have taught a version of a traditional West African song called Sunu in my drum classes, which they have recorded so beautifully....so this was a special night for me. They did … Continue reading find your way
Tonight it is my turn to host Poetics over at dVerse and my prompt is to write a Blessing Poem. Here is my second. May the wind at your back carry with it the hopes and dreams of all your tomorrows May the rain that falls wash the sorrows and pains from all of … Continue reading a blessing
Tonight it is my turn to host Poetics over at dVerse and my prompt is to write a Blessing Poem There is a flow a kind of unfolding a wave like thing that will if you step aside from it and from yourself proceed outwardly and inwardly at once it brings … Continue reading Grace