Earth stone and sky sing this song of magic sounding the names as incantations on the four winds to whisper in your prescence Moel Tŷ Uchaf o gymru* Tara ó chroílár na muire** Boscawen-Un in the ancient land of Kernow Castlerigg and Arbour Low in fair England Machrie Moor and Callanish on Scottish islands A land … Continue reading stoned love
find somewhere to lie down close your eyes not so tight relax... listen... breathe... everything you need is in this moment but you must be the one to decide what not to write or think even and so allow the magic of the morning dew to form words of it's own let the wind … Continue reading how to make a poem
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