Category Archives: Poetry Slam

The Love of Light

As National Poetry Month winds down I feel the need to squeeze in a few more verses. While listening to music for a project, these words popped into my head with such an insistent yearning to be born I felt … Continue reading

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National Treasure: Richard Blanco

Last night I heard poetry for the first time. I have listened to poetry before and I’ve enjoyed it. I have favorite poems. But last night, listening to Richard Blanco read and speak, I heard poetry that infiltrated past my ears … Continue reading

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Death As Therapy, Lullacries & HWA’s Poetry Contest

Today was one of those cranky, over stressed days where the only way to feel better is to kill someone. Luckily, fictional murder is more therapeutic than I imagine real murder is. Since I’m still celebrating poetry this month, I did … Continue reading

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The Highwayman Trifecta

My favorite poem is The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. I feel compelled to share it this April in honor of National Poetry Month. Last year I found a brilliant artist named Mary Anne Leslie who does amazing and precise images that remind … Continue reading

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Beware of Turtles

I saw a turtle crossing the road this morning and it reminded me to watch out for them. If you see a turtle crossing a road, please help him to get safely to the other side. Don’t move him back to … Continue reading

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My Favorite Poem (of mine)

Still celebrating National Poetry Month, and one of my favorite poems (that I’ve ever written) has to be A Writer’s Wish. I wrote it ages ago for a now vanished writer’s website called Themestream, and as I recall it won … Continue reading

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Design poem by Frost

I was looking at interesting poems tonight when I stumbled across this “design poem” by Robert Frost. I’d never seen this before, and of course I want to try my own. Here is the poem written out in case you … Continue reading

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If I Had a Beard

I’m not much of a poet it, though I do enjoy it. When I do pen a poem it’s almost always humorous (hopefully), somehow irreverent and structured. Poetry really does reflect our inner selves. This is another poetical pondering to celebrate … Continue reading

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Nat’l Poetry Month begins…

To celebrate National Poetry Month, I joined the April Writes Challenge and I’ve promised to write a poem a day. Tonight it’s late and I’ve been having an intense phone conversation about life and the universe so I stuck with a … Continue reading

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Real Book or eBook?

Recently I checked a large, hardcover book out of my library. I was excited to read it, but I wound up returning it barely cracked. As much as I love ‘real’ books, I think the convenience of eBooks have spoiled … Continue reading

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