Category Archives: Poetry

Back to School – Ready or Not

Some schools resume as early as next week in the U.S. Others will open in the coming weeks, some later still. Some, in theses uncertain times, have postponed starting, or decided to launch their fall terms online. The only thing … Continue reading

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World of Glass

It was the world they were born into The one they’d been given Although they’d long ago forgotten The Visitor who came and filled Their empty world with glass Which was said to be immortal They had to admit it … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Park: An Exercise in Characterization

Originally posted on All The Shoes I Wear:
From the shoes I wore in the Writers Guild. (We breathe life into our stories by showing  instead of telling. Paint a picture with your words that transports the reader. – Laura…

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Welcome Summer Solstice

Originally posted on The Myth of Trees:
A Likely Lake In Summer Time Paul Laurence Dunbar – 1872-1906 (The author of numerous collections of poetry and prose; he was one of the first African American poets to gain national recognition.) When summer…

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A Tribute Written For One of My Favorite Poets

Originally posted on Paul's Poetry Playground:
You may be familiar with my series of beau présents recently written as tributes to my favorite poets that I have been posting on this blog lately. Well, the poem I am posting…

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Let’s Do it Better This Time

Surprising words from a man whose wisdom, at least at times, exceeded his behavior. But then it’s true of all of us at times, isn’t it? Currently, it seems it’s true of many. As the coronavirus lockdown unravels, many people … Continue reading

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The devils are here

Originally posted on Benyapoesy:
Hell will be one of the most well-known concepts ever:is there anybody who needs to tellempty feelings, pains and people who feed on each other,and is there anybody to tell we are living hell;all vain trials,…

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Highlight Highs don’t last as the days slip by

Originally posted on Kate Duff Poetry:
I was consuming unwisely Trying To eat a life that I couldn’t have But I wanted so bad I didn’t realise in my search for a highlight high True meaning doesn’t come in the…

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THiRST

Originally posted on KASHiVOLOGY:
And the feather of thought swayed with the lightness of the wind. They say, you have to be the wings of the bird to fly; to travel and unravel, to stay and drift, to be and…

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The Lives of Trees

Of all the flora upon the earth, none seem quite so human as trees. Endlessly varied, not only by species, but individually, they strive to find nourishment, to grow and produce offspring. They struggle to weather the storms of life, … Continue reading

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