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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Gratitude...and a new poem

I really want to thank each of you have commented on my last two poem. I will try to respond to each of you. As you have guessed, I have "issues" with chronic pain, and some days, it is difficult for me to sit at the computer for very long. But I did read all the lovely comments, and I really thank... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Abydos Sometimes, I remember Abydos, And two ancient temples Encased in waves of heat, Square cut and strong, Like stubborn fists clenched against the tyrannies of time, Surrounded by the silence of sand. At times, On reckless, pain filled days, Entombed emotions Rise up, like avenging gods Carved... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Playing with Pain When I detest my own pain It takes greater license Pains me more Libertine and licentious It pains me more Again and again Where do I begin Where does pain end A baroque fugue Twisting and turning With notes all the same Pain demands Performance without applause Till the instrument... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

On the lighter side

Something a bit lighter for my blog. No sonnets, today. The Neighbor’s Cat If only I spat disdain Like the neighbors’ cat Despotic Never kitty neurotic Capricious yellow tabby tyrant I itch to pet Aiming aimlessly superior Surveyor Part-time birdie slayer Would I rule, too? If only I never disdained... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor

Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor Held captive, the music breathes inside my chest Releasing, teasing daydreams of escape, The sudden freedom of a soul possessed, Unbound by sounds forever changing shape, As if each dying note could conquer grief. The music lives, it takes control, unless I hold by my... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Poem with a religous sentiment

In browsing around Blogit, I find many poems that are strong in religious faith and imagery. I do not often work in those fields, but at times, I have found myself reaching towards faith as I write. I thought I would share one such poem. It dates from just over two years ago, interestingly, just... Sign in to see full entry.

The Black Swan

Finally, the first completely "new" poem in two years. We watched the movie last night, and I knew I had to write about it. I stuck to using a sonnet as my format. I thought the form might bridle in my rather strong emotional reactions to the movie. At any rate, here tis. After The Black Swan A... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I am still a bit confused about using this site. I get rather mixed up jumping from the blogs to the comments. I want to thank all of the members who reviewed my poems, and all the nice comments. The comments inspired this poem, something I worked on long ago when I was studying different types of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


This is a re-write of another sonnet I started two years ago before I stopped writing. Jumping back into writing verse feels like trying to speak a language I have not spoken for a long time. So, I decided to re-visit some older works, complete them, and hopefully, urge myself into new territory.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A New Beginning

I thought I would begin this blog with the last poem I wrote. It is a sonnet. I enjoy reading and writing both formal poetry and free verse. This is a beginning that starts where I ended. White Camellias They always open on the first cold days December brings, as if they understand The season’s... Sign in to see full entry.

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