Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Monday Poetry Stretch

Imaginary gardens with real toads in them. ~Marianne Moore's definition of poetry, "Poetry," Collected Poems, 1951

This week on Miss Rumphius' Monday Poetry Stretch you are prompted to write a poem from a delightful image of a young boy building a sand mountain.

Here's my poem titled:


A mountain of sand,
Temporary, until
waves wash
this mountain of sand
My mountain
Is not built
Of sand.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Weekend Wordsmith

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. ~Novalis

The Weekend Wordsmith for this weekend is prompted by the picture below of torrential rains. There are some wonderful words to be found at the site, so go and check it out...

The Veil

Peace settles

Behind a veil of




Friday, May 2, 2008

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. ~Percy Shelley, A Defence of Poetry, 1821

Hey! So I'm a couple of days late... I felt the need to do this week's Three Word Wednesday as the words seemed relavent to what has been going in my life right now. The three words for this week are, Empty, Highway, Ignored. So here is my first draft contribution...

Tumbled Signs

He ignored the signs
As we travelled
along our daily highway
Of sports, music, school and
time together.
He crashed -- the signs
Our life forever changed
Our highway empty
Until we find
A new roadway to travel.