Thursday, April 30, 2009

15 Words or Less

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. ~Kahlil Gibran

With the above quote I would also add...thesaurus, as I use it a lot when I write poetry.

Anyway...this week Susan Taylor Brown is hosting 15 Words or's a great photo, easily stimulating one's imagination. Head on over and join in...everyone's welcome.

Here's my contribution:

Puzzle pieces
placed upon
nature's background.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

One Single Impression

This week on OSI the prompt is WORD...a word close to my heart, as my husband is unable to use them at this it brings many emotions and thoughts to is what I came up with.

Silent Words

your eyes speak
your hand speaks
I listen...
frustration mounts,
you slouch,
I say your
you listen...
your eyes
I understood your
silent words.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Life's Decisions

"Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process." ~ Anne Wilson Schaef

Today, my quote is about life rather than poetry as that is what has been happening in my much so I have had little time to write, other than personal poems...which by the way gets me through my life. With my current situation of being a care giver to my husband and my youngest very high needs son my writing time is limited, so....

I am in the process of prioritizing my writing and have found that blogging, both reading and writing them, and dealing with emails, takes up far too much of the free time I have allocatied for writing. In other words, I am getting very little 'real writing' know the kind that potentially can earn me money and/or recognition.

So... I am going to be doing less blogging, less constantly checking emails, and reading other blogs...Starting tomorrow I will focus on my 'real writing' projects and get lots of things submitted... :>)...including additional intro packages to educational publishers and other poetry and fictional work.

Oooh...I feel elated about this process. Have you ever noticed that the process of making a decision is the difficult part...actually making the decision is the peaceful and exciting part!!!!

I will be blogging, just not as often...only as time permits, and I will be keeping track of my writing time on slimtimer and posting weekly on my writing blog...time permitting, of course ;>)

See ya' around...yee haw!!!!

Monday, April 6, 2009

One Single Impression

A poet must never make a statement simply because it is sounds poetically exciting; he must also believe it to be true. ~ W.H. Auden

These week's prompt at one single impression is LISTEN, and here is my lanturne...head on over and join in

wild strokes,
spring sprouting,
nature listens,

Friday, April 3, 2009

Poetry Friday

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason. ~Novalis

I know...I know...I'm late with today's lanturne. I have decided to write one to help promote my online teacher and friend, Laura Purdie Salas' new book, to be released this Monday April 6, 2009. Her book is titled, Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School.

Stampede your
way to the store.
It looks like it's going to be a great book, based on it's wild cover and the few tastes of her poems I've read at jama rattigan's alphabet soup.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

15 Words or Less

"The eye is the notebook of the poet." ~ James Russell Lowell

Today's photo at 15 words or less is a fan, and in keeping with my daily lanturne for national poetry on and you too can participate, and link up at readwritepoem.

sweeps space,
splashes breeze
upon glistened

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One Single Impression

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. ~ Carl Sandburg

To start off National Poetry Month I am using the prompt from One Single Impression to write my lanturne. The word this week is SMOKE... and as the picture at OSI depicts I have written mine with the thought of incense, as I love the smell of it...

the sweet smell
encircles with