Book Review: Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin

Description from Goodreads: 'Poets like to elude their public, lead them a bit of a dance. They take them down untrodden paths, land them in unknown country where they have to ask for directions.' In this personal anthology, Alan Bennett has chosen over a hundred poems by six well-loved poets, discussing the writers and their … Continue reading Book Review: Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin

Spotlight Saturday #17: Starting Over

I try to give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to share something you might otherwise miss. To see last week’s … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #17: Starting Over

I Knit September into Your Scarf

I knit September into your scarf, The cool nights, the warm days. The sun over my shoulder Dancing through the leaves.   I knit September into your scarf, The school bells, the rainstorms, The wind sending down torrents Of needles like hail.   I knit September into your scarf, The harvest moon, the perfect sunshine, … Continue reading I Knit September into Your Scarf

Spotlight Saturday #16: Taking Wing

I try to give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories and artwork that I want to use my online space, once a week, to share something you might otherwise miss. To see last week’s … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #16: Taking Wing

Do You See Hate in Shades of White?

I never felt  That my life mattered more Or that I was better than you. When I met you, I didn't feel pride or anger, Disdain or contempt. I was mostly...just curious. And I still want to understand How you see the world, What ways we are different And yet the same. But lately, voices … Continue reading Do You See Hate in Shades of White?

I need a better camera

Dedicated to all my followers. You are amazing! Thank you so much, and enjoy:   I need a better camera To capture you. The way you move. The way you breathe. And how you turn about, sparking hope and inspiration in every glance.   I need to slow down time So I can sit and … Continue reading I need a better camera

Her Lodestar

Others were around, In and out of her life, Yet her point never wavered, Her arrow never budged. And then he came And suddenly she's all alive, eyes shining. She drops everything for him: Her handkerchief, Her gloves, Her fan. Activities are forgotten, Dreams overlooked, Pursuits abandoned. Now a word, a look Will be enough. … Continue reading Her Lodestar

Spotlight Saturday #8

I give my end-of-week post to other authors and bloggers whose work is worth noting. There are so many excellent articles out there, so many good poems and stories, pictures and art that I want to use my online space, once a week, to send all of you to something you might otherwise miss. To … Continue reading Spotlight Saturday #8

Glass

There is Light And there is Darkness And we are glass.   Purified So Day can shine through us Illuminating hearts, Changing lives.   Or clouded So only Night can glare Shriveling flowers, Darkening worlds.   We may be warped by our choices Whether Light Whether Darkness Until we can no longer change sides. Set … Continue reading Glass

Our Sorrow

Death strikes On butterfly wings. A brush so quick That it's hard to tell it happened, Leaving us to hope for recovery.   Death waits In shadowy silence Stretching minutes into ages Until any resolution becomes welcome And fear is lost in agony.   Death lingers In forsaken ground Written in the rocks. And we … Continue reading Our Sorrow