The Sounds Poems Make

Since April (poetry month) is approaching, I thought I'd repost this one featuring poetry and musicians. When learning poetry, one learns the different forms of poetry along with a particular culture or history. They are a part of literature, such as meter and rhyme, and of the assumption that poetry is mastery of the language. [...]

Walls

Walls—barriers forourselvesand the outside world.Their allegianceresides with us—within us.Timechallengesby way of neglect,loss;cracked piecestossed into afusion sea.Graffiti soulstaresback—numbed and tortured bydeath.Gouged,missing parts,yet still leftstanding.We kick away thebroken pieces,apply patchesuntil thewrecking ballof timetakes theentire wall down. Linking life and poetry,Denise

Marching Into March

March is here and as I type this post and look outside, I see rain-snow mix—the first snow we’ve had this year. It’s a month of promises for warmer weather and gardening, which is quite interesting since March was named after the Roman God of War, Mars. Militaries resumed their crusades after the interruption of [...]

Poet Tree

I wrote this short story in rhyming poetry form several years ago. It isn't in any traditional poetry form, and it's based on the picture. Poet Tree In a field of Forget-Me-Nots, planted by hands from a woman of Scots. Delicate and nurturing—a gentle soul, whose only fault was marrying an old troll. For when [...]

Book Review of Where the Crawdads Sing

Synopsis: A coming-of-age, mystery, heartbreaking love and nature story. A young girl, Catherine Danielle Clark, (Kya) experiences painful loss as one-by-one her family leaves her alone in the marsh—first her mother, then her brother, Jodie, and finally her drunk father. Known as the “marsh girl” by the townsfolk, Kya learns about the marsh, while befriending [...]