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

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 [...]

A Few Sweets for Valentine

ValentineFlirtatious, AdmireCuddling, Romancing, BesottingSpark, Radiant, Hostile, UnhappyOpposing, Defaming, DuelingBitter, CruelEnemy Diamante is a diamond shaped poem with seven lines. The first line is a noun/subject, the second line are adjectives of the noun, and the third line are –ing words relating to the noun. Then the fourth line has two words describing the noun, and [...]