A Short Poem Written out of Frustration

Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash. I was hoping to write a quadrille using the prompt provided by dVerse on Monday...this short poem is just two words over the limit and I couldn't figure out how to cut it down.    I must write but I cannot. All’s turned to rot Inside my head.   My … Continue reading A Short Poem Written out of Frustration

Poem after Marianne Moore: I too dislike poetry

Photo by Sumit Saharkar on Unsplash. This poem is based on the first line of Marianne Moore's poem "Poetry."    I too dislike poetry, The way it entangles me in its meter and rhyme and form, Enrapturing the senses and demanding my attention— I too dislike the distractions That words are, tumbling through the mind like the footsteps … Continue reading Poem after Marianne Moore: I too dislike poetry

3 Lessons on Writing from the Past Several Months

For the first time, probably in my life, I have actually begun to write out of habit. Granted, sometimes I have to take a break from writing, which I did over the holidays. But what really matters is that I've begun to write regularly. In the past I've challenged myself during the summer and over … Continue reading 3 Lessons on Writing from the Past Several Months

Throwback Thursday #18

Here's a poem I wrote about five years ago. At the time I had an assignment to write for a class, and had absolutely no inspiration. No inspiration for anything I thought was good, anyway. I penned the following poem in the midst of my frustration that night. *** The Page's Epitaph This paper waits; … Continue reading Throwback Thursday #18