Category Archives: Poetry

A Traditional Kind of Book Review: Bird Light by Elizabeth Cohen #MondayBlogs #bookreview #poetry

Poetry is like pornography: I know it when I see it. Or read it if you want to be picky. Or maybe it’s an acquired taste, something you have to be trained to learn to like. Gin martinis might be … Continue reading

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Prose Poems: A Question and An Answer #poetry #MondayBlogs

For my online poetry class last week, we discussed the “prose poem.”  Now I remember from (way) back in the day when I was intrigued by prose poems because they seemed less intimidating than the usual poetry forms.  Prose poems … Continue reading

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A Long Slog #poetry #MondayBlogs

As some of you may know, I am taking an online poetry writing course through the University of Iowa (FREE!).  Just finished Week 3.  Being that the course is FREE, students have the option to do as little or as … Continue reading

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Poem: She Burned Bright #Mondayblogs #poetry

The following poem was published on The Community Storyboard way back in June 2013.  I confess this re-post is in part because I’m at a loss for new material.  The well runneth dry at the moment.  But another reason is … Continue reading

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May Wonders Never Cease to Exist

Although I occasionally write poetry, I don’t make a fuss about it because I so rarely do it.  And because I’m never quite sure if I should call it poetry.  My poems don’t rhyme.  They don’t have a recognizable meter … Continue reading

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Experimental Poem/Prose: Bonita’s Song

This “experimental” “poem” (feel like I should put both words separated in quotes because I rarely write like this) was previously published on The Community Storyboard. * * * She called me her little Puerto Rican. I was too young … Continue reading

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Beowulf and Seamus Heaney

I haven’t read much poetry in my life, outside the required English literature classes of my university days.  And yet I was grieved to hear that Seamus Heaney had died.  Many years ago I had gotten an audio of Heaney … Continue reading

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For the Lady Ionia, Queen of the Blogosphere

I have shielded my eyes against her bright beauty, her brilliant wit, her shining soul. I have bowed before her rapier tongue, welcoming the fiery warmth of its lashes against my back. I have kissed the coal-burning footprints she leaves … Continue reading

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For Ionia

Originally posted on helenvalentina:
Flickr Chinese Dragon Year Statue (Photo credit: epSos.de) I wish for you a dragon’s fire To breathe freedom to you To raise you up on crystal wings Far away from darker lands It seems the purest…

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Championship for the Ages Round 3!

Round 3. Formidable poets, but you can only vote for one.

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