I was in fourth grade when my dad took me to the Apollo Theater in NYC. Little did I know then that I was listening to whom would be known as the Queen of Soul. As a teenager I sang many of her soulful songs. Of course, R-E-S-P-E-C-T will never resonate the same. She taught a whole generation of young women about self worth and … Continue reading Hail to the Queen of Soul!
Ever since I became a grandmother all I think about is my grandchildren’s future and if life will be good for them. I fear that they will not have access to the same natural resources that I had as a youngster because we have abused the planet and mother nature for so long. I dread the moment that I will have to explain to them why … Continue reading What do I tell my grandchildren now?
Great advice! Vita Brevis Press by Brian GeigerSetting the StageMany poets view editors with the same distrust and artistic frustration that musicians harbor toward their record labels. They’re often seen as little more than oppressive, even bureaucratic, barriers to creativity who, by some stroke of luck, became the gatekeepers of the larger artistic world that so many poets dream to be a part of.This view … Continue reading Navigating the World of Poetry Publication
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We share the sun We share the need to quench our thirst We share the awe of when we watch a full moon We share the lakes, rivers, oceans We share the same emotions We are more the same than different. If you think about it We share the same things in our planet We are one that way. ? Continue reading We share the same diversity
This has been my mantra for a long time. I have written on the subject many times and always introduced poetry in my class by writing this statement on the chalkboard and waiting for reactions. Here is a new poem I wrote last night. Poetry is life: And, Life is poetry! It is in your quiet tiptoe across the room to surprise your lover. It’s … Continue reading Poetry is life; life is poetry!
Dear Readers: Occasionally I come across a line or two that melt my heart. I often collect words, phrases and lines and use them in my poems. I found this lines and they served as my muse to write this poem. The attributions are below. Thanks to my fellow bloggers: Ricardo Sexton, John Coyote, Julio Jimenez and Charmed Chaos. I need a wild heart … Continue reading my new found poem – A Love Missed
Originally posted on Poet's Corner:
Posted for Poemattic A Haiku A Sonnet A Cinquain whatever its form whatever its meter its birth is inevitable and necessary; its purpose explicit, Born to soothe, mesmerize, and stir powerful thoughts sometimes. Born to inspire or make evident a single desire. A poem is born every second just to ground us, acquaint us with feelings deep inside our… Continue reading A Poem is Born