Poetry Challenge Response – Coping


My days, these days, always begin with prayer. Nothing scripted or too profound, only from my heart and without despair. I try to speak succinctly, clearly and with calm to the almighty universe and any God who will listen. Sometimes I sneak in a proposition, with the hope that there is no repetition, of the mistakes we made in the past. I ask for healing … Continue reading Poetry Challenge Response – Coping

Journaling and Coloring


For me both journaling and coloring are great for the soul. Then again all art forms are soulful experiences for me. I published a book that focuses on both journaling and coloring. The book contains mandalas i drew and pages to jot down reflections. I included some inspirational quotes that I call food for thought. My mentor and longtime friend recently commented on my book. … Continue reading Journaling and Coloring

The House We Live In – My apologies to Frank Sinatra


I have been wrestling with how to celebrate July 4th (243rd Birthday of America) with a poem. I recently heard Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate recite her Independence Day poem: Believer’s Hymn of the Republic on CBS. She will perform it again tonight  accompanied by the Boston’s Pops Symphony playing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”. She became my inspiration. I also remembered a … Continue reading The House We Live In – My apologies to Frank Sinatra

Haiku – Poets


  Poets Poets gather here under the tree of life ONOMATOPOEIAS!   Here is an example of an onomatopoeia poem. I invite you to write one for Poem In Your Pocket Day. Running Water water plops into pond splish-splash downhill warbling magpies in tree trilling, melodic thrill   whoosh, passing breeze flags flutter and flap frog croaks, bird whistles babbling bubbles from tap *This poem … Continue reading Haiku – Poets