One thought resides in my soul remember me as a poet Continue reading Haiku 221 by Melba Christie
“Roll over Beethoven!” How I loved this line. What a visual for a kid who loved both classical and pop music. The one and only “Chuck Berry, the singer-songwriter and guitarist who was one of the architects of rock ‘n’ roll” passed away yesterday at the age of 90. His style and energy will never be forgotten as he held concerts well into his eighties. … Continue reading The Poet of Rock & Roll
A poem is defined as expressive language. It is an art form that allows for free verse. Poems are musical and rhythmic and uses sounds and imagery to convey meaning. Poems use metaphors and similes and they can create a very intimate conversation between the poet and the reader. The following is a poem about poems. Poems are words a poet collects … Continue reading what is a poem?
I have continued to ponder about what inspires me and what inspires my writing. Sometimes what inspires me is a simple line in a poem or narrative. Sometimes it’s the title of a poem. Some poems stay with us forever. You may have read them just at the most proper moment in your life. Maybe a teacher read it in a way you would never … Continue reading A poem inspired by inspirational titles of poems that inspired my life
April is National Poetry Month. I will quote from the poets I love and whose verses have guided me through my own journey as a poet. Read a poem to someone you love. “Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so, make it so? He replied, ‘All poets believe that it does. And in ages of imagination, this firm persuasion removed mountains; But many … Continue reading Firm Persuasion
I love this word. It implies an instant in time that may never repeat itself. Measurable only to the extent that it is memorable or special. Moments become timeless. Then there is the Aha! moment. I have had a few of those change my life. Someone once said that there is no happiness only moments of happiness. Precious moments could be classified as … Continue reading moments
“A poet‘s work is to point at frauds” and to to take “a late walk” to observe the sunset. A poet’s work is “A thing of beauty” but can be “A song of despair” when “A dog has died.” A poet’s work can be “A hand mirror” so you can see the truth face to face. A Poet’s work is “Acceptance” that sometimes there is not … Continue reading The poet’s work defined by other poet’s works