“Every year a unique event takes place in Stratford-upon- Avon to mark the birth of the world’s greatest playwright. The Birthday Celebrations are a tradition going back nearly 200 years and are held on the weekend.” His name is William Shakespeare. Sonnet 30 When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Bard of Stratford upon Avon
Happy Birthday William! by Melba Christie (c) 2014 Pardon me if I sound presumptuous As I do not mean to be bold Perhaps it is not proper of me that I address you by your given name. But I am honored if you allow me to do the same. You see my seventh grade teacher is to blame as she made it very … Continue reading Happy Birthday William!
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
A Poem is Born 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 souls. Whether an epic, idyll … Continue reading A Poem is Born
Take the new Poemattic challenge! This can be a neurobic exercise as described in Keep Your Brain Alive by Lawrence C. Katz. I know what you are going to say. Are you kidding; I do not have time to memorize and recite a sonnet by Shakespeare. Take it from me I have been practicing neurobics and it really makes a difference. So consider this challenge … Continue reading Check out my new page Shakespeare in the Attic