Melba’s Kind of Self -Portrait Writing can be the most fulfilling activity. I know that it gives me great satisfaction and pleasure. The fulfillment augments when someone tells me that my poems inspire them or have made them look at things from a different perspective. All of us want to be acknowledged and praised for our work even when we do not consider it … Continue reading Originality
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 found an old notebook as I was trying to give some order to the stuff that is stored in the attic. I always sit as comfortably as possible when this happens because I end up reading the whole notebook in remembrance of things past. These are quotes I had jotted in some entries and they added up to twelve of my favorite quotes about … Continue reading 12 Favorite Quotes to Write by in 2014
Poetry is life and a poet can be found anywhere. It is so delightful when poets are appreciated and celebrated. Poets interpret life for us on every level. In my earlier post I highlighted Michael Hoppe and his musical repertoire inspired by some of the best poets. I look for this inspiration everywhere I go. Related articles Poetry and Talent – … Continue reading Poets are Everywhere
I continue to read the great material the WordPress bloggers write every day. I feel like I have access to many muses with such diversity of discourse and thought. Thoughts about thoughts that can be mind boggling at times. To all those who follow my blog I am very grateful for your continued support. You inspire me to become more thoughtful about the words I … Continue reading WordPress Bloggers Quotable Quotes
What is Poetry to Me Poetry ignites me; It allows me to see things clearly; To touch things with my eyes, To be able to feel with my nose, To dance on my hands, while in the meantime time, I keep drumming, drumming, drumming away for life to be lived. Poetry to me is the opportunity to say what my heart was afraid to say out loud. It’s … Continue reading
10 Reasons for Writing a Poem 1. To tell someone how much you care 2. To describe something beautiful 3. To keep a memory alive 4. To instill courage 5. To help someone forget something dreadful 6. To tell it like it is 7. To help yourself figure it all out 8. To inspire 9. To keep your sanity 10. Just because…. by Melba Christie Photo … Continue reading Reasons for Writing a Poem
We have not had much of a winter season so I started to do my spring cleaning to take advantage of the mild weather. I vowed to get rid all I could that was stored in our attic. We collected quite a bit over the thirteen years we’ve lived here. As usual I begin with great fervor then manage to sit comfortably on a big … Continue reading Welcome to Poem Attic