Toni Morrison passed away at the age of 88 years old. If you want to know about writing and about how writers understand what writing does for the soul then Toni Morrison has some advice for all of us. The following are clips of interviews with Ms. Morrison and some links to articles that are very insightful to say the least. Her work will endure … Continue reading About a Beloved Writer and Writing
My pen is out of control; ink flows calmly on paper. my memoir! Continue reading HAIKU 206
A Found Poem Flightless wings know very well Authenticity lives in death The song of May reminds us that Mother’s Day is near and a Mother’s fear grows more today Because The Promised Land no longer sows Bluebells in the sunshine Beside the old Trail of Hope Where I used to collect my dreams one by one But despite the awful things That … Continue reading A Found Poem – Closing National Poetry Month
Words are so important. They can rise you up or bring you down to the lowest point ever. They have always captivated me. I cannot let one word go by unnoticed just because I do not know its meaning. I especially like the ones with soft, sweet sounds. The words that melt your heart. This is why i am proposing a challenge starting today until … Continue reading Loving Words
What Will I Flaunt Today? I think I’ll flaunt my old 1929 Royal standard typewriter I wanted to type this post on my beautiful black upright but then, I would have to scan the page and upload it on to my computer and post it as media or picture to insert. But then you may not be able to read the post. Because sometimes the … Continue reading What Will I Flaunt Today?
In My Journal Keeper of my soul crystal clear mirror tells all some dreams kept safe Continue reading In My Journal
My mind drifts often Like snow does in a winter storm It takes short walks to get energized When it returns It reminds me of the sweet things in life It does not allow me to think about the Times of strife and suffering and of when Sometimes my soul was not a soul My mind escapes me occasionally; It takes vacations to exotic … Continue reading My Mind
His boss was not pleased that he had come to the big presentation without preparing anything in advance. He forgot to shave and his shirt looked like he had slept in it the night before. Little did anyone know that he had not slept at all. His presentation was supposed to sell a product that has been approved by the FDA as a miracle hair … Continue reading The Hair Pill
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” – Leonardo da Vinci “Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence.” – Virginia Woolf “Poetry, she thought, wasn’t written to be analyzed; … Continue reading Thoughts on Poetry
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Poetry (Photo credit: V. H. Hammer) ? 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… Continue reading what is a poem?
Writing on walls always warrant some questions. Why deface walls at all? Have you no canvas as tall? For whom exactly is your message intended? Ask me why I feel offended? Graffiti? Really? Did this place not inspire ease? Who do you think will be pleased? I for one am sad that nothing is left to the imagination. Were you looking for inspiration? This was … Continue reading Questions about the writing on the walls
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
I had a dream that I had been a guest at 27 rue de Fleurus I had a dream That I had been a guest at 27 rue de Fleurus Picasso, William Carlos Williams, Matisse and a few others happened To drop by. Oh my! I felt like I was in heaven. I asked Matisse to look at one of my portraiture paintings The one … Continue reading I had a dream that I had been a guest at 27 rue de Fleurus
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
The Life of a Poem by Melba Christie A poem is born unexpectedly from a dormant state and erupts like a volcano ready to inject its new batch of thoughts into unsuspecting minds. It grows old slowly to our delight feeding the hearts of new generations with feelings and emotions never felt before. It only succumbs when ignorance and insensitivity prevails. … Continue reading The Life of a Poem