A tribute to my fellow bloggers

This post is dedicated to many of my fellow bloggers. I used the titles of their blogs to inspire my poem. My wish is to thank my fellow bloggers for their comments and support throughout my tenure here at WordPress. I hope no one is offended if I did not include them this time around. Once again thank you all for your support as I … Continue reading A tribute to my fellow bloggers

A Found Poem – Closing National Poetry Month

  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

Loving Words

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

Thoughts on Poetry

“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

what is a poem?

Originally posted on Poemattic: Poetry and Art for the Soul:
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?

Questions about the writing on the walls

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 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