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Water Devours Paper

#30in30 Poem 3 of 30 Water devours paper In the end All that matters Is the contentment of The heart and mind In the past It all began With poisoned words Of love and bitterness Like acid to flesh Water devours paper Hearts and minds crushed As the tears flow down

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Mountain peaks overlook Scattered flowers spread Over plush green fields Like potpourri from The Almighty’s hand The descending breeze Whispers springs coming To all who long to hear

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The Ferris Wheel


The view from here reminds me Of the plane ride the night before You took my hand and sat silent The wind gently rocks us now Below carnival lights and childhood Screams bekon us to return to them But we are above them all Unreachable I long to freeze this moment Pull the plug on […]

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It’s National Poetry Month 2012!

National Poetry Month

Yes, I’m blogging on the site again.  It has been such a long time that I’ve been away and such a long time since I’ve written a poem.  (More on this is a later post) I do miss it and I do still love it. That being said, April is National Poetry Month.  We’ve celebrated […]

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Happy Birthday Robert Frost!

Happy Birthday to American poet Robert L. Frost. Robert Frost was born on March 26, 1874 and died January 29, 1963. Some of Mr. Frost’s most famous poems are: Nothing Gold Can Stay (my personal favorite) Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Fire and Ice The Road Not Taken (sometimes mistakenly referred to as “The […]

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How to Be Alone – Video Poem by Tanya Davis

As you know, I love a great poem joined together with a great video. I recently came across this amazing piece by poet Tanya Davis on YouTube (with over 1.5 MILLION views as of this writing). Her poem pairs perfectly with the style and eye of film maker Andrea Dorfman. It’s an instructional video that […]

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Lunch Poem – Video

Here’s a nice poem put to video. I like how the video creator, Andrew Kamp, let the sounds bleed through to Tracy K. Smith’s poem so that both became part of the other. Some poetry videos tend to be words laid on top of video with no real interaction. Well done.

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The Most Effective Writing Prompt

Earlier today a friend, and fellow poet, Thom Ingram posted a tweet on Twitter that said: “You Can” for @WillBrown at“ Rightfully intrigued, I followed the link and found a poem entitled “You Can” for Will Brown. It was a short poem that I interpret to mean that you should always be ready to receive […]

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The Only Thing You Can Change

You can’t change your entire life. You can only change your next action. — You can’t change a relationship with a loved one. You can only change your next interaction. — You can’t change your entire job. You can only change your next task. — You can’t change your body composition. You can only change […]

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Suitable Poetry – Fry and Laurie

A humorous sketch from the BBC comedy “A Bit of Fry and Laurie“, which I never heard of until Simon from Slam Idol interviewed Stephen Fry a few years ago about his book “The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within ” (aff). I still need to purchase that. American fans may recognize Hugh Laurie […]

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