Life. Hills of disappointment. Mirages of fusion happiness good news.
It’s Good Friday When the hordes Demanded blood Not theirs but another’s For the sin of uttering words They didn’t want to hear For not uttering the words They wanted to hear Words that rang, that sang, that clanged In their heads Of a Reality that doesn’t exist. It’s Good Friday When the people Demanded [...]
February. In the old days, snow so deep you sunk up to your knees, slipped and slid on the unshovelled walks. February. In the new days, no snow, that counts anyway. February. In the old days, cold so sharp you huddled in your fur coat, your wool coat, your scarf [...]
A hard-yet-easy poetry prompt for this Wednesday by Robert Brewer for Poetic Asides. It’s the hard things that happen to us that lend themselves most easily to poetry, not necessarily to writing good poetry but just writing it period. “…write a poem about something you’ve been through. For instance, you may have been through a [...]
I started by wanting to put together a video of my helicopter trip over the Kaskawulsh Glacier near Vulcan Mountain, the one I took when I was visiting the Yukon. But something wasn’t adding up, and then I realised it needed words. I found a poem from my poem-a-day challenge that fits with what these [...]
Poetic Asides blog by Robert E Brewer on the Writer’s Digest website runs Wednesday poetry prompts. Today, I find myself drawn to this week’s prompt and feeling the need to opine poetically — as well as in venting prose — about yesterday’s policy announcements designed to harm the most vulnerable under the guise of good-for-the-taxpayer [...]
I’m finding it hard to believe that the 30-day poem-a-day challenge by Robert E Brewer of the Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides blog is over. Waaahhhh. And phew. It was easy some days, very difficult others, a total drag on a few with me sitting there fingers poised over keyboard with not a word in my [...]