Tag Archives: Poetry

Silence

The power of poetry is often expressed in the silence between the words – felt in the things unsaid.  What to not say is the question.  Prose drones on until the words fade into meaningless noise.  Preachers and politicians speak, … Continue reading

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The Bottlebrush Didn’t Have a Poem at the Writing Conference

Between the dining hall and the classroom was a bottlebrush shrub.  It was precisely machine trimmed with square edges, flat top and plumb sides.  Conformed to a box, the nature within had lost its wildness.  Only two red brushes survived … Continue reading

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Poetry Stuff and Publishing Stuff

I came across a great title for a poem this week: When the Power Failed We Went Swimming in the Dark. I know! Brilliant! If I just had a poem to go with the title – it would be perfect.  … Continue reading

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There was a Time – poems, musings, and thoughts of experiencing cancer

It finally happened.  I have a book for sale on Amazon: There was a Time The journey started in 2011 when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  During treatment I tried to write about what was happening to me, but … Continue reading

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