Poem: Clouding Over

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 9, July 9th

Prompt: Summer Clouds

(form:  haiku)

Clouding Over

gazing Heavenward
seeking small refuge, answers
dark clouds on my lung



Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Burying Emotions

NNE_GentleFlakesOfSnowThe poem
gentle flakes of snow
alight upon her shoulders
burying emotions








Ekphrasis, boiled down, is art describing another work of art.  For poetry, the example most sites provide is John Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”  I call this category of posts ‘Not Necessarily Ekphrasis’, because all of the poems won’t necessarily describe the pic on which they will be placed.  I may find the picture a good match for the mood of the poem, or it may actually be an ekphrastic poem.

Poem: a Haiku about Sandy Hook

My olde daughter came home today and told us that she had to write a Haiku about the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  While we aren’t really sure about the reasoning behind this, I came up with this one while she worked on hers.


sun lit little leaves
frolic and dance on the breeze
blown away too soon

Poem: Free Fallin’ (a haiku)

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 195, 3 October 2012.  Topic: sudden

(form: haiku)

Free Fallin’ (a haiku)

brilliant leaves settle
after their brief Autumn dance
revealing bare trees

Poem: Weenie haiku & Lune-y Penguin

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 26, 26 Apr 2012, topic:  animal

(form: haiku)

Weenie haiku

poor Mr. Weenie
cannot control his licker;
wet spots on the couch


(form: lune)

Lune-y Penguin

Dressed for the gala
the Penguin
taps his happy feet

Poem: Don’t Run By, Smell the Roses

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2011 April PAD Challenge: Day 6, 6 Apr 2011.

Don’t Run By, Smell the Roses

Time ought be savored
Too many yearn for the youth
mistakenly skipped