Poems: When summer showers interrupt & The Picnic

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

Day 19, July 19th

Prompt: Summer Picnic

(form: lune)

When summer showers interrupt…

When summer showers
Interrupt
Just dance in the rain

 

(form: shadorma)

The Picnic
Deep gazes
Eyes mirror blue skies
Bare shoulder
Light laughter
Lighter touch…Now I’m sweating
So…I drink her in.

Poems: Life’s Lesson Plan & Learning to be me

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

Day 14, July 14th

Prompt: The Summer I Learned to Fly

(form: lune)

Life’s Lesson Plan
There’s no foolproof plan
No secret
Learn as best you can

 

(form: nonet)

Learning to be me
What took me the longest time to learn
was to simply love and accept me.
It took nearly forty years,
but I finally learned
the power others
have over me,
is only
what I
give.

 

Poems: Summer Child & Spanish Camp

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

Day 12, July 12th

Prompt: Still Quoting Summer

(form: lune)

Summer Child

Regardless of age
Inner child
Finds joy come summer

 

(form: shadorma)

Spanish Camp

Such a nerd
Spanish summer camp
Learning words
New feelings
A week with my first real crush
Both languages failed

 

Poem: Summer Lovin’

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

Day 2, July 2nd

Prompt: Smiles of a Summer Night

(form:  lune)

Summer Lovin’

teenage memories
summer loves
sun-kissed, hot…and gone

 

Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): New Heroes Are Born

NewHeroesAreBorn.jpgThe poem

in waning moments
in one shot
new heroes are born

 

 

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.

Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Be The Bigger Goat

NNE_BeTheBiggerGoatThe poem
When you encounter
your life’s trolls
be the bigger goat

 

 

 

 

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.

Not Necessarily Ekphrasis (NNE): Time Passed By

NNE_TimePassedByThe poem

dreams of time passed by,
lives long gone;
times held fast by love

 

 

 

 

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.

Poems: A Writing Place & Here, there, and nowhere

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 3, 3 Nov 2013.
Topic: “the last time I was here”

(form: cinquain)A Writing Place

the last
time I was here
I was in much the same
position and racking my brain
to write

(form: lune)Here, there, and nowhere

the last time I was
here I was
also there, yet not

Poems: Gaffers & Manning

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 230, 31 July 2013.  Topic: mistake poem

(form: Lune)

Gaffers

public figures
often have
foot-in-mouth disease

(form: Shadorma)

Manning

Ill intent
or just poor judgement,
this private
should spend life
in prison, breaking big rocks
into little ones.

 

Poem: ions

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 229, 24 July 2013.  Topic: charged poem

(form: a couple of Lunes)

ions

The one atom teased
the other,
“You’re so positive!”

The other replied,
“No, I’m not.
You’re just negative.”