I like poetry. I like reading it, writing it and thinking about it. I have written and published a book of poetry. The image on this page is one of my notebooks and shows what it looks like when I write a poem (I used it when I wrote “Crafting a Poem). I usually start with a pen or pencil and paper but the ideas may start on the note app on my phone or from a small notebook I carry with with.
The simplicity and depth of a poem telling a story appeals to me.
I love being able to touch emotions and express thoughts in a few words.
I enjoy the rhythm and flow of a poem.
If you like poems check back here once in a while. You may see a new poem or a poem I wrote years ago.
Crafting a Poem
Snippets of verse
of images, feelings, half-finished thoughts
struggling to write
of words appearing
re-arranging, striking out
editing, shaping, rephrasing
at last is is done
A poem has been crafted
to share and enjoy
Wind Blown Thoughts
Thoughts scattering in every direction
like leaves on a windy day
never resting in one place for too long
sometimes running in long streams
sometimes jumping and whirling in miniature tornadoes
suddenly stopping and resting
Then a gust of need to, want to, have to blows
going other directions
thoughts scurry, tumble and glide over new paths
not resting or sitting anywhere for long
until suddenly stopped
fluttering thoughts come to rest
like leaves dropping to the ground
A long blustery day comes to an end
the wind drops at sunset
thoughts slow and stabilize
later as sleep drifts in on a gentle breeze
thoughts rest at peace
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I feel so alone
Trying to remember
When was the last time
I had a real conversation
Words and pictures
What are you saying?
Can you hear me?
Are we communicating?
Are we real?