Poems

Crafting a poemimageI 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
tangled words
broken pauses
flitting ideas
fractured cadence

Sifting through
the kaleidoscope
of images, feelings, half-finished thoughts
interrupted flow
struggling to write
coherently

Stuttering bursts
of words appearing
on paper
re-arranging, striking out
editing, shaping, rephrasing
at last is is done

A poem has been crafted
​to share and enjoy


Wind Blown Thoughts

 leaves as scattered 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
completed

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
multitasking done
later as sleep drifts in on a gentle breeze
thoughts rest at peace
For now

 


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