But Paper and Ink

But, alas, the poet is not given such things,
Our words in short rows is all we can bring…

Watercolor

The pastels and the subtle shades,
Of sailing ship and foaming waves…

Reticent Ink

Black iron dripped from the quill,
Life scratched into stiff parchment…

How Do I Know?

You say that you love me,
But how am I to know,
The words are so easy,
These little seeds we sow.

Better Late Than Never

We are promised no time in our lives and ‘never’ can become ‘now’ in any moment.

Just Self Expression?

Prior to a recent event, if asked, I would have said that I write solely as a form of expression. That my words flow out seeking nothing more than release. That I was not interested in who, or how many, would ever read the words.

Poetry in Stereo

I did not have to flex my imagination to enter the world the writer evoked. I was given scene and sense in…

Poetry, Prose, and Paragraphs

But there is not a clear line between these two styles. T. S. Eliot noted, while “the distinction between verse and prose is clear, the distinction between poetry and prose is obscure”. With free verse and prose poetry, everything less than technical writing seems to be on a spectrum of ways to compose language.

The Power of Words

I have always written in one form or another because I have a deep love for words and language. I got this from my Mom and I love her for it. I would think that most “bloggers” and writers share a similar joy for being able to express intangible ideas and feelings in written language. … Continue reading

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