Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Living (Jun 19, 2018)

I tried to write this as a villanelle and then as a pantoum but this pleiades kept forcing its way out.

Living

Life is ephemeral:
Lurking at every turn,
Leaking from every pore,
Longing to reach a home;
Liberating itself,
Lifting the spirit up,
Lasting beyond all hope.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Grieving (Dec 21, 2017)

One thing I like so much about this form is that when you think it would be limiting because the rules are so strict and the poems short, there are so many interesting things that can happen.

Grieving

Good memories will for
get when the heart won't for
give and the soul won't for
go. When the world has for
gotten and none have for
given then all is for
gone. We all must let go.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Feeling (Dec 12, 2017)

I've decided to buckle down and finish the Pleides series. So here is the entry for "F"

Feeling

Feasting on the tallest
Fasting grass; wingless birds
Flying high above the
Falling sun; unmanned boats
Flowing alone on the
Freezing water; we are
Forced to live once more with

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sorry (Feb 2015)

Just a ditty to pass the time. Been trying to get back into the creative swing,

Sorry

Sorry I’m so difficult
Sorry I’m so weird
I really do love you though
And will never grow a beard

I know I can be difficult
I know life can be hard
But you’ve helped me through so much of it
And I think I like Swiss chard

I promise to keep trying
I promise to never quit
And I will always be there
Even when you read French Lit

So when you feel like crying
So when you’re down and blue
My shoulder will be ready
And my ears will be ready too.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Thought (16-June-2014)

I've decided to try and get back in the swing of things by continuing my variation on Movement. This time I went with the Haiku form.

Thought

Stranded mirror lake
Meadow fawn on empty path
Laughing antique bear

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pensive (31-May-2014)

I'm appalled at how long it's been. I really need to do this more often. It might be that since I've been involved with a theater production these last couple of weeks, my creative core has been tapped. This felt like it had been swirling in my brain for a few days and I couldn't get the image of Dumbledore using his pensive out of my head so that became the title.

Pensive

Pleading upward ever
Pulling down a life that's
Passing never finding
Purpose filled with all the
Particular empty
Phantoms circling your
Proud and bottomless drain

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Stillness (6-Apr-2013)

Here's the Pleiades variation on Movement.

Stillness

Stranded sky, concave glass
Spreading light on blue lake
Sloth field, lazy summer
Setting on empty path
Silly bear, laughing flame
Spotting antique table
Sitting and Standing Stone