Of stones and stars and stories

Speak to the stone as it lies in the riverbed, Ask it to tell you a tale Of children with fishing poles, men with their rowboats, And ships with their billowing sails, As it tumbles and rolls in the river unheeding. Speak to the river that runs to the oceans …

The Indescribable

//I’m really in love with the Petrarchan (Italian) sonnet form right now.  Although somehow this is the first one I’ve managed to post on here?  Anyway, I hope you enjoy it!// Describe the indescribable, they say The awful task of poets – look beyond The silence and the speaking to …

To Wake

//I wrote this the morning of the Bible Bee test.  Hope you enjoy it!  I’m on vacation right now, so if I don’t respond to comments for a few days, don’t worry, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth; I’m probably just busy or without internet (or both)// To …

River Running

//This was the first of my three major poems last year, and it’s still one of my favorites.  I was actually trying to write song lyrics, but then I found out I have no idea how to do that; anyway, that’s the reason for the weird formatting.// Over hills, over trees, …

Sky Burning

We looked up from our labors here From dirt and flowers and bright smells Looked up in sudden terror and fear As the heavens above began to tremble And you knew that your world could never be the same. And the stars exploded in flaming rents Across the fathomless dark …

Wonder Why

//I wrote this a few days ago in response to all the tragic deaths that have been in the news lately.  Pray for our country.// Wonder why The blood of innocents and heathens runs Together in a river to the sea – The waves lift up their aching voice in …

I Am the Door

//So I decided to do a poem for this one.  What do you think?// It was only a wardrobe Until she stepped through the door Out of lonely faded grandeur into Snow-white lamplight And it was only a stable Till they were dragged through the door From fire stricken darkness …

NaPoWriMo Part 4

First of all, I do realize this is just a little bit late.  Sorry.  *cringes*  Anyway, my May NaPo is done! *cheers*  Thank you so much, Aberdeen, for putting this on!  I’d wanted to do something like NaPo in May, and I was so glad that others were doing it too. …

NaPoWriMo Week Three

Well I started running out of inspiration about a week ago, so I decided to root through Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day archives and see if I couldn’t find some ideas (which, by the way, was a very interesting exercise.  Have you ever heard of clishmaclaver?).  Anyway, these poems are the …