A long-awaited truth (A poem)

Back to the epistles again, after a short break. You are happy now, I cannot deny That’s a truth for which you waited long You need no more to wonder why For your heart now sings a brand new song writ of joy, unbridled and free That’s a truth for which you waited long Worry not, my [...]

Our first date was on Valentine’s Day (A poem)

Back to the epistles again. When he read those words about being in love I couldn’t help but think of you the small moments that we shared the laughs we had the feelings we tried so hard to resist I’m so glad we gave in it may not have been enough but what we had has stayed [...]

The gardens (a poem)

First new poem after a five-day break from writing. The gardens wild with conversation in the shade of the old brick building Inside the shadows listen intently looking for signs in the bursts of laughter A light breeze brings them all together to make the afternoon complete (12 August 2015—posted August 13)

NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 26: Lonely madcap (a poem)

Today’s Writer’s Digest April PAD Challenge prompt is to take a couple of the words invented by Shakespeare, then write a poem with those words as the title. Seven hundred and thirty days ago we laughed together one last time Momentarily tension gave way to relief I’ve come back to that laughing place this time alone (26 [...]

Wishing (a poem)

The January 25th prompt in The Daily Poet, by Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano, is to use an abstract word as the title of a poem, then write that poem using concrete images. This is what I came up with… The hint of a smile on her face invites me to ask for more Her [...]

50 things I have learned

I started this last month, shortly after my birthday—but then other stuff came up, and it kind of got pushed to the side. But, now it's done! So! Here is… 50 things I have learned Let the dog or cat smell your hand before you try to pet its head. Even the most open-minded person [...]