National Poetry Writing Month 2017, Day 5

My fifth poem for National Poetry Writing Month uses the prompt from Napowrimo.net—who were seriously testing me with their prompt to ‘write a poem that is based in the natural world.’ When it comes to poetry, few things are duller to me than…a nature poem. Read Beowulf to me in the original Middle English. Make me listen to a poem [...]

Autumn festival (a poem)

I hate nature poems—so of course I end up writing one (or something resembling one)… A commotion arises in the treetops waving and whispering up and down the banks The anticipation is palpable its energy practically crackles in the air Even the jets passing overhead cannot drown it out The festival will soon begin squirrels [...]