Quote of the Day – Without a sense…

Without a sense of place the work is often reduced to a cry of voices in empty rooms, a literature of the self, at its best poetic music; at its worst a thin gruel of the ego. – William Kennedy This quote caught my eye. As they all do. I’m hoping to remember to post…

Quote of the Day – Shel Silverstein on Laziness

Shel Silverstein is one of my favorite authors. The Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends brought us great characters as Sara Cynthia Sylvia Stout, who would not take the garbage out, and such notions as a Hug o’War (seen below.) He wrote for children, but communicated with adults. If you haven’t read…

Photo of the Day – Walking in the Sand

One of my favorite poems is titled: “Footprints in the Sand.” If you’re not familiar, the poem it talks about a person’s walk with God and at times there are two footprints and at times there are only one. “When there are only one,” says God, “that’s when I carried you.” I feel this way…

Quote of the Day: Ezra Pound on Image

“It is better to present one image in a lifetime than to produce voluminous work.” Ezra Pound – “Poetry: A Few Don’ts by an Imagist” in Poetry:A Magazine of Verse (March 1913)

From The Vault

I used to write a lot of poetry. Not because I was a tortured artist, because I had a lot to say. I don’t write much in the way of Creative Writing nowadays, but I thought I would dig out some of my old poems and share them. So, read on if you feel like…

Lenore’s Lust – A Poem

The frost sets upon this night, the suns glare scorches the barren land, a cold snap rattles the bones, an inner fire, a glowing soul, This being, Her insight astounds, The Dementia surrounds, This insanity spreads like wildfire. It, is then, at this very moment, Through the dark, gray ominous clouds, you see the star,…

National Poetry Day

I read somewhere that today is National Poetry day. While I would love to regale you with some new poem hot off the presses. It’s really hard for me to come up with something on the spot; so to celebrate, I’ve dusted off some ones that I have written. I hope you enjoy them. 🙂…