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Reunion

February 15

Since it’s the day after the day celebrating St. Valentine, then let’s do a little romantic ditty. Enjoy! 

La Fille de L’air

February 8

Happy birthday to Jules Verne (born 1828). In addition to his awesome sci-fi, he also wrote poems. I thought this one was quite good—and so I share with you an excerpt. Lately, I have been brushing up on my French with the pleasant app, Duolingo. I felt really in tune as I translated the verses from this little gem of a poem. 

haiku

February 1

A traditional haiku. I wrote it this morning. 🙂

Tao and Zen Are Different,

My Friend

January 25

The lovely image is of silent film actor, Mary Pickford. She was very popular in her day and dubbed “America’s Sweetheart.” When I wrote this poem, I was thinking in particular of the tough fate suffered by John Gilbert (known as “The Great Lover” during his time), who had difficulty adapting to the talkie era.

Writer’s Block Reckoned

January 11

The lovely image is of silent film actor, Mary Pickford. She was very popular in her day and dubbed “America’s Sweetheart.” When I wrote this poem, I was thinking in particular of the tough fate suffered by John Gilbert (known as “The Great Lover” during his time), who had difficulty adapting to the talkie era.

After the Reading

January 4

This poem came to me one evening walking behind the Avenue Theatre in West Plains. I also channeled the energy from once hearing former poet laureate Howard Nemerov give a fantastic reading at Emporia State University in Kansas.

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