I Miss You

Here, as promised, are the two pieces I have written since I lost my baby. I imagine there will be more. This is the hardest thing I have gone through, and I have found poetry and blogging to be a great outlet. In fact, my other blog contains my thoughts as I have been working […]

I couldn’t “Refrain” from writing this

DeviantArt.com is a great place for building a community of literature enthusiasts, writers and readers alike. Various groups there hold contests and challenges to expand your skill set. One group is holding “Another Refrain August” which focuses on poetry which repeats lines throughout the poem, such as the triolet, cascade, villanelle, lai nouveau, and pantoum. […]

Personal Favorites 7: Non-Traditional Form

Here’s an older one–written without a specific form in mind, other than alternating couplets. The original actually had a fourth stanza, but I have found I don’t like it, and the first three say enough on their own. “How to Feel” Today I caught my heart on fire. I felt it in my veins. Yesterday […]

dA Mission: Artist of the Month!

I am super excited to share the fun news that I have received the honor of being interviewed as Artist of the Month at the Deviant Mission on deviantart.com. Here is the link: http://fav.me/d7soied. I am honored to have this opportunity to share not only about poetry, but form poetry as well, and the message […]

Lit Community Posts: How to Stay Inspired and Focused

I love the Literature community on deviantArt. This week was literature basics week, and I was requested to share an article on staying focused and inspired on writing projects, as well as how to create a good writing environment. The article was posted on Project Educate today. Here’s a link to it:¬†How to Stay Inspired […]

Personal Favorites 6: The Rubaiyat!

I have discovered that Asian and Middle Eastern forms work much better in their original languages. However, making attempts in the less beautiful English to write them well is a good exercise. Here is a rubaiyat, which I liked because of the emotions it evoked in myself when I was writing, and again and again […]

Personal favorites 5: Personifying Nature

This is a favorite of mine because it feels more like something that would have been written 100 years ago. And it uses some of the oldest literary tricks in the poetry book. Traditional Shakespearean, down to the use of the first line for a title. I am fairly pleased with the end rhyming–but I […]