Love to Me Is Like

My description of a perfect morning landscape in a series of 5-7-5 Haiku. I love the Poets.org definition of this form of poetry, “A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.” LoveContinue reading “Love to Me Is Like”

Pleasure…in Love Songs

The directions said, “From the tantalizing to the satisfyingly sober, have your poem convey a sense of pleasure today. Imbue it with joy, glee, and profound contentment — or, if you wish to keep it dark, write about the lack of or longing for pleasure in your life.” Also, “Add some structure to your poemContinue reading “Pleasure…in Love Songs”

I am a Single Mother

The instructions said to write about a journey. “You could channel your excitement about a trip you’re about to embark on (or just returned from), comment on the mental progress you witnessed someone make, or focus on the struggles, pleasures, and extreme emotions that travel can bring about.” Single motherhood IS A JOURNEY. I amContinue reading “I am a Single Mother”

Alliter-rostic

Friend is today’s topic from my Blogging Uni course. I can choose to write about a dear friend OR (huge smile forms here) address a group of people… And, if I am feeling really saucy, they suggest giving acrostic a try: it’s a fun poetic form where the first letter of every verse combines toContinue reading “Alliter-rostic”

Jellyfish

Starting a blog is often touted “Super simple! Get started in less than 5 minutes! It’s VERY EASY to do!” Says anyone and everyone who seem to have christened themselves a consummate “expert” on all things blogging. Poppycock! I always wondered when I would get to use that word! The easy or simple part hasContinue reading “Jellyfish”

The “Who I am and Why I’m Here” Post

It’s day 1-ish and the email said “You’re a blogger! Time to publish a post that gives readers a sense of who you are,” from WordPress.com’s Blogging University being the ever enthusiastic motivator. I stare blankly at the email. Let’s see…”Time to publish a post that gives readers a sense of who you are.” (InsertContinue reading “The “Who I am and Why I’m Here” Post”

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