Saturday, May 18, 2013

A short poem for the laundry room


Clean laundry is a wonderful thing,
But before you make the dryer sing,
Be sure to check the filter for lint.
(So that we may avoid a more flammable bent)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Poem for Board Preparation


"Studying"

The taste of hard work
is coffee on my tongue:
rich, bitter, sweet.

It is long days
and early mornings.
It is practice
and repeat.
It is progress,
made one day at a time
by inches.
It is solitude in parallel.

And when the work is done,
it is success and celebration.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Day 25's prompt- A ballad


A poem of gratitude
(For C.S. Lewis)

You wrote the words that speak my youth
In gold and green and love.
You early on engrafted Truth
Upon my green heart's grove.

And now with ev'ry beat I hear
The Lion's lovely roar.
It beckons and it draws me near
To reach, to touch that door.

To enter through the wardrobe grand
That first taught me to see
The magical and sacred land
That's now so dear to me.

You whispered first among my dreams
The song of life made new,
But into life it flowed like streams
And put down roots and grew.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 23


The prompt: compose a triolet-iambic tetrameter, 8 lines,beginning and ending with the same couplet. Lines 1 and 4 are the same. Rhyme scheme: ABaAabAB

"The Bluebird"

The bluebird in the tree, he sings
To welcome this, a brand new day.
Here all around the springtime rings
The bluebird in the tree; he sings
And washes off our hurts and stings.
He speaks of newness here to stay.
The bluebird in the tree, he sings
To welcome this: a brand new day.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 22


The prompt: Write a poem inspired by earth day

"The Loquat tree"

The fruit hangs heavy from limbs.
reaching out toward the sky's ends
each fuzzy, tart morsel invites
a tongue to taste its sweet delights.
Beetles nest between waxen leaves
guarding their bounty from thieves
like me, reaching to steal
a bit of their delicious meal.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Day 20


The prompt: use 6 words from a list at NaPoWriMo.net. (I used squander, mercurial, salt, bilious, dunderhead, miraculous, willowy, seaweed)

"Wisdom and the Sea"

Twice he squandered mercurial salts,
that foolish, bilious dunderhead.
In his quest to mend his gaping faults
he forgot the miraculous life he led.

If she had never emerged-
that lovely, willowy, wise mermaid
(wrapped in seaweed, she upsurged)-
who knows what other mistakes he'd have made.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Day 19


The prompt: write a personal ad.

"It's Academic"

Exhausted scholar seeks creative, high capacity, motivated brain for intense study sessions.