Mixed Bag of Poems

This week, I wrote a couple of haiku for a BlackBerry PlayBook contest through Twitter (hey, even if reviews aren’t great, I’ll take one for free.): compact, convenient communication device BlackBerry Playbook Talk, work, play, listen anywhere and anytime BlackBerry PlayBook But I was inspired after listening to an episode of This American Life that included a segment by David Rakoff to revisit some rhymed verse again. (I highly recommend listening to the episode, “Frenemies,” Continue Reading →

Haiku Trio

April 8-9-10 Haiku for poem-a-day; a summary of my last three days: meeting with my peeps history and future thoughts as libraries change yard sales and road trip shopping for bargains all day retail therapy house clean, friends arrive sushi, tea enjoyed by all wine and chat follow   [Bonus Haiku about the Kennedy Miniseries] Kennedy fam’ly American royalty History reframed

word soup

  Word soup is what my mother told me would happen if I kept talking so fast words jumbled up like a game of pickup sticks but more difficult to untangle. I hear word soup on the news and on those shows where pundits interrupt nonsense with poppycock I wonder what would happen if they were paid to listen instead of talk. Word soup infects the page too some authors even manage a nice thick Continue Reading →

Simple and not so

Two more poems April 4 & 5 April 4, “Simple” a dot represents the completion of a thought full stop.   April 5, “Intricate” (Haiku) intricate detail contradicts the medium artisan wrought iron  


My poem for April 3 is a less structured than those I usually write, although I have built in my own structure. It’s not the kind of poem I generally share, so I would love feedback.   uP I cast my gaze heavenward (if you believe in pearly gates and angels) above the clouds uP a hawk was circling, tracking dinner (apologies to vegetarians) waiting to swoop  in for the kill uP my eye catches a Continue Reading →


Already, April seems to be a month for creating. First, I pledged to take part in the Not Without Poetry: Poem-a-day challenge — I jotted down a haiku yesterday and whipped one up tonight, to catch up. I suspect I will not be posting my poems every day (especially haiku) but do pledge to write them daily. Here are first two: April1: NASA Headline reads: Life found on moon of Saturn! Happy April Fools’ April2: Continue Reading →