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What the Heck is Ekphrastic #Poetry?

    In the spirit of poetry month, I thought I'd make a poem for this week's post. Last year, I celebrated the month with the post Late To The Poetry Party, offering a poem and several links to other poets (who actually submit poems and win honors). Have you ever heard a term that sounded… Continue reading What the Heck is Ekphrastic #Poetry?

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Poetry On Wednesday-Nostalgia

  Warmer weather has me thinking of summer. Summer, when I was a kid. A long time ago. We were poor in funds, rich in family, and too young to know or care that some kids went away to summer camp. We camped too, by the river or at Salton Sea (my least favorite place),… Continue reading Poetry On Wednesday-Nostalgia

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Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

Remember high school English classes? That was my first introduction to poetry. Old poets. Lot's of 'thee's and thou's," and too much Old English stuff. I was a studious person, more logical than emotional, so many poems went over my head. That was until I went to college, in the mid '70's. It was an eyeopener when… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesdays-Political Poetry

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Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku

  Today is Poetry on Wednesday (POW) day. Last week I mentioned Poetry Month and how I'd contribute to the celebration of words. Because I just learned how a Haiku is structured, by terrific instructor Sonya Sones, I decided to do a Haiku for POW day. Traditional Japanese Haiku not only have 17 syllables, they must… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku