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Prompt: Haiku Sequence

These past few weeks I have had a hard time focusing on any sustained reading, so I Have returned to an anthology of haiku. Most…

Christmas Poems

Image by Willgard Krause from Pixabay If you haven’t completely overdosed on Chritsmas by now, here are some poems of the season and day from…

You Stay Home Too

I have been exchanging poems with friends during this “shelter at home” time. We use email not some video programs, like Zoom, because these are…

Prompt: Tools of the Trade

Early surgical tools What is a tool every new physician needs? In Scotland, they are thinking it is a book of poetry. Medical students there…

Listening

Not everyone has the opportunity to attend poetry readings in their local area, but thankfully there are many available online. One source I was browsing…

Prompt: What You Missed In School

All of us missed some things when we were in school. Maybe you are still in school. From kindergarten through graduate school, we all have…

The Federal Writers’ Project

In March of 1933, a newly inaugurated President Franklin D. Roosevelt called a special session of Congress and began the first hundred days of enacting…

Poetry on Video

Poetry has from the beginning been an oral/aural art. We heard poems long before we wrote poems. And we must have seen poets perform those…