Category Archives: Poetry

What If…?

Emanita01 has slightly edited this lovely prose poem she’s just found. The original text, penned by Tracey, was found amongst the golden comments posted on RoughWaterJohn the Pirate’s blog. What if the universe itself reveled in that special connection between … Continue reading

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No Before Yes

I have lived in France for awhile now. One of the things I discovered during my adaptation phase was this: folks who hold administrative positions are keenly easy to spurt out “No” when, with a little effort, they could have … Continue reading

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On Writing From The Heart

I’ve extracted (and edited) yet another pilfered nugget from RoughWaterJohn’s locker. … I firmly believe that writing, whether poetry or prose, needs to come from the heart… the writ and the wrote

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…It’s Not the End of My Love.

Posted on April 28, 2010 by Mary (Food Fit & Fun)| This morning as I was eating breakfast, I was on CNN.com and I saw an interesting link, “Death at 25: Blogging the end of a life“. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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What Can Make an Angel Weep?

  What can make an Angel weep? Is it angry men, driving knife blade deep? Is it skewed world vision, tainted by dreams of greed? Is it heinous crimes or mean dastardly deed? Is it poverty and children without solid … Continue reading

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Bloggers Interconnected and Soaring!

It Starts With a Photo… Emanita01 to RoughWaterJohn: I shamelessly “borrow” both photo and comment threads from your blog. But I do link back to the source from whence they’ve been borrowed. Hey, I’m a pirate in herb…though unlike Jack Sparrow … Continue reading

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“I Write Poems to Figure Things Out.”

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis … Continue reading

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On Death and Epitaphs

One day in a writers’ workshop, the leader asked us to write an essay on the epitaph we wanted to appear on our grave stones. This provoked an instant dilemma for only one participant: Me. I have no intention of … Continue reading

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Lanterne Time and Beyond

Decided to try my hand at writing a new lanterne poem, and came up with: writing essential             troubling harnesses fleeting thoughts capturing authenticity on paper: creativity ©March 2011_M. Anita Bailey Then, I came across the following instructions: “Lanterne is a … Continue reading

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Diamente Poem

Jo’s given me more fodder for thought in the form of poetic instruction. Here’s the result: sons distant, close fighting, growing, changing Alpha, Omega, blinding, bright infuriating, loving, endearing warm, essential sunrays ©March 2011 _M. Anita Bailey The above is … Continue reading

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