Category Archives: Poetry

A Writer’s Gift of Love- Presentation

Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you write your sweetie a love poem?

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A Writer’s Gift of Love

…If you’re thinking about how to tell the one you love how much you care, why not write him or her a love poem?… Continue reading

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“Why English is Hard To Learn”

“Why English is Hard to Learn” by Anonymous Continue reading

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“For, Lo, the Winter is Past…”

Feeling kinda spring-like today. .. Continue reading

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Practical Poetry

Poetry is beautiful. Poetry is inspiring. Poetry moves us.

But have you ever thought about poetry as a memory aid?…

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“No Present Greets Your Questing Vision Now…”

Spanish sonnet 2/14/96…

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The Sounds of Silent Words…

When you’re writing, whether poetry or prose, you need to give some thought to the sound of the words you are using and how they fit together. Even though most people read silently to themselves, the sounds of the words resonate inside of their heads, and words that clash will disturb your readers, even if they don’t quite know why.

For this reason, I’d like to present you with this poem by G. Nolst Trenité. Read it silently to yourself, and the read it again aloud; and see what it can teach you about the sounds of silent words…

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Things You Learn in School – Italian Sonnets

Spanish sonnets. English sonnets. Spencerian sonnets.

And now, lets try of one more flavor of sonnet – the Italian or Petrachan sonnet……

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“The Sun Is Up So Now We Can Begin…”

An Italian sonnet written for you on 2/27/12

The sun is up so now we can begin….. Continue reading

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“And What if You Could Have Each Heart’s Desire…”

A Spencerian sonnet I wrote in February of 1996

“And what if you could have each heart’s desire….”
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