Prompt Nights 12 — Earth Day

In honor of “Earth Day” Sanaa, the hostess of “Prompt Nights” has asked us to share a poem about one of the specific elements (wind, water, fire, or earth).  And since I missed last week, I’ll share two poems this week to make up for it: one focusing on rain; the other on wind. Also,Continue reading “Prompt Nights 12 — Earth Day”

Writing 201: Poetry – Day 1 – Three Water Haiku

I have met several poets in the WordPress community who are masters at haiku. Gilly Goldsworthy at Lucid Gypsy is one of those people. And Dennis Lange, The Bard on the Hill, has created his own unique version of haiku and does beautiful work with it. The form has never been one of my strong points, butContinue reading “Writing 201: Poetry – Day 1 – Three Water Haiku”

Velvet Verbosity # 371 — The Call

    THE CALL I’m sitting here, watching water splash from paddle to paddle on the old wheel. Granddad built this mill 100 years ago. With its massive grindstones, he and Gramma ground almost every kind of grain a man could grow. “Ain’t nothin’ more satisfyin’ than seein’ that grain turn into flour to feedContinue reading “Velvet Verbosity # 371 — The Call”

NaPoWriMo – Day 13 – Along The River

The prompt for Day 13 was to take a walk and incorporate the elements of that walk into a poem. ALONG THE RIVER The sun is playing hide and seek with clouds Along the river. The clouds are gray, but friendly, soft, and free Along the river. I move unhampered by the flirting breeze AlongContinue reading “NaPoWriMo – Day 13 – Along The River”