Thanks for sneaking in here and reading my blog. It's the perfect time of year to snuggle in a warm blanket, curl up next to the fire, with your "special" cocoa and read.
What are your favorite books lined up for the fall? Are you looking for ideas to broaden your poetry reading? Here are a couple titles you may enjoy. Obtain one that tickles your fancy.
E.E. Cummings - Selected Poems He wrote one of my very fave poems "I Carry Your Heart With Me"
In the late 1700's poetry moved away from the intellectualism of the Enlightenment and toward more emotional and natural themes. The major works of the movement’s five most famous poets — William Wordsworth, George Gordon Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Blake, and John Keats are represented in this collection.
Lest We Forget Life's Passion and Cut Both Ways - Then of course there are my two books if you haven't had a chance to read them.
Gift giving season is fast approaching. In a time of life when the pace of everything is running out of control, consider giving a book of poetry to calm the soul.
I'm excited to announce that I have been asked to submit several of my poems to be published in an anthology by another well known writer in the near future. The collections of poems will have a theme of erotic/romantic genre. More to come on that as it unfolds!
I continue to write and work on my third book which will be focusing on micro poetry. Specifically, various forms of Japanese and French origin works. I'm really having fun with it!
What is Japanese poetry? One of its many forms is called a Haiku. It's often the form most widely used for teaching purposes in school. A Haiku is a poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines. The first line has five, second line seven, and third line five; traditionally evoking images of the natural world. The characteristics of a Haiku focus on nature, usually using a seasonal type word allowing the reader to know what time of year it is. There is a division, focusing on one thought and then another, but the relationship between theses two are sometimes surprising! The poet will also describe images using at least one of five senses. Give it a try! You may be a natural. I'd love to hear from you. If you'd like me to showcase your work, use the contact link to submit.
Here is an example of one I wrote recently:
Diamonds - Haiku
Ceiling of starlight
Glittering shadows on me
Twilight in secret
On a personal note, did I tell you I saw my favorite music artist in the whole world?! YES Keith Urban! We were so close I could touch him, but since I didn't feel like going to jail that night I refrained.
Until we meet again, stay warm, happy, true to yourself and read!
Leaving you with another Haiku:
Falls Rainbow - Haiku
Green, orange, red and brown
Fiery beauty displayed
Melting to the ground