poetry

Love Lost; Lust Found

I had a minister who on occasion would tell us that his job was to “comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” When I get too comfortable I have to convince myself to get out of my overstuffed comfy chair and find something with a higher back and stiffer seat. So in an effort to […]

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Something Old, Something New…

It has been a while since I last posted some poetry.  I don’t think of it as my strength and so I push myself to try new things. There are many different forms of poetry: the sonnet, the limerick, and haiku are some. I am not an expert. There are all sorts of meters—iambic pentameter […]

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Write from Experience

We’ve all heard the advice to write about what you know.  I spend countless hours a year commuting into and out of Washington DC. So here is a poem that takes that advice into account. The Orange  Line The jostle and thrum Vibrates up through The soles and souls Of a thousand Individual stories as […]

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Writing as Therapy

I’d like to forget the day (but I can’t) not the person (which I won’t).  Exactly four years ago today, February 29, 2008, this world became poorer for the loss of Gregory John Aucott.  He was a raucous individual who would suddenly blow in and out of your day with the strength of a tornado.  […]

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Eat, Pray, Love, Create

TED.com has been providing interesting, inspirational, challenging, entertaining, wondrous talks delivered via the internet in bursts of roughly 18 minutes for a number of years.  I was not aware of TED until my teenage son turned me onto it a year or two ago.  Even after that I was not a TED regular.  But that all […]

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Poetic License

Today’s post is bit of a departure for me.  I have been enjoying the fairly regular posts of Chris Galford’s original poetry (on The Walking Den). I have to admit that I am somewhat challenged (maybe intimidated is a better word) by poetry and what better way to try to develop a clearer understanding of […]

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A Stamp of Disapproval

The US Postal Service is in big trouble, on the verge of bankruptcy. They are closing processing centers and proposing a move from six days of mail delivery down to five.  That’s sad news.  Not that they’re downsizing, I’m all for one less day of junk mail and five pounds of catalogs.  I’m sad about […]

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