Haiku poetry ‘Sunsplashed’

Haiku is traditionally Japanese poetry consisting of three lines which do not rhyme . There are 5 moras (sounds/syllables in the 1st and 3rd line and 7 in the middle. Some refer to the subject matter as a small window providing a view of a larger screen. Haiku origins can be traced back to theContinue reading “Haiku poetry ‘Sunsplashed’”

Poem – Please Mind the Gap

I was reading a post last year called ‘The Janitor’ by Bendedspoon on her excellent blog and no. 6 on the list really made me think.  6. LEAVE A LEGACY. It doesn’t matter if you live 2 thousand years or twenty. What matters is how you fill the space between the dates on your gravestone.Continue reading “Poem – Please Mind the Gap”

Poetry Challenge ‘The Hepworth Echo’

This challenge could prove to be a real challenge as it takes an  abstract form of sculpture as its source of  inspiration.  But what are thoughts – if not abstractions?   and where does inspiration come from anyway?  The challenge is to write a poem or Haiku about what I have entitled ‘The Hepworth Echo’ – usingContinue reading “Poetry Challenge ‘The Hepworth Echo’”

Poetry Challenge ‘The Art of Progress’

  Adam Dustus who has a wonderful poetry blog kindly suggested a poetry challenge which featured this painting – The Coinnoissoir’ by Norman Rockwell.  I have called the challenge ‘The Art of Progress’ because of the corresponding post I wrote over on Echostains – which also provides a link for this challenge. Clicking any of the paintings willContinue reading “Poetry Challenge ‘The Art of Progress’”

Poem: ‘Unenchanted Evening’

Black.  I’ve always liked black.  Black is the colour of the mysteries after all.      Gothic architecture, Gothic music, Gothic clothes – who wouldn’t?  Plus it’s getting close to Halloween – and I have to work when I should be partying!  However, I do LOVE colour – bright colours!  Turquise and pinks – bright colours upliftContinue reading “Poem: ‘Unenchanted Evening’”

Poetry Challenge: Mona Lisa’s Smile

This poetry challenge is about the smile of the famous Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci.  The lady’s smile (and it has been said that she may not be all ‘she’ seems) is one of the most enigmatic smiles ever painted. To submit your poem or haiku which can be as profound, humorous, long or short as you like,Continue reading “Poetry Challenge: Mona Lisa’s Smile”

‘Vincent could have told you’ A Poetry Challenge

Just Click the Van Gogh image to take you to  some of the comments made about the poems Everyone has heard ‘Starry Starry Night‘ By Don Mclean,  the beautiful song about Vincent Van Gogh.  There is a line in it which says:_ But I could have told you, Vincent, This world was never meant forContinue reading “‘Vincent could have told you’ A Poetry Challenge”

Poem: Impressions

 It has been said that first impressions are always the truest and that you should always go by your first impression when you meet someone for the first time.  For most people, the only way they have of ‘meeting’ a celebrity will be through the media and the only clues we have on this (real) person isContinue reading “Poem: Impressions”

Freeflow Poetry ‘Reality?’

   This is an experiment I did from The Artswebshow.  It was great fun!  What you do is tune in to the music and just type – let that poetry run free in a free-flowing way.  It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t rhyme (half of mine doesn’t, in fact you can see the self-consciousness in the first half whereContinue reading “Freeflow Poetry ‘Reality?’”

Poem ‘Where the Root ends’

I wrote this free verse poem some time ago and came across it agin today.  So inspired by the William Butler Yeats poem that I have posted on echostains, and shamefaced about not posting anything on here for a while (but I am going to post a book review tomorrow) – here is the poem.  TheContinue reading “Poem ‘Where the Root ends’”