Evolution of a Poem

For this week, I thought it might be interesting to look at the changes a poem can go through. This is the original handwritten version and then the typed version. My writer’s group gave me some suggestions as well, then it appeared on my page last Friday in its current form.


Poem: Streaming Memories

Here is the Friday poem, please feel free to share.


Poem: Suspended Sentence (Reprised)

Sometimes the right words just won’t come out, we just don’t know what to say. As always, feel free to share.

Suspended Sentence

Poem: Holding Space (reprised)

I wrote this poem for a friend a couple of years ago when he was going through a tough time but it seems like a number of friends could use it these days. Please feel free to share it with your friends.


Poem: What else is time for?

The Friday poem.


Poem: A Golden Glow


Poem: Eventide Rhapsody

The Friday poem. Please feel free to share.


Poem: On Finger Lakes Time

The Friday poem . . .


Delayed Creation

I haven’t been feeling very inspired lately but there’s still plenty of work to be done. I’ve been typing up poems I’ve written over the last couple of weeks and making notes for the poetry reading I’ll be doing this coming Sunday at Card Carrying Books & Gifts. (3 pm)
What kind of notes do you make for a poetry reading? Well, I don’t dance and I don’t sing, often, but I do like to tell some stories surrounding the creation of some of my poems and about my writing processes.
It also occurred to me to look at some old story ideas that never came to fruition. I’m turning the beginning of a story, Cemetery Trees, into a poem. Maybe I’ll share it around Halloween.
Hope to see some of you at the poetry reading in Corning next Sunday!

Poem: White Koi Haiku

White koi fish swims, turns,

seems to return my regard.

What does she see, or perceive?



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