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    So, I've been MIA for a while, here's a quick update. Lot's going on, the pandemic and one would think I would have lots of time seeing as I'm home all the time, boy you couldn't be more wrong. Working on 2 art pieces for ekphrasic poetry, made the artwork, seems those were easy, the poems, eh, not so much. These are for submission for an anthology that I have to turn in 3 poems for which will have to be ready within the next few weeks. Almost ready for that. Another anthology submission requires ...
  2. Snotty Nose

    Snotty nose, O snotty nose,
    where it comes from nobody knows.
    It’s not a cold, I’ve had the flu -
    the Swine, the Bird and the Man type too.
    Recovered, scrubbed up good as new.
    but the stubborn, sudden, snotty nose
    still hangs around, it comes and goes,
    its conquest needing several blows.

    I’m offered tissues
    by girls who have issues
    with a hanky.
    They’re manky,
    they squeal, unhealthy as well –
    now use ...
    Tags: poetry

    So, I seem to be getting somewhere with my hurricane poems. I have been writing drafts and trying to hit the topic from different angles, cutting (let me try some of the cute little icons here) drilling away at the words immersing myself in the subject..... Think I have made some headway. Along this sojourn I have had a few sideline poems pop up in surprise always a welcome!

    So, in between my continuing reading of the adventures of Kate ...
    Tags: blog, books, movie, poetry

    So, I'm working on my hurricane poems. Yes, I know it doesn't look like I am, but I am. grrr Really hard to take the steps back (or should I say steps forward) and get INTO the scene, not be the observer. For me, it has always been easier that way. Perhaps I'm more a writer than I thought. So this is what came out of my frustration.


    Hands poised over the keyboard,
    tapping letters, forming words,
    frustration of inadequacy ...
  5. Dear Anonymous (The spoken word)

    The words many think, but can never say because of the control this fellowship takes over people and their recovery. These vulnerable people don't even know it, because they are told, AA is the only way to heal.

    I am a recovering alcoholic and I wrote something in regards to Alcoholics Anonymous. I read it to a community of recovering addicts. It was my second time reciting on a mic, and as my energy and emotion ran high I stumbled on a couple words.

    Here's the link:
  6. Signals That Sound in the Dark

    Quote Originally Posted by Warhol View Post
    Punk rock plays in a darkened room.
    Hazy gazes everywhere,
    Souls spin along to the music
    Arms wide, for whatever friends they may find.
    I cannot hear what you say, but I can feel what you mean, the moment your lips find mine.
    Closer and closer we press…
    not that I mind I confess.
    Electricity seems to surge through the air,
    lost in this moment without a care.
    These signals sound in the dark,
    where I am blind, and not sure where to start.
    Tags: mine, poem, poems, poetry

    Many "poems" nowadays are prose elevated to poetry by political correctness. A poem is not metaphor alone, but a nexus of elements that express human experience for aesthetic purpose; for poetry, this means using language charged to the utmost with the best words in the best order. "Charged to the utmost" means using poetic elements in the most effective manner--rhythm, rhyme, image, metaphor, &c. It also means realizing one or more aesthetic principles that distinguish Art ...
  8. An attempt at poetry

    I know, I know. I've been silent for a long time. What can I say? I felt uninspired and I've been working to get the inspiration back. I'm starting to feel it, though. As this will show.

    A bird sat within
    the gilded cage
    Its black feathers
    coating others

    Above the golden bars
    Was a light beyond the stars
    And the bird trilled
    Heaven is near

    My own cage
    Drifted open from pain
    And the gold plating
    Came off ...
  9. Sharp Darkness

    "Poets are fortunate. We share ourselves with the world every time we put a poem out there, because whether we create personae or not, those words didn't come from the apple tree in the backyard. And through that sharing we hear echoes and memories and congruities between people and experiences, if not deeper certainly differently than most people. Sometimes a blessing. Sometimes a curse. But always an embracing, and therein a reaching out to others on common ground perhaps not cleared ...
  10. Yay I'm back on writing forums ^_^

    It's been way too long since I've been on writing forums

    I've missed reading everyone's posts and being a part of all this creativity. SO. I shall strive to log on more, now that life has hopefully settled a bit! It's been a busy few months. Lots of moving about. Lots of work work work. We also got a ps4 and then Netflix so that hasn't helped either >.>
    I've also decided to use this "blog" function.
    I realised the other day that I use ...
  11. Uncle Sam's Harvest (Free Verse)

    This was submitted as my first Pip Challenge! I can feel so much warmth from my brain. It's as fresh as a homemade sheet of cookies from grandma's oven.

    I am looking forward to hearing the critics! I am stoked to see the growth of my writing. Enjoy!

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinzeCharming View Post
    Form: Free Verse

    Uncle Sam's Harvest

    Beautifully seasoned fallow land,
    God's gift to cultivate passion.
    A man's hoe faces a challenge,
    for the depths of its prosperity.

    Updated January 10th, 2016 at 10:04 PM by PrinzeCharming (Edited Local Categories to Match Main WF Categories)

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  12. January Challenge: "Fiery Glow"

    I am breaking through achievements.

    First time trying the poetry challenge.
    First time blogging a forum comment.
    First time writing a genuine (not previously published online) poem on WF.
    First time being inspired by anything for writing on WF.

    You get the gist.
    Or is it gist me?

    Please provide feedback below. I am curious to see your thoughts on my writing.

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinzeCharming View Post
    Spark of Love

    A wounded organ nestles in the

    Updated January 10th, 2016 at 10:04 PM by PrinzeCharming (Edited Local Categories to Match Main WF Categories)

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  13. Another publication! (mature topics)

    Well, I had an interesting weekend. Rattle, a large and popular poetry magazine, has an online series called "Poets Respond" where poets write and submit a poem about a news event within the week that event occurs. On Sunday, they publish their favorite poem from the submissions. I've been published for this series once before (http://www.rattle.com/poetry/unsigne...yleigh-fraser/). Well, this past Sunday my poem was selected again! That's two publications from Rattle ...
  14. Adventures in Publishing Poetry

    I want to start a blog about my experience sending my work out for publication, getting published, getting rejected, etc. The last year and a half has been a fun ride. Tears. Curse words. Finally, joy. There is nothing like the high of seeing your hard work in print. At least not to me. When I get a copy of a journal I was in, it's a rush. Now, I'm almost done with my first book of poetry, and I feel like I'm finally ready for it.

    I want to write about my experiences at length, and ...

    Updated July 9th, 2015 at 09:50 PM by Angel101

  15. A couple more poems...

    by , September 30th, 2013 at 04:03 AM (Step into the ocean...)

    Countless drips frozen
    just before plummeting down
    each drip stopped in time



    Snakes have been known to
    walk among the people as men
    looking to shake hands


    "Sophisticated Compliment To A Walrus"

    Good Sir, I must say,
    that mustache does compliment
    your breath-taking tusks.
    Tags: haiku, poetry
  16. The Tears that Silence Brings

    Second attempt to post to blog.

    A poem that I wrote about a year ago, and has seen a few different revisions. Still not sure if it invokes the image I need it to, but please, let me know what your opinions of the piece are. Who do you envision the poem is about, and what do you picture them feeling?

    The Tears that Silence Brings.

    Smile and make peace
    Keep it inside and bury it deep.
    Wipe away the tears
    Hide your pain
    Didn't know that ...
    Tags: poetry
  17. Imagery (part 7 of 7)

    Reading and writing exercises to improve your imagery

    These exercises are so you can learn by doing, which is where most of the real learning happens. Some are so standard as to be attributable to no one, some are mine, others are pulled from a variety of sources.


    Consider the forms of imagery in the following poems: Hardy’s “To A Darkling Thrush,” Frost’s “After Apple Picking,” Stephen Dunn’s “Happiness,” Paul Eluard’s “Blazon,” Moore’s “The ...
  18. Imagery (part 6)

    Imagery in context

    Now that you have an idea of the many ways that imagery can be used in poetry, the next question is: how to use it well? What general principles can be used to figure out if an image will work in a poem and help the poem communicate?

    It is important to use imagery to serve a coherent whole, and to try to keep the whole poem in mind when creating your images or when choosing details from life to put onto the page. This can be done in revision as well ...
  19. Imagery (part 4)

    3. Kinetic imagery

    Sound effects can create a sense of motion, but this isn’t precisely what I mean by kinetic imagery. Kinetic imagery is another application of sensual imagery that’s worth talking about because it rarely gets named or discussed, but can be incredibly important to a poem. Kinetic imagery is the creation of motion through an energetic and precise use of verbs, and the use of particular verbs to further an image. To investigate kinetic imagery, we’ll look more closely ...
  20. Imagery (part 2)

    1. Sensual imagery

    When most people talk about imagery they mean sensual imagery, so we’re going to discuss it first. Sensual imagery is language whose main function is to appeal to the senses, thus the name. Sensual imagery often appears as a passage of description, or a moment of a story told in detail. Sensual imagery is always concrete – based in real things. Sensual imagery doesn’t always depict the actual experience of the poet, but it is often based on experience in some way. ...

    Updated August 31st, 2012 at 04:09 PM by Isis

  21. Imagery: Concrete and Purposeful

    I wrote this guide for another forum for young writers (mostly teens and twentysomethings), but it got fairly detailed - I think it will be helpful for any writer approaching poetry or poetic prose with a desire to learn something. This guide covers what imagery is, what forms it can take, a plethora of ways that you can use imagery in your poetry, and exercises for improving your imagery. I’m always looking to update and improve my guides, so if you have questions, comments, arguments, additions, ...

    Updated August 31st, 2012 at 04:08 PM by Isis

  22. POETRY: Tedium or Play?

    Is anyone acquainted with James Merrill's "The Changing
    Light At Sandover?" I have never read it. Should I?

    I am working on a long (not three volumes, not one
    volume, less, less) of a reader's theater which I want to
    perform with spoken word poets, synthesizer, bongo,
    and Power Point graphics. I don't want this to be a strict
    story or a choral work, but poetry, meaning in this case
    language that makes use of rhythm and sound,
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  23. Paean

    In honor of my lady's birthday yesterday, I humbly submit this further example of what I call verse:


    As I sit...
    Missing you
    As I stand...
    Missing you
    As I lie...
    Lonely again, missing you
    And the scent of vanilla wafts through the air
    I remember:
    The first sight of you
    The first half-shy smile
    Our first embrace
    The feel of you against me
    and the promise of tomorrow ...
    Tags: moderan, poetry
  24. False Idylls

    Because I'm feelin' brave, here's an example of what I laughingly call poetry. This piece was originally published in a slightly different form in a now-defunct printzine called atmosfearics, way back in 1983.

    False Idylls

    the revolution will be televised
    the revelations will be disseminated by covert action
    read between the lines
    disinformation will be commonplace
    this information will be available for public display
    in keeping with the
    Tags: moderan, poetry
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