Monday, April 30, 2018

Poetry Month: The Last Poem 30 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day.  


I wonder if poets
wrestle with the last poem
they place in a collection.

Do they struggle
to find the perfect
arrangement of words?

Do they lose sleep
trying to create rhythms
of sounds for readers?

Do they hope
to find the perfect end
to make readers sigh?

I wonder if poets realize
the last poem
is a new beginning.


© Cathy L. Mere, 2018




Sunday, April 29, 2018

Poetry Month: Sunday Mornings 29 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 


Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings:

a cup of coffee,
a bit of creamer,
quiet contemplation,

early writing,
time for reading,
much relaxing,

a bit of breakfast,
a bite of toast,
brunch.

no racing,
no hurry,
no rushing,

quiet,
peaceful,
still,

Sunday mornings.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Poetry Month: Perfect Start 28 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 



Friday, April 27, 2018

Poetry Month: Cherry Blossoms 27 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 

Today I tried a nonet.  Glenda, at Evolving English Teacher, shared a nonet about tulips.  I thought I'd give it a try in writing about the cherry blossoms on our weeping cherry tree.  



Thursday, April 26, 2018

Poetry Month: Awakened 26 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 




Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poetry Month: The Reason for Silence 25 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 

often i choose
quiet
the weight of words
heavy
the necessity of finding the right one
essential
the nuances which complicate meaning
unending
no one word quite right
cacophonous
no set of words encompassing
significance
often i choose
quiet

© Cathy L. Mere, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Poetry Month: The Truth 24 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 

The truth
isn't painted by word artists
twisting
reaching
creating a story
from a small nugget.

The truth
isn't found by journalists
searching
molding
discovering a crumb
trying to make it dessert.

The truth
isn't heard from politicians
declaring
proclaiming
their version of a story
tainted by money.

The truth
in today's world is often
silenced
hidden
colored by glasses
we don't know we wear.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2018

Poetry Month: The Last Poem 30 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, n...