Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Beauty Within

With fluid lines that flow like glass
and subtle curves that glide and mask
your shrouded secrets that sound
like the past

from which the world began.

Blue white foam
roars through your vessel
coming home
rolling until it lessens
again and then again and again and


whispering about dreams of sand.

Note- This was written for Poetry Thursday. The idea was to write a poem that describes something beautiful without revealing what the subject matter was. Check the comments to see the answer to the object this poem describes.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Poetry Carnival Poets

To love creating poetry is to love showing your soul to the world. These poets have shared parts of themselves with the world at large, through their poems. Read and enjoy:

Delaleuverse, a blog from Cathy
What Sister Thinks

A Doggy’s Life, featuring the work of Dogfaceboy.

Square Traveler
Later Days

Wm. Rike’s blog Arcane Matter Out Of Time
Teen Angst Remembered

CrimsonFlaw who maintains a set of three blogs maintained on the moods that constitute different
pangs of supposed creativity
book of the unrequited

Mad Kane's Humor Blog
Those &^%$#$% Auditions

Kilroy_60 at Fear and Loathing- The Gonzo Papers
Finding My Rhyme in Time

Chasing the Equal Sign

Kevin who blogs at Acoustics, Health & Sufism
It’s like being connected to an ocean

KGT’s blog is called When I Wax

Ron Russo at Just Be!
I wrote a poem once

Tiel Aisha Ansari who showcases her poetry at Knocking From the Inside Out
Twenty Years Ago, Yesterday

Katy from SomethingKaty
my golden right

Brain from Truth is Freedom
Cold -a poem that relates to our ongoing struggle between all of our selves.

Billy Jones
Dreams Lost Along The Way Home

Naomi Stevens blog, A Dairy from England

Jillbeth who displays her work at her blog called The Broken Cup: Christian Poetry

Hope you will take this chance to visit all the poets listed.

If you submitted by Feb 14th and do not see your blog here let me know.

There is another poetry carnival coming up. This one will be hosted by the link exchange site I run,
Poets Who Blog

If you want to take part, submit by Feb 23rd to IlovetowriteSMP@yahoo.com

Thank you

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Cell Memory

A bone remembers a break
a tongue remembers a burn
skin remembers the cut
and still I never learn

the pieces of me know

but keep it
the whole

the parts of me do make
a mismatched
crazy shaped

crooked girl

a mouth recalls a kiss
a scar recalls a burn
skin recalls the slice

and still I never learn
I never learn

Note- This was written for Poetry Thursday. The prompt was: The body knows...

Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Dark Chase

It matters....
he was....

my first man,
drifting in and out of the shadows
through darkened parking lots I
sought him,
chased his bitter soul down
the maze his twisted mind made

He never knew how I craved
simple, normal things.
He was broken and then he
broke me.

And though I learned
to trace every crack in his
and his every stain became my own
he remained aloof
an empty man,
hollowed in all the places
I needed to find solace.
and soon I was too.

It doesn’t matter....
he did it....
no, he didn’t....
change it all to suit me now
my first man wasn’t anything like that.

Note- This is my Poetry Thursday contribution. The theme this week was change. I wasn't feeling inspired to write something new ( this has been a pretty down week for me) so I posted this poem that speaks of changing memories.