Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Recent News

I wrote a book (a short one) a couple of years ago about what happened to me.  In the last couple of weeks I've gone back to it, added some new content, completely reworked the beginning and ending, and really made the thing much better as a whole.  So that's why no poems lately.  It can be found here:

I'm thinking of shifting away from poems for a few reasons that I've mentioned before.  I'm no longer challenged and I've generally run out of ideas.  I'm thinking about shifting to short stories, or maybe even essays.  Possibly even do something as a weekly serial.  Since I've been working on that book, I haven't had time to decide yet.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Oh, Not You Again

I'm going with trite rhymes again this week.  I'd like to have a conversation about why, use of rhyme, and so on, but this isn't a very good place to do so.

Oh, Not You Again

I knew someone from there
I can't remember who
They bored me half to death
(that is, at least, half-true)

I don't recall just how
Their little talk explained
A single reason to
Engage in their refrain

With lengthy stories that
Aroused no sentiment
Another day had passed
Another yawning spent

Perhaps some sunny day
We'll meet again, us two
And you'll remember me
While I've forgotten you

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

One for the Dogs

My mother suggested I write a poem about dogs.  What is there to say?  I kept things very simple; it could fit on a Hallmark card.  The upside of predictable rhymes is that it took about five minutes to write.  Perhaps next week I'll try something more challenging.

One for the Dogs

The wagging tail
The lolling tongue
The love of play
The need to run
The friendly eyes
The fluffy fur
A few things that
I love dogs for

I'll talk to him
In loving tones
He'll be right there
When I'm alone
I'll brush him soft
I'll throw his balls
We'll go for walks
'Cause we're best pals