My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Friday, January 4, 2013

4 CIHTD?: I'm Still Waiting for My Storybook Ending

Artist:  Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband
Album:  Brand New Shoes
Genre:  Rock

Notes:  So I got to the third stanza at the "of magic..." part when I felt a little itch of familiarity.  A quick little search and I discovered that this is not the first time this song brought inspiration; I wrote a poem, How much darker can it get?, back in September.

I'm Still Waiting for My Storybook Ending
I find it hard to believe
in love at first sight
when love is blind.
I find it hard to believe
that everything will be alright
when sometime alright is not being alright.
Still I dream
with every bone in my body
with every breath that I take
I still dream
of magic and love
of angles and family
of friends and miracles
I find it hard to believe
anyone will ever read my story,
open me up, and find the beauty
lying within.
I find it hard to keep fighting
when every bone in my body
says to let go.
Still I dream
in the pitch black that engulfs me
waiting for the dawn.

An Aside:  I had intended this to occur during my Time Capsule post on Sunday, but I got sucked into writing some lunes after being introduced to them over at dVerse Poets Pub.  I even had a poem in mind for Sunday's post.  (Who knows, maybe I'll still use it.)  Anyway, this is my 500th post (WooHoo!!), which I'm making just shy of ...don't open...don't throw away...'s three year anniversary.  No worries, I have another "the past... the future..." post planned out for that day.  Smiles!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

22 Loony for Lunes

Over at dVerse Poets Pub, they're exploring the Lune  (or should I say Lunes) for this week's FormForAll.  I thought I'd give it a go.  

Lune:  Lily Pads

#1 (Kelly Lune)
violescent hues
dance along

#2 (Collom Lune)
frogs play hopscotch
'cross turbulent waters with not
a single care

Lune:  Holiday Scraps

#1 (Kelly Lune)
strung popcorn festoons
appear now
as nothing but string

#2 (Collom Lune)
fires still crackle 
with leftover remnants of gifts 
stoking their flames

An Aside:  For additional inspiration, I used the "Word of the Day" from two separate dictionary apps.  violescent (adj.) - tending to a violet color.  Merriam-Webster:  festoon (n.) - 1. a decorative chain or strip hanging between two points; 2. a carved, molded or painted ornament representing a decorative chain.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

7 Last Call: Poetic Siege

nagging words pace
along idle fingertips
itching for peace to descend

blinking cursor laughs
at the empty battlefield
armed and ready to bleed black

An Aside: Working off my phone, so I have limited functionality. I'll add in links tomorrow when I have access to a computer with Internet.

A Form Aside: This is a take on the sedōka, an ancient Japanese form dating back to the choka and tanka; it is composed of two katauta [5/7/7]. When I first came across this form (on, it was mentioned that the form "may address the same subject from different perspectives." I've always liked that idea.

Doubling up this week with Three Word Wednesday [3WW=>idle, nagging, pace] and dVerse Poets Pub ~ OpenLinkNight.  

Sunday, December 30, 2012

3 Time Capsule: New Year's Resolution & New Year's Resolution: Counterparts

Titles:  New Year's Resolution & New Year's Resolution: Counterparts
Date:  between 12/01/04 and 01/11/05 and 01/03/06 (respectively)
Setting:  Life after college--during second post-college job
Form:  Free verse
New Year's Resolution
Meet a man
Get plastered
Sing Karaoke
Go skinny-dipping
Fall in love   
Not necessarily in that order
Plastered seems the logical start
giving enough courage to break into song
loosing enough inhibitions to disrobe
finding enough moxie to flirt
loosening up enough to let someone in
Yeah, that definitely may take a drink or two

New Year's Resolution:  Counterparts
Reinstate Poetry-List Emails
Refocus on writing my next great novel
if the poetry’s going to suck
the story might as well be good.
Watch all unopened movies in collection
go to the movies alone
if I can watch a movie at home by myself
then surely I can manage a theater ‘alone’.
Be more social
Only each chocolate on days that end in ‘sday’
if I’m going to have to deal with people
I can’t give up my sugar high completely.

Notes:  I thought with the new year knocking on the door it would be a good idea to revisit these two pieces.  They were written a year apart from each other.  Both consist of a shortlist of resolutions.

Artifact I:  The email of New Year's Resolution:  Counterparts I sent out after reinstating my Poetry-List Emails.