Wednesday, April 15, 2015

City of Lights

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Pity the fool who dances on the corner
His moves badangling, a goofy surprise
A jelly legged man called a porter
Disguised in a black suit and shiny cap.

Braggarts in the kitchen's closet
Smacking sticks and taking names.

Pity the fool who dances on the corner
His exploits wrangling, a roofy arise
A mad hatter and colorful suitor
Rambling in curses upon a sap.

This is in response to the Midweek Motif over at Poet's United.

Singing Stones

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Crumbling mortar and graying bricks
Tumbling down, tumbling down
Covering blighter and singing cricks
Tumbling down, tumbling down
Varying weather and dusting nicks
Tumbling down, tumbling down

Wherefore lingers thy darling
Her moans and screams 
Wherefore augers thy failing
O'er loams it seems

Tumbling down, tumbling down
Tumbling down, tumbling down  

In response to Hedgewitch's Folly Challenge over at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Memoir Of A Nerd

Image Contributor: Dorkdaddy

I hold a rusty and metallic compass in my hands
It's pointer points towards my heart's every desire
Perhaps a dusty tome upon a miniature library 
Or maybe even a bag of dice to roll upon the table.

The bandwidth resonates in singular bands
Rebounding in the temporal right side fire
Sparks igniting with dragon's breath hereditary
To those who create worlds within a fable.

Life outside these four walls glimmer in enlightenment
Crowds of humans herding together simultaneously
Mingling like the paper mache split into confetti
To dance within the spiraling winds of tragedy.

With my rusty compass I'll navigate this settlement
A maze full of twists and turns built so beautifully
Like the master behind the screen of no money
Waving cautionary flags with great uncertainty.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Empty Promises

Emptiness (Soman Patnaik @ Pencil Jammers)

When the pinging reverberates through the bone
It is like sonar searching for a better signal,
But when the reflections bounce against the wind
There is only empty distance between us.

I question the inevitability of this reaction in you,
And what I see with my mind's eye is irrefutable.
The stones weigh heavy upon my open cavities,
It feels like drowning as I gasp for a single breath.

Temptations covered in reddened down pillows,
Whose feathers fly high in the air, north and south.
Who could doubt what was floating on those clouds,
Surely a giantess caressing the snakes with venom.

One less stone to skip across this stilling pond,
One less red canyon to leap over at night.
For the pinging in my bones is quite clear,
For I yearn no longer in your summer meadow. 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Gathering

The World (Impronta Unika)
All around they will come
From distant islands and seas,
Over mountains of shrouded stone,
And misty clouds from above.

Send them a melodious white dove,
Tell them as they roam, 
From within the whisking breeze,
The gathering of time sung.

Baffling and raffling they run
A day which they'll seize
Over the green lands loam
Full of glee and love.

Full of glee and love
Over the green lands loam
A day which they'll seize
Baffling and raffling they run.

All around they will come
From distant islands and seas,
Over mountains of shrouded stone,
And misty clouds from above.

Author's Note: 
This poem is intended to be sung. I'm testing out a new structure that blends syllables of lines and repetition. Hopefully it works out.  

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Remember your favorite sandwich as a kid? You know, the one that your mother served you without the crust and was smothered in delicious marmalade, nut butter, and wild berry sauce. This poem is inspired by the moments when I was younger and pulled a delicious sandwich out from my lunch bag at school, while everyone else had snack cakes or fruit roll ups. Nothing beats a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Thank you Karin Gustafson for this memory inducing challenge over at Imaginary Toads! Enjoy!  

"Classic Peanut Butter and Jelly" Image: IGN Thread
So creamy and desirable, you drive me nuts
Not so much coo-coo for cocoa puffs
More like "would you like wine or peanuts, sir."
A honey stricken delicacy dripping
Upon the buds of a novelty restaurant:
62 West Barker Street; the Hidden Pantry.

Sherlock would be jealous of your perfections;
a colada of wild berries and peaches,
smothered in a nutty hazelnut blanket,
atop two soft mattresses of wheat and rye.
Buds jumping up and down like children,
Shouting on repeat, "its peanut butter jelly time."

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Pretender

Misterwives' song "Vagabond" truly grasped me surprisingly one day, and ever since I've been listening to this song on loop. It seems to speak so much to me in so many different ways. In fact, it inspired me to write this poem that reflects my own personal struggles. I hope that this song and poem helps you embrace the clarity that it provided me. It really is a blessing to have a good sense of music, and have something that can inspire someone to do better.

The sun rises high with nowhere to go
Voices swarming the inside of your head
Telling you to run
Telling you to go go go
This place is a desert void of stars
Sparkling moments of a single night
Brazen by the silver specks of light.

Capturing the wind in your hair
Voices swarming inside your head
Telling you to run
Telling you to go go go
To a place of solitary ocean breezes
Swimming among the foamy waves
Grasping the dolphin's fin like aero-planes.

You're pretending to not feel alone
You're running from the past
And low hold the night's mist
Covering your face in the twilight
Up and down your insides overwhelmingly go
Telling you to go go go
A vagabond among the winds of change.

Running so far away from your hometown
Throwing those pages into the walls
Through cracks of cement locked tight
Trying to forget, but can't seem to let go.
Memories like a hurricane rushing through
And paralyzes you in a window still pain
Building castles around your suffering.

The sun rises high with nowhere to go
Voices swarming the inside of your head
Telling you to run
Telling you to go go go
This place is a desert void of stars
Sparkling moments of a single night
Brazen by the silver specks of light.

Shake those demons off and rise up up up
Capture the light of the moon in silver streams
Instead of running down down down
And feeling low low low
You're a vagabond searching for a dream
Every day a struggling uphill battle

Against the winds softening your skin.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gently He Weeps

"Crescent Moon" Image from PixShark

Little boy blue once beckoned the moon,
Calling out like a wolf in the night,
Yet no call echoed back to him.
So he sat there in silence,
Cold and downtrodden,
Waiting for his time.

My dearest boy,
Why must you cry so?
Do not weep for me alone.
Do not worry yourself to death.
For I'm your matron mother in the sky,

And I will always lift you up from the ground.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

When Does A Heartbeat Stop Beating?

I've been experimenting with beats and rhythm within a poem, and this is the results that I have gathered. This isn't just a poem that you simply read through in one brisk look. You need to actually understand how the poem must be read. So I challenge you to read this poem to the rhythm of your heartbeat, and then read it to a song (doesn't matter what song), and then read it any way you desire. What kind of experience to you receive?

Time keeps tumbling
Time keeps tumbling

Time keeps running
Time keeps running

I drop to the ground
I drop to the ground.

Until I have found
Until I have found
my breath.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Any Final Words?

"Spilled Coffee" from WordPress
Nearing the edge of the page
My ink quill threatens to flee
My mind cringes at the sight
My hair stands upside down.

Do I dare to write the final word?
Is it really something worth sharing?
Perhaps a mug of coffee will tell,

Or perhaps it may not.

A drip of caffeine falls from my lip
Splattering on the page in slow motion
My heart beats faster and faster
Not my masterpiece! Not now!

I shouldn't have taken any chances
I should have written that last word
Now time will never know what it was
Now there is a dried up stain on the page.

Nearing the edge of sanity now
The ink blotches the page now
It's skewed into a magnificent oblivion
Now, I need time to think.

Why didn't I write that final word?
Is it really up to destiny to determine?
Perhaps there is enlightenment to all of this,
Or perhaps there was not.

Writer's Note: Please don't forget to check out my new flash fiction website, Edge of the Page. It is sure to surprise you with some magnificent fantasy pieces. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wonderful Writing Wednesday #1: The Photographer

So I've decided that I'm going to be posting one poem a week on Wednesdays. I'm calling this project Wonderful Writing Wednesday. It should allow me to share my poetic insights with all my fellow bloggers, readers, and poetic justice friends. As I said before, a daily poetry blog is too hard on my membrane and I can't handle the stress of the lave flowing through my ears like vents. So, here it is everyone! My first post to the Wonderful Writing Wednesday Project. 

"Child's Eyes" / Image found at Expect Adventure (Wordpress)
Collecting the thoughts like photos in a shoe box
I create a collage from their scenes like a cinematographer
Counting the flashes of the lens with each click
Black and white or antique sepia swirls coalesced
Into one image whose pixels create an imaginary dream.

I dream of living upon the cloud beds like a child
Whose eyes gleam with adventure and mystique.
I dream of seeing through another's eyes for one moment
Just to better understand how a human mind works.
I dream to dream the impossible and improbable.

My camera is a Polaroid pipe dream ready to snap
Hundreds of sights all into one collective shoe box
Covered in hairballs upon a dusty shelf, hard to reach.
The mind's eye sees more light than a camera flare

And that is something to be proud of as a child.  

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sorry to inform all of you...

Sorry to inform my fellow poet enthusiasts of this, but KmercPoetry is going to be in hiatus for a while. I'm starting to find it really difficult to keep up with everyone, and doing this every day has become a burden more than a fun appetite for creativity. I feel that I need some time to breathe and relax from posting poetry ever day. I'm also not going to be writing poetry for a while because I'm currently working on another project. Haven't come up with a name for it yet, but it has to do with flash fiction.

The project, as far as I see it right now, has become my top priority as a writer. I will be making a website dedicated to a series of flash fiction pieces, and I'm hoping that once I have it up in running that I will see some familiar faces. For now it isn't up and running, and I have a lot of work ahead of me till it is, but I'm really excited to get started. Poetry has always been a passion of mine, but I enjoy writing flash fiction and short stories a bit more.

I appreciate all of my fellow readers for making this a wonderful experience. I will stop by here once in a while and post a poem perhaps, but it won't be very frequent. You also might see me pop up commenting on you blogs once in a while. Just because I'm not going to be writing on here as much anymore doesn't mean I'm done commenting on everyone's poems. That wouldn't be right of me to just leave all of you hanging like that.

Anyways, cheers to all of you! :)

-- Kenn Merchant

Friday, February 6, 2015

Among The Wilds of Glee

"Beautiful Forest Elf" by Jeans Design (Photobucket)
Ayalla smelled the hubris of a yellow and white flower
It is a daisy among the golden meadow in which she laid.
Aya often mingled with the forest and smiled like the sun.
She would frolick among the chipmunks and conifers,
Go eloping with the red fern deer and strawberry fields.

Her elven ears perked up at the silence
She heard the river's soothing song
She heard the birds of paradise sing
She heard the echoes of the living trees.

Tweet tweet, tweet tweet

Ayalla hummed to herself an elegant little tune:
Hmm hm Hmmm Hmm Hm
She could lay here in the wilds for all eternity
And make her home among the stars at night.
Dancing around a pyre of azure and emerald flames,
Magically lit as to not burn her forest to cinders.

Aya loved the forest with all her heart,
And one day she became that forest she loved dearly.
She became known as Gaia, or Mother Earth
And she still hums her beautiful tune
If one would stop a minute in silence
Just to delve into the feywilds' splendor.  

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Astrological Crabs

It grows rapidly within me.

Each day passing is a struggle.

In between the spaces of my voice

Lies a sore soul willing to speak

Not of sorrows and hard times

But of enlightenment and truth.

Eye Wonder

"Hand Eye Coordination" by Liam York (Wikimedia)
Eye wonder where all the colors go
when the iris turns shades of gray
into the pupils solid black circle.

Eye wonder where dogs see images
in x-rays or in blots and spots,
or a canine peering through the layers.

Eye wonder if the walls are empty
where the cornea meets the veins
stimulating the nerves of I.

Eye wonder about a lot of things,
and sometimes there are few in between,
but I can see a lot though I'm blind.  

Post script: I was playing around with repetition for effect, and fused it together with a little play on words theme. "Eye" wonder if my fellow readers would like to try out this style. It is a nice little challenge, and I know a few of you would enjoy it. If you do try it out could you please link your version of this poetic style back to me so that I may read it. I'd love to see what you guys and gals come up with. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Through The River of Time

"Flowing River" by Sigmar32 (Deviant Art)

Time spins around this world rapidly and slow;
A perfect mixture in the bowl,
That creates realities and memories, good or bad.
It is the ebb of the soul:
Dark light;
That shines our destined path bright.
Nothing sad,
Can eat our time away.
Not when time spins with even flow,

Like a river in May.

This poem was written in response to Kerry's Flash 55 PLUS challenge over at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Broken Chair

"Broken Chair" Image from SnipView

Emblazoned with a neutral coloration,
Brown as a baby grizzly bear;
Covered in dust and broken bones.
It once sat upon the greatest floor
Proud as a king's golden throne,
But alas it collapsed with time;
Beatle bugs eating it's laquer alive.
Termites embedding into their hive

Looking for sustenance and a home.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Taking Down The Giant

Against all odds the Patriots fought hard against their competitor the Seahawks. Just when all hope was lost, one player stood out from the crowd, and made an interception at the goal line stand that surely would have sealed the game if he hadn't. Butler is the MVP for this Super Bowl XLIX in my opinion because without that interception the Patriots wouldn't have won this game. All the players worked hard for this glory, but this just shows that it was a fight till the bitter end. 

"Super Bowl XLIX" Image from Forbes
Determination is the key to the kingdom
For when one man falls so does the other
Like dominoes they will tumble to the grave
And there is no angel who can save them
Except for those men next to them called brother
Because in the heat of battle there is a knave
Who will stand out among the shouting crowd
Standing taller than a giant, fearsome and proud.

Bravery withstands even the greatest fathom
For this is a game of wits and toughened ardor
A game men play upon that coliseum and stave
Off against the titans of Olympus for freedom
Yelling and charging, clashing of steely grandeur
Against all odds they fought upon that border
Sweat and blood all over their faces and shroud
For this is the day their victory shined out loud.

Author Note: A tribute to the Patriots for winning their fourth Superbowl in 14 seasons. 

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Storm Dancer

"Dancing in the Rain" by helloXD123
The maple boardwalk brazened below my feet
It's surface slippery when wet, sliding
Through the little spaces and cracks
Dancing in the sun and cloudy sky
As lightning drizzles its static upon me
Frizzy hair and dry whispers in the wind:
“Little dancer of the woods doth sing.”

Every day is an adventure full of excitement.

What adventures will you take in the rains of February's calling to spring?

Friday, January 30, 2015

Kenn's How To Write Poems: Session One - Sonnets

Image via Shutterstock
Hello my fellow bloggers and poetry enthusiasts, and welcome to my first How To Write Poems session. During these "How To" sessions I will be revealing some secrets that I use to write certain forms of poems. For this session I will be revealing the secrets to writing a sonnet.

Before we go into the details I'm going to delve into some of the history of the sonnet. A sonnet is a poetic form that originated in Italy where Giacomo Da Lentini was credited for its creation. The term sonnet derives from the Italian word "sonneto" which roughly translates to "little poem." As early as the 13th century the sonnet was traditionally written in fourteen lines that followed a strict rhyme scheme. Those who write sonnets professionally were known as "sonneteers." Commonly known as the Italian sonnet, it is also known as a Petrarchan sonnet. 

Traditionally the Petrarchan sonnet included two major parts: a proposition followed by a resolution. This traditional style was written in a strict measurement. The proposition consisted of an octave (two quatrains) which described the problem, and then it was followed by a sestet (two tercets) which proposed the resolution. 
Image from An Unrestrained Engagement of Literature

Here is an example of a traditional Petrarchan sonnet written by Lentini called "A Vision."

A Vision

A Vision gives me a light step, 
A glorious Vision multiplies my hopes, 
A Vision never stops caressing -
A vision marvellous excites my thoughts.

A Vision of that lady, who is raying light, 
In lips she sets the laugh confusing, 
A Vision, that is rumoured all around: 
That no one could be compared, surely

Who'd seen such magic eyes in their vision, 
In them you'll see the burning love, 
And laugh so sweet from lips, that rises feeling? 

I'm speaking with her- I'm close to die.
I think that this is to Edem ascension
And feel myself the best of lovers ever.

The rhyme scheme for a sonnet usually follows like so, with each letter representing the last word of the line: abba, abba, cde, cde. Other representations were created later on such as: abba, abba, cdcd, cdcd. 

Here is a poem written by John Milton called "On His Blindness," that uses the traditional rhyme scheme.

When I consider how my light is spent (a)
 Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, (b)
 And that one talent which is death to hide, (b)
 Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent (a)
To serve therewith my Maker, and present (a)
 My true account, lest he returning chide; (b)
 "Doth God exact day-labor, light denied?" (b)
 I fondly ask; but Patience to prevent (a)
That murmur, soon replies, "God doth not need (c)
 Either man's work or his own gifts; who best (d)
 Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state (e)
Is Kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed (c)
 And post o'er land and ocean without rest; (d)
 They also serve who only stand and wait." (e)

Today a lot of modern poets write sonnets in a similar style as their predecessors, and the content of these sonnets usually relate to the themes of love or some kind of humanity movement. I personally prefer to use the sonnet to describe some sort of passion, or to relate some kind of philosophy about love. Much like what Shakespeare did with his sonnets. 
Image from UDL Editions by CAST

Now that you've come to better understand how a sonnet is written, let us proceed with my secrets to successfully writing a sonnet. 

Step One: Contemplate your deepest desires and emotions, and let them flow openly.
Step Two: Write down any particular words, ideas or conceptions that come to your mind.
Step Three: Come up with a theme for the sonnet you wish to write. Do not stray from this theme. 
Step Four: Begin writing your sonnet using the rhyme scheme as a guide. Don't worry if you erase anything along the way. Your writing should come out willingly. 
Step Five: Cross reference your draft with another sonnet. This helps you check for subtle changes.
Step Six: Rewrite the sonnet if need be, as many times as it takes, until you feel the poem is complete.

I recommend this guide to those who are new to writing in this form. Later on you might not need this guide anymore, and you may as well created your own task measures. The beautiful thing about poetry is that it is personal to the writer, and that it progressively gets easier the more you write it. Practice certainly does make perfect. Also, keep in mind that there is no right or wrong way to write a poem. It is completely up to personal preference. Modifying a traditional style to your own means you understand the form, and you are ready to create your own personal form of said style. 

I hope all of this was an eye opener for you all. If you have any questions for me personally, or about sonnets in general, then please feel free to leave your questions in the comments below. I will gladly help in any way that I can. Also, if there are any poetic tips you'd like me to address, please submit them in the comments. 

Take care my "sonneteers!" 


"Pioneers of Space" Photo thanks to NASA
This is the era in which we strive for greatness
The golden age of galactic travel and meta-humans
A period in which the world crumbles for the better
As time passes by in this evolutionary stage
Where the human spans outward into deep space
This is the eon where generations of the past tremble.

This is a "synonymous poem" that I've just made up and created. The key to writing a synonymous poem is finding a word you want to depict, and using synonyms of that word within the poem. Kind of curious if this will become a new type of poem that people will use. I think it is really fun to write, and I think fellow poets will too. For this one I chose the word "epoch" and used the following synonyms: era, age, period, stage, span, and eon. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015


"Single lavendar flower02". Licensed under GFDL 1.2 via Wikimedia Commons -

A Magi of the Canary traveled to Verde
On a quest for milk of the violet mint;
A precious gem native to the Old World.

It is said to be the alchemist's holy grail,
An herb with mystical healing properties
Of the brain and the deprived senses.

The Magi traveled over briny seas
Over temperate mountains,
And through many lands unknown.

He couldn't find this milky whey
No matter which direction he swayed
Until he collapsed upon a bed of flowery.

Nearly asleep a smell enlightened his sight
Opening his mind with a steady calm,
As a shade of blue fell upon his mire.

“Lavandula, my precious desire
I've found you at last.”

This poem was written as a response to Hannah's challenge, Nature's Wonder, over at the Imaginary Garden With Real Toads. Lavender seems like the type of flower that gives off loving pheromones that make one desirable, kind of like a perfume.   

Living Room

This photo was taken right from my living room.
A light shimmers through the silhouette of white shades
Into snow streaked checker boxed window panes
Reflections of lime green x-rays the veins of a bamboo plant
Whose trunk is a spiral staircase of wrapping brown snakes.

Traveling the right road sits an empty and still clock
Time stops...
It isn't shattered or brazen with limelight, but collects dust
As all twelve digits sadly weep in serene silence.

A freshening smell whisks through and gently touches nose hairs
All senses tingle with a sullen fever of eucalyptus – divine
Such a flowery deserves much appreciation and compassion
Especially in the eyes of the white shimmering light.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Foxy Fauxy

"The Fox" by PixieCold on
Gregarious fox knows better than most
His fluffy red tail a magical wand
Painting with hues subliminal and bright.

Red brick walls to cover the mansions
In orange juices and yellow flares
Like green lights yelling “Go!”

Adrenaline roosts in the blue-bells
With indigo clouds swirling white
In a garden of violet fireflies at night.

Gregarious fox knows better than I
Twirling around his magical tail

Painting the world with a rainbow smile.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

For The Wind's Beckoned Call

"Tragedy of Winter's Smite" picture from Severe Weather in Ohio

It may seem sinful that this breeze blows cold
Leaving nothing more than a frozen wasteland
The gods above must be bickering up a storm
For us mortals below are certainly feeling scorned.
From inside our hovels there is a whisper
Like a rogue it lingers through the seams of wood
It hisses and yells with an angry bite to its words
Wanting to barge through the windows and doors

Monday, January 26, 2015

Walking Memory Sands

"A Man Walking The Desert" as seen at HD Nice Wallpapers
Walking this lonely road with you
I stop to pick up a pebble, toss it
Guess how many skips it makes
The ripples through the sand
Measuring the sound waves of you.

On the first skip we met first glance
On the second skip we talked
On the third skip we had coffee
On the fourth skip we embraced
On the fifth skip, our first kiss.

Walking this lonely road with you
Reminds me of your spiritual light
That smile full of beautiful delight
It made me laugh every single time
Even now as I stare into this empty desert.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wintergreen Summer

"Summer and Winter" by Macarhign and displayed on 
Snow falls gracefully
Upon the wet and cold ground
A winter wonder
Land of the fallen angels
All unique marionettes

Dancing in the summer rain
Between the blues and greens

The gray sky fills up
Like an older photograph
White flashes, small ones
Capturing the black lens flare
In the background of pine trees

Dancing in the summer rain
Between the blues and greens

Silk sheets cover us
In ashes of joyful lace
Washing us in cold
But the warmth is what we sow
In a winter wonderland

Dancing in the summer rain
Between the blues and greens

I wanted to create a new kind of poetic form, and so I found that the Ballade and Tanka forms would be perfect for this experiment. There are three stanzas of five lines with three couplets in this poem. The three main stanzas are written in traditional Tanka style, while the couplets are an addition to complete the seven line minimum requirement for a Ballade. Each of the couplets are styled and flavored in the traditional ballade one line refrain, except that I modified the refrain to be a repetitive two liner. Please let me know what you all think about this. I would enjoy your feedback. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Dusk Before The Dawn

"Moon Sunset" Image by jah of Alien Shore Revisited

Some say the sun was brighter that day,
But I beg to differ on that reasoning
Because the sun was never there,
As if it was hiding behind the moon
Like a lunar eclipse.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Written In The Thorns

"Pink Tiger Lily" Image by Chalet Roome-Rigdon
I'm a blossoming flower:

Lustful and desirable slithering viper
Open-minded, caring of others.
Verdant delicate petals of poison
Eloping laws of nature full bloom.

Pink polka, dots of red
Outside the normal kinship.
Excepting my nerves, a Greek tragedy
Trying to sing aloud in tonal irregularity.
Regular people beware my venomous bite

Yonder the cultural garden in which I write.  

This poem is in response to Mama Zen's Word Count challenge over at the Imaginary Garden. (Exactly 60 words.) 

Sailing the Ocean Blue

"Couple Sunset Silhouette" Image found on Tumblr

A turbulent breeze smothers her canvas sails
Grazing her maple mast with a sugary kiss
Pushing her along, forward in raucous bliss
Forlorn for the open sea, held with sturdy nails
Her shiny surface glistening in foamy trails.
The salty air, a smell you couldn't miss
When her oars splashed with a delicate hiss
That tickles the ear like a siren's gales.

The sun's rays glimmer warmth upon the ocean –
Like a million stars flickering in my eyes,
She rides hurricanes with such elegant motion
Slipping up and down the waves under moonlit skies
With constellations guiding her and the boatman

To the precious buried treasure, a golden prize.  

Here is an Italian sonnet for all of my fellow poetry enthusiasts. I would have written it in actual Italian if I knew how to. Thought about using Google Translate, but then remembered that it doesn't translate correctly. If you know anyone that can translate this to Italian please send them my way. Enjoy! 


"Green Vine Snake" by Michael and Patricia Fogden

verdant green
climbing, twisting, hanging
vipers of the forest


I wanted to try something different for you all. So here is a cinquain that I've conjured up that revels in my love for the wonderful living things that surround us.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The I in Discovery

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” 
― Carl Sagan

"Beyond Imagination" Image found from article: 92 Commentaries On Imagination
Emotion swirls around in circles
As the ink blotches the page, in spots
Dotting every single sentence,
But that isn't the end of the story
Oh no! This is just the beginning
Of a fruitful and successful spring.
Like junipers and tiger lilies I jump
Off from the ground and into a book
Each chapter a novelty, a blessing
Because passion drives me

Smile At Adversity

Winter Landscape from All Free 

The sun smiles upon my face
So bright is the light it bears
For the day is young, and so am I
So why not soar out into the sky.

The snow glistens in white
Crunching beneath my feet
A chilling sensation of the spine
Yet I fall and angels appear.