Look me in the eye, Yes, you’re own eyes. Consider your face, With its flaws and blemishes. Hold up those hands, Each one a mechanism of change. Look beyond the mortality, What do you see? An empty space? A closed door? I see a filled room, An open passageway. A brilliant soul. Michael is a … Continue reading Guest Barista Michael Erickson- Mirror, Mirror
A big thank you to Christine for stepping in at short notice last week. I loved her poem, On Becoming A Writer. It got to the heart and soul of what writing means and the blocks and thoughts we all face as writers. Today, I want to explore the processes we employ as poets. When … Continue reading Poetry in Motion
We got a good vibe going in the café last week with the question, Are you a Poet? , and I was amazed and loved reading the poetic responses. This week I am going to try and keep the vibe going by taking things a step further back and asking, “What is Poetry? I posed … Continue reading What is Poetry?
I want to bring a conversation to the Café today after a seed was planted from last week’s post, Is a Poem Ever Finished? The seed is around capturing a moment in our poetry. As I started to write this post, the first rain in over three weeks began to fall in the English village … Continue reading Chasing After The Moment
This week I have been revisiting and reworking some old poetry. The poems are a collection written about 20 years ago, tucked away in a drawer and discovered during a clear out of the poetry den. Reading old poems is a bit like looking at old photographs, a snap shot of a point in time, … Continue reading Is a Poem Ever Finished?
Welcome to another week of my interview series. Today I’m so excited to share with you an interview with my talented and caring friend, Carolyn Shelton (JoyRoses) who has been writing many wonderful tales for adults and children on her blog with Colin Chappell of A Dog’s Life (Stories of Me and Him). I interviewed … Continue reading Interview with Carolyn Shelton Writer, Author, and Blogger #amwriting #nonfiction #interview #author