Tag Archives: poem

A Quick Request

We’re getting down to the wire on the three anthologies. So far, about 35 writers are participating with about 116 of their/our selected written creations. I’ve had so much fun with these projects, and the quality and quantity of the … Continue reading

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If I Could

  If I could, I’d hold you tight and whisper in your ear, “You are safe, you are loved, I care, and I’m here.” If I could, I’d help you find greater inner peace From all your grief and torment … Continue reading

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“Clyde and I” Children’s Song, Story, and Possibly Book Update

I recently posted a children’s story/poem titled “Clyde and I”. I shared it with My Beloved, some parents and grandparents of young children, and my song co-writer, and got an unexpectedly enthusiastic response from them. My song co-writer (who has … Continue reading

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Clyde and I

OK, this post is going to take some explaining first. In a recent reply to a comment made by fellow blogger and friend Diana S providing an update on the song that she and her daughter’s generosity inspired, I joked … Continue reading

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“We Took The Leap Together” (From My Poem “The First”)

This post is for those of you who enjoy experiencing the process I go through when attempting to develop a song lyric from one of my poems. You may recall reading the paragraph in an earlier post about the direction … Continue reading

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Iterations

I’ve found that writing is often an iterative process. Several of you have mentioned an interest in the process I go through when writing songs or poetry from the seed of an idea through the “Final” result. The word “Final” … Continue reading

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Home Maintenance

Our lawns need mowing A cobweb’s growing A gate is sagging Repairs are lagging Shelves are dusty A latch is rusty A faucet leaks Our hall floor creaks Laundry’s piled on the floor A broken knob is on a door … Continue reading

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“Enchanted”

I included a link in a recent post to my song, “Nature’s Symphony” which was co-written with Kevin Harris. Newer readers may not be aware that the song’s genesis was a poem I wrote titled “Enchanted”. I re-worked the poem … Continue reading

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To A Friend Who Is Going Through Tough Times

A friend who is going through tough times recently wrote something along the lines that she needed to get out into nature. Dear friend: I wrote the lyric for the song linked above, and Kevin Harris wrote the music. I’m … Continue reading

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Gold Fever

It only took a single look At all that glittering gold Then once again my heart was held Spellbound in its lustrous hold Gold Fever has struck again But not for the shiny metal My fever’s for my favorite flower … Continue reading

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