Tag: writing

The Beacon of May

In May, the leaves of the redbud beckon me from the window where I look Out Instead of being Out “Beckon” comes from an Old English word Meaning “beacon.” May is a beacon with its multiple layers Of green and delicate white, Its insistence…

Poem Town

I just submitted a grant application for a project I’ve been thinking about . . . maybe all my life. Poem Town. There’s some inspiration there from Edgar Lee Masters who created Spoon River Anthology, a collection of poems from former residents of Spoon River talking…

Fair warning: Get your scary poem on!

Got a scary poem in you? Let it come out. The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry is hosting a Scary Poem Contest that includes a reading of your poem at the Oct. 25 Dark & Scary event at the museum. Cash prizes for the…

18 Altered Thoughts on the 18th

With apologies (somewhat) to the poets: 1. “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion but an escape from emotion” that helps you become a dried-up, humorless man. (Eliot) 2. “Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words” about rotting corpses. (Poe) 3….

Cora the Couplet Crocodile

“The time is out of joint, O cursed spite That ever I was born to set it right!” Hamlet’s couplet is a famous one. Who can resist the pithiness, the efficiency, the rhythm and reason of two short rhyming lines? Cora the Couplet Crocodile…

I Went Out to Play

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with objects it loves.” Carl Jung’s words illustrate the importance of play in our lives. From it come the things…