Thursday, February 25, 2010

It us Thursday which means... Read Write Poem

though I loved Katherine's response when I told her Thursday is poem writing day.....

"But you write poetry every day, Mom."

She has a point there....

Here is the poem for ReadWritePoem:

With Universal Tags

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Wow. I have been up to a LOT of creating, though not much posting on this particular blog.

Just wanted to update you so you may find out and tap into what I have been up to lately.

Today, alone:

Wordless Wednesday - my first "Photo and minimal words" posting ever. This is a popular weekly event.. .I found more than 200 blogs listed in the Mr. Linky widget and had a comment almost immediately.

Three Word Wednesday: I didn't write a poem today, I wrote a Rilke-inspired question....

I have been publishing Daily Passion Activator daily for the past... oh, is it seven weekdays? Something crazy and lovely. You really ought to subscribe if you aren't yet. Here is a link to yesterday's article.

I even posted about Home in Creative Every Day. I have more to write and post, sometimes my time runs out at the end of the day and I can't possibly post more of my stuff, but here is what I had!

And I am, naturally - deep in the "First Kisses" run at the Empty Space. This weekend is our final weekend, which makes me incredibly sad. It has been a marvelous time. I hate to see it end, though rehearsals for VDay are also a blast...

So there is the briefest of check ins with as much possible here as well. :-)

Julie publishes her ezine, the Daily Passion Activator, which includes an Essay and a Poem every week day - inspiration delivered directly into your email box. Why not Subscribe today? It's free.

Subscribe to DailyPassionActivator

Powered by

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Last Week's Therapeutic Writing Spa

I wrote a poem for the ReadWritePoem prompt.

Felt like it took forever to get off the ground... which it did!

Check it out at my Poetry Blog.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Read Write Poem Mini-Challenge links

I have been working on (well, it is hardly working) on falling in love with Denise Levertov through writing Cento - patchwork poems - featuring her work as prompted by my friends at ReadWritePoem.Org. The first in the series is in this blog, the others are on my typepad poetry blog.

Here are the links - Cento #2 - Conversations.

Cento #3 - The Amaryllis

My Poem in Homage to My Love: February 7, 2010 - Tech Week Begins

Sunday, February 7, 2010

rooted: cryptic messages

beautiful. Makes me pause and wonder how many cryptic messages I take at face value. simply because I don't like to play "the cryptic message game"

I wrote a long blabbering Sunday Scribble. (Never done this before.)

Now I want to write a poem.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Poetry Mini Challenge, Poem #1

I posted this on my type-pad blog but the font kept coming out funky, so I am attempting it here to see if it is more visually appealing.

I am falling in deep love with Denise Levertov, chosen for more reasons than I can count. This first patch work was almost too easy.

She is that good, it all works. It all works.

The first collection of hers I bought was her last collection, a compilation of poems found neatly typed and compiled in a binder. I loved that I can see her last poem.

My fervent wish is when I die, some one is delighted to see, to experience, to know my last poem, too.

This poem is a patchwork of the following poems:

Looking, Walking, Being
From the Roof
On a Theme by Thomas Merton
Talking to Grief

Looking's a way of being: one becomes.
You long for your real place to be readied
palpate darkness, the void
hidden river, who can say which it is we see, we see

This wild night, gathering the washing as if it were flowers
Fragmented Adam stares.
sometimes, a pair of eyes walking
walking in the dark and the wind over broken earth

You think I don't know you've been living -
You are not present to yourself. God
I should trust you.
My arms full of playful rebellious linen, a freighter

Breathing to sustain
I recall out of my joy a night of misery
And language? Rhythms
suffers the void that is his absence

Read Write Poem - Get Your Poem On #112

My weekly poem for ReadWritePoem has been birthed.

There is a lot more juice from this week's prompt, perhaps from any other I have shared in the past.


(Photo credit - John Lee - the spot is "The Glen" in Glen Ridge, a favored haven in the town I grew up and is one of the featured spaces in "Before me")

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monday, February 1 - And I am Busy, Creatively

I posted an entry at Julie Unplugged about my Writing - Anchor Art which was written toward the Creative Every Day theme of HOME. Check it out by clicking here.

My first attempt at writing an American Sandwich poem reads like this...

And let's not forget my first ride on the Poetry Train!

And yes, my 365 photos continue. It has been a wild and wonderful ride so far.