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New blog for writing poetry

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I used to write poetry all the time but for some reason I just haven’t lately.  Last week when my mind was wondering I  thought of something and wrote it down.  It was just a thought but could possibly grow into a poem.  A few days later it happened again and I realized that this actually happens a lot and I just never remember them.  I got a little journal for jotting down these little poetic seeds.  I think if I just put a little time into it I could come up with something good but I just don’t ever sit down to write anymore.   So I just started a new blog that will be for this call Poetreehouse.  I have only written one poem there but there will be many more to come.  I wrote that poem about my little maple tree in my front yard that is bright red and orange.

I am thinking of adding a few others to the site so if anyone else likes to write please let me know.  Don’t think you’re not good enough.  This is just a fun thing – an exercise of the brain.

Please check out the site and let me know what you think.

Donna

Aint – a poem

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This is a great poem.  I wish I knew who wrote it!

AIN’T

He was just a little boy,
On a week’s first day.
Wandering home from Bible school,
And dawdling on the way.

He scuffed his shoes into the grass;
He even found a caterpillar.
He found a fluffy milkweed pod,
And blew out all the ‘filler.’

A bird’s nest in a tree overhead,
So wisely placed up so high.
Was just another wonder,
That caught his eager eye.

A neighbor watched his zig zag course,
And hailed him from the lawn;
Asked him where he’d been that day
And what was going on.

‘I’ve been to Bible School,’
He said and turned a piece of sod.
He picked up a wiggly worm replying,
‘I’ve learned a lot about God.’

‘M’m very fine way,’ the neighbor said,
‘for a boy to spend his time.’
‘If you’ll tell me where God is,
I’ll give you a brand new dime.’

Quick as a flash the answer came!
Nor were his accents faint.
‘I’ll give you a dollar, Mister,
If you can tell me where God ain’t.’

Author Unknown

Valentine’s Day

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I’ve been thinking for a long while about a poem for Valentine’s Day.   I started…….and then deleted several times.  Just imagine how many trees I saved by using the computer?  Before computers I would have balls of paper all over the floor. 

Here is my tree-saving Valentine’s Day poem.  It’s called Remember When?

My newest poem (I fixed the link)

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Have you ever found yourself lying in bed unable to sleep with words rattling around in your head….  only, those words don’t quite work.  They can’t quit make the page.  I keep a pad of paper by my bed because occasionally they do and I’ll write something I am really proud of.  That is usually how they find me.  Yeah, THEY find ME.  I don’t write poems, they write me.

Here is my latest poem, ironically, about the process itself.

It is called Birth of a Poem

Quote of the day

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“My mother is a poem I’ll never be able to write, though everything I write is a poem to my mother.”
—Sharon Doubiago