1.What is your earliest memory of poetry? Sitting beside my tiny English grandmother on the sofa or my bed, listening to her recite poems to me. I particularly recall a sad poem called Papa’s Letter about a little boy who writes a letter to his father in Heaven and is trampled by a horse when … Continue reading Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Teena Raffa-Mulligan
Not sure is it a poem or blog, or simply a thought for the day. Maybe it is just all of them.
This week the internet just made my creative head space feel
so cluttered and
fuzzy, out of shape and
I decided I need a break from the grief
even its joy can seem too much and
become over the top.
I just needed a break to
dream and bask in the sunlight
pick daisies for the guinea pigs
and think about stories
But before I disappeared,
I spoke some friends
because I was at home writing
and they said they felt the same way too
and we shared a story or two.
They had been to
to walk their dogs
and bask in the sunlight.
They too felt the power of the story
and the day dream.
When I went off line I thought
about friendship across time…
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Wow! These inspire me to write poetry too!
Fantasy sculptures that inspire me to write more picture books, from Scott Radke and the mad geniuses at Bored Panda.
“My name is Scott Radke and I’m an artist from Cleveland Ohio. I create dream-like characters from out of my imagination and photograph them in natural environments. I keep the meanings behind my work simple and just create and let my work speak for itself. It’s very meditative for me to create and I’m fortunate to have this as my purpose and livelihood.”
(c) Image and Poem - June Perkins
1. What is your earliest memory of poetry? My mother was a pianist. She was always at the piano, and I could sing 80 nursery rhymes when I was two (so my baby book says). Then there were the Zoe McHenry songs as well. All of these are rhymes, of course, so my first introduction … Continue reading Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Virginia Lowe