Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Teena Raffa-Mulligan

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

Day Dreaming

Not sure is it a poem or blog, or simply a thought for the day. Maybe it is just all of them.

Pearlz Dreaming

Day Dreamer 1 – Collage photographs -By June Perkins

This week the internet just made my creative head space feel

so cluttered and

fuzzy, out of shape and

tired.

I decided I need a break from the grief

the news

the despair

the information

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

to write.

But before I disappeared,

I spoke some friends

on line

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

the book

and the day dream.

When I went off line I thought

about friendship across time…

View original post 113 more words

Sculpted fantasy yard creatures

Wow! These inspire me to write poetry too!

henryherz.com

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.”

Scott Radke

Scott Radke

Scott Radke

Scott Radke

Scott Radke

Scott Radke

Scott Radke

Scott Radke

Scott Radke

Scott Radke

View original post

Ten Things About Poetry and Me: Virginia Lowe

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