Category Archives: Poetry

Poem by Sally Hewitt

The Temple Chimes by Sally Hewitt   The temple chimes ring whenever you’re imbued with life in my thoughts, not the other kind. I turn my face to search the front porch looking this way and that, hoping to catch … Continue reading

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Read This New Haibun Collection by Ruth Holzer (USA)

If you like haibun, don’t miss this new book, Home and Away, by Ruth Holzer (USA). Many of you know Ruth as a longtime haikuist, and have read her accessible and thoughtful work on this blog. Below, is a haibun … Continue reading

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Sonnet by Jeri Frederickson

from: Overripe Apples  (a series of sonnets)* by Jeri Frederickson  I am opened like an old cellar door.  Careful to follow every instruction,  I slice the apples. The wooden spoon stirs  up sweet juice, and the fluting starts. I am  … Continue reading

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Free Verse by Radhamani Sarma

In search  of by Radhamani Sarma Not a beetle hiding beneath  a slender bunch of nodding  grass, nor drawing pencil lost a while ago, nor a tiny tea cup blown by  speedy wind nor even a  mask yearning for a  … Continue reading

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Poem by Ruth Partridge

As Summer Evenings slip into Night by Ruth Partridge             The heat of the day dissipates To a heady mix of scent And enveloping blanket Of stillness Of creeping damp As beads of dew form on the lawn; An owl hoots … Continue reading

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Thank You to Those Who Participated in the Poetry Open Mic!

Sponsored by the Winnetka Public Library, (Illinois-USA), just up the road from Chicago, I was thrilled to see so many of you attend and read today at the Poetry Open Mic! (Through Zoom). Participants included those from England, Ireland, Wales, … Continue reading

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Last Call for Poetry Open Mic: For All from Everywhere!

Charlotte Digregorio, this blog’s editor, has organized a poetry open mic through Zoom, sponsored by the Winnetka (IL, USA) Public Library, that is open to poets globally.  Beginning  and experienced poets will share the spotlight, 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: July 6, 2021

morning has broken chirping birds on branches the voice of mama     by Lisbeth Ho (Indonesia) Haiku Dialogue, June 16, 2021  

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Rhyming Poem by Robert Mucci

INDEPENDENCE DAY             by Robert Mucci   A lightning flash, a smoky plume, Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop Pop BOOOMM! Children gaze at the evening sky To see fireworks on the Fourth of July.   All across our nation From … Continue reading

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Two Classic Books: Latest Comments from Readers!

My original inspiration for writing haiku was “Haiku: This Other World” by Richard Wright. My original education to write quality, publishable poems was “Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All,” by you, of course!!! I can’t thank you enough … Continue reading

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