A Valentine Song and Poem by Abbie Johnson Taylor

I know it’s a day early, but here’s a poem I wrote for my late husband to commemorate Valentine’s Day. You can click on the title to hear me read it and sing a related song. I hope that tomorrow, you do something special with the one you love. *** TO MY DEPARTED VALENTINE   … Continue reading A Valentine Song and Poem by Abbie Johnson Taylor

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Poetry I Love

  This Post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction I had a Black Friday post all ready to go but my internet has been acting up so I am going to share a favorite poem with you instead.  I love poetry and have written many songs and poetry, but it seems that in the last … Continue reading Poetry I Love

The Power of Poetry

Post (c) Doris McCraw What is it about poetry that touches the soul? What makes certain combinations of words haunting, happy or beautiful? This poem by Helen (Hunt) Jackson may help us understand the power of words. Glimpses As when on some great mountain-peak we stand, In breathless awe beneath its dome of sky, Whose … Continue reading The Power of Poetry

Once in Love with Amy

This post is by Abbie Johnson Taylor.   As most of you know, I have a visual impairment. On my PC and tablet, I use software that reads everything to me and repeats what I type. With such software, there is a variety of text to speech voices you can either purchase or download for … Continue reading Once in Love with Amy

Poetry is fun! Try it, you’ll like it!

I know, last month was poetry month, but so what?  Poetry flows right through you, if you stop to listen.  Hear it?  It’s in your eyes, heart and soul when you look at nature or something else just as beautiful.  Walk down the road and you will see and hear all sorts of sounds and … Continue reading Poetry is fun! Try it, you’ll like it!

Painting with Words

Post (c) Doris McCraw This post is about painting with words, letting the words do the work that pictures usually do. We all use them, it is how we communicate. Still many can't or don't read. There are those who can't write, let alone write cursive. If we don't use words correctly, misunderstanding occur. April … Continue reading Painting with Words

Edgar Lee Masters-Poet?

Post by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines I grew up not far from Galesburg, Illinois, the setting for Edgar Lee Masters classic. Why is that important? The small rural community I spent time in was much like the town that Edgar Lee Masters wrote about in his classic "Spoon River Anthology". Masters told stories, without varnish or … Continue reading Edgar Lee Masters-Poet?

Echoes

Post (c) Doris McCraw Made a trip to Santa Fe this past weekend. A busy time, lots of information gathered, and many miles on the road by myself. I share with you photos and verse.   Quiet of echoes, rising out from land Rolling of wagons, images lost in mist Mountains grow - sink, hourglass … Continue reading Echoes

The Maven

      Posted by Kathy Waller   Once upon a time, a few days before Halloween, my friend ME called and said, “There are thirteen men under my house. They’re leveling it. For the second time in five years.” She then invited David and me to go with her and her husband to see the … Continue reading The Maven

WORDS & Women Poets

Post copyright by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines-author As promised, more poems and poets as a continuation of National Poetry Month. We are writers, we use words. Words are our tools to make our imaginations come to life, be they prose, poetry or fiction. For many, poetry is not easily understood. Yet, for the poet, the picture … Continue reading WORDS & Women Poets