#CY365 Photo-Poem Series, Cinquain, Form poems, nature, Objects, Poetry Friday

Five Cinquains

I wasn’t going to join in on Poetry Friday today, then went to Linda’s roundup, found her post on Adelaide Crapsey and the cinquain form, and decided to put something up after all. The cinquain is one of the short forms I’ve written in when composing poems in response to the daily photography prompts I’ve… Continue reading Five Cinquains

nature, Poetry Friday

Farewell to Summer (Goodnight Moon)

I did it! I wrote a short poem for every day of the summer. A notebook in my Evernote app called “2017 Summer Shorts Poems” now holds 93 of this summer's daily photos and their accompanying verses. That I even completed this amazes me. But that I enjoyed it to the last day amazes even… Continue reading Farewell to Summer (Goodnight Moon)

nature, Objects, Poems by others, Poetry Friday

Poetry Swap Pocket

My last Summer 2017 Poetry Swap parcel arrived this week and I was quite bowled over by it. Linda Baie sure knows how to pack a lot of goodies into a little bubble mailer! She sent me—a pocket! How perfect for a habitual walker who is always grabbing for a tissue or a notebook or… Continue reading Poetry Swap Pocket

nature, Poetry Friday

Where I Stand

My summer poem project has given me a lot of joy… and it’s far from over. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m working on Summer Shorts, a project that combines my love of photography with my desire for poetry to be part of everyday life. Summer Shorts is writing a short poem a day, every day… Continue reading Where I Stand

Ekphrastic, nature, People

Beijing Magpie

Beijing Magpie “May the magpie of happiness return to roost in our trees” - Chinese saying Pica pica please don’t fly away Our smoggy air is not a Four Pest ploy. For health, good fortune, wedded bliss please stay. We need your dapper black and white for joy. So you are thief, rogue, louder than… Continue reading Beijing Magpie

nature, Objects, Personal

Spring Collection

Spring Collection Polka dots, ruffles salmon pink haute couture let’s hear it for Rhodos sweet, classic, demure, © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All Rights Reserved) ************ Prompt - Inspiration: Around this time of year, the rhododendrons start opening in all their glory around here. This carries on through May. This April 2014 poem was inspired… Continue reading Spring Collection

nature, Personal, Religious

Mountain

Mountain “By Your favour, O Lord, You have made my mountain stand strong.” Psalm 30:7 The hill outside my Golden Motel is a face of barren gravel nourishing only weeds though pines grow up it’s angled backbone— everyday grace from hard mercy. The gunmetal peak rising behind it appears impermeable, immovable. Now partly obscured by… Continue reading Mountain

nature, Personal, Poetry Friday

Out of my element

Out of my element I bushwack through brush trying to remember to hand off face-high branches to the hiker just behind keep an eye out for stinging nettle, poison oak haul myself up thigh-burningly steep hills, inch down steep declines side-footed with the caution of an arthritic senior but when we reach the stream bridged… Continue reading Out of my element

Form poems, Haiku, nature

Cattails

fluffy, pale, shapeless with just a hint of young self cattails in old age © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ************** Prompt - Inspiration This haiku was inspired by the photo taken on a walk in March 2015. ~*~*~*~*~ This April I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by posting some not-as-yet published poems from… Continue reading Cattails

Haiku, nature, Personal

carpet

ground cover carpet fit for royalty purple periwinkle © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ************** Prompt - Inspiration A walk outside in spring is always inspiring! ~*~*~*~*~ This April I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by posting some not-as-yet published poems from my files, along with what inspired them. If the prompt inspires you… Continue reading carpet