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POETRY

#NatPoWriMo day 15

Painting of Vincent Van Gogh — Irises, Iris flower

By the Time the Irises Bloom

I hope you’ll meet me here
in the spring of next year.

When the soils are still cool
yet the air lifts a warm smile.

We’ll sit here and rest
a long, deep-breath while.

You’ll speak of the furrow
that deepens your brow,

and I, a hand passing
over curls, time-turned silver.

I know the irises will bloom,
just as I have promised you.

The purple lips, yellow-hazed,
fresh bellies of scent, enraptured,

will speak of passed time,
tender with our earthen wounds,

careful as the damp, cool womb.
We’ll linger as time turns noon.

Thank you for reading this…


#NatPoWriMo Day 14: Write a poem with sound.

Image by stokpic from Pixabay

Come Here, Little Kitty

I am tired and I don’t want to sleep.
I am three.

Come here, little kitty
rumble for me.

Your warm body, tiny,
a furry tickle on my cheek.
You suckle my ear

and I, tiny me, finally sleep,
with the hum in your belly
pacifying me.

Thanks for reading about this moment from my childhood, brought alive today through the magic of poetry. I hope you could feel and hear the purring of that little kitten — a very real thing in my tiny life until that little kitty sucked my earlobe raw so much that my parents rehomed…


POETRY

Under the Crescent Moon

There are a myriad of possibilities,
here beneath this crescent moon;
shining as a lesser version of itself,
yet, illuminating the sky.

The bright, crescent thumbnail of God.

A fixed mark, resolute reminder
of cyclic change, an austere smile
amongst the stars. I too, am
partially concealed, wrapped in a cloak
of illusion, of infinite grandeur,
a celestial, shifting woman,
shining like stars.

Do not think of me as a narcissist. …


SOCIETY

Image by Sang Hyun Cho from Pixabay

In Minneapolis, Minnesota, 12 jurors now hold the fate of Derek Chauvin as they deliberate his guilt or non-guilt in the death of George Floyd. In a last ditch effort to secure a mistrial, the defense team brought up statements made by congresswoman Maxine Waters, but the judge was having none of that, citing that the jurors have been instructed to avoid all media.

“I hope we get a verdict that says guilty, guilty, guilty,” she said in response to reporters’ questions. “And if we don’t, we cannot go away. We’ve got to stay on the street. We get more…


A few examples

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For #NatPoWriMo, one of our prompts was to learn about Onomatopoeia, a literary device that evokes aural imagery. This is a device I have used in previous work and a few of those works come to mind.

on·o·mat·o·poe·ia

/ˌänəˌmadəˈpēə,ˌänəˌmädəˈpēə/

Learn to pronounce

noun

the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle ).

the use of onomatopoeia for rhetorical effect.
Google Definitions

Here are three examples of how to incorporate Onomatopoeia into your work. The three are very different in how this technique is used. One, with blatant, visual Onomatopoetic words, the second…


Have YOU joined our team yet?

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Hello all! If you are new to The POM family or or you are a lover of all things poetic — you may want to check out these fine writers in our publication. Our pub is all about two things:

POETRY

and growing together through poetry

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Celebrating our POMpoets

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Hello all! If you are new to The POM family or or you are a lover of all things poetic — you may want to check out these fine writers in our publication. Our pub is all about two things:

  • POETRY
  • and growing together through poetry

If you want to follow our publication or join the POMfam, here’s what you need to know. And don’t forget to check out our newsletter!

Let’s celebrate our newbie POMpoets! Joining us this week are…

Rose Bryant


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Hi readers!

This is National Poetry Month, so yes, I have been very busy. Many of you know I lead a group both on Facebook and here on Medium of poets from all over the world. I have been working hard with them to get people excited about poetry for National Poetry Month.

But, I haven’t forgotten about YOU. The people who follow this publication are my most loyal supporters. I thought I’d give a quick update as to what I have been up to.

  • Freelance writing client orders — every month — these are the things that pay my bills and…


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You may have seen these brightly colored pics on our Pub or around Medium — I hope you’ll check them out. Pretty soon YOUR name will be in there!

So….how’s it going? I’d love to know how National Poetry Month is going for you. What are you doing to celebrate, learn, or write? Are you working on #NatPoWriMo? The editors would love to hear how you are, what your biggest writing challenges are right now, and what ways you are growing in poetry.

So hop on into a comment box and let us know how YOU are doing!

Hint Hint — a little birdie told me something special is coming in May! Stay tuned…

Love in poetry,

◦•●Christina M. Ward ●•◦


Have YOU joined our team — yet?

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Hello all! If you are new to The POM family or or you are a lover of all things poetic — you may want to check out these fine writers in our publication. Our pub is all about two things:

  • POETRY
  • and growing together through poetry

If you want to follow our publication or join the POMfam, here’s what you need to know. And don’t forget to check out our newsletter!

First, meet and follow the editors! (Then scroll down for another round of writers to follow!)

Following the editors is a way of staying in tune with what is going on with the publication, but also smart. If you want to be a part of…

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