Dragonfly: Any of various large insects of the order Odonata or suborder Anisoptera, having a long slender body and two pairs of narrow, net-veined wings that are usually held outstretched while the insect is at rest. Also called regionally darner, darning needle, mosquito fly, mosquito hawk, needle, skeeter hawk.
Poetry: The art or work of a poet.
Prolixity: Excessive wordiness in speech or writing; longwindedness
Monday, November 23, 2020
Last Week in a Few Photos & Quotes
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Collage Poem & Collages by Me
Three weeks ago
in the early evening
I sat at my desk composing
a new spin on language...
harnessing the powers of the universe,
and inner space.
Treading softly, breaking taboos,
that never before existed,
I destroyed imaginings that cried
out not to be.
I became the High Priestess
My writing only lead to more writing.
Words multiplied like rabbits in my brain---
pregnant with language---
my imagination in labor,
gloriously giving birth
to newborn poems.
Sunday, November 8, 2020
Tell Me a Story by Robert Penn Warren
Tell Me a Story
[ A ]
Long ago, in Kentucky, I, a boy, stood
By a dirt road, in first dark, and heard
The great geese hoot northward.
I could not see them, there being no moon
And the stars sparse. I heard them.
I did not know what was happening in my heart.
It was the season before the elderberry blooms,
Therefore they were going north.
The sound was passing northward.
[ B ]
Tell me a story.
In this century, and moment, of mania,
Tell me a story.
Make it a story of great distances, and starlight.
The name of the story will be Time,
But you must not pronounce its name.
Tell me a story of deep delight.
ROBERT PENN WARREN
From New and Selected Poems 1923-1985 by Robert Penn Warren, published by Random House. Copyright © 1985 by Robert Penn Warren.