Paradox and Truth

In Ursula Le Guin’s book series “The Earthsea Quartet.” The young ‘prentice Sparrowhawk, learns that to become a Mage he must realize the true name of things. In other words he must learn how to “see” the true essence and nature of reality, with clarity. In  old folk tales the archetypal crone named “Baba Yaga the … More Paradox and Truth

John Clare – The nature of humanity and the Sacred in Nature

There is almost no other poet that stirs emotion in me as much as he who was affectionately known as the Peasant Poet, John Clare. Clare’s poetry is infused with a language as textured in tone and hue as the countryside he describes with such unsentimental affection. The jagged rhyming couplets of The Badger drive … More John Clare – The nature of humanity and the Sacred in Nature

Sehnsucht – a new poetry collection

I have a new collection of poetry available over at Amazon. The collection is called “Sehnsucht” The poems “Goldmining” and “a song of innocence” were featured at The Poetry Shed And the poem “Shipwrecked” was featured at Rise up Review.   Sehnsucht   Definition: noun yearning; wistful longing. “the inconsolable longing in the human heart for … More Sehnsucht – a new poetry collection

Write a Poem with me? Write descriptive imagery using Synesthesia to blend senses.

    Autumn   A russet hum of leaves in gold hued gasp, un-link their chain-link grasp, fall to moss green burr and sod.   Above the sky, Elk grey and still as if in exile from a great herd. A strum of geese beneath a chord of cloud, clattering wings pulled bow taut and … More Write a Poem with me? Write descriptive imagery using Synesthesia to blend senses.

Naked Poetry

Personas, personalities, ideas, opinions, the superficial, the disposable, the attention seeking, all things sourced and shaped by external forces and dominant narratives; these are the things the poems below are wrestling with. I have felt the surge within that compels me to desire visibility, recognition, and which leads me to question my truth and become … More Naked Poetry

Ayn Rand – Objectivism – My own thoughts {in progress}

My husband grew up under communism and he has no sentimental memories of the time. Every morning he and his father would take it in turns to stand in 2 hour long queues at 4 am to collect his family’s daily ration of milk and monthly ration of frozen meat. His family’s land had been … More Ayn Rand – Objectivism – My own thoughts {in progress}

How Poets write Poems (perhaps) – and my own writing process

    “The poet, is occupied with frontiers of consciousness beyond which words fail, though meanings still exist.” – T.S. Elliot   Two modes of thinking Perhaps there is no instruction book or check list to be followed. Perhaps poems grow in the dark earth beneath the day light of our alert, problem solving, beta … More How Poets write Poems (perhaps) – and my own writing process

Performance Poetry

Something very powerful happens when poetry is spoken aloud and performed. Poetry in all its forms captures and expresses thoughts, feelings and experiences in a raw and visceral way. It is like a bird alighting on your hand something that wakes you to the sacred in the ordinary. Poetry has flow and cadence, its lines … More Performance Poetry

Ode to a Fallen Elm and our communal Kith (A poets lament on the privatization of the natural world)

The Enclosures were a series of United Kingdom Acts of Parliament which enclosed open fields and common land in the country, creating legal property rights to land that was previously considered common. Between 1604 and 1914, over 5,200 individual Enclosure Acts were put into place, enclosing 6.8 million acres.   Prior to the enclosures in England, a … More Ode to a Fallen Elm and our communal Kith (A poets lament on the privatization of the natural world)