31
October

Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost

Jumping back to probably my favorite poet, Robert Frost, here is one of my favorite of his works.  Please take the time to watch the video by clicking the link below.  It was actually this movie, “The Outsiders”, and this scene in particular which got me started reading Robert Frost’s poetry.  The scene is great by itself but much more meaningful in the context of the whole film.  If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.

The Outsiders: Nothing Gold Can Stay
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25
October

Upon This Star Grown So Dear


A poem celebrating the mystery and mystique that the heavens have held over mankind over the centuries.

Upon This Star Grown So Dear

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25
October

An Hour Seems An Eternity

For some strange reason I wanted to write a “serious” poem attempting to use the same end rhyme scheme throughout.   It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be without sounding childish or contrived.  I’m not too sure I succeeded but I will leave that up to you.  I hope you enjoy it.

An Hour Seems an Eternity

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24
October

Online Poetry Resources

Being fairly new to writing poetry myself, I’ve taken advantage of the internet to locate and use a number of great poetry-related web sites.  I thought it was time I shared a few the resources that I have found quite helpful.  Maybe you will too.  Over time, I expect this list will change and grow.  All these resources are free to use.  I’ve found a few that are subscription based but have opted not to list them here.   If you have found a web site you would like to share, please respond to this post with a comment and I will add it to the list.
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22
October

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Robert Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) is considered by many to be America’s finest poet. Robert Frost was a leading figure in the Modernist movement, yet he still favored more traditional metrics and forms of poetry.  His poems were written in everyday language and were based extensively on his own experiences.  What makes his poetry intriguing are the layers of hidden meanings and ambiguities found in them.  Frost was an extremely popular and oft-quoted poet.  He was frequently honored during his lifetime receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry no less than four times!
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20
October

A Word to Husbands by Ogden Nash

Not all poetry is cryptic with deep, hidden meanings known only to the author. Neither is all poetry tediously long.  Some of the best poetry is short, sweet, to the point and yet still quite profound.  Take for example the following by Ogden Nash.   Words of wisdom all husbands could benefit from.

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14
October

Panoramic View of the Lake

I managed to snap a couple of early morning camera phone pics of the lake near my home recently.  Photoshop did a fantastic job of seamlessly merging the two photos into a wonderful panoramic view, don’t you think?  Click on the photo to see a larger view.
 

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14
October

He Walks Alone Out On The Pier


A lonely, desperate man … a lonely, deserted pier

He Walks Alone Out On The Pier

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12
October

Standing On A Ledge by Richard Stephen


A wounded, lonely person contemplates taking a leap and leaving a hurtful relationship. He is …

Standing on a Ledge

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11
October

Where Do Stars Go When They Die?


A different perspective on what happens when love dies and new love is born by wondering …

Where Do Stars Go When They Die?

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