23
October

Another Beautiful Morning

Another Beautiful Morning

Another Beautiful Morning
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Photo: Richard Stephen, 23-October-2013

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27
September

Follow the Sun by Richard Stephen

goldensunset_smAfter a much too long break from writing, I’ve finally published a new poem celebrating my love for dawn and dusk. I know I am not alone in my love for these times of the day. I’m in very good company. But they are periods of such peace and reflection for me that at times I wish I could live in them. This, of course, is impossible but is nonetheless the subject of my newest poem, Follow the Sun. I hope you enjoy it.

Follow the Sun

I wish I could follow
the glorious sun
where morning is new
or the long day is done

and be ever found
beneath golden skies
of the fledgling day
or when evening sighs

for I do so treasure
those golden hues
painted on a canvas
of soft pastel blues

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25
September

Wild Purple Iris

Iris

Wild Purple Iris
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Photo: Richard Stephen

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25
September

Four New Haiga Celebrating Autumn by Sannel Larson

My friend, Sannel Larson, lives in Sweden. Autumn is well under way there and the foliage is donning it’s fall colors. She took her camera with her on a recent walk with her faithful four-legged companion Max and took some beautiful photos. She used some of these photos to create some even more beautiful haiga celebrating autumn.

These new haiga and much more can be found on her blog, Sannel’s World of Poetry. I know you won’t want to miss these lovely haiga. While you’re there check out her other poetry and her newly published children’s book, Melvin … bad, bad kitten. It would make a wonderful gift for young ones with the holiday season quickly approaching.

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19
September

Micropoetry – 19-September-2013

SnowdropsSpring

a seed sleeps
beneath a blanket
of old snow
waiting …
patiently
for the sun
to pull away her covers
embrace her,
make love to her
and release
her beauty within

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18
September

Micropoetry – 18-September-2013

glass-shards-6883-400x250when wishes collide
shattered dreams
in tiny razor shards
fall to the floor
cutting
those who dare
walk on

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6
September

The Early Bird

The Early Bird

The Early Bird
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Photo: Richard Stephen 5-Sept-2013

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5
September

Sunrise This Morning

Sunrise

Sunrise This Morning
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Photo: Richard Stephen 5-Sept-2013

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26
August

Please Bear With Us – Under Construction (well, sort of!)

under-construction-signHi everybody! I just wanted to let you all know what’s going on here at The Poetic Fool. The vast majority of my poems I’ve published on HubPages. I’d place a short excerpt here with a link to take you to HubPages to read the entire poem. Recent changes at HubPages have convinced me that it’s time to move on to another platform. I’ve not decided what that platform is but for now I’ll be moving them either to this blog or to Bubblews. At least at Bubblews I feel they will get some views.

What does that mean to you? Well, if you click on one of the “read more …” links on a poem you find here, there’s a chance it will be a dead link. I do apologize for that. The task of moving poems between sites is tedious and time-consuming. I do hope to get all the broken links repaired or simply move the poem in question here. I do ask for your patience during this time this site is “Under Construction”. I’ll try to keep the disruption to a minimum. Thank you for your support!

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16
August

Recorded Poems – a new feature on The Poetic Fool blog!

microphoneA few weeks ago I added to my blog a link to the “Audio Poem of the Day” on the Poetry Foundation web site. Prior to that, on April 9th of this year I posted a link to a post entitled “Poets in Performance” on Bill Moyers’ blog. There he’s collected a number of videos of poets reciting their own poetry and that of others. It’s truly engrossing.

These were ways of encouraging enjoyment of the spoken word. If you’ve not listened to spoken word performances, you’re in for a treat. It’s an entirely different experience from reading them to yourself. Along those lines, I recorded a few of my own poems and posted them here on my blog. They can be found by clicking on “Recorded Poems” on the menu bar above or by clicking here. This was an entirely new experience for me and a bit of a stretch so I am particularly interested in your feedback. I hope you’ll take the time to listen to one or two and leave your comments. As always, they are very much welcome and appreciated.

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