New online class! Writing an Art-Inspired Poem

Experience the Joy of Ekphrastic Poetry! Thursday, August 27, 5:00-6:30pm Registration: $20 If you love words and art, the ancient form of "ekphrastic" (art-inspired) poetry is a rich field of inspiration and collaboration for telling our stories and describing our experiences through poems. As a poet, visual artist and founder of The Poartry Project, instructor … Continue reading New online class! Writing an Art-Inspired Poem

Poetry: The Power To Inspire And Change by Maria Foster

While not all people find poetry to be something they’re intimately familiar with, it’s actually something we all love deep inside; we just aren’t aware of it. Unfortunately, as we grow older and grow up, for most people this love fades. Remember how you listened to more new music when you were a teenager, but … Continue reading Poetry: The Power To Inspire And Change by Maria Foster

Daily Haiku by Leslie Sittner

woodlands waking upspring appears with bits of greentree buds in first blush Full Worm Moon in Marchrobins and crows dig for treatsdivots show success trail mud sucks boots inlittle white dog in knee-deepmud season just sucks doves share a taught wirewaiting to make ground landingbeneath bird feeders midnight dog walk dankrain-fog-clouds obscure viewingApril’s Full Pink … Continue reading Daily Haiku by Leslie Sittner

Directional by Ruth Ann Dandrea

My front door opens to the east.My back door opens to the north.Patio doors open south. Onlywindows look west. This morning’ssun rises bright in the eastern sky,but dark clouds come from the westto eat it up. Another train moansa low whistle along its southerntrack, saying, “Somebody’s goingsomewhere.” But it isn’t me. I wait.Sitting in the … Continue reading Directional by Ruth Ann Dandrea

It’s Too Dark, April 2020 by Edward Pontacoloni

“I love you, but I can’t see you right now,” she turned away from him, “it’s too dark.” Owls are nocturnal and hunt in the dark. Like panthers that prefer their blackness. The sun’s corona lent its name, and blackness spread pandemically, Turning her away. Absenting her from him. Like black is the absence of … Continue reading It’s Too Dark, April 2020 by Edward Pontacoloni

To My Sister 4/21/2020 by Amaryllis Doyle

I love you but can’t see you nowOn your birthday, tomorrowWe’re both in the high risk categoryfor covid-19’s tragedy I didn’t come in Winterbecause of icy weather.I can’t come now in Spring‘cause of this virus thing. The photo of your daffodilsBrings a satisfying show.Ours are showing promiseAs the buds out wait the snow You were … Continue reading To My Sister 4/21/2020 by Amaryllis Doyle