Poems About Loss

 

Some of us aren't very good about talking about loss. In many of our modern, sophisticated cultures, we've forgotten how to deal with loss -- grieving is a underdeveloped concept. We are actually too busy to grieve and deal with loss. Mostly when we talk about 'loss' our thoughts go to the death of family members or friends or people we knew ...

Australian Poetry

 

Australia is one of those places on my 'bucket list' of places to visit. I travel frequently to the Philippines, and the "land down under" is just a couple more hours away by air, but as of yet I haven't managed a visit. My son, on the other hand, spent an entire month in Darwin along the northern coast. He had ...

Winter Poems

 

[caption id="attachment_3690" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bai Juyi - Chinese Poet[/caption] Each of the four seasons has found itself the topic of many essays, songs and poems. I remember as a young college student in the mid-1970s, hearing the lyrics of John Denver's Season Suite caused me to be more aware of the impact of each seasonal change. Being a biology major during ...

Clerihew Poems

 

For those who don't know what a clerihew is, let me define it this way: it is simply four lines of whimsical, biographical verse. Perhaps one of the most famous of these is as follows: Sir Christopher Wren Said, "I am going to dine with some men. If anyone calls Say I am designing St. Paul's." This untitled poem, as most clerihews are,  was penned by ...

Inspirational Poems

 

[caption id="attachment_3506" align="alignleft" width="224"] Charles Ghigna[/caption] People enjoy poetry for a multitude of reasons.  For some of us, poetry serves as a means of sharing emotions and experiences, while others enjoy it for admiring the craftiness of poets' and observing their ability to manipulate words and phrases.  Still others find poetry to be of significant source of inspiration in times of trial ...