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by Cindy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Watching My Father Die
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Watching My Father Die

Thank you.
by Cindy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Yesterday
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Re: Yesterday

Thank you for reading.
by Cindy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Re: Coffee

Thank you, Stella.
by Cindy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Watching My Father Die
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Watching My Father Die

Death can wither the living, slowly. Leading the way across a dark canyon as it blights. Deterioration spreads, gaunt and apparent. Face and limbs shrivel with receding life. The tide has turned. We watch it ebb. The recognition is stark against soft memories. The view of this dark cavern startles w...
by Cindy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Yesterday
Replies: 2
Views: 544

Yesterday

Yesterday won't come again.
Yesterday is gone.
Good or bad,
The day was had
And moseyed right along.

Yesterday's remembered.
Tomorrow's but a dream.
Today we can
Make better than
And polish to a gleam.
by Cindy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 2
Views: 531

Coffee

A new day opens,
A cuppa joe.
The smell caresses.
Delicate sips
By sleepy lips.
Suddenly bold!

Intoxicating,
This humble bean.
Delightful steam,
Erase the sleep,
Breathe deep.
Hmmm...coffee!
by Cindy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Most of All (a ballade)
Replies: 1
Views: 1617

Re: Most of All (a ballade)

I love your ballade. Very warm and heartfelt.
by Cindy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Facets
Replies: 1
Views: 1203

Re: Facets

I like how your words create a glittery and beautiful scene. Wonderful poem.
by Cindy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Understanding (sonnet)
Replies: 1
Views: 1233

Re: Understanding (sonnet)

Very beautiful sonnet. I need to try to write another sonnet. Even if it turns out to be something else. Lol.
by Cindy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Preludes ( senryu)
Replies: 1
Views: 1199

Re: Preludes ( senryu)

Lovely sentry, Stella.
by Cindy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Dickie makes a Mistake
Replies: 1
Views: 1540

Re: Dickie makes a Mistake

An adorable story. It had me laughing. You have such neat ideas for your Dickie Sparrow stories.
by Cindy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Faux Pas
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

Faux Pas

They scurried 'cross his vagrant tongue. They shimmied up a tooth. Then toppled out before a thought, Appalling and uncouth. His face bloomed red. His ears flamed hot. His throat began to cough. To bad there hadn't been a switch, He would have turned it off. Their noses wrinkled as with a smell His ...
by Cindy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Not A Bird
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Re: Not A Bird

That k you very much.
by Cindy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: White clouds (Tanka)
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

Re: White clouds (Tanka)

Thank you.
by Cindy
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Not A Bird
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Not A Bird

I thought it was a bird that chirped Throughout the live-long day. I heard him in the morning, noon And evening chirp away. He chirped on Sunday...Monday, bright. He chirped on Tuesday too. He chirped on Wednesday. Then I heard Him chirp on Thursday too. Who was this noisy little bird That chirped o...
by Cindy
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: White clouds (Tanka)
Replies: 2
Views: 1773

White clouds (Tanka)

white clouds
huddle together
they drift aimlessly
like the memories
I keep
by Cindy
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Patchwork Dreams ~ Sonnet
Replies: 1
Views: 1572

Re: Patchwork Dreams ~ Sonnet

What a lovely sonnet, Stella. I must get back to writing again. I especially want to write another sonnet sometime soon.
by Cindy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: So Quiet, This Place
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

Re: So Quiet, This Place

Thank you, Stella, for the lovely comment. It has been quiet on this site. I had to laugh when I read that in your comment because my title sure could've been about this site and I didn't even think of that when I posted the poem.
by Cindy
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: So Quiet, This Place
Replies: 3
Views: 2199

So Quiet, This Place

Pellets of snow hiss. They whisper against brown leaves Gathered at the feet of icy monuments. As eddies swirl about branches And sift through freeze-dried weeds Like invisible, listless fingers. So Quiet, this place. So peaceful...in a hollow, wretched sort of way. So Quiet as old man winter roams ...
by Cindy
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Wild Red Rose (huitain poem)
Replies: 2
Views: 2162

Re: Wild Red Rose (huitain poem)

This is so beautiful, Stella. I love it. I plan on writing another Huitain using this rhyming pattern. I do like it better. I chose the other, because no one in the poetic exploration group on AP had chosen to use it yet. I just have to be different. :-)
by Cindy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: My Little Bird (Huitain)
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

Re: My Little Bird (Huitain)

Thank you and you're very welcome. :)
by Cindy
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Ballet (a Haibun)
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: The Ballet (a Haibun)

Thank you, Stella.
by Cindy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: My Little Bird (Huitain)
Replies: 2
Views: 1906

My Little Bird (Huitain)

I set the little birdie free
To fly across the rolling sky
As from my heart I said, good-bye.
But then in wonder, I did see
The little bird return to me,
Perch on my hand and chirp away
A song composed for me, for me
That he still sings today, today.
by Cindy
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Ballet (a Haibun)
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

The Ballet (a Haibun)

Gathered in a slanted column of light, the tiny insects dance. They wear the light they dance in like borrowed costumes. They glow brighter than fireflies. Points of light climbing and dropping in sync. Swirling in the cool eddies of the coming evening. A shining ballet inching its way across the ga...
by Cindy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: No Tears
Replies: 2
Views: 2193

Re: No Tears

This is so very true. Circumstances can't always be changed. Nature handles them with steady grace. I love the thought.
by Cindy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Happy Birthday Cindy
Replies: 1
Views: 1666

Re: Happy Birthday Cindy

Thank you for this wonderful birthday wish. I'm seeing it a little late, but I still appreciate it.
by Cindy
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Winter Song
Replies: 2
Views: 2419

Re: Winter Song

This is exquisitely written. Love your choice of words. Especially in the second stanza. Very wintery and beautiful.
by Cindy
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Dickie’s Christmas Tree
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

Re: Dickie’s Christmas Tree

What a sweet little story. Very enjoyable. I love your Dickie Sparrow poems.
by Cindy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Time Will Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1835

Re: Time Will Help

Such caring and beautifully written words. Sometimes time is the best healer.
by Cindy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Gold snowflakes
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Re: Gold snowflakes

Very lovely. I love the fall image you've created.
by Cindy
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Listening
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Re: Listening

Great poem, Stella! There's such a light innocent feel about it. Beautiful music too. They fit so well together.
by Cindy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The House Next Door
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

Re: The House Next Door

Thank you, Stella.
by Cindy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: She Heard A Fly Buzz
Replies: 2
Views: 2455

Re: She Heard A Fly Buzz

Thank you.
by Cindy
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: This Ancient Evening
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

Re: This Ancient Evening

Thank you.
by Cindy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Caress ~ haibun
Replies: 2
Views: 2301

Re: The Caress ~ haibun

This is a beautiful haibun, Stella. I've thought about writing a haibun, but haven't gotten around to it. I'll have to try one soon. Yours is very well written.
by Cindy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The House Next Door
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

The House Next Door

A cricket trills In the lonely garden Where closed and curtained Windows sleep. It's song faintly quavers Through the quiet house And settles like dust In shadowed corners. As evening darkens, Nothing stirs in the shrouded rooms... Now that the owner has passed. Unbelonged things wait For reassignme...
by Cindy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: She Heard A Fly Buzz
Replies: 2
Views: 2455

She Heard A Fly Buzz

She said she heard a fly buzz. Did the reaper hear it too? Did he pause in his approach; With what he came to do? Perhaps the fly distracted. Perhaps he let it so And watched it play upon the glass Before he bid her, go. For sure...that blue, uncertain buzz Had cast a stunning spell In those appoint...
by Cindy
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: This Ancient Evening
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

This Ancient Evening

This Ancient evening has visited Countless times across the centuries. The cool air holds the gazes of Peasants, warriors, and Kings. Their many tongues utter Silently through the dusk. Pulsing like cricket song... Deeply familiar. Moments pass as I stand with them. On different shores in time, We s...
by Cindy
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A Moment
Replies: 1
Views: 2094

Re: A Moment

This is a beautiful poem. It fits the video and music well.
by Cindy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Do Not Torture The Quiet Child
Replies: 2
Views: 2164

Re: Do Not Torture The Quiet Child

Thank you, Stella.
by Cindy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2017 - Under Gracious Lord's Blessings
Replies: 2
Views: 2438

Re: 2017 - Under Gracious Lord's Blessings

A beautiful tribute and well written. I very much enjoyed the poem.
by Cindy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Do Not Torture The Quiet Child
Replies: 2
Views: 2164

Do Not Torture The Quiet Child

Be careful. Do not torture the quiet child. The one who listens and absorbs. The one whose words reside In the colorful kingdom of the mind. Do not plead, beseech, and implore. Do not shut that heavy door. Don't supplicate and turn the key... Make them shrink away. "Just say something. Anything...
by Cindy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Masks
Replies: 3
Views: 2910

Re: Masks

Thank you, Stella and Seema.
by Cindy
Sat May 13, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Masks
Replies: 3
Views: 2910

Masks

There are times as a child That you think nobody knows Simply because you never told. A piece of knowledge you carry carefully Like a piece of fine China. How could anyone know If you had never told a soul? One day grandma asked me, "Where's your sister?" "In there with grandpa,"...
by Cindy
Sat May 13, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Cow
Replies: 3
Views: 2861

Re: The Cow

Thank you, Stella and Karin. I'm so glad you both enjoyed it. It has been a long time since I wrote anything. I went to a workshop and the theme was "memoirs in poetry". I had written about memories before, but had never thought of poetry in that way. It was very inspirational.
by Cindy
Mon May 08, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Miss Fancy Pants
Replies: 5
Views: 3643

Re: Miss Fancy Pants

Enjoyed your poem. It is very well written and fun to read. Made me smile.
by Cindy
Mon May 08, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Autumn Perhaps
Replies: 3
Views: 2859

Re: Autumn Perhaps

Lovely poem. I love the reference to Van Gough and John Denver. Beautiful.
by Cindy
Mon May 08, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The terrible twins
Replies: 4
Views: 3140

Re: The terrible twins

This is so very true. I love how you personify the emotions by calling them twins.
by Cindy
Mon May 08, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Trees
Replies: 6
Views: 4275

Re: The Trees

This is very beautiful, Stella. I love trees. You make them sound even more beautiful somehow.
by Cindy
Mon May 08, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Cow
Replies: 3
Views: 2861

The Cow

We came upon a skeleton in the woods once. The pale bones startled us, Our play suddenly forgotten. The fallen pieces puddled loosely Upon a patch of bald, cracked earth. It had only been a cow, but... The silence of our wonder added to The austere serenity of those bones. We breathed their regal st...

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