Poems About Poetry for National Poetry Month

Have you ever read a poem ABOUT poetry? Have you ever written one?   All it takes is a metaphor (comparison) and your imagination!   Here are some poems with metaphors that compare poems to lots of different things.     What’s a Poem?   A whisper, A shout, Thoughts turned Inside out.   A […]

Predicting Your Future

What if you had a crystal ball that you could look into to see your future?   You do.   It’s YOU! You are your own crystal ball.   In his play “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare wrote, “What is past is prologue.” That means that all we need do to predict our future is to […]

Inspiration: A Different Road Home

Want to write a poem, a story, a memoir? Need a jump start on some new inspiration? Try surrounding yourself with something new. Change is good. The Muse loves change. Turn off the computer and TV. Put away the iPhone. Go out to eat. Go to a live play or concert. Attend a sporting event. […]

10 Things I’ve Learned as a Children’s Poet

Children have the best imaginations. Children look at the world from the inside out. Children love lyrical language. Daydreaming is a highly underrated art form. When you write for children, don’t write for children. Write from the child in you. It is better to show, than tell. Style is not how you write. It is […]

What’s So Grand about Grandchildren?

It is no wonder we call them grand children and they call us grand parents. From the moment they arrive, they transform us into the grandest we have ever been. They give us new names, and we are never the same. They fill our hearts with love and laughter and other wondrous gifts of grandeur. […]

The Poetry of Life

We are all poets. Each one of us sees the world in our own special way. Whenever we look up at the passing clouds and see long tail dragons and sailing ships we are poets. When we share our visions and dreams we are poets. We are poets whenever we tell the world who we […]