Random Acts of Poetry…After

After after the stormafter the cold and chillafter the sky cracked openand fell, crashingwith the weight of it allafter the darkness seemed certainthe sun broke throughtore wet curtains of gray asunderand pierced every dark placewith saving light During the season of remembering, I see echoes of His story everywhere. For TUC’s beautiful daughter, who is […]

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A link in the golden chain (a villanelle, a haiku, and an exasperated gasp for free-form thought)

LL of Seedlings in Stone has thrown a very challenging prompt this week! Write a villanelle. A what? A villanelle is an Italian form of poetry that uses a complex and very limiting form and rhyme scheme. The idea is to disprove the notion that writing to a tight form prevents the effectiveness and beauty […]

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