May 1, 2012

Some More Poetry - "Moon"

For this post, I have written a Tanka, which, in Japanese means "short poem."  In the book, Rip the Page!, the author presents a format for writing a Tanka:

Line 1: Name an object from nature (moon, mountain, sun, river, tree, cloud...).
Line 2: Choose 3 words that describe your object.
Line 3: What does you object do? or how does your object move?
Line 4: Where is your object in time and space?  Be as specific as you can.
Line 5: What do you have that your object doesn't have: no  ______, no  ______, no  ______.


shimmering, glowing, ethereal
casts its misty rays of silver upon the sleepy lands and restless seas
a pearly white marble suspended in a world of darkness
no heart, no mind, no time even to soak up the sunshine

A tanka by a little sparc

April 30, 2012

Another Little Poem

Pine cones

Coppery pine cones
Crackle so delightfully
Under worn old shoes.

A haiku by a little sparc 

P.S. Have still been very busy, so didn't have much time for poems this week... so, even though National Poetry Month ends today, I'll post a few more poems in  May!

April 21, 2012


Well, as I'm sure you know, it's been quite a while since I've posted.  These past several months have been packed.  This month I had planned to post a poem and a photo each day, because... April is National Poetry Month!  Obviously these plans were a bit too ambitious, but will try to post a few poems before the end of this month.  This poem is by Valerie Worth, from the book, All the Small Poems and Fourteen More...


Out of
Green space,
A sun:
Bright for
A day, burning
Away to
A husk, a 
Cratered moon:

In a week
To dust:
The infinite
Lawn with 
Its starry

January 1, 2012


The sun has set on 2011... and is now rising on 2012! Have a blessed new year!