Enough can never be said about poetry. So here are so more quotes addressing it. I hope we can build fires in every writer

 Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.”  Audre Lorde

From Life Flights

Facts of Life

I am Mother of a generation

That nurtured feminine liberation

And believed in a well-rounded education.

So I’d teach my children all the salient facts.

They’d know they weren’t born in a cabbage patch.

Or left by the stork on the door’s latch.

I thought myself well prepared

To answer any questions dared.

All I knew I freely shared.

Then at six and seven with childish ease,

The two said, ” Mommy tell us please

How did you and Daddy make babies?”

Now I did not blush or turn pale

As a liberated mother, how could I fail?

I just told the facts in full detail.

Pondering, then with innocent eyes,

My son cried, “Gee Mommy that’s nice

then you and Daddy have done it twice.

Copyright ©1994 Christine Howard


The Heron’s Nest

December 2011

Indian Summer
a black bear grazes
the shriveled berries

Carmel Lively Westerman

Carmel belongs to The Haiku Society of America

and The Haiku Foundation

you can peruse the haiku poets at www.thehaikufoundation.org


World Haiku Review  August 2010 No 1

 Haiku  Competition on the Theme


“The Death of One’s Beloved”

Honorable Mentions

(In no particular Order)

soft finger prints
left on my soul
absent your gentle touch

Christine Howard

his breath abandons
susurrant exhalation 
her cries fade in the wind

     Christine Howard

the first wife’s name 

Carmel Lively Westerman


Arrived in time
though I was late.
Came dashing through
an iron gate-
Was I surprised?
You bet I was,
to learn I was not
where I was!
Confused indeed
I couldn’t wait
to back right out
that iron gate,
to try once more
to rediscover
the essence of
my quick maneuver!

Judie Miller

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