May 13, 2013 · 8:22 pm
Here is the Iambic Group Poem, Glen Meisenheimer guided us to produce at the Poetry Workshop last week. There were 12 participants, but we forgot to title it. Any suggestions?
The time she waits on none who tarry long
Instead she dances t’wards her scheduled end.
Ignoring worries; seeking pleasure’s song,
She hopes to make the day a lasting friend.
The other side of time we know is death.
She nudges us along to paths not sought.
Although we fight for every passing breath,
The end will come to all no matter what.
May 10, 2013 · 10:58 pm
Glen Meisenheimer told poetry workshop participants about https://www.allpoetry.com
It’s free to join and you can receive feedback on your poems. Look for Glen’s poems. He read some of his funny limericks and his poem about a young student in Viet Nam that he helped receive an education.
I joined the site, submitted a poem and within an hour, I received feedback. Another fun on-line connection.
May 10, 2013 · 10:49 pm
I attended a poetry workshop this morning with Julie K. Royce, author of PILZ, Paula Chinick, author of RED ASSCHER, and Carol McLean, poet and essayist. Glen Meisenheimer demonstrated how to write a poem in anapest and iambic meters. As a group, there were twelve of us, we wrote a joint poem for each and a limerick. Here is our anapest poem:
In the midst of the storm, I cannot see the light
I am cold, I am scared, I am lost in the night.
Will I languish in darkness or learn how to cope?
Yes, I know I’ll see morning, I’ll not give up hope.