Haiku & Other Poetry

When the Moon Beckons

When the moon beckons Let yourself rise in the light Uninhibited Uninhibited Let yourself rise in the light When the moon beckons When the moon beckons Let yourself rise in the light Emancipated Not sure if this is any kind of actual poetic form or just three separate haiku strung together but I like it… Continue reading When the Moon Beckons

Haiku & Other Poetry

If the Caged Betta Could Stir Up the Sea

how liberating to be a man for a day and be free of me Fandango posed an interesting (provocative even) question today: “If you could be the opposite sex for one day, what would you do?” As I thought about the question, I kept coming back to the same general thought—freedom. So instead of writing about the… Continue reading If the Caged Betta Could Stir Up the Sea

History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Inky Adventures & Scribbling Women

The phrase “Inky Adventures” reminds me of Nathanial Hawthorne’s famous 1855 diatribe on female writers: “America is now wholly given over to a damned mob of scribbling women, and I should have no chance of success while the public taste is occupied with their trash-and should be ashamed of myself if I did succeed.” Admittedly… Continue reading Inky Adventures & Scribbling Women

Haiku & Other Poetry, History, My Random Thoughts and Misc Ramblings

Musings on Mangy Mutts & Milkmen

i wax poetic ~ on mangy mutts and milkmen ~ musing on times past ~   When I was a kid, dogs freely roamed the neighborhood. No leashes or fences to keep them tethered. The whole world was their dog park! That sounds wonderful in a naïve nostalgic way. But, in reality, it meant they were… Continue reading Musings on Mangy Mutts & Milkmen

Haiku & Other Poetry

Trolls v. Troll Dolls: Haiku Grudge Match

Should I dance or should I fight? I have a choice. That's a privilege many don't have. So I can dance (today) but I know the fight must go on. RESIST. Haiku I: Turning on Trolls  Turning Back Tuesday On a Monday Afternoon Sunday’s Trolls for Trump Haiku II: Turning on Troll Dolls  Turning Back… Continue reading Trolls v. Troll Dolls: Haiku Grudge Match