Day 3: An artist is someone who finishes things…

I am the master of unfinished business, however, I managed  31+  poems during the August Postcard Poetry Fest. Here’s the third poem of this series in its unexpurgated debut.  A refined version follows. And here’s my new-and-improved poem: heel toe heel toe heel toe tight ropes snap- fall freefall fall Freely fall out of line…

Day 2 Rewrite: Postcard Poetry Fest 2013

Participating in the August Postcard Poetry Fest taught me this:  get the feeling or concept down first- then craft the wording.   Here is the second poem, as sent originally, followed by the edited version. More often beauty lies not in blending, but in contrast. The point of divergence- the point at which   a…

August Postcard Poetry Fest 2013

From those sultry days of the August Postcard Poetry Festival 2013 ! I began with this curious image.  Here is the original poem: I didn’t love it, but the challenge was to elbow your inner editor to the side.  Here is the revised poem: Everything Floats   We entrusted our hearts like paper lanterns to the…