Dusk (Cricket Lullaby)

Moving right along with my Poems of the Day, I have made it to Dusk! As Anne says in Windy Poplars, "Isn't 'dusk' a lovely word? I like it better than twilight. It sounds so velvety and shadowy and... and... dusky." I've been fairly proud of the past poems in this series, but let me…

In Defense of Country Music

Country is a musical genre that is popular to hate, although many country artists have enjoyed wild success. While choice songs such as Rascal Flatt’s “Life is a Highway,” the Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried,” and John Denver’s classic “Country Roads” are relatively popular, the average person will claim that country music is not their…

Forest Fever (Poem)

Sorry I've been MIA for a while, but I just got back from an 11-day camping trip, and although I thought I'd be able to post something during that time, plans didn't work out. (Spotty Internet and getting distracted with the forest) Anyway, here's a poem I wrote that was inspired by John Masefield's poem Sea-Fever. I…

The Love Song of Autocorrect

So, this is a type of freeverse poem... kind of. It's more like poetically-infused prose, because there's no rhythm or metre to this. If you have trouble understanding what I'm talking about in this thing, that's okay, poetry is mainly for the poet, and love songs are seldom meant to be comprehended. Now, without further…