Category Archives: Poetic License

Poetic License: Relaxing

People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy. -Samuel Butler   Relaxing By Kay McCarrick, guest Poet I enjoy resting on the sofa, in the late afternoon, listening to music, of my own choosing, on my Irish boom box.   Mary Louise Cox, poet laureate of the town and village of Mamaroneck

Poetic License

Poetry refreshes the world. -Robert Frost Why I Write Ella Chinn, student I write to create I write about my day I write about all the feelings I had I write to calm myself I write to excite myself. My life is a story, I write to continue it. I write to escape anger, happiness, […]

Poetic License

Memory is each person’s poet-in-residence. -Stanley Kunitz Aging While priming myself for age a parenthesis closed around a potent déjà vu of suppositions. This long-term work in progress began with witty attempts to create a frame of reference around the memory of a red wagon being pulled along a sidewalk. How can I explain all […]

Poetic License

Poems can awaken the sleeping imagination. -MLC Wait Watcher Over time, what have you waited for? Sunshine or rain? A train, a plane? The evening news? The cat to come home? Meaning? Love? A vacation? A blue moon? Spring flowers, autumn leaves? A birthday celebration? An anniversary? A new year? The clock to strike? Tomorrow? […]

Poetic License

Memory is each person’s poet in residence. Inspired by Stanley Kunitz. Steam We lift our cups of tea, stare through veils of steam at inner landscapes where time hangs memories on ragged lines of words. Emotions swing! We file new impressions. We wave the steam away. We lift our cups of tea again. Mary Louise […]