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by Nicole Mathew


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Onyx – Dreams Realized

When I was a kid, I thought it was so cool to have parents in a band. My dad was the lead singer, and my mom sang backup. We had a recording studio in our backyard, and when I was in third grade they released an album called Dreams Realized. When the band wasn't...

Acrostic Poetry – The Temple Tree

I love rediscovering the various forms of poetry. Acrostic poetry is one of my favorite forms. Acrostic is defined as "a composition usually in verse in which sets of letters (as the initial or final letters of the lines) taken in order form a word or phrase or a...

Happy National Poetry Month!

It's National Poetry Month! Now is the time to celebrate our poet roots and refine those writing skills by creating new work or refreshing/revising some of your previously-composed poems. If you're a regular reader, you know I love asking if a poem is ever complete......

Jim Morrison on Poetry

Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you. . . . and that's why poetry appeals to me so much - because it's so eternal. As long as there are people, they can remember...

Create. Freshen. Revise. Repeat.

Is a poem ever complete? This question is one I have struggled with through most of my years of writing poetry. As much as I love revision, it’s worth locking things away or sending them off as complete, because I might go back in and change things again. I have works...


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