Enduring Love Is An Art

Spice, grounded in character Imagine the backyard do-over, loving, strong relationship on the floor. Together for love and fun – Complexities, nuances driven to enduring sadness mixed with praise overflowing. Different people. Extraordinary together. That’s the reward. This is the third poem I’ve written using Austin Kleon’s newspaper blackout technique. I really like this technique…it’s a bit like solving a puzzle as I look through an article searching for words to form into a poem that means something to me. I have to be really careful not to tap too much into or recreate the actual article itself. That’s the … Continue reading Enduring Love Is An Art


The ReadWritePoem #97 prompt is to use the “cut up” technique, that is to cut words or phrases from a text and transform them into a poem. I didn’t literally “cut out each word, drop the words into a container, shake the container vigorously, then write down each word as you draw it from the container” as suggested but, instead, cut and pasted phrases from NoLA Rising’s Facebook Information Page, a local non-profit I support, to recreate their creed into my poetic interpretation. Text is as follows: NoLA Rising is a non-profit art campaign that promotes accessibility to art regardless … Continue reading ReX