Archive | July 2014

Whispered Intimacies (cinquain)

I really enjoy the “quains”. This poem is a Cinquain and follows the 2-4-6-8-2 pattern. There is also a triquain and oddquain that are fun to work with.

Whispered Intimacies

Secrets
Utterances
Whispered intimacies
Phrases of love and devotion
Lovers

Sorry, ladies. The NFL hates you!

Certainly this has absolutely nothing to do with poetry. But I think this was a well written piece on the poor handling of the Ray Rice suspension. Women deserve so much better than this. Give this a read.

The Broad's Side

ray rice

I’ll be the first to admit it, I love the NFL. Sadly, the NFL doesn’t love me back. Do you want to know why? I’m pretty sure the fact that I have a vagina is the crux of the problem. The relationship first started to deteriorate last year when Roger Goodell announced the purse ban, which clearly wasn’t directed at the penis having contingency of the fan base. Feel free to bring a sandwich bag exposing any potential contraband, as if you’re starring in an episode of “Orange is the New Black”, but don’t you dare bring a purse. The message was pretty clear, in my opinion… My adorable $40 NFL endorsed jersey handbag I’d just purchased the previous season was no longer welcome and neither was I. Obviously, I should be hanging out at Target on Sundays shopping the circular sales anyways. My mistake, NFL.

http://thebroadsside.com/2013/06/26/491/

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Review of Love: Lost and Found by Pamela Beckford

Wonderful review of my latest poetry collection

Legends of Windemere

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These poems certainly have a lot of emotion within in.  As the title makes clear, they’re all love poems, but there is still a good amount of variety.  You have some that are sweet, some are passionate, and others that seem to be toward a lover who went away for one reason or another.  The different styles make each poem unique and I like that there is an explanation of each style in the back, so the book doubles as an instructional guide.

Get it on Amazon Kindle for 99 cents!

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Muse

The Tetractys is a 1-2-3-4-10 syllable form

Muse (tetractys)

You
My muse
My lover
My fantasy
My inspiration, my motivation

You (tetractys)

Here is a poem from ‘Love: Lost and Found’. You can purchase the entire collection of over 90 poems featuring over a dozen different forms by clicking here. A tetractys follows 1-2-3-4-10 syllable count. This particular one incorporates a reverse tetractys as well. This was written for my dear friends Ionia and Julian. And since I know there are together again for a few short weeks, I thought I would post it for them.

You
Make me
So happy
Such contentment
By your side I’m satisfied beyond words
Your love fulfills my wildest hopes and dreams
Kiss me goodnight
I want you
Always
Yes

As One (Etheree)

One
Touch me
My darling
Make love with me
Expressions of love
Passion ignites desire
Climbing higher and higher
Let’s reach the pinnacle in sync
My life is complete when we’re together
Tell me you love me for e’er and a day

This poem can be found in Love: Lost and Found which can be purchased as a paperback or downloaded for Kindle. It is also available on Kindle Unlimited

An Etheree is a poetry form that follows a 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 syllables per line. It can also be written as a reverse etheree 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1