Poem Index

I often share original poems at Live Your Poem. Here's a Poem Index of selected works organized by subject and title to make it easier for you to sample my work. Thank you for reading!

ANIMALS

Bear



Dog
Beach Dog
Sailor to Dog
To the Artist
The New Puppy Promise
Girl and Dog
Dog

Donkey

Frog
Indecision

ARS POETICA
"Girls Dancing" by James Van Der Zee
(inspired "The Last Poem")

This Poem is Practically Perfect
Summer Poem Swap
The Last Poem
Let There be Poetry
Poems Come Lately
This Poem is a Dream
This Poem is Green
When a Horse Writes a Poem
Window



ART POEMS (aka ARTSPEAK! -- this link takes you to a page containing Padlet galleries for each year of this annual National Poetry Month project)

BOOKS/READING
"Mrs. Cassatt Reading" by Mary Cassatt
(inspired "When Grandma Reads")

Dear Reader
Mary in the Garden
Man, Reading
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
When Grandma Reads
Storytime
Sometimes Books are the Only Playground I Need
A Girl Who Reads

Empathy

Grumpy
Hope Has Long Legs (stork)

Love
Weather Report
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Gratitude
Mona Lisa in Love
When We Meet in the Garden
Courtship (According to the Cat)
A Dream of Yellow
Bedtime Love Song
When I Write to You, I Put on My Red Shoes
And This is Where We Shall Meet

Red Skirt

Outdoor Items
"Watering Can" by
George Seurat
Gardener's Companion (watering can)
This Wheelbarrow
A Song for Old Glory (flag)
Garden Rabbit's Dream
The Truth About Happy Families

Family Events
divorce

Father
Papa with a Pipe

Mother and Child
Girl to Mama
Girl, Waiting
Gathering Fruit
At the Vegetable Market
Anne Moynet Audubon, Long After Birds of America (stepmother)

Other Family Members
When Grandma Reads
Sister Song
Sister Sister



FANTASY
Come, Fairies
Conversation with the Monster Under My Bed



FOOD
Bread (and other starches)
Bread's Lament
"Field with GreenWheat"
by Vincent van Gogh
A Dream of Wheat
Rice

Dessert
Peace is a Sweet Potato Pie
Peace in a Coffee Cup
Like Peace for Chocolate

Fruit
What Grapes Say
Math Lesson (lemon)
September (apples)

Summer Foods
A Taste of Summer
Barbeque
Cheesy Summer Days (macaroni and cheese)
Still Life with Summer (tomatoes)
Watermelon Time
There Can Be No Sorrow (strawberries)

Fall/Winter Foods
Soup Season



FORM POEMS

Found Look
Dear Martin

Nonet
Al Tafar, Iraq, 2004

FRIENDSHIP
A Summertime Story (apple tree)



HOLIDAYS

Map to a New Year
Birthday Poem
Valentine's Day
Election Day
Dear Martin (Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday)
Let's Celebrate the Elephant (Elephant Appreciation Day, Sept. 22)
Manger (Christmas)
How to Make Merry
October Dreams (Halloween)
Thankful Poem (Thanksgiving)

IDENTITY

Poem for Lydia
On the First Morning in a New Country


MUSIC
Cello Love
Hazel Scott at the Piano
Night Music
The Music Lesson
The Guitarist
Fiddle Song


NIGHT
If the Moon Were an Onion
Wish I May, Wish I Might
When the Stars Came to Town
Night
Night 2

PEOPLE
Fictional People
Babysitter
Girl to Mama
To a Water Boy
Papa with a Pipe
Trio
Music Teacher
Prayer for the Berrypickers
The Postman in Spring
The Toiler
The Guitarist
Portrait of a Writer
Miss Mary's Crimson Life


Sewing/Textile Arts