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

Birds

Life without Birds
After the Fire
mama cardinal
The Birthday Birds of Bonaventure Island

Butterfly
Monarch
Snake to Butterfly

"Three Black Cats" by Maud Lewis
Cat
Cat and Bird
What a Cat Needs
Three Black Cats
In the Company of Kittens

Chicken
Mother Chicken's Plea

Cow
Warning (bull)
Cow at the Gate
Two Cows

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

Duck
On the Water

Elephant
Let's Celebrate the Elephant

Giraffe
Triptych for a Thirsty Giraffe

Childhood poem "Man O'War"
Horse
Man O'War
Anatomy of a Horse
Horseback Riding
Wild Horse
When a Horse Writes a Poem
Before the Race

Monkey
A Tale of Two Monkeys

Octopus
Dream with Three Hearts
Dear World

Ostrich
ostrich

Rhino
What Rhino Knows

Sheep
A Dream of Sheep

Skunk
Skunk

Snake
Snake to Butterfly

Tiger
Tiger



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



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



EMOTION

Brave
How to Rise
Courage

Envy
This Poem is Green

Happy
Anticipation
So Many Suns
The Weight of Happiness
Girl in a Yellow Dress

Hope
"The Bubble Boy"
by Paul Peel
Boy Blowing Bubbles

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

Sad
Sorrow
Dark the Day

Shy
What If? 


EVERYDAY OBJECTS

Household Items
Bed
Bottle to Bowl
Broom
Clothesline Season
Couch
"Still Life with Bottles and Bowl"
by Alex von Jawlensky
Desk
cracked plastic bucket
Kitchen Table
Friends Like Us (mortar and pestle)
Fruit Jar
I am the Plate
Still Life with Straw Hat, Bag & Umbrella
Strawberry Basket
Yellow Dress
The Letter
origami swan
This Old Chair
Escape of the Toy Horse

Outdoor Items
"Watering Can" by
George Seurat
Gardener's Companion (watering can)
This Wheelbarrow
A Song for Old Glory (flag)
Garden Rabbit's Dream
Shadow's Song
Sky, with Horses



FAMILY
Just Like the Garden (growing up)
Child in the Garden

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



FANTASY
Come, Fairies
Conversation with the Monster Under My Bed



FOOD
Bread
Bread's Lament
"Field with GreenWheat"
by Vincent van Gogh
A Dream of Wheat

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

Fruit
What Grapes Say
Math Lesson (lemon)

Summer Foods
A Taste of Summer
Barbeque
Cheesy Summer Days (macaroni and cheese)



FOUND POEMS

Look
Dear Martin



GARDEN/PLANT LIFE

Gardening
Let Us Now Praise Leafy Things
Gardening Basics
Anticipation (in the Garden)
Orchard Barber Shop

Flowers
Yellow Irises
To a Sunflower
"The Flower Seller"
by Diego Rivera
The Weight of Happiness (calla lilies)

Trees
Tree for All (bush willow)
To an Olive Tree



HOLIDAYS

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)


IDENTITY

My Name is Peace
She
Measurements
Namesake
I Am From (by Ludelphia Bennett)
To a Glorious Girl
Sun and Moon
"The Road" by Edgar Degas
Night
Sixteen
Speaking of the Weather
Paint-by-Number
The Lady Confesses
Self-Portrait as a Seagull on a Beach in June
Self-Portrait as a Country Road
Color Talk
The Left-Handed Way of Learning the States
Hair


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


MINDFULNESS/SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

I Could Say I Believe in the Ocean
American Idyll, 1934
Gratitude
Happiness
Now
A (Sub)way of Looking
This is the Hour
After Three Years, Finally Rain

Acceptance
origami swan
A Murmuration of Acceptance

Learning
When the World Learned to Drive (for Eric)

For a Better World
Alterations



"Valley of Yosemite"
 by Albert Bierstadt
MORNING
Morning Pages
Yosemite Morning



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


NIGHT
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

Real People
Audrey Hepburn at the Dance Studio
Self-Portrait as a Painter (Vincent van Gogh)
Whistler's Mother
Poem for Oprah Winfrey
"The White Cloud"
by George Catlin
I Am (White Cloud)
My John Henry
For the Builders


PLACES
Desert
What to Do in the Desert

Farm
After the Fire

Lake Life 
#lakelife
Under a Sturgeon Moon
Quiet Place
Morning
Night 2
Rowing Scene
Spearfishing
Boat on a Pond

Beach/Ocean
Prayer of the Black Rocks
Wish I May, Wish I Might
Only in Summer
On the Water
By the Sea
Beach Time
Boat Dock, Early Evening
The Ocean Opens Its Arms

US National Parks
Yosemite Morning



SEASONS
A House for all Seasons

Winter
Winter Solstice
Writing in Winter
January maple
mama cardinal
untitled snow poem

Spring
daffodil haiku
Triolet for Planting Day
"New England Farm in Winter"
19th Century American
Says Snow in Spring
Summer Poem Swap
Sun Speaks on the First Day of Summer
To a Child of Summer
Yellow Irises
On a Golden Day in May

Summer
Midnight Party
Summersong
In Summer
These Alfresco Summer Nights
Beach Speaks of Boys
What Wind Says
Last Day of Summer
Only is Summer
On a June Afternoon
The Sound of Summer is a Hum

Fall
Autumn Prayer
Fair Prayer
Two Small Poems for November
jack-o-lantern
Writing in Fall
At the Harvest Ball
Harvest
Scarecrow's Wish
Three Black Cats





SPORTS/PLAYTIME
Dear Basketball
"Checkers Game"
by Palmer Hayden
For Love of the Game
Jumping on the Bed at the White House
Tea Party

Dance
To a Dancer
Dance Lesson
Backstage

Painting/Art
When Papa Paints
Promise
Virginia, Sitting for a Portrait

Storytime
Storytime
Sometimes Books are the Only Playground I Need
Sunday Afternoon
Boy with Plane

Water Activities
Beach Time
Rowing Scene
Spearfishing


WEATHER

Riddle for a Dry Day
Riddle for a Wet Day
Eclipse
Frost


WOMEN
"The Fiddler"
by Marc Chagall
She


WRITING

Writing in Fall
Writing in Winter
Morning Pages
The Letter
Fiddle Song