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

When Dapper Owls Dons a Hat

Butterfly
Monarch
Monarch (2)
Snake to Butterfly

"Three Black Cats" by Maud Lewis
Cat
Cat Bath
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
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

Mule
If You Bring a Mule to School

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
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
somewhere

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


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)
Boy in Poppy Field
Call Me Zinnia
Mountain Wedding



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)
Mountain Wedding

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
Priorities

Acceptance
origami swan
A Murmuration of Acceptance
The World of the Vase is Dark, Wet

Change
Listen to the Windmill

Comfort 
Boy in Poppy Field

Learning
When the World Learned to Drive (for Eric)

For a Better World
Alterations
Mending
In the Midst of It All


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


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