How to Read a Poem

First, gather some free time eliminating all distraction. Next, clear your busy mind, preventing your abstraction.   Let yourself notice specifics as you take each word, one by one. Make certain you grasp the lyrics, but go slowly, until you are done.   Use your dictionary to define, Let the imagery wash over you. TakeContinue reading “How to Read a Poem”

Little Farmer Boy (a Poem)

Dirt on your face bib overalls on, turning your head up to the sun. Head to the barn bucket in hand, doing your chores, following Dad. Feed the animals, mow the lawn, pick up the eggs, up before dawn. Mama makes breakfast you eat your fill, clean up, change clothes, it’s time for school. WritingContinue reading “Little Farmer Boy (a Poem)”