Time Time. Time marches. Time tolling like a bell. Deep. Deep within. Deep within the seconds fell. Thick. Thick and full. Thick and full of living sound. Take. Take your time. Take your time or lose your ground. -M.M.
Lucky Green Pencil I have a lucky pencil, It’s number 2 and green, It sharpens to a perfect point, And erases like a dream. But no amount of luck, Or pencil green as grass, Can help you with the test, You haven’t tried to pass. -M.M.
Instead of National Novel Writing Month, I have decided to participate in my own month-long challenge. I am in the middle of writing an 'epic' poem. I call it NaPoWriMo (National Peom Writing Month). 100 or more stanzas featuring standard elements of the epic form. I have chosen a male hero on a quest, a... Continue Reading →
Progress I promise I'm workin' on workin on it, And someday the work will be done, So until then, I'll sit in the sun, And wait for the work- -to work itself out. -M.M.
Do Not Read This Poem Do Not Read This Poem. I told you not to look. There are no secrets here Hidden in a nook. Really, you should stop. Come on. Can’t you see. That you have fallen for Reverse psychology. -M.M. Gollum: "Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!" -Lord of the... Continue Reading →
Triumphant After Awakened in the morning by a blanketing of grey, Though it blocked the sunshine, it could not block the day. And when it tried to wash us out and sweep us all away, It indeed, kept us inside, but we still chose to stay. It tried to lull us off to... Continue Reading →
In deviation from the usual poetry/mini-stories, today I am posting an essay on Pride and Prejudice, a book a recently finished reading and thorougly enjoyed. An Exceptional Exception It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in want of literary success must, as a rule, endure a terribly tragic life. Charlotte Brontë’s mother died of cancer... Continue Reading →
The Writing Process Today I finally Changed Fixed Switched Mixed Flipped Rethought Checked Re-wrought Reworded Rewrote Edited. And quote: “I am finally done.” Finished. -m.m.