Write letters filled with meaning, Something truly worth the reading, Words that wriggle with repeating On the cold and dying page. Paint a picture worth the seeing, A creation worth the being, Hold the moment back from fleeing On into the endless age. Something truly worth the reading On into the endless age. -M.M.
Limerick-ameter I once tried iambic pentameter, But could not uphold the parameter. Hard as I tried, It never complied, So I wrote it in Limerick-ameter. -M.M.
Meters by Yards Meters by Yards, Meters by Yards, And the black line on the floor. Floating, fairly flying Flinging droplets to the door. The black line is a mirror. My image sets the pace, Sometimes it is behind, Or, it wins the race. Clouds of bubbles rain at me As I flip... Continue Reading →
Mathematics and Language. Like mustard and custard, they should never be mixed. Or should they? Yesterday I came across a form of poetry which draws from both worlds: Mathematics and Language. Written by the beloved children's author and mathematician Lewis Carroll, "A square poem" (found here) can be read either vertically or horizotally. Fascinated, I... Continue Reading →
VIII Carver’s short performance, Brought a strong applause, Then the leader raised his hand, Time briefly seemed to pause. “I don’t believe I introduced, Myself to ye as yet. I lead this band of miscreants; My name is Everett.” “We seek ter thwart the Thanator, The same ye seek to beat, We’re now... Continue Reading →
(painting by Richard C. Moore, The Clipper Ship) Adventurous The captain stood on the Black Fear’s deck, A spyglass to his eye. High above, her sails billowed Boisterous to the sky. His boots clacked as he paced the deck, A sword upon his hip. He ordered skull and crossbones flown, and steered the massive ship.... Continue Reading →
As I have mentioned before, I am a huge fan of children's literature. Last year I had an idea for a short story-poem about Spaghetti Pizza. I finally took the time to write it down. I hope you like it. The Tale of Spaghetti Pizza The day that Mr. Noodle died, The... Continue Reading →