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“They have great articles & resources. It’s my goto guide. I’ve been a subscriber since 2016!”~Maxwanette A Poetess


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📓Always Bring Along, Pen & Paper. ✒️

With modern technology, we can tap-out a poem fairly quickly. I’ve used this method a few times as well. However, I rather my pen & paper. It gives the writing a more bonding & connecting experience for me.

Feeling the rhythm of my pen, as the words from my Soul & thoughts, smoothly splurt themselves across the page…It’s so freeing & deep. Also at times, a poem pops into my head so quickly that I only have a moment to jot it all down. Especially at 3am. I’ve woken up quite a few times, and wrote a poem down in the dark, then went right back to sleep 😉.

So make sure you stick a writing pad/notebook, along with a pen, in your bag, purse, suitcase, briefcase, laying around the house, by the nightstand. Be prepared & go for it! 👍🏾 #ToolsOfTheTrade

~Maxwanette A Poetess

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I personally subscribe to P&W Magazine. Yes, in these days of Modern Technology, I’m excited for it’s existence.

I don’t work for them, I don’t know anyone that works there, they’re not giving me credit for mentioning them (I doubt they know I exist beyond my subscription, lol!), they’re simply a great resource for what & whom???…

“Poets & Writers”…Duhhh!!! Lol 😂🥰

But seriously. I LOVE THIS MAGAZINE!!!


~Maxwanette A Poetess

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“FOOD!” & Poetry…~Maxwanette A Poetess



No matter what your specific tastes are, we all have them. Everything & Anything, can and often is written about and or expressed through Poetry, involving…? You guessed it,


And why not? An old Jamaican saying states, “Food is The Staff Of Life”, DEEP. During funerals, in many cultures, the food is SERIOUS BUSINESS.

Think about it? Who hasn’t eaten something so good, that you knew you were dissolving into its rich blend, touched every sensory perception that you had & some you newly discovered and or forgot? You that went down just right as it soothed its passage, gently filling your beautifully created vessel? Spreading its richness all over your essence? Yep, food matters and many poets have expressed this as well, lol!

We’re not here to promote any food agenda’s or menu’s, nor to cater to diets or health specification and or limitations. But there will be “FOOD-PORN” (Sorry no nudity or grossness, just food & dishes) now and again, lol! Maybe you’re a Magician in the Kitchen! Heck, maybe you’re trying? Let’s see what you got! Hmmm…Maybe your dish or picture of something yummy can inspire a poem, lol! Hey, stranger things have happened, lol!

~By Maxwanette A. Poetess





We all enjoy delicious food, 
Makes us happy, fixes our mood. 
It’s all about the juicy taste, 
Doesn’t matter, where the food is placed.
We should consider, nutritional support, 
We shall need it if we engage in a sport. 
Energy; food provides – plenty
Need a bit more, if we’re over twenty.
A great dish, we should all savor, 
Eat slowly, as we taste the flavor. 
Choose our very favorite cuisine, 
Is it red? Or is it green?
by AnitaPoems.com



After Apple-Picking

My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree 
Toward heaven still, 
And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill 
Beside it, and there may be two or three 
Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough. 
But I am done with apple-picking now. 
Essence of winter sleep is on the night, 
The scent of apples: I am drowsing off. 
I cannot rub the strangeness from my sight 
I got from looking through a pane of glass 
I skimmed this morning from the drinking trough 
And held against the world of hoary grass. 
It melted, and I let it fall and break. 
But I was well 
Upon my way to sleep before it fell, 
And I could tell 
What form my dreaming was about to take. 
Magnified apples appear and disappear, 
Stem end and blossom end, 
And every fleck of russet showing clear. 
My instep arch not only keeps the ache, 
It keeps the pressure of a ladder-round. 
I feel the ladder sway as the boughs bend. 
And I keep hearing from the cellar bin 
The rumbling sound 
Of load on load of apples coming in. 
For I have had too much 
Of apple-picking: I am overtired 
Of the great harvest I myself desired. 
There were ten thousand thousand fruit to touch, 
Cherish in hand, lift down, and not let fall. 
For all 
That struck the earth, 
No matter if not bruised or spiked with stubble, 
Went surely to the cider-apple heap 
As of no worth. 
One can see what will trouble 
This sleep of mine, whatever sleep it is. 
Were he not gone, 
The woodchuck could say whether it’s like his 
Long sleep, as I describe it’s coming on, 
Or just some human sleep.


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Many may notice, that I post from this magazine, Poets & Writers, often. I don’t work for them, but I do subscribe. I sincerely doubt that they are aware that I share their articles, lol! But I give credit where it is due.

I absolutely love the resources that they provide in all areas of writing & especially focusing on Poetry. They’ve become my informational go-to guide of sorts. 

They’re subscriptions aren’t that expensive and well worth the investment in my opinion. Try them!

~Maxwanette A Poetess

*Children Can Be Poets Too!

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By Jillian | May 14, 2015 
Filed under: Kid ActivitiesTagged: School Agewriting activities




Little M has been very interested in writing poetry lately. She’s always loved writing activities but this is the first time poetry has made a real appearance. It’s so fun to see her creating poem after poem.
For today’s activity, I’m teaming up with Pepperidge Farm to bring together two of Little M’s favorite things: Goldfish® Crackers and poetry writing for kids. YAY! So grab a snack, some paper, a pencil and a little poet.

Pepperidge Farm has been creating “The Little Moments. Big Smiles.” with their Goldfish Tales website. Fans of Goldfish crackers are given the opportunity to read the latest tale, find details regarding the promotion, submit their own tales and get a peek at behind-the-scenes videos.


Poetry Writing for Kids: 3 Fun Poems for Kids to Write

Acrostic. Little M has a favorite type of poem and this is it. Do you remember writing acrostic poems when you were a kid? They are fun and easy, making them perfect poetry-writing exercises for kids.

An acrostic poem is one where the first letter of each line spells a word. (The word can also be formed in the middle or at the end of the line. Since I’m working with a beginner we are sticking to the beginning.)

I had Little M use orange and black markers to write the word GOLDFISH down the left side of her paper. I asked her to create a poem about the Goldfish Crackers she was snacking on. I can’t resist sharing her work.

Share my fish and I
Heart my Goldfish!

Riddle. I hadn’t thought of riddles as poems until I read this Riddle Poems post from Imagination Soup. In the post, she lays out how to help kids form riddles with few easy prompts. We are great fans of jokes around here and riddles are similar to jokes so I know riddle poems would be a hit! I was right.

I wrote out the beginning of each line and had Little M fill in the rest. The theme? Goldfish of course!

I smell like…
I taste like…
I feel like…
I sound like…
What am I?


Shape Poems I love, love, love the way our Goldfish cracker shape poems turned out. A shape poem is a poem that forms a shape with words. The words describe the shape they form. The words can either outline the shape or fill in the shape. Little M chose to outline the Goldfish cracker.

To prepare this one I drew a Goldfish cracker lightly with a pencil as a guide for where to write.



*What Should I Write About???”~Maxwanette A Poetess


“What Should I Write About???”

You can write about ANYTHING & EVERYTHING!

When it comes to Poetry, there’s no limit! It could be something or someone that inspires you, maybe about a rainy day, or even something as simple as cooking.

Pluck your ideas from the greatest inspiration…LIFE!

Now you never know when an inspiring thought or a few lines of Poetry, will spring into your mind. So, I suggest that you always have something to write with. I personally find, the Notes App on my phone is a great tool as well. I can tap my ideas down and even add an image if I choose. I can then always come back later and edit it if I wish.

What helps some people, is a quiet space. You know, meditative music, sounds of water flowing, birds chirping. Or maybe, you’re most inspire by a lot of activity. Whichever way you choose to go, find that place in which you’re most creative.  Feel, where you are and who you are in that moment. Whatever comes to mind, write it down. Even if it sounds crazy or boring. It’s simply a beginning point. Then take a look at what you’ve written. Breathe and think about it. Again, write whatever comes to mind. Play with it, rhyme it with other words or not. And see what you come up with.

And don’t forget to Have Fun!!!

~Maxwanette A Poetess


*Children Can Be Poets Too!#2: Children Are Poets Too…Or Can Be!

Why Use This Tip

Children recognize the power of poetry—its ability to inspire emotions and the special pleasure you can get from memorizing a favorite poem or reading it again and again. But children may not know where to start in writing their own poems. And they may not realize that poems come in a wide variety of flavors—from succinct haikus, to ones that follow conventions of word choice and line length, to the-sky-is-the-limit free verse.

Help a child recognize the elements of a poem and explore different ways of writing one, and you’ll also enable the child to become more familiar with the meaning of words and sentences, sentence structure, rhymes, and vocabulary. Plus, in writing poetry, a child will discover a new, limitless world of expression that’s just as fun to share with others as it is to create.

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What To Do

1. Choose some books of poetry (see Additional Poetry Resources for some suggestions). Read some poems aloud with the child. Talk about where each line of the poem ends and how it creates rhythm, affects the meaning of the poem, and might even make the poem look a particular way.

2. Sing a favorite song together and write down the lyrics. Then ask the child to write a poem that he or she could sing to the melody of the song. Use the structure of the original lyrics as a guide.

3. Go on a neighborhood poetry walk. Stop at various points—the park, the street corner, the newsstand—and ask the child to write a sentence or two that describes what he or she sees. Back at home, the child can revise and shorten those sentences and turn them into a poem.

4. Show the child how to write an acrostic poem, in which the first letter of each line spells out his or her name, when read top to bottom. Once the child writes a poem based on his or her own name, the child can write about family members, friends, or pets.

5. Make a slideshow poem. Have the child photograph a series of five to ten pictures (based on a common theme or during a trip). Import the photos into a multimedia software program such as PowerPoint, iPhoto, or Photo Story and ask the child to write a poem by posting a word or two with each image. Add special effects, transitions, or music to enhance the slideshow.

6. Show an older child how to write a “found” poem, using the Found Poem Instructions. Found poems take existing text (e.g., from a passage in a book, a magazine article, a sign, a letter) and condense and reorder the words to form a new poem. Help the child select a paragraph or two from a favorite book and turn it into a found poem.

7. Introduce the rhyming dictionary at Poetry4Kids.com and a thesaurus as helpful tools for writing poetry.

8. Explore different types and even shapes of poems. For younger children, the three-line haiku (five words/seven words/five words) is a fun way to start. Older children may want to experiment with formats like the diamante, a seven-line poem that is shaped like a diamond (see Related Resources for an online Diamante Poems tool).

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*Children Can Be Poets Too!#1: So Why Not Introduce Them To Poetry, Early?😉❤️💛💚


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*”Do You Know A Publishing Scam, When You See One?”

“Now, I love resources! Especially as a writer/poet, they lead to many opportunities. I often share these finds here and on my other, social media pages. I always include, that one should read all the rules, requirements and “DO YOUR HOMEWORK!”

When I am entering any contests, paying for ANYTHING in general, trust and be sure, that I will be running them through the BBB (Better Business Bureau – https://www.bbb.org/en/us). Every state has one & you can get free and useful information, that can save you a possible future headache. You can also file complaints against a business that has caused you some form of damages (with proof of course). Because for me? Reading reviews aren’t always good enough. Many companies hire people to make-up false reviews. So, I like to check things out as much as possible. Things still do occur, but it’s worth the efforts.

I stumbled across this article, “3 Signs of A Publishing Scam” and felt it was indeed, Blog-Worthy, lol!

~By Maxwanette A Poetess


Continue reading “*”Do You Know A Publishing Scam, When You See One?””

* What Is Considered Previously Published Writing?

Posted on November 19, 2013 by Writer’s Relief Staff144 Comments

It is common practice for journals and literary agents to reject previously published writing, but what exactly does previously published mean? Why are most literary agents and editors unwilling to take a chance on work that has already appeared elsewhere? When is it appropriate to submit previously published work?

The answers to these questions have become increasingly hard to pin down as the Internet takes on a huge role in the writing world.

The definition of previously published:

Back when print publishing was the sole option for sharing work, previously published was a black-and-white term. If your poems, stories, or essays appeared in a book, journal, anthology, textbook, newsletter, newspaper, magazine, or any other publication, your work was considered published. If it didn’t, it wasn’t. Simple. But now, more complicated questions arise.

Previously published poems, stories, and essays:
Literary journals don’t want previously published writing because editors want to ensure that their publications are fresh, new, and unique. In other words, editors want to be first to discover your writing. Also, editors would prefer to stay away from any rights entanglements.

Is work considered previously published if I post it on a blog, Web site, large social-networking site, or online literary journal?

If you’ve posted your writing on any of the above sites, it is generally considered previously published.

Is my work considered previously published if I post it in a writing forum or Web board?

If the forum or Web board is private and intended for the purposes of encouraging feedback or community support, then most editors and literary agents will consider the work unpublished. But just in case, you may want to take it down once you’ve received feedback so it doesn’t appear online.

If the forum in question is public (that is, if nonmembers can see what you’ve written), then your work will likely be considered previously published.

What if I published my work on my blog or other Web site, but then I take it down before submitting it—is that considered previously published?
This can be tricky. Try not to publish your work online if you plan to submit it elsewhere (like print journals). If you did post online, no one can stop you from taking your work down and then submitting it, but be warned: Editors may not like this tactic.

Once your work is removed from the Internet, do a search of random lines from the work to make sure it is not appearing anywhere. (Warning: Google and other search engines will often archive old Web pages, so simply deleting something from the Web doesn’t mean it’s gone!) If an editor finds your “unpublished” work online, you might look irresponsible or, worse, devious.

If I publish an excerpt online, does that mean the whole work or part of the work is considered previously published?

Generally speaking, excerpts are okay to publish online, as long as they are on the short side (relative to the work in question).

Previously published novels and books:

The rules for determining what is previously published change when you move into the book-publishing business. Literary agents and publishers at traditional publishing houses have different expectations and goals than editors of literary magazines, so the concept of what it means to be previously published can shift.

It’s no secret that literary agents are keen marketing experts. The success of their business relies almost entirely on their ability to find and represent books that are not only well-written but also potentially lucrative. Because of this, work that is available online can sometimes be unappealing for a number of reasons. First, if the book is already being published and the writer is making money, the agent is cut out of those profits. Second, if a book is posted online as a free download, why would readers pay to read it?

The laws (and the industry jargon) are still trying to catch up to the technology. Keep in mind that the following points are general guidelines: Each literary agent or editor may have his or her own definition of what is considered previously published.

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Is a hard copy self-published book considered previously published for the purpose of finding a literary agent?
The subtext of the question above is: “Can I pitch my self-published book to literary agents?” If you’ve published a book or novel on your own or with a third-party POD publishing house, and you still retain the copyright, you can pitch it to most literary agents. That said, always be forthcoming about your book’s history.

Is a self-published book offered in electronic format considered previously published?
The majority of literary agents are willing to consider a book that has been published electronically (published in a digital, nonprint format) as long as the author holds all rights. However, you may need to remove your book from online bookstores and take your book down from the Internet.

If I publish an excerpt from my book online or in print, does that mean the work is considered previously published?

Generally speaking, it’s okay to publish excerpts online, as long as they are on the short side (relative to the work in question). Be sure you maintain the copyright if you’re going to publish a portion of your book prior to publishing the whole thing! Otherwise you could end up publishing your book, minus your previously published first chapter!

Writer’s Relief does NOT work with previously published poems, stories, or essays; however, we will work with self-published books on certain occasions.

The flip side: Publishing your work online can be beneficial

The Internet can be a wonderful resource, especially for those who don’t have critique groups or workshops available in their area. Unfortunately, very talented writers who just happened to workshop their writing online are getting caught in the cross fire between editors, agents, and the rapidly evolving question of “What is previously published writing?”

There are journal editors and literary agents who don’t really care about work published on small Web sites. Did you put a story up on a message board for critique? Have you posted a chapter of your manuscript on your blog? As long as the work isn’t plagiarized from someone else, some literary agents and editors don’t mind if the writing has appeared online.

But until the industry fully adjusts to the presence of the Internet, many literary agents and editors are going to simply reject work they consider to be previously published. At this point, the best option for writers is to play it safe until the rules become clearer.

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As a general rule of thumb: If you plan to submit your work to long-established literary journals and magazines or to literary agents and editors, DON’T post it publicly online first.

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Ronnie L. Smith, President of Writer’s Relief, Inc., an author’s submission service that helps creative writers get published by targeting their poems, essays, short stories, and books to the best-suited literary agents or editors of literary journals. http://www.WritersRelief.com


*The Two Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever

For The Interested

Worth Doing
“The Two Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever.”
Posted on July 22, 2016


You’re busy, so I’ll keep this quick.
Following are the simplest tips I can give you to easily — and forever — improve the quality of your writing.

Delete the word “that.”
At least 90% of the times you use the word “that” can be removed from your writing and it will instantly make your sentence stronger.
Example: “You believe that I’m lying, but I’m not.” becomes “You believe I’m lying, but I’m not.”

Delete the words “I think.”
It adds nothing. Remove it to strengthen your point.
Example: “I think this is a good sentence.” becomes “This is a good sentence.”
Avoid words that end in “-ing.”
In most cases, the “-ing” softens your word and adds no value. Your writing will read better if you avoid it.
Example: “The experiences we’re seeking end up being underwhelming and even disappointing.” becomes “The experiences we seek often underwhelm and disappoint.”

Short sentences. Short paragraphs.
Most sentences can be cut in half. Don’t be afraid to have a two or three word sentence.
Keep paragraphs to less than three sentences.
White space is your reader’s friend.

Shrink your opening sentence.
Make it compelling, but keep it short and conversational.
Example: “This is a post that’s going to help you become a better writer.” becomes “I can help you.”

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*Writing Tip #10

“How imprtent is gramer & spellin when writing.”

Well unless you want to appear to be illiterate, it’s a big deal. Sure, you understood it, but it’s time consuming and it takes away from the message being relayed. It simply isn’t a good look.


Proper writing, grammar and spelling is important in everyday use. When I was a supervisor, I cannot tell you how many grammar mistakes I would come across in cover letters and resumes. Resumes such as these were not considered, as it is a representation of the individual. It matters

Okay, everyone isn’t great with their grammar, understandable. Who doesn’t make the occasional typo, or simply forgot how to spell a word? We all have. But in today’s age of modern technology, mistakes such as these are avoidable and especially so when what you’re sharing is with the public.


I’m a decent speller & my grammar isn’t too bad either. However, I am about being correct and presentation especially when it comes to my poetry. I use Grammarly, because it works well in assisting me in correcting such errors and it’s FREE, lol! Sure, you can pay for the upgraded version, but the free one does the job for me.



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*Writing Tip#9:”Writing Dub Poetry”

Well Maxwanette! How do I write “Dub Poetry?” Good question!

First, let’s start with a few good popular and public techniques and methods…


1. Let’s expose ourselves to the “Dub Poetry” world!

a) https://www.poetrysoup.com/poems/dub

b) https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dub+poetry


   2.  10+easy+tips+to+help+you+write+better+poetry+By+Gary+R.+Hess



3. And my fav! Turn on some good Reggae Chunes (Tunes), burn some incense, relax your mind and “level di vibes!” Let your poetic juices flow! You would be shocked, how you easily one may start rhyming when a beat is involved, lol! Have fun with it.

~By Maxwanette A Poetess

*Writing Tip #8: “Just Do It!”

(picture derived from Google)

“What should I write?”

How many of us, have asked this question? Probably all of us, at one time or another.

I suggest that you don’t stress it. Simply grab a pen and some paper, cuddle up with your keyboard or maybe you rather record it. Whichever vice you choose, it’s fun and creative to just brainstorm.

Be free with your thoughts, even if they seem wild, mild, boring or exciting. The point is to get it on paper. You can then go over it.

This is a method that I use often. When going over my “Ramblings”, I make great discoveries. Once or twice I’ve even come up with an epiphany or two. I have amazed myself a few times as well, as to how deep the mind can go.

“Ramblings”, can be great. I’ve even laughed at myself (quite often honestly, lol!) and found humor in them. Every now & then, even some profound wisdom peeks out.

No matter how your thoughts and feelings are, they’re exposed and can be used in your poetry and writing. What I love the most, is that they’re ones raw thoughts.

So, don’t be afraid to write.

“Be like Nike & Just Do It!”😉🤓

-by Maxwanette A. Poetess

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

*Writing Tip #7: “Proofreading!”…Yes, It Matters.~Maxwanette A Poetess

I don’t know where to begin, but I am sure we can all relate “Proofreading!”…Yes, it matters. As a Poet, what is being said, how it is being said, read and interpreted is imperative to poetic expression. Punctuation and grammar set the tones of the words, as well as stress the intended meanings. 

The worst thing is to read a wonderful poem, novel and or article and it’s laced with grammatical errors. 

For me, it takes away from the piece. It has happened to me on occasion, but I try my best to stay on top of it. Because face it, there are a few things that Spell Check misses, doesn’t recognize or will constantly f$&k-up, lol! So, I take the time to proofread quite often. But at times, an error or typo will make it’s way to public viewing. I have edited and or corrected a few posts at times. But as we know, that option isn’t always available. 

After proofreading, I take a 5-minute break, then look at it again. Because when writing and reading consistently, your vision can play tricks on you. It is best to take a pause then return with fresher eyes. 

Happy Proofreading!!!

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

~Maxwanette A Poetess

*Writing Tip #6: New to Writing Poetry? Then Start With A Haiku!


(Picture derived from Google)

“My Ancestors”

Ah, My Ancestors. (5 syllable)

Embrace me with your beauty. (7 syllable)

Long, strong, green-stemmed souls. (5 syllable)

by Maxwanette A. Poetess

If you’re new to writing poetry, I find that the best and easiest one to try, is the Haiku. They’re short, 3 lined and follow the 5-7-5 syllable method. “But how do I write it???”, the proverbial question, laced with a nice, nasal whine, lol! For some, writing poetry comes as easy as they breathe. I looked at this picture just now, felt the vibes, and there’s the Haiku. For others, it’s a daunting and difficult task.

I was shown by a teacher of mine in elementary school, to easily say the words I wanted to write and count the syllables out on my fingers. Works every time, lol!

Don’t overthink it or look to put too much into it. Simply, close our eyes, inhale, exhale slowly, look at the picture and write the first things that pop into your mind. Don’t worry, if it sounds silly, crazy, or what have you. Just go with it. Try it with a few pictures and see what you can come up with. Trust me, it’s fun, lol!

I have taken the liberty to share this article from:


wikiHow to Write a Haiku Poem

Four Parts:Sample HaikuChoose a Haiku SubjectUse Sensory LanguageBecome a Haiku WriterCommunity Q&A

Haiku (俳句 high-koo) are short three-line poems with a 5-7-5 syllable structure that use sensory language to capture a feeling or image. They are often inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty, or another poignant experience. Haiku poetry was originally developed by Japanese poets, and the form was adopted (and adapted) by virtually every modern language, including English. The secret to writing great haiku is to be observant and appreciate nature, as detailed below.

Sample Nature Haiku

  • An afternoon breeze
    expels cold air, along with
    the fallen brown leaves.
  • Cherry blossoms bloom,
    softly falling from the tree,
    explode into night.
  • The warmth on my skin.
    Fire falls beneath the trees.
    I see the sun set.
  • Summer here again.
    Music plays sweetly, drifting.
    And life is renewed.
  • A winter blanket
    covers the Earth in repose
    but only a dream
  • An ocean voyage.
    As waves break over the bow,
    the sea welcomes me.

Again, check out this website. They go in great detail and have very helpful and useful information for Haiku beginners.

Have fun!!!


by Maxwanette A. Poetess