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Poetry Archives - The Smoky Poet
5 04, 2019

The Crestfallen

2019-04-05T16:19:30-05:00April 5th, 2019|Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

I have never seen you beforenor have I ever felt your touch.I cannot meet you at the storeto help buy you a new hair brush.Yet we do talk all of the timeeven though I've not heard your voice,never to share a glass of wineas right now we don't have that choice.I cannot tuck you [...]

5 04, 2019

Your Words

2019-04-05T15:57:35-05:00April 5th, 2019|Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

It has been three weekssince your delicate wordsfilled my mind. Words of laughterWords of dreamsWords of hope. It has been three monthssince your delicate wordsfilled my heart. Words of painsWords of screamsWords of fears. It has been three yearssince your delicate wordsfilled my life. Words of laughter and pains now touch usWords of dreams [...]

2 04, 2019

Much Ado About Nothing?

2019-04-05T08:52:06-05:00April 2nd, 2019|Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry|

In the town of MessinaAntony and Cleopatra overheardTitus Andronicus, Macbeth and Hamlethaving a riveting conversation. It quickly became a Comedy of Errors, as King Learand King John interjected that Don Pedro wouldsoon return from battle. After a Midsummer Night’s Dream,Leonato greeted Don Pedro, alongside Beatrice and the Merry Wivesof Windsor, asking about the Two [...]

1 04, 2019

A Recipe For Love

2019-04-05T16:15:12-05:00April 1st, 2019|Last Post, National Poetry Month, Poetry, Poetry Prompts, Recipes|

Love is a simple recipe. First, start off with 3 cups of courage.Second, fold your courage into a quart of courting.Third, add a few grains of saltiness and a teaspoon of sugar baby.Fourth, mix in a peck of affection and a bushel of adoration.Fifth, begin to boil 2 pints of passion, until bubbly.Sixth, combine [...]

29 03, 2019

My Everything

2019-03-29T09:54:44-05:00March 29th, 2019|Last Post, Personal Poetry, Poetry|

When I cannot see youI feel the pain of a thousand nailspressing against the small of my back,like a decaying bed of rose thorns. When I am not near youI can’t appreciate your perfume,a blend of cherish and devotionwith a hint of constant affection. When I cannot kiss youmy lips become chapped for your [...]

26 02, 2019

Will You Visit Me?

2019-02-26T14:57:09-05:00February 26th, 2019|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry|

One day you'll visitFlowers placed upon my graveA sunny mourning Today's haiku is from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word visit. What happens when you go to visit someone and they are no longer there, either physically or spiritually? Perhaps you are in [...]

26 02, 2019

Shall We Play?

2019-02-26T14:59:38-05:00February 26th, 2019|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry|

The school yard playgroundWe would all play togetherUnited by sun Today's haiku from from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word play. I remember from my childhood that it was always so easy to make new friends on the school yard playground. We all [...]

22 02, 2019

Free To Fly

2019-02-22T11:19:52-05:00February 22nd, 2019|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry|

Time to leave the nestSpread my wings and I'll fly freeBaby Robin dreams Today's haiku was from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word free as the challenge word. Soon spring will be coming and underneath my deck, robins build a nest every year. [...]

19 02, 2019

I Perform For No One

2019-02-19T14:41:40-05:00February 19th, 2019|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

A cunning linguistIn a world performs aloneAn owl hoots who Today's haiku was from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word perform. In life, we perform all the time. Sometimes we can exceed expectations. Sometimes we fail. Other times there is no one to [...]

19 02, 2019

Will We Meet Again?

2019-02-19T14:42:35-05:00February 19th, 2019|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry, Poetry Prompts|

'til we meet againThe days are growing longerA blue jay returns Today's haiku was from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge was to write any haiku using the word meet. With another pending snow storm coming in, I cannot wait for the return of Spring and the return of the birds [...]

24 01, 2019

The Way Of My World

2019-01-24T10:56:03-05:00January 24th, 2019|Haiku, Haiku Challenge, Last Post, Poetry|

I've not lost my way.A pulled leash is guiding me.Blinded by snowflakes. Today's haiku is from the Baffled haiku challenge on Twitter. The haiku challenge word is to use the word "way." This haiku was rather apropros as it was snowing this morning when I was walking my dog. The wind was blowing rather [...]