Poetry Posts

a place of memory

  • November 28, 2017

a place of memory disjointed and jumbled                                                 my thoughts of you flash in a slideshow of frozen gestures, two dimensional line drawings - flat yet emblematic of a spirit known only to love and how we laughed                                       the day before I woke up alone    ©Mary Lou Newmark

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Dear Puma

  • July 19, 2017

This poem was inspired by the organization #SaveLACougars which is educating the public about Los Angeles' mountain lion population. The group is spearheading a fundraising effort to build a wildlife crossing over the freeway at Liberty Canyon.

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Snowy Egret

  • March 15, 2017

This photograph of a snowy egret was taken at the Malibu lagoon by Mark Farber.  I love it so much, I decided to write a poem!

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Heart First

  • November 15, 2016

"Heart First" uses the newer poetic form of the "tricube."  Introduced by acclaimed Sacramento poet, Phillip Larrea, the tricube consists of three syllables per line, three lines per stanza and three stanzas. 

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Cat’s Meow

  • September 15, 2016

This poem was dictated to me by my cat, Neruda.  I adopted him from a local rescue organization several months ago. He is a spoken word poet, so I encourage you to say the words out loud. He is almost one year old, and has not mastered written language - yet. Enjoy!

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