small stones – February 10, 2016


give me sweat and tears
hard work and strife
I want to experience
the hardships of life

don’t hand me a platter
of leisure and play
I want to learn
new possibilities each day

for some this is a journey
for others, a playground
I want to witness the world
in all its leaps and bounds

Hump Day Poetry – Week 1

Hump Day Poetry is a weekly poetry blog-share every Wednesday. Here’s how you can join in

The rules:

1. Write a poem (any type of poetry, even for other challenges)
2. Link it to my poem of the week with a pingback or by leaving the link to your poem in comments.
3. Visit other bloggers’ poetry for that week. Like, leave a comment, and share! (Please try to visit as many other poets as possible. Keep the community love flowing!)

Note: to create a pingback, simply include the url of my post somewhere in your post. Please check my page to ensure your pingback has posted. If not, it is either awaiting moderation, or the pingback failed (happens sometimes!). To ensure your post is seen, you may want to just add the link to my page. I would rather have duplicates than not get to read your poetry!

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~for Lisa D.

You wait
palms sweaty
breathing gasped
eyes widened, aware
fingers itchin’
toes twitchin’
hairs stand
straight up
in the air
you quiver
and shiver
mouth dried, parched
insides jumpin’
heart thumpin’
mind races
body paces
needy beyond compare

all of this in
of this small

©2016 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.



Happenings in the World of Poetry

Each Friday, Calen over at Impromptu Promptlings posts a Friday Favorites where she highlights a poet. Check out her post this past Friday here.

It is National Haiku Writing Month! It’s not too late to join in. And check out this interview by Robert Lee Brewer from Poetic Asides about the owner and creator of NaHaiWriMo, Michael Dylan Welch

If you have a poetry book or chapbook (or know someone who does) and would like to see it featured here on Hump Day Poetry, or you know of a special poetry event, or poet interview you would like highlighted, or if you know of a contest or blog that hosts poetry prompts… seriously, anything dealing with poetry, drop me an email at ravynhawke(a)gmail(dot)com