The following are unrelated poems, attempts at poetry, or Not-Poems. They are snippets from collections of poetry and other short writings that I’m going to create throughout the Pandemic Winter of 2020. Wanna play, too? We could have fun!
If you want to join in, we can create some fun stuff and compose either serious poetry or teeny tales together via Zoom classes. Whatcha’ think? Novices are welcome, because I’m no expert at this kind of writing. I’m simply exploring my untapped creativity! If you’re interested, see the link below after you sample my poems.
Do you have a favorite notebook or journal in which to write your thoughts, your poems, or your diary?
I use a computer ‘cuz I’m far too lazy to write by hand when I can type so fast, and my handwriting “ain’t what it used ta be!”
Whatever works for you, that’s what we want to do when writing poetry.
These are some of “Nancy’s Notions: a Writer’s Bloc”
Nancy’s Notions: a Writer’s Bloc is one of my (Nancy Ayanna Wyatt’s) Facebook pages.
Poetry for Lost Loved Ones
Bill (Dearly Departed)
Here You Are Again.
Such a familiar sensation.
In the dream,
I am explaining
To the Old Folk,
In all their shades of Black,
Just who I am to you.
Many already know.
The others now remember.
They lovingly tell me my hair looks awful.
Do you come into my room at night
And watch me sleeping?
Would I recognize your form?
Or are you like a floating, silvery cloud of fog
That hovers over me and then settles
Into my physicality, so that I once again
Experience the exact energy of how things were
When we were together on earth?
It has been 21 years.
Don’t you think it’s time to go?
My friend saw you beckoning to me to join you.
I think you will be with me without end.
It’s going to get very crowded when I pass
Because no-one else has left either.
Fall in the Time of COVID-19
A Simple Poem
A Soft Rain
Poetry – Odes to Better People
I’m referring you to another of my blogs for this poem, because there is more to this story than the poem tells, and the poem really refers to all African-American women from the time of slavery to the present. I hope you’ll take a moment to click on that link, read the tribute, and then come back here…especially if you want to join me by clicking on the link below a bit later.
Scroll down now to get the link to join me if you want to play around with poetry and other short writings during the Pandemic Winter of 2020.
Zoom Poetry or Short Writing Project Classes, Anyone?
Hey! Do any of you want to participate in a Zoom class on writing for beginners?
We can talk about a few tips, including how to get and use free photos to enhance your work without violating copyright laws. Then, we’ll practice in a safe, who-cares-how-good-it-is environment using some writers’ prompts. I teach a bunch of classes, but this would be a first-time event. The only rule is to keep it clean – no porn, no trashing other people, etc. Common sense applies.
What Is The Cost?
Who wants to experiment with me? The price is dependent on the number of people in each session, but the rate is likely to be about $10/hour and the class would be a minimum of 2 hours – longer if we want to experiment more, as in a 4-hour workshop. I can do these classes for groups or for individuals, just like I do for other classes and for business/personal/and spiritual counseling or coaching. The fees are payable via PayPal or Zelle in advance.
Contact Me for Poetry Writing Classes on Zoom
Email me at MyPersuasivePresentations@gmail.com with the subject line Play With Poetry 2020 if you want to join me. Please include days/evenings and time slots when you are most available. I’m on the East Coast of the USA, so I’m in the same Time Zone as New York.
Do It The Write Way! Let My Fingers Do Your Talking!