A Matter of Speed

It's been awhile since I've written a poem in my favourite form, the triolet. I love free form poetry, but I also enjoy writing based on a particular structure, where the rules are defined (rhyming, rhythm, alliteration), and all you have to do is imagine and play with the words until it all comes together. [...]

A Plummy Spring

Sometimes at the end of my tutoring sessions, I will work with my students to write a poem about a random topic, or any topic that interests them, or about the current season or holiday. The other day, Miraya and I came up with the following poem about spring. She was delighted today when I [...]

A Thousand Ways

What is it about love that makes us fill the pages of our diaries, gab for hours with our girlfriends, and lose the ability to concentrate on just about anything? This little poem (in form of a triolet) describes a woman consumed by love, writing each day, inspired by her beloved. She writes of love [...]