Rules Of Videoetry


1. Use your own photos and/or video.

2. Use your own poetry or words to describe your


3. Use your own musical creation, or if you use

someone else's, do NOT exceed 30 seconds.

Who wants to make a cute videoetry of these items to post on my site? Hmmm? That would be fun!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Purple Haze" and we're not talking Hendrix!

Oh, but the teens like this title!  Jimi Hendrix still thrills the new generation. 

This poem was written about a gorgeous wisteria vine that was adorning a fence in front of a beautiful home in Charleston, SC last year.  Our family was there for Easter (see "Lonely Palm of Folly") and I imagined a war between the fence and the vine. 

The poem is published in the 2011 edition of The Lyricist poetry magazine.  Campbell University sponsors the statewide poetry contest and puts out the winners and honorable mentions in the magazine each April.

Hope you enjoy "Purple Haze".

Ciao for now!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

"Sedona Cross"

This poem was based on a real incident while traveling in Sedona, Arizona.  I wrote it as a concrete poem shaped in a cross, but this videoetry has the actual photograph I took of the butte with the cross on it.  The shadow created went away by the time I finished hiking around Bell Rock just up the road from it.  Hey!  It was a Sunday morning.  God wanted to remind me he was with me!

Please enjoy "Sedona Cross" !

Ciao for now!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Lonely Palm of Folly"

Hi All!

I love Charleston, SC and all the islands and communities around it.  While my family and I were waiting in a very long line of traffic to get to Folly Beach last Easter, I noticed a beautiful palm tree soaring above everything else in the marsh.  It occurred to me that the palm had probably survived things like Hugo and many a lightning strike.  I mostly wrote this poem as my family frolicked on the beach that very day. 

The poem has been published in The Lyricist, a poetry magazine released through Campbell University.  Hope you enjoy "Lonely Palm of Folly"!

Ciao for now!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Don't Get Stuck in A Rut

Unless it's in a beautiful canyon on Lake Powell that is! 

Hi All!

Today's videoetry features photos from some of the side canyons off Glen Canyon in north central Arizona.  The bath tub ring as they call it is quite prevalent in the spring as the mountain snows hadn't made it into the resevoir yet. 

Mix the white ring with the "Navajo tapestry" of manganese and iron oxide painted walls and crystal green waters and you have yourself a photographic feast for the eyes!

Ciao for now!