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, July 31, 2011


This poem took two funeral processions to get written down.  It is a reflection on that very sad part of life - death, and the Southern way of honoring the dead as they move to their final resting place.  People in the rural South pull their cars over for the dead and their mourners - a tradition lost in urban areas and other parts of the US.

As I said, it was written in two parts - it first came to me on the long drive from the funeral home to our family cemetary where we buried my grandfather.  It revisited me two months later as I was driving in my husband's aunt's funeral procession.  I managed to jot it down without running over the car in front of me. 

Please click here to see "Blink"

Ciao for now...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

"Five Flats In Cut Time"

Another poem inspired by a prompt at Poetic Asides, "Five Flats and Cut Time" is about a moment for me when I was NOT paying attention.  If you know anything about music, time and key signatures are awfully important.  If you miss what they're telling you (as I did :) ), it can sound AWFUL!

You can also scroll through at and find this poem read by me among others.  This neat site from poet, Buddah Moskowitz, allows one to exercise their vocal skills and read your poetry as if you're at a poetry slam.  Hey!  I miss Teen Poetry Happens @ The Bean during the summer.  I need something!

Hope you enjoy "Five Flats and Cut Time"

Ciao for now!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Step Back In Time To Celebrate July 4th! was only a year ago that our family went on that marvelous vacation out west that spurred on videoetries!  Today, I thought I would highlight our Lake Tahoe section of the journey as that's where we spent the 4th and 5th of July last year. 

According to Fabulous Lake Tahoe's blogspot, Lake Tahoe's fireworks are rated at 6th best in the country.  After seeing them, I would say definitely so!

My husband and I both wrote poetry about the fireworks.  Then, I created videoetries for both. 

Hope you enjoy Brent's poem "Twice The Show" 

Happy Independence Day!