Poetry Challenge for July

Turn on the radio to any channel.
Write a poem inspired by the first thing you hear
(lyrics to a song, a commercial, etc.) A Mother's Lament examines the difficulties many military families face: the re-adjustment phase of Veterans returning to normal life, after the horrors of armed conflict, and trying to deal with PTSD. This is my contribution to the Poetry Challenge that runs until October.

Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin

"We don't catch hold of an idea, rather the idea catches hold of us and enslaves us and whips us in to the arena so that we, forced to be gladiators fight for it." - Heinrich Heine 1797 - 1858 So says the inscription on the statue of German Poet, Journalist and literary critic, Heinrich … Continue reading Finding Heine and Treasures in Berlin