About

If you came here for facts, then try the next tab over.  But I must say, facts do not make a person.  (Sorry Mr. Gradgrind)

If you want to know about me
You should read my poetry:
The words upon the page,
Released from my soul’s cage;
The vocabulary tart
Is spoken from the heart–
My sweeter words must then
Rely on what’s within.

(Here’s a good place to start, perhaps: For Lack of a Better Poem)

Or, here are 12 different poems I wrote in 2013, one from each month:
1.  I feel like any introduction to this poem is going to ruin it, and even saying that much might have ruined it.  So without further ruining, I give you On Days When
2.  This one, however, would likely benefit from an introduction.  In it, I was trying to accomplish a poem as a painter might accomplish a painting: small flecks of paint, small bites of words.  It’s not so much a detailed drawing as an abstract outline.  Here is Mockingbird Monologue
3.  How to describe this poem in a nutshell?  It’s just a thankful observation.  Green Gratitude
4.  A shorter, lighter offering: Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Death
5.  This is but a fragment, part 27 in an as yet unfinished work: O for my happy youth and yesterdays
6.  This poem was one of the most fun to work on, as a friend composed a piece of music and challenged me to write a poem for it.  This is the result: Morning Person
7.  Why do I write?  Some of it is certainly for personal pleasure.  But it is a great joy indeed to share my work with others: Again.
8.  I try to mix things up once in a while.  Here is a poem that has implied actions for every line.  I thought about supplying them but thought that would make the post too cumbersome, and I also liked the idea of giving the reader the freedom to come up with their own actions they thought would fit this “back-rub poem” best: Dinner’s On the Table
9.  This is a narrative poem that, if made into a Hollywood film, would state it was “inspired by a true story”.  There’s truth in it, I suppose: Ghetto Guide
10.  If I were a pitcher, I’d throw a lot of curveballs: Thoughts When Viewing the Ocean
11.  What kind of poet would I be if I didn’t write any downers?  A Long and Somber Sigh
12.  If any of these other poems rung false, then this should be the litmus test.  Here is a narrative poem that actually happened: Consigned to Fate? (Worst day of the year)

I love feedback of any variety: if you love a poem say so, if you hate one then yell so.  If you find one line irritating then point it out.  If you find one line resonates with you, then please echo it and tell me why.  Also if you have an idea, no matter how ridiculous, for a poem–share it!

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35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Okelle
    Jun 02, 2011 @ 10:51:17

    Thanks for liking my most recent poem. It’s a pleasure to see a like-minded person on WordPress. I will follow your future posts with interest.

    Best,

    Okelle (Garden Of Words)

    Reply

  2. hibernationnow
    Jul 02, 2011 @ 23:34:38

    Hi, like your blog. Saw it through Haiku Heights. I added something (first time) about Flaw. Do you have to use the word in a sentence, mine is implied. let me know if it has to be used! Yikes. Also had trouble with the linking. If I press my own name it doesn’t go to my blog….I am so bad at computer. Thanks for listening and for any help u can give. Regards, Laurie aka hibernationnow.wordpress.com

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  3. Mattie J.
    Aug 05, 2011 @ 01:29:09

    Your poetry is really amazing, I love your style! You are a truly talented writer ❤ And, as always, it's good that you're not a robot. I'm wanted in the robot world… So as long as you're not a spy, I'm all good.

    🙂 But in all seriousness, you're amazing, and I'll definitely be back for more!

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    • wordcoaster
      Aug 05, 2011 @ 03:05:48

      Wow, thank you so much! Don’t worry, I won’t tell the motherboard about you 😉 So glad that you enjoy it–and thanks so much for letting me know as well 😀

      Reply

  4. bajanpoet
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 11:34:08

    I came over from Poets United… and I LOVE your poem about people in glass houses. And you are so right – they SHOULD move!

    Thanks for a wonderful read, and I’ll be in and out of your space as well 🙂

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    • wordcoaster
      Sep 13, 2011 @ 12:00:08

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad to be a part of Poets United–it’s such a great community of poets. Thanks for stopping by, for reading and enjoying my poem(s), and thanks so much for letting me know! It’s very encouraging to hear feedback from readers and I hope you will pop by every so often. Have a great day 😀

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  5. Shaista
    Sep 15, 2011 @ 12:38:39

    I agree with bajanpoet – I came over from poets united immediately after reading Glass Houses – it is beautifully sculpted and very clever. I am glad I read it 🙂

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    • wordcoaster
      Sep 15, 2011 @ 14:47:26

      Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed the poem, as I enjoyed writing it. Thanks for visiting as well–hope you might find something else you like 🙂

      Reply

  6. Poetry & Icecream
    Sep 29, 2011 @ 20:50:37

    Lol, you just described me and did it so well. No wonder I can relate to your poetry. I love your blog 🙂

    Reply

  7. Poetry & Icecream
    Oct 08, 2011 @ 06:16:08

    You have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award. It is always a pleasure reading your posts. Keep up the good work!
    To accept the award, please go here for details http://normamartiri.wordpress.com/awards-publications/1891-2/

    Reply

  8. S.W. May
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 16:47:06

    Complex simpleton here as well. I find your page silver and sharp among all the stacks of brown straw.

    Reply

    • wordcoaster
      Oct 27, 2011 @ 17:56:55

      Wow–thank you! A needle in a haystack? And here I thought I was Little Boy Blue 😀 It’s nice to meet a fellow complex simpleton, like eating a vanilla sundae with all your favorite toppings 🙂

      Reply

  9. jadedheart
    Nov 19, 2011 @ 19:55:04

    Hey, I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. Check out my post to see how it works. Keep up the great writing! http://jadedstone11.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/the-liebster-blog-award/

    Reply

  10. Stephanie
    Dec 04, 2011 @ 20:20:37

    The website is great. I am really enjoying your writing…its wit and word-play. Very cool. =)

    Reply

  11. Chazinator
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 11:01:50

    Hi W, I changed the settings on my blog, so you may be able to see those things you wanted to. Thank you for trying. If you are note successful, let me know and I will see what else I can do.

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    • wordcoaster
      Mar 17, 2012 @ 14:12:22

      Thanks! I still can’t see anything right now–every post shows the title, a small fleur-de-lis, and that’s all. I can see WHO has commented on your poems; I just can’t see WHAT they said. It’s so odd–I’ve never had this problem with any other blog. Hope that you can fix it 🙂

      Reply

  12. darkbiggie
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 13:02:47

    I dreamt a dream where nothing is what it seems
    teams of soldiers streamed with pristine beams
    cream laced hats and satin laced coats so supreme
    scream and I awoke from the dream,
    it was an unfortunate thought stream

    I guess you can say its just the way things are, Thanks for connecting Wordcoaster. You I consider to be my kindred brethren.

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    • wordcoaster
      Apr 28, 2012 @ 18:25:56

      Thanks for leaving that vivid thought stream; I definitely can relate! Glad to find a poetic brother–such a rarity in this realm so dominated by introverts (in whose ranks I count myself) 😀

      Reply

  13. Yes Dear Publishing
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 15:17:29

    Hey Wordcoaster,

    Thanks for the follow! If you were interested in having any of your poems posted on our site, we’d love to share your work!

    E-mail us at admin@yesdearpublishing.com

    Best,
    YDP

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  14. coastalmom
    May 13, 2013 @ 12:10:42

    Thank you for coming by and finding my blog!
    I loved what you said here!!! If you want to know about me… read my poetry! I already like ya!
    😉

    Reply

  15. Chagall
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 14:12:11

    Wordcoaster – 1st 4 from me on the loku
    https://carloschagall.com/2016/10/21/1st-4-for-wordcoaster/
    best regards – CC

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  16. Chagall
    Nov 28, 2016 @ 17:43:45

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  17. Chagall
    Nov 29, 2016 @ 14:59:15

    https://carloschagall.com/2016/11/29/1st-8-for-wordcoaster/

    1st 8

    Potentially will not meet our DEC 1 deadline. How are you making out? Way behind or …?

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  18. Chagall
    Dec 03, 2016 @ 12:54:44

    https://carloschagall.com/2016/12/03/1st-twelve-for-wordcoaster/

    1st twelve – hoping all is well. I continue writing despite not hearing from you. Peace & Love – trite but true. —Carlos C.

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    • wordcoaster
      Jan 12, 2017 @ 04:39:15

      Thank you for your faithfulness in writing these! I did not anticipate the busyness of the end of the semester. I found that I had to give up all of my spare creative time. Not the most enjoyable season of life. But I made it through, and now am starting on the project. I will be way behind, but I’m thinking I can make good progress in the next three weeks. Maybe even finish in that time? We shall see. Sorry for letting you down.

      Reply

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