"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, April 11, 2011


High in the fortress
Looking down at the city
What silent secrets
Have been written in the dust?
Here's one, "Defend what you love."

~ M. Shoemaker
(Response to an idea to write a poem of place. This is also a tanka, a poem with the syllable count 5-7-5-7-7.)

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