April 30, 2014

Free Verse...

Old Syamore Tree ~ Pennsylvania Co.
 
Memories of a Sycamore 
 
The moon of the night caress the barren limbs
of the sycamore which longs for her re-growth
 
 Gentle breezes whisper through her aged branches
that contain secrets of the young from long ago yesterday
 
 Lovers swayed beneath her prawling arms sharing their
love with adorn protection from the sycamore that surrounded them
 
 Sheltered from the world of uncertainty, couples remain safe
from harm as the old sycamore again contains a new memory of -
 
lovers and their youthful dreams
 
- Rhoda Galgiani
 
Free Verse Poetry Form has no rhyme, no special line length or no special pattern - It sounds like natural speech, tells a story or paints a picture, uses carefully chosen words to describe experiences or feelings - It is written like a poem and not like a paragraph and must make sense to the reader…rg


April 27, 2014

Free Verse...

A Moment of Thought

A moment of prayer, love or hope
Brings one closer to their own serenity
Moments bring one's soul completion
A day of glory again - came to you

- Rhoda Galgiani
 
Free Verse - Let me speak to you in my free verse form.
I feel your presence, your gift of visitation ~ Thank you...rg


April 25, 2014

Free Verse...

 
'Wings on the Sun...'
Swallowtail, Yellow and Black Butterfly ~ Gold Sunflower

Golden Wings

Butterflies
circle spring flowers
 that is in splendid bloom,
fluttering their wings
grasping gently the golden
cone of honey within the
center of their found treasure
 
Taking leisurely sips
from the golden food
that will nourish again
their weakened wings,
that will take them on
a flights journey -
where butterflies go
 
Golden halos
surrounds their
delicate descending
path of discovery,
protecting their wings
from danger as they
drink the golden nectar
 
Strength revises
vibrant delicate souls
purifying an inner core,
cleansing and preparing
for a flight ascending
to a glorious height -
 as golden wings soar
 
 - Rhoda Galgiani
 
Free Verse Poetry Form has no rhyme, no special line length or no special pattern
It sounds like natural speech, tells a story or paints a picture, uses carefully chosen
words to describe experiences or feelings - It is written like a poem and not like a
paragraph and must make sense to the reader…rg 

April 21, 2014

Haiku...

Buds of Spring
 
Spring Growth
 
dampened soil bursting
little faces of Spring growth
sheltered by God’s hand
 
- Rhoda Galgiani
 
Japanese Haiku Poetry Form is un-rhymed in "traditional" syllable counts of 5, 7, 5 in 3 line stanzas - The subject is about nature and usually brings much imagery into the poem...rg

April 20, 2014

An Easter Message from 'Expressions'...


To All Who Grace the Pages of 'Expressions'
We are Sending Holiday Wishes With Love
For a Joyous and Happy Easter...
 
Hugs from Rhoda,
Kitty Purrs from Gracie

April 15, 2014

Free Verse...




Miniature Red Rose Bush
Produced Roses Each Day for Six Years


Miniature Love
 
Spring - you came to me
a budding miniature rose bush
with a deep red hue that holds
dew drops between her petals
 
 Summer - you came to me
your natural radiant beauty that
showered me with delicate buds
bringing me happiness for days
 
 Autumn - you came to me
to my surprise coming one last time
a single miniature rose bud for me
to entwine with grateful joy
 
 Winter - you came to me
snow to put you to sleep resting safely
until the following Spring and then you
will peek again through the soil -
 
 Bringing me happiness from your
structure of miniature love
 
  - Rhoda Galgiani

Free Verse Poetry Form has no rhyme, no special line length or no special pattern - It sounds like natural speech - It tells a story or paints a picture - It uses carefully chosen words to describe experiences or feelings - It is written like a poem and not like a paragraph - It must make sense to the reader…rg 


April 8, 2014

Kimo...

 
Heavenly Grace

Darkened day of gloomy fright from above
Knowing the storm will pass by
Heavenly grace touched me

- Rhoda Galgiani
 
Kimo Poetry Form - A post-Haiku poetic form , consisting of three lines of 10, 7 and 6 syllables - This form of poetry was invented in Israel - (Western form of Haiku is 3 lines of  5, 7, 5 syllables Subject is about Nature)...rg


April 7, 2014

ABC...

 


A New Day 
 
About an hour ago
Beginning with the morning sun
Caressing the coming day
Delighting in the promise
I awoke with joy in my heart

- Rhoda Galgiani
 
 
ABC Poetry Form - First line starting with A, 2nd B, 3rd C
Last line use any letter...rg




April 4, 2014

Bio...


A Poet’s Soul
 
Rhoda
Mother, daughter, friend, writer
Sister of Robert, Cheri and Gary
Lover of God, people and animals
Who feels compassion, pity and love
Who fears Satan, rejection and criticism
Who would like to see peace, love and humility
Resident of East Patchogue, NY
Galgiani
 
Bio Poetry Form - Written about one self’s life, personality traits and ambitions
Line 1: First name
Line 2: Four traits that describe you
Line 3: Brother/Sister of (may substitute son/daughter of)
Line 4: Lover of (Give names of three people or ideas)
Line 5: Who feels (Give three feelings)

Line 6: Who fears (Give three items)
Line 7: Who would like to see ... (Give three items)

Line 8: Resident of... (Give city and state)
Line 9: Last name only


April 2, 2014

Epigram...

His Masters Voice
 
One Voice…
Expression from thee,
utters thy wish
 
- Rhoda Galgiani
 
Epigram Poetry Form - A very short, ironic and witty poem usually written as a brief couplet or quatrain. The term is derived from the Greek epigramma meaning inscription...rg