Translated Poem: Afanasy Fet’s “I’ll say nothing…”

Translated Poem: Afanasy Fet’s “I’ll say nothing…”

Ever had feelings for someone, and you just couldn't work up the nerve to tell them? Or worse, you tried to hide that you liked them at all? Today's poem, written by the 19th-century Russian poet Afanasy Fet, expresses that feeling with poignant simplicity and elegance. I tried to preserve as…read more →
Poem Inspired by a Song: “One Last Thing”

Poem Inspired by a Song: “One Last Thing”

It's November, and I'm in the mood for something depressing! Today's poem comes to you from 2016, by way of the 100 Themes Challenge I have yet to finish. The prompt for this one was -- BREATHE -- which, as it turns out, has little to do with the final…read more →
Russian Folklore Poem: “Cream of Fool Ivan: A Recipe”

Russian Folklore Poem: “Cream of Fool Ivan: A Recipe”

Today's poem was actually published! The e-zine Quantum Fairy Tales included it in their Winter 2016 issue. BUT, alas, that issue (with the entire e-zine, it appears) is now little more than a broken link. For that reason I expect no one will mind if I re-post "Cream of Fool Ivan:…read more →