Friday, February 12, 2016


Some sailors rowed north
to poach some ivory
They slapped at the water
for what they could not see

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Heart of Snow

I carved its form into a heart
from gathered crust of snow
And to my daughter I impart
this image she shall know

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Invitation - A Christmas Poem



The crunching of crystals
underfoot in the night,
bells to hang,
and candles to light.

Ten thousand cards to copy out
before the season even starts;
so this is where we mass produce
the muses of our hearts.

Each store has gifts
of every sort of twinkle,

Audio Reading for "How Do I Say Goodbye?"

How do I Say Goodbye? - Poem Read by Karla Doell

Audio Reading of "For the Rest of Us"

For the Rest of Us - Read by Karla Doell

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Word Sonnet Everyone Can Write

Everyone who posts on Twitter or Facebook can write a poem.
My wish is that people come to a better understanding of poetry as a result of my book. Here is an easy structure: A non-ryming word sonnet. 14 words, one per line. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Burning Poetry

     What do you think of when I say poetry?
     I used to exclusively think of high school English class. There were the kids who worked to meet the requirements, the ones who groaned when we entered the poetry part of the curriculum, those that gained praise from the teacher but told their classmates they just threw in random artsy words, and the kids who forever swore to loath it. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Behind the Scenes: Publishing Kindling the Light

     Preface part 2. Didn't read the preface? Don't worry there's more. Here is a retelling of a major event that affected the printing of KTL.
      I smile and duck my head at passing employees in the hall so they feel secure at their workplace. It would be awkward if one were to give me assistance or run in panic at the sight of me.