Poetry Class

I’m taking a class on poetry this semester.  I have two published poetry books and already have a BA degree in Creative Writing, but I’ll never be able to pursue further.  So, I take advantage of opportunities where I can get feedback from poets who know much more than I.  So, for awhile, you’ll be getting fed poetry.  Anyone object?

Here’s today’s offering.  I wrote it just a few weeks ago:

Learning to be Poets
Knife on whetstone,
our gaze sharpens
on lines of prose. 
Soldiers in jungle
territory.  Amazon game
in the rain, we
hunt the original.  In our
sleep, we hum electric thoughts
we slice through daily.  We
burn pithy lines,
pollution in snow.  We
build a pyre, toast our
tired feet and recite our
anthems to those
who listen.

Published by

Wendy L. Koenig

I was born in Colorado, but raised on a small homestead in Illinois. I served in the USAF right out of high school. After my stint in the military was finished, I returned home and had a horse stable. My first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. It was a natural fit, given my business. Later, I attended University of Iowa's famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, I have authored and co-authored numerous books. Several of my novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues.

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