And the word of the month word for April is . . .

Hi everyone,

Spring just can’t decide on a plan around here. The geese keep wandering around in pairs but I haven’t spotted any on nests yet. (The picture is from two years ago.)

This has been a year of climatic surprises so let’s go with SURPRISE for the word for April. Thanks for all the good poems you posted in March. I look forward to your April surprises!

The Word of the Month word for March is . . .

Hi everyone,
Thanks to all the poets who joined us during the final days and hours of February. Many of the poems we saw over the past month are quite good. On behalf of everyone who read and appreciated them, thank you. Now that you are into writing new poems, have another go at it in March. Here is your new word:


What do you think? Can you write poems inspired by ME? Of course you can, and I look forward to reading your brilliant gems.

My Word of the Month poem for February

Hi everyone,

Here’s my offering for February inspired by our word, HEART.

The Secret

Gotta look around, man,
gotta reassess
when your heart’s not in it.

All you’re gonna do, man,
is make a bigger mess
if your heart’s not in it.

Don’t fool yourself, man,
might as well confess
that your heart’s not in it.

If you’re ever gonna win, man,
honestly address
why your heart’s not in it.

You gotta understand, man,
life’s a lonely guess
when your heart’s not in it.

What you gotta do, man,
to grab some happiness
Is put your heart smack in it.

(c) 2019 David L. Harrison, all rights reserved

Word of the Month word for February is . . .

Hi everyone,

Way to go in January! We finished with a stellar group of poems inspired by the word, ZONE. I loved them all and congratulate everyone who contributed. As always, I appreciate the support and words of encouragement shared by so many of you. It makes the experience of posting a poem more worthwhile when you know you have sympathetic, helpful readers. We’ve formed a warm and friendly society of poets and poetry lovers here over the years, don’t you think?

So here’s the Word of the Month Poetry Challenge word for February: HEART. I bet we have some fun with this one!