I was contemplating a work by a popular poet that has been all over social media that I think shows the importance poetry can play in expressing yourself and enhancing your mental health. I am, of course, talking about Miley Cyrus. Her new song Flowers is a response to Bruno Mars song When I was … Continue reading Contemplating a Modern Poet
Calm Down Francis
How does someone rant about how they were called the wrong pronoun, but are angry about someone else’s preferences?
I often feel that my poems could be more “poetic” if I abandon what I want to say and just let the words perform jazz.
Anger and Hatred — Silent Songs of Sonsnow
“Everyone wants to live in a peaceful world, but it’s necessary to understand that what destroys peace is anger and hatred. This is why the long term goal is to create inner peace within individuals, so contributing to a more compassionate humanity.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Anger and Hatred — Silent Songs of Sonsnow … Continue reading Anger and Hatred — Silent Songs of Sonsnow
Yes & Other Poems
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Nature Leads to Poetry
Ecotherapy reminded me of my childhood, where I was used to fields and red barns. I don’t think that life is simpler than an urban one. Yet it is closer to nature and with less manufactured things around you. It is healthier and if you strive to be one, it does help you to be a poet.
A special message is a poem and it is in our life events we sometimes find the most beautiful poetry.
Poetry is Not Intimidating
there is no bad poetry. Just poetry that isn't finished yet. I still go back and edit poems I have had published.
Showing the World Through Your Eyes
Poetry is the world through the poet’s eyes.
The Kosh Podcast
https://www.listennotes.com/listen/thomas-cannons-podcast-playlist-g7uhwyAHIWO/podcasts/embed/?sort_type=recent_added_first I was lucky enough to been on Timber Smith's podcast "The Kosh" He talks about all the facets of living in and around Oshkosh. This was an opportunity for me to talk about my role as the Poet Laureate of Oshkosh, the writing community and The Lakefly Writers Conference. I would love for you … Continue reading The Kosh Podcast