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Free Verse Birthplace


You might enjoy, Free Verse Birthplace, a colorful description of Washington State, and how the people, concrete sidewalks collide with nature.

In this “Free Verse Birthplace,” I have lived in the state of Washington for over twenty years, and after all this time I am astounded at the changes of the seasons. The brilliant colors of fall. Mix this with the people that dwell within the concrete sidewalks and skyscrapers. It brings such a unique blend to the eyes and senses. Add a chill in the air, and sounds of a city buzzing.






Free Verse Birthplace

The place of high mountaintops under gray and blue sky
Where a city hums in the sleepless heritage of skyscrapers and pavement
her concrete streets smirks at the touch of delicate snowflakes

I am the grass and leafs
colorful like the mountains of Snoqualmie Ridge
The spectacle of her frolicking changes
Who sings of brilliant camouflage under the sun when the morning rises
Surrender to the land of beauty

Father would always fly over the steep ridges
encircling the snaking rivers of the wilderness
From whose arms embrace the tamarack of yellow
among the green pine.

Of the rugged terrain whose topped out heads shielded the creatures
and boxed houses from where he watches his neighbors
Of his fertile lawn of native skin
on whose head the lady next door awaits and watches rose hips turn brown
Of walking strangers that tread under her bright morning

The barking dogs that howl at the siren of the night
When all faces upon pillows are dreaming
and the homeless man scraping for scraps in cylinder garbage cans
howls for the wanderer intimidated of the night

The land of plenty food of Washington
Have they gone lost?
Leaving the children of the earth for the hideous wolves
Killing?
Rise from your hapless trance
For my place screams for hope
a true successor of light and love
and kindred souls and freedom

©Linda J. Wolff, and “Free Verse Birthplace.”

What is a Free Verse Poem? Typically, free verse is patterned by speech rather than a meter. Further, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Such as, visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.

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Daily Prompt: Fluff

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Free Verse Tame the Fire


You might enjoy free verse Tame the Fire, a six-year-old-girl, two older brothers find flames.

In this “free verse tame the fire,” I was a six-year-old girl. My family lived on a farm in the countryside of Hayden, Id. It was a perfect Saturday, the weather was cooler, we were heading into fall.

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It was perfect for burning trash in the old barrel on the side of the old shed. I was watching my brothers burning trash when something horrible happened. Life can change as quickly as a shift in the wind. I’ll describe through words in poetry.

Free Verse Tame the Fire

At five and seven what did they
know of fire?
Nothing until that day.
Sticks and a barrel of flames.

Of fire that eats flesh, leaving you like
a sun-dried raisin.
Running, and laughing with fire,
it loves the wind and cloth.

It eats cloth.
It ate my brother’s leg.

He ran screaming, running from the
flesh-eating fire.
I ran too. I ran to get mother.

Mother was “the fire tamer.”

Mom threw him upon the
ground, like a rolling pin.
Rolling him back and forth,
like she was rolling out bread dough.

Bread she would make every Saturday.
Mother snuffed out the flesh-eating fire.

©Linda J. Wolff, and “Free Verse Tame the Fire”

What is a Free Verse Poem? Typically, free verse is patterned by speech rather than a meter. Further, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Such as, visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.


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Crawling Ivy Hopeful – Free Verse Poem


Crawling Ivy Hopeful – Free Verse Poem

“If you do not enjoy time/it will escape you,” I reflect in this free verse poem “Crawling Ivy Hopeful.” with a reflective thinking of how fast time escapes us. How we fill each second with busyness, places to go, things to do. Stop! Enjoy true-self in the full bearing of whom you’re.





Look into the mirror, see the reflection of skin over muscle, and bone. GOD, how beautiful and intricate you’re! To one of a kind in thousands of others and color the world with your voice, your song, your seeds. I’m in hopes you enjoy this free verse poem and digital art piece and reflect on how unique and spectacular you are to me!


Crawling Ivy Hopeful – Free Verse Poem

The gate closes to a mystery.
Leaving us to ponder.

We’re crawling ivy hopeful,
in searching for an opening.

Today we happened between daylight and darkness,
and who broke free the lock of yesterday.

Soften white blooms of beauty.
Swaying green slivers of answers.

Brillant beauty in the smile of the sun.
Kiss lips with joy.

The flow of happiness
wash us into a tranquil blue sky

Let our contentment lead us to love
as the gate closes to a mystery

Like the laughter
Desiring happiness
Desiring peace
Satisfaction with self
We’re the crawling ivy hopeful

©Linda J. Wolff, “Crawling Ivy Hopeful” – Free Verse Poem

What is a Free Verse Poetry? Typically, free verse is patterned by speech rather than a meter. Further, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Such as, visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.


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