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Digital Art Fresh Bee

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An old shed painted with time. Fresh bee swarms yellow. The wind sings between barn wood. Shadows crawl upon crippled metal. ©Linda J. Wolff
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Daily Haiku Winter Hawk

In this, “Daily Haiku Winter Hawk,” one feels the silence as it falls upon hands, hair, and nose.

A melting moment in, “Daily Haiku Winter Hawk,” Temporary— It speaks of weightlessness. The row of lattice wanders into standing soldiers. Wings split the morning cold. Snowflakes wander endlessly. One lands upon my nose. Warmth and cold collide. Gone— no goodbyes.

Furline boots wrap a warm blanket around toes. Steaming cup of coffee escapes into crispness. Exhaling water vapor from open mouth— Tiny droplets hung in a cloud. An ah-ha moment. Golden fingers touch.


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Daily Haiku Winter Hawk

The old field— once green.

Old man Winter sneezes white,

Screeching wings take flight.

©Linda J. Wolff (Google), and “Daily Haiku Winter Hawk.”




What is Appreciation?

When you have an appreciation for something, you can see and truly understand its good qualities. One way to show your appreciation for a particularly wonderful musical performance is to give a standing ovation when it’s over.

A slightly different kind of appreciation is having good taste or the ability to see aesthetic beauty in something, like members of a wine appreciation group or the teacher of a music appreciation class. There’s also the appreciation that means a rise in monetary value—you might refer to the appreciation of the value of a house, for example.


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Micro-Poetry Emotions

Feelings collide with words in Micro-Poetry Emotions

You might enjoy micro-poetry emotions. One of the poetry’s amazing abilities is that in the words, one can exchange feelings from one person to another—between poet and reader, alive at one moment, or could be 10, 20, 30 years of age, across many languages and cultures of the world.






In addition, a poem can convey our most powerful emotions, which the poet writes about so passionately in lines, painful moments, happy moments—those hold mystery—filled with sunlight in one essence, rain in another, and then, maybe, filled with words that come from a person who is silent in suffering. Micro-poetry emotions and digital art piece of example.

Micro-Poetry Emotions

Although the rain

falls abundantly here,

sunlight also leaks 

through the open windows

of this dilapidated apartment.

©Linda J. Wolff, and “Micro-Poetry Emotion.”

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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Free Verse Poetry Hibernation


 I write with “Free Verse Poetry Hibernation.” “With colors of fall,/the laughter of children collide in changes of the seasons.

In Free Verse Poetry Hibernation, This poem shares the observance of watching children from day to day and how the seasons play a role in their behavior. I believe the seasons have voices and stir the changes in one’s soul. Watching children throughout the year provide lenses for me to view not only the reactions that have offered inspiration but to experience life through their eyes.






Free Verse Poetry Hibernation

Hidden inside the groping,
fingers of fall, besides,
the old Pinewood apartments
we stand to wait for the yellow bus.
All year their excited voices rise and fall
like the changing leaves.
But here, they are quieted and still.
On the cusp of winter, cold air
penetrates like piercing ice sickles
in a foot thick of snow.
I insert my hands to the warmth
—Melting shivers, to the prickle of the wind,
and thankful for how peaceful they are,
Capable of silence. Sometimes
I think there is another place where life,
cannot change us.
Each day we inhale and stop as the
yellow bus rumbles and grinds itself
along with pavement.
The sun crawls from tree to tree and dances across,
the frosty green slivers.
The earth spins in the grinding pavement.

©Linda J. Wolff, and “Free Verse Poetry: Hibernation.”

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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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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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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Daily Haiku: Wild Rose


In this Daily Haiku, “Wild Rose.”

A delicate daily haiku. To be is existence. Offering all that you’re and nothing in return, receive me. My being the wild rose, whose stem is barbed with thorns, whose words prick with honesty.

My silence is not of my creation. Notice of the petals and its pink hunger, the fragrance, and the sun blending under the open blue sky. That beauty, untouched. That warmth brushed away.

You might deny my impulses. You might dismiss my essence and the diversity of my form. I offer extinction, and in an offering, receive me.

A daily haiku and digital art piece for believing in true-self.


 

Daily Haiku Wild Rose:

She offers nothing.
Her beauty is boundless.
Fragrant and silent.

©Linda J. Wolff, and Daily Haiku Wild Rose

What is a Haiku Poem?  A Japanese poem which can also be known as a Hokku. A Haiku poem is similar to a Tanka but has fewer lines. Haiku is a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature. Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables.


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Free Verse: Painted Soul

A free verse poetry, “Painted Soul.”

I’m in need of reflection. In fact, to seek a deeper meaning of the word souls and humanity. I read the news on the Internet, and my soul bleeds of the heartless pain inflicted upon one another. The unfortunate happening of the voices of earth, it’s grumbling of changes. Above all, We can’t ignore it anymore. I become heavy with empathy, there are too much grief and loss. I am acute to this humaneness after the many losses I’ve myself endured these last few years. Yet, I have hope for change.  A free verse poetry and a digital art piece in hopes of offering enlightenment.

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Free Verse in Painted Soul.

My soul never reveals but exposes instead when prompted from its hidden place. A habitat of emotions so colorful only the ambiguous knows it.
Or perhaps the friend, who seems to know my thoughts as much as I.

A free spirit, a wild heart to love, utterly spontaneous, wings of flight on slightest breezes, and colors bleed at fingertips, somewhat untamed of life chains.

We’ve never painted the persons and rendered them colorless. The tender souls, with complex emotions, and discarded agony. But if we could gather all the losses we’ve cultivated together over the years.

We’d form a movement of humanity, a collaboration of souls and resolution, a conquest in memory of the wandering ones. The mistakes, and happenstance. And the tears discarded along the way.

The soul does care. It is. It breathes. It stirs things; it enlightens, it separates good and evil. And in return is refreshed, alive, and later, in the quietness of solace, maintains it vitality with endurance and hope.

Cast life upon life, until finally, it finds itself back into the ground, never to speak again.

©2017 Linda J. Wolff
| Painted Soul |
A free verse poetry

What is a Free VersePoetry? Typically, free verse is patterned by speech rather than 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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Free Verse Poetry: The Keeper of Emotions

Free Verse Poetry, “The Keeper of Emotions.”

In this free verse poetry, “The Keeper of Emotions.” A woman is in turmoil of a relationship she has been in for quite some time. She realizes that she is being used by her lover, only to accelerate his ambitions. He has beguiled her by his charming nature and small gifts or tokens. And then, when she believes the relationship should move to the next level it takes a turn for the worse. Read the free verse poetry below, and feel the emotion and turmoil the young lady is feeling.

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Here, I’m sharing a digital art piece with this free verse poetry in hopes of stirring an emotive in you!

Free Verse Poetry: The Keeper of Emotions

The absorbing one watches but never reveals
What she sees. By night she releases the emotive
That filters across pillow tops, through
Tears, on mounds of cheekbones.

She wakes alone and unlocks
Doorways of love dishes out portions
Softly, patiently offers admissions
For new emotions. What a responsibility.

She must be reserved. Not long ago,
In the moment of passion, she almost
gave away the whole soul. Request
incessantly fulfilled. Unreal,

Someone Appreciates her love. But now she must hold back.
Her heart is swelling, deflating, as if
She was a big red balloon.
She tucks away into the night, fits

Into the darkness, allowing tears to fall like a star.
She targets the metallic sound in the bottom
Of a deep handbag, inserts it into an opening
for freedom. No one notices. Flustered,

She drives and drives, expels more tears. So much hurt,
yet the delicate soul.
When she leaves, later, again,
She will not return, not ever, or ever again.

©2017 Linda J. Wolff
|The Keeper of Emotions|
Free Verse Poetry

[Poets.org ] What is a Free Verse Poetryfree verse: A poetry of organic rhythms, of deliberate irregularity, improvisatory delight. Free verse is a form of nonmetrical writing that takes pleasure in a various and emergent verbal music. “As regarding rhythm,” Ezra Pound writes in “A Retrospect” (1918): “to compose in the sequence of the musical phrase, not in sequence of a metronome.” Free verse is often inspired by the cadence—the natural rhythm, the inner tune—of spoken language. It pos­sesses visual form and uses the graphic line to differentiate itself from prose.

The term free verse is a literal translation of vers libre, which was employed by French symbolist poets seeking freedom from the strictures of the alex­andrine. It has antecedents in medieval alliterative verse, in highly rhythmic and rhymed prose, in Milton’s liberated blank-verse lines and verse para­graphs.

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Who is Wolff Poetry?

Wolff Poetry & Linda J. Wolff is a go-to resource to inspire every writer to accomplish a dream.

Hey, Poetry or Blogger Fan! Welcome to Wolff Poetry, and poet Linda J. Wolff – As well as, a community of enthusiastic writers and bloggers who are searching for “answers or inspiration”! These writers or bloggers who are published or are currently moving in the direction of publishing a book. Of course, you can read more about [ Linda J. Wolff – Poet ]

Here is what you will find on Wolff Poetry:

  • 75% original poetry written by Linda J. Wolff of different forms and structured poem.
  • Basic & advanced writing and publishing tips. These resources are all pretty cool stuff but not easy.
  • A community of like-minded writers and bloggers who “Join Meetup” to learn more about writing & publishing poetry.
  • Online writing tools that simplify the writing technique, beginners or professionals.
  • Complete “Go-To” sources of implementation of grammar, synonyms, to increase a better knowledge of writing.

 

I bought the domain WolffPoetry.com on October, 3rd, 2017 by borrowing cash from my boyfriend. Granted, it was not easy asking him for money cause I am usually very independent. But, I was short of funds to purchase this domain and all the apps and software one needs to implement a growing website. When I started writing at my emerging poetry site “Urban Poetry,” I didn’t think it would grow so fast, and now I have no choice but to move it to a Self-Host through Bluehost and use WordPress.org.

Of course, Urban Poetry’s popularity is not because of numerous awards or because it is featured in professional literary journals. Since, January 3, 2017, and 10,000 viewers a month it has made a positive impact on many people’s lives.

Wolff Poetry will converge with poet Linda J. Wolff and Urban Poetry over the course of the next few months. And, the community has helped many writers to improve their writing skills and education about self-publishing a book online. 

If you have never blogged here before, don’t mistake it for another poetry blog. It’s an excellent resource which empowers the writer and poet in you to become confident enough to create your first poetry book.

Wolff Poetry is an answer to:

  • Where can I learn to write poetry online?
  • Who can I submit my poetry to for review?
  • What steps do I take to get traffic to my online poetry blog?
  • How do I self-publish a book online?

Again, this is very factual stuff.

Wolff Poetry has changed the perspective of thousands of individuals around the world. I mean, they are now writing more fluently and have become excited for the probability of their first book.

About Linda J. Wolff (That’s Me)

Image of Linda J. Wolff, founder of Wolff PoetryI am the poet, and storyteller, and the mind behind Wolff Poetry and Urban Poetry.

I’m really just a simple gal who love to inspire others.

Before writing and blogging for Urban Poetry, and now Wolff Poetry, I was an accountant for 13 years for an asphalt paving contractor. One of the turning points of my life was when my husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. And passed away, these were trying times.

As a single mom of three girls, two grown, and one still at home. I needed a change in life, I wrote down the emotions bottled inside so I could be a great mother to my 9-year-old daughter. She needed me now more than ever.

I found writing and blogging to be a great medium for releasing stress. So. I started blogging my passion for learning and sharing knowledge of how to write and create traffic from using SEO (search engine optimization).

That’s how Urban Poetry which is transgressing to Wolff Poetry was born.

When I am not writing on my computer, I love hiking & adventure. I love art, digital, doodles, watercolor with my daughter.

So far, I have hiked all over the peaks in Idaho. And, I am looking forward to a hike this coming next month. So there ya have it.

That’s it for now! See you on the next piece of poetry or article to enlighten your heart or open insight to a new learning!

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