Following are links to several poems, loosely organized by topic, published online. These include poems from my two poetry collections, The Human Experience (2007) and The Beauty of Listening (2013), and a selection of newer poems. For more about the poetry collections, visit The Beauty of Listening Book Page and The Human Experience Book Page.
(The poems on the cover page are A Brief Liography, This Is Not an Apple Poem (The Ekphrastic Review), Recomposition with Capital Letters (The Ekphrastic World), Art Becomes Her (The Ekphrastic Review) and Poem for Rent (Of Poets & Poetry)
~ The Elephant's Breakthrough (Shaped)
~ Trial and Error - originally published by Tuck Magazine
~ With Awl My Hart - E-Z Spelling, Barron's Educational Series
~ Morning with Time
~ Meditation - at Spank the Carp Journal
~ Night with Time - at Grey Sparrow Journal
~ The Wrong Writing Circle - at Morgen Bailey's Poetry Page
~ Poem for Rent (in the form of a"For Rent" tear-sheet sign)
INSPIRED BY PHOTOGRAPHS
~ Two Roses Reminisce (AKA "Last Days") (with Photograph)
~ Dog Day Dreams (with Photograph)
~ Gone Swimming (with Photograph)
INSPIRED BY POEMS
~ Poetry on the Shelf (a poem about book spine poetry) (with Photographs)
~ Sailing Through the Poetverse (a cento quoting poets from Sappho to Seuss)
~ The Green Wheelbarrow - coming soon...
~ The Rings (Shaped)
~ Fear of Being - at Your Daily Poem (introduction below) **
* Quoted by Florida's Poet Laureate, Peter Meinke, in this wonderful Poet's Notebook article: Drinking Cooperation.
** Selected by the editor of Your Daily Poem (YDP), Jayne Jaudon Ferrer, to feature on International Women's Day (2016). In addition to featuring a new poem each day, YDP sent subscribers links with special introductions. Here's Jayne's introduction to the poem, Fear of Being (shared with permission): "Today is International Women's Day and I specifically chose Linda's poem because I want to remind every woman—and every man, for that matter—that your presence on this planet makes a difference. To be sure, some of us make a bigger difference than others, but you don't have to be a hero, a healer, a celebrity, a senator, or an activist to "make a footprint." You have no idea whose life you might impact, what path you may alter, what aspirations or achievements you might inspire. You? Yes, you. I hope you'll tuck Linda's last verse in your heart and whisper it aloud any time you have doubts about your purpose or value. I promise: you are here for a reason." - Jayne Jaudon Ferrer