in our new house
the familiar

16 Responses

  1. Lynne Says:

    So simple and utterly convincing! Lovely.

  2. Georgia Kornbluth Says:

    I enjoy your work, Claudette, & feel we have a lot in common. For starters, I am a retired editor of college textbooks living in NYC. More to the point, I am a poet who paints in both words & pictures. Years ago I had one haiku accepted by Tinywords. Perhaps I'll try again.

  3. Claudette Says:

    Georgia, by all means submit to tinywords again. You're missing out on all the fun :)

  4. Georgia Kornbluth Says:

    Thanks, Claudette, I do need the encouragement, & some fun.
    Best wishes,

  5. Alan Summers Says:

    Yes, do submit again! :-)

    warm regards,


  6. Georgia Kornbluth Says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. I need it.
    Warm regards to you as well,

  7. Alan Summers Says:

    Being a writer can be tough, and we all need encouragement. All I can say is enjoy the challenge, write hundreds of drafts and keep working on them, moving them up and down a document of draft poetry, when you decide if they are close enough to submit.

    There's an amazing archive of work on tinywords to study. Look forward to seeing your work!

    warmest regards,


  8. Magyar Says:

    Found; old jewels once forgotten; gained mood.

    Jewels… a metaphor, for all values of that… from the past.
    __Nifty_! _m

  9. pdfrench Says:

    Loved this one!

  10. Edgar Hix Says:

    Excellent poem. Reminds me of many a move.

  11. Claudette Says:

    Thanks to all who commented.

  12. Pravat KumarPadhy Says:

    Beautifully imaged.

  13. Alan Summers Says:

    And also packing the unfamiliar, and certainly unpacking the long forgotten. I have three apartments worth and two offices worth of stuff in a small garage and squeezed into my current abode. :-)
    Forgotten rain
    the wedding ring left
    in a doll’s house

    Alan Summers
    Publication Credit: ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK (Japan May 30, 2014)

  14. Ellen Grace Olinger Says:

    Wonderful poem, thank you

  15. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Love this! There is a lot of narrative in it.


  16. martin1223 Says:

    mulberry tree
    from the open window
    our subsongs

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