Como un Fuego

I finally got around to finishing a new poem. This one is in Spanish! It's the first time I have written a poem in Spanish, and my level is only intermediate. But I did my best and would love any feedback, especially from Spanish-fluent readers. The poem is in quatrains that rhyme aabb.   Como un... Continue Reading →



I wrote most of this poem in January but had some unused ideas leftover at the time. I was finally able to finish it this week. The poem is pretty self-explanatory: it's a paradoxical metaphor of the color red. It rhymes aabccb in inconsistent meter.   Red Of blood and of roses, Verity imposes Through profoundest... Continue Reading →

I Can Only Promise This

I have been working on this poem over the past week. It is written in quatrains of inconsistent meter that rhyme abab.   I Can Only Promise This I cannot promise to tell all-- Just details pertinent-- And though not unabridged, it shall Be my life's story unbent. I cannot promise to be unmarred From all... Continue Reading →

Winter Trees and Me

The above is a photo of winter trees at my house, accompanied by my poetic musings below.   Winter Trees and Me The snow is heavy on the trees, As heavy as my soul. And though it serves the eyes to please, Does little to console. But I would not exchange my state For that... Continue Reading →

Skittish Puppy

I wrote this poem today. The topic is pretty self-explanatory, but I was going for a simple subject with deep meaning. The poem rhymes abab cdcd efef ghgh. Here it is.   Skittish Puppy Someone yelled at me once, Someone raised an arm, Made me feel like a dunce, An object of harm. Someone walked out... Continue Reading →


I wrote this short little quatrain last night.   Lament She fell asleep with wet, red eyes And salty drops that streamed her face. She woke with heavy eyes; instead Of tears, the dried crusts in their place. © Ryanne Mikunda

Another Year

I'm so excited that I finished this poem! It is my first villanelle, though I have attempted to write one before. A villanelle is a highly structured rhyming poem with repeating refrains. It contains nineteen lines composed of five tercets (stanzas of three lines) and one quatrain (a stanza of four lines). The first and... Continue Reading →

fake people

I started this poem last night and finished it this morning. In keeping with the subject matter, the poem itself has a little something hidden inside. See if you can figure it out. ;p This poem rhymes in couplets and has inconsistent meter.     fake people   hiders of secrets and holders of lies,... Continue Reading →

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