Author Archives: Bartholomew Barker

My Apology

For today’s prompt, I want you to answer the question, “What does the future hold?” Then, make your answer the title of your poem and write your poem. Your answer could a general idea about the future like “Robots Will … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

My Life So Far

For today’s prompt, write an introduction poem. Introduce yourself, introduce a friend, or introduce a stranger. If you don’t wish to introduce yourself, consider writing a persona poem (a poem in which you write from someone else’s point of view … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Heart Beats is Published!

We are thrilled to announce that Heart Beats: Anthology of Poetry has been published. Such a wonderful selection of poetry is now available for poetry lovers! What is Heart Beats? Heart Beats is an anthology of poetry about the various…

Posted in Ephemera | 15 Comments

For a Distant Muse appearing on Spillwords

My poem For a Distant Muse appeared on Spillwords earlier today. It might seem familiar to regular readers since I posted it here last year but it still deserves some views on their platform. Some might even press the little … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

My Wallet

My Wallet Back when I used paper money,I’d always arrange the greenbackswith the dead white men’s faceslooking at me, right-side up,by descending denomination—Washington, Lincoln, Hamilton,Jackson and, if it’s a good day,a Franklin. I’m sure I’ve wasted more time orientingthe bills … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Pink Confetti

Pink Confetti from the eastern redbudlitters the parking lotwhere I walk a tightropeof concrete wheel stopslike the boy I was long agoconfident as a balanced eggthat the tilt of the earthwon’t pull me askewthis first day of spring Happy March … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Upon Reflection

Upon Reflection Had our roles been reversedit would’ve been romantic—her tossing playful pebblesagainst my bedroom window Me inviting her inout of the morning coldwhere she asks forgivenessfor dumping me It would’ve been cute—a story worth tellingthe grandchildren But begging her … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 18 Comments

My Favorite Season

My Favorite Season It’s not when the leaves turn or the snow falls.It’s not when the flowers bloom or the days are long. It’s when the McRib® is put to bedfor it’s ten month hibernation and the green milkshakes all … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Understanding is a Three-Edged Sword

“There are eight sides to every argument,”she said while sliding through a four-way stop.But I’m a programmer, paid to think in ones and zeroes,ons and offs, trues and false, though I see her pointas the car stops spinning and she … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Barrett Browning!

Today is the 215th anniversary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning‘s birth. Earlier this week I spent some time online with the good folks of Charles House talking about Mrs. Barrett Browning’s poetry. As is our tradition, we wrote a little poem … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments