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Words for You


For over ten years, I’ve written a poem a day. This practice is both my anchor and my kite. On this page, you'll find some of my favorite ones from recent months. For a slew of poems, check out my daily poetry blog, A Hundred Falling Veils.

See my ventures into video poeming, visit my youtube channel.

Words Around the Web

Poems of Grief: There’s a fabulous resource for folks looking for poems: verse.press. Here you will find lists of poems on varying themes. One of mine was chosen by Drew Myron for poems of grief.

Getting the News from Poems: inspired by recent headlines of division and aggression, I wrote this poem published in the Colorado Independent  

Finding the Good News and Sharing It: That’s what they do at gratefulness.org, and to that end they picked up Rosemerry’s poem about being open to gratitude.

The Love of Art: Every month, Rattle Poetry hosts the Ekphrastic Challenge, encouraging poets to respond to art. Rosemerry’s poem was editor’s choice for the July image by Samantha Gee, a joy to collaborate with a new artist!

Surround Sound—In the spring, Rosemerry’s poem “Yet Another Layer,” inspired by artist Wewer Keohane’s piece Tea Ceremony was chosen by composer Paul Fowler to become a piece sung by the Ars Nova Singers.  You can hear a part of the performance here and read a review of the concert here.

Peace in a Time of Intolerance: In light of recent difficult news events, Rosemerry wrote this poem, picked up by the Colorado Independent.

Dream Come True: DeLuge Journal focuses on the creativity that arises from dreams, and published my poem “Three Slow Dances” in their most recent issue.

The Art of the Apology—How do we improve the world? It starts with three words. I am sorry. See how that might work from the top down in this poem published in New Verse News.

Ekphrasis? What’s that?
It’s the art of writing poetry about works of art. Two of my poems have won the ekphrastic challenge at rattle.com. You can read them here: “Divining” and “After My Friend Phyllis Shows Me the New York Times Obituary Headline”.

What will they say about you when you die?I played with that question in this poem that won the Poets Respond competition at rattle.com. “It Won’t Make the News”.

Getting The News from Poems: New Verse News has picked up two of my poems recently, “The Last Lunch” and another about a candlelight vigil in Brussels after the Paris attacks, “Crossing the Divide”. 

Ever feel as if you’re pushing a rock up a hill? The lovely blog A Year of Being Here featured this poem of mine recently on just that feeling. "Perhaps It Would Eventually Erode, But ... "

One for the Dark: Because sometimes it feels so darn dark. Published on the beautiful site, Journey of the Heart, INTO THE DARK AGAIN.

Listen to the Music: One of my sonnets was arranged by Robert McCauley and performed by Kyra Kopestonsky and Colleen Mahoney. See the performance here on YouTube.



Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer
P.O. Box 86   Placerville, Colorado  81430
Phone:  970-729-1838