poetic journeys: a dose of mercy

A Dose of Mercy


This poem was taken from headlines from the Courier Journal of Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, March 2, 2019 and March 6, 2019.

Louisville is home to the Muhammad Ali Center.  Muhammad Ali was a great boxer and civil rights activist: man vs. man in cincinnati & louisville.


“We Shall Overcome”


“POETRY” Invitation:  I invite you to write a poem of any poetic form on your own blog about a particular travel destination.  Or you can write about travel in general. Concentrate on any intention you set for your poetry.

One of my intentions for my trip to Kentucky was to write a Headline Poem. I started by getting two local newspapers, both the Courier Journal (from different dates), from Louisville, Kentucky.  I cut out about 50 words and phrases from the two newspapers. I played around with all the cut-out words and phrases and then arranged them on card stock, then glued them down.

You can either set your own poetic intentions, or use one of the prompts I’ve listed on this page: writing prompts: poetry.  (This page is a work in process).  You can also include photos, of course.

Include the link in the comments below by Thursday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. EST.  When I write my post in response to this challenge on Friday, August 7, I’ll include your links in that post.

This will be an ongoing invitation, on the first Friday of each month. Feel free to jump in at any time. 🙂

I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!