Wednesday, April 18, 2012

NaPoWriMo - April 18th

April is National Poetry Writing Month. In celebration of poets everywhere, and to encourage those who are just embarking on their literary journey, I will be posting poetry (not mine) each day for the month of April. Please take a look and enjoy this special art.

Robert P. Rowley

I'm a freelance writer/photographer living in New Mexico, U.S.A. I studied fiction writing with Mark Harris (BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY) and Tobias Wolff (THIS BOY'S LIFE). My nonfiction has appeared in THE AMERICAN SCHOLAR, HIGH COUNTRY NEWS, NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE, TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE, TRUE WEST, etc.

Rob's poems are writtin in Spanish - but don't worry, he provided a translation for those of us who aren't fluent in that beautiful language.

La Cacofonía

una melodia,
pequeña pieza de armonía
en si.

Robert P. Rowley


a melody
small piece of harmony
in itself.)

La Unión

Me has ayudado, mi amor
en muchas formas,
como la lluvia le da ayuda a la flor.
Y como la flor le da belleza al mundo,
mi esperanza es hacer lo mismo.

Robert P. Rowley

(The Marriage

You have helped me, my love
in many ways,
like rain gives support to the flower.
And as the flower gives beauty to the world,
my hope is to do the same.)

"Claret Cup Cactus blossoms"--Robert P. Rowley

More of Rob's photography can be found on his blog:


  1. RobRow. RobRow. RobRow. He's lovely. And his poems are too. <3

  2. That Girl Tyson! Thanks so much. How wonderful to get a compliment from you. :)