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Poetry Friday and a Letter Poem

It’s Poetry Friday! Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe is hosting the round-up today.  It’s been a very exciting week here in Mississippi! This is not an unusual sight for many of my PF friends, but it’s Very Unusual for us! Of course I had to write a poem for Michelle’s challenge.   Dear Snow, […]

PTQ: Magnolia Challenge — The Deadline

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Greetings from the Magnolia State! Last Saturday was the deadline for the Possum Town Quilters‘ Guild Challenge. This year’s assignment was to use a magnolia in some form and include a challenge fabric.  The goal is to send 8 finalists to the national guild challenge and have our guild’s quilts win a spot in the […]

Poetry Friday & Today’s Math Problem

  It’s Poetry Friday! Paul at These 4 Corners is hosting. I’ve been thinking about this poem all week, inspired by friends who have been working for two years to adopt a teenaged Ukrainian orphan, Julia. They were very close to finishing the process when the recent conflict between Russia and the Ukraine began. Then […]

Double “Deeper Wisdom”: Here & at Today’s Little Ditty

Michelle  has posted my Deeper Wisdom poem about hawks as part of her “Ditty of the Month Club Challenge” from poet Joyce Sidman at her blog, Today’s Little Ditty. Thank you, Michelle! Over the weekend, I worked on another poem in this form, but this time I didn’t rhyme. I thought I’d share it here […]

Poetry Friday & Robert Burns

  It’s Poetry Friday! Tara at A Teaching Life is hosting. Sunday, January 25, is the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Without him, what would we sing at midnight on New Year’s Eve? (For a bit about “Auld Lang Syne,” including a translation from Lowland Scottish to English go here.) Though I’m truly not […]

Poetry Friday and “Ladybugs!”

Happy Poetry Friday! This week’s poems are playing over at my friend Tabatha’s blog! From the posts I’ve read lately, we writers have all been ruminating over fresh starts, new goals, and OLWs. (Note to self: stop calling them OWLS. You are not at Hogwarts.) I interrupt these deep, philosophical musings to tell you my […]