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Category: Poetry

Poetry Friday: Making Friends with Billy Wong, by Augusta Scattergood, copyright 2016

Last August, I went to the Mississippi Book Festival. I happened to sit next to a lovely lady who, like me, had arrived early to hear Kate Di Camillo speak. “May we join you?” is how I met award-winning author and Mississippi native Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be, How to Stay in Destiny, and […]

My Life Monday: Align quote from Bono

My One Little Word for 2017 is ALIGN. Here is a spiritually themed quote with a source that initially surprised me. When you align yourself with God’s purpose as described in the Scriptures, something special happens to your life. ~ Bono “Bono.” BrainyQuote.com. Xplore Inc, 2017. 11 January 2017. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/bono569610.html

If You Were the Moon by Laura Purdie Salas

I have a confession to make: I really, really struggle with science. I’m the student who needed to have a visual model for everything so I could understand what was happening. You start getting into math that uses letters and processes that can’t actually be seen and I’m cross-eyed with confusion. (Hmmmm, maybe that’s why […]

Poetry Friday Round-Up & a video about how we spend our time.

Welcome to the Poetry Friday Party!! On Friday I will be in the Mississippi Delta covering a feature story for a magazine we produce for the MSU Extension Service — Extension Matters. So please allow this widget to collect your contributions this fine Friday.   If you have time to watch this video, I’d like to […]

Poetry Friday Serendipity & My New Favorite Poetry Book

This week’s Poetry Friday festivities are happening at Check it Out, hosted by Jone. The serendipity is the photo I just took: Jone is my next-door-neighbor in the “About the Poets” section of The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2014-2015, compiled by our beloved fellow poet and ditty maven, Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. It’s my new […]

Moo by Sharon Creech, copyright 2016

Cows (and friends) make everything better. So Reena discovers when her family decides to leave their big city life and pursue adventure in Maine – in spite of repeated warnings that it’s COLD THERE. (Hi Donna in Maine!! Stay warm!) Sharon Creech’s love letter to her new home state paints an idyllic scene of welcoming […]