Earlier in the summer I received a wonderful gift from Amy — a package overflowing with poetry. In addition to her own heart-squeezing anthem to reading due out next month, Read, Read, Read, I found a confetti shower of poems by several other poets! Printed on brightly colored paper, these poems each offered a distinct […]
It’s only fitting that my friend Donna is hosting at Mainely Write since I have this nautical poem and I always think of her and the beach! Check out the offerings and we can cross the great expanse with compassion, dignity, and poetry! This week I stayed up past my bedtime more than once to […]
My week has flown by, partly because I have been a winner! Twice this week I’ve won something unexpectedly, and, y’all, it’s just fun. I mean, I’m not a Bingo player or an athlete to frequently experience the thrill of winning. And let’s be honest: feeling like a *winner* is nice. 🙂 On top of […]
Happy National Macaroni & Cheese Day!! My friend Tabatha is hosting the Poetry Friday festivities at The Opposite of Indifference. I don’t know about you, but I am not indifferent about pasta! I’m looking forward to a fun poetry feast!
I’ve been reading The Gift little by little over the past two months. I picked it up at a used bookstore. I don’t typically fold down page corners, but have folded down so many in this book to remind myself of what struck me, I’m almost embarrassed. This poem reminded me of kind souls who […]
Hurray for the Summer Poetry Swap! The first swap is a double delight, because I sent Buffy Silverman a poem . . . and then I got one in the mail from her! As I expected (and greatly anticipated) she sent me a gift from the natural world. Web Weavers A spider spins her silken […]
I pulled a notebook from the shelf and discovered a 3 year old collection of assignments for an online poetry course I took. As I scanned the pages (I meticulously printed each assignment, my homework, the quiz for each lesson and the final exam) I was amused to see how my incorrect answers were often […]
Many people learned of Amy Krouse Rosenthal just recently, because of her viral article in The New York Times titled “You May Want to Marry My Husband.” Sadly, she wrote it as the end of her life neared. Who was Amy Krouse Rosenthal? A popular question, one she spent her life exploring, and one that […]
Poetry Friday is hosted by my lovely friend Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference.
In my work for the MSU Extension Service, I’m connected with communicators all over the U.S. A friend shared this editorial about the response to the terrible wildfires that recently devastated four Western states. For background, consider the NY Times piece here. I personally know one family in Texas that has worked to collect local […]