My lovely friend and fellow bird lover, Linda Baie, is hosting this week at Teacher Dance! If you don’t follow her on Instagram, you should! This week I have one of my morning poems illustrated with a photo from Wikimedia Commons — a Turkish flamingo!
Brenda is hosting at Friendly Fairy Tales! Lately I’ve been playing a mind game with myself: no social media unless I’ve written a poem. (Given it’s required for my job, I may be more motivated!) Guess what? I’m writing more. (Thanks, Diane, for the Wonderopolis reminder — I’ve been getting ideas there too!) And I’m […]
The weekly round-up is at A Day in the Life, Leigh Anne’s blog. I love the Book of Nature Poetry J. Patrick Lewis edited. Sometimes for writing practice, I pick a photo in the book and write my own poem, or write one on a similar topic/theme. Recently I discovered the poem “Something Told the […]
I have put off writing this post because I was not ready for the Summer Poetry Swap to end. Every year I feel I’ve received more than I’ve given, but this year the deluge of gifts from talented, thoughtful givers has made me feel like I’m sipping from a fire hose. The real kicker is […]
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 […]