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Please, Please, a Do-Over, Please

Hurray for the new year! Time to wonder whether it’s possible to make changes for the better, to learn to behave as if we truly love ourselves, instead of indulge ourselves like little kids who are given cookies to make us shut up. Time to dust off the old resolutions, rewrite them in prettier ink […]

What I'm Grateful For

Early November through December is the time of year I used to spent locked in my own padded cell of emotions. Soured holiday cheer, reminder of what wasn’t right in my life and the world. . . . Survivor guilt at not dying when I was twenty; if I had, my father would have been […]

EAR-WORMS! Lyrically going mad . . .

November is Poetic Asides Poem-A-Day Challenge Month, among other intense writing options. Mary, Anne, Margaret, and I are diligently writing to the prompts, with a goal of something wonderful to publish at the end. One of my favorite aspects is to see how differently we grab the prompts — or how they grab us. The poem […]

NaNoWeCanDoMo!

National  Novel (Writing)      (and other things) We Can Do Month!                              As Mary explained in her post on November 3, we are engaged in marvelously rebellious behavior, and writing, writing, writing. My Inner Rebel is counting  words in projects 1, 2, […]

Another Step Down the Road

Yeah, I seem to be writing a story told in verse as a succession of poems about these two guys … Another Step Down the Road    One foot in front of the other, under dark sky as I seek. The cold is becoming my lover and hunger an enemy to cheat.   I set […]

Journey

Here’s a companion poem to the one I posted yesterday: Journey   Wanderer, wanderer where do you go, all alone on the road when the wild winds blow? Where did you come from and why did you leave, who are the loved ones you left home to grieve?   Hunched in your cloak with your […]

Another poem: Cold Stone

Cold Stone   Dirt and stone beneath my feet, clouds and mist above me, in my ears, the sheep’s high bleat. Dear, I know you love me.   As I wander down the road I leave you behind me, standing in the field I hoed. Shafts of sunlight blind me.   My way is long […]

Stego Stomp

This one is for my son, as he chose the prompt: dinosaurs. My first dinosaur poem. Stego Stomp Come into the stomping ground Best party to be found DJ Rex will never fail Every dino shake your tail Through the valley we will romp Time for the Stego Stomp Clap your plates to the beat […]

Always Learning

Always Learning In class today, Jeff said the essence of Tai Chi is in the moves we make at the start Warm up  spine, hips, knees, ankles. Engage finger tips to explore the air Bring moves from core to skin and back again and again and again Fill the space between vertebrae shoulder joints, tip […]

Sew Much To Learn

I recently survived an intensive sewing /clothing construction workshop, which got all synapses bouncing frantically in my head. Here are the first poems in the Sewing Series: Sew Much To Learn Part 1 To reach the hidden, and create the obvious, I must feel what’s true Part 2 I must learn to love vanilla, forgo […]

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