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Together Again

November always brings to mind family. It’s the month of my birthday, as well as Thanksgiving. So even on years where I don’t visit with family, they are still close to my thoughts and heart. I come from a big family. I have eight siblings! And as much as I love them, love being around […]

Supporting Literacy

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend Fox Hills Elementary’s Literacy Night as a local poet. There was a nice variety of writers represented. The poet, the short story and article writer, the picture book author/illustrator, and the YA fantasy author. Also attending was the children’s librarian from our local library. On my table, […]

Tell Your Own Story

I’m sure we’ve all gone through thoughts that we’re not good enough, that someone else could do it better. #158832645 / gettyimages.com I was going through one of these phases: any other writer could tell this story better. Then I remembered my conclusion when I put myself down as a bad parent. Even though I’m […]

Greetings from the Trenches

It’s been a busy year for us Muselings, as we’ve mostly been entrenched in our own projects and life events. This month we come together again with one goal. To write new poems. Once again, Poetic Asides is prompting for November Poem a Day. Differing from the April challenge, November has the goal of putting […]

“UFOs”

UFOs They call them UFOs, unfinished objects. Is there anything sadder than projects left half-done? Maybe its projects planned, not started? The kits still enclosed in plastic, paints unopened, canvas untouched. Even sadder, projects brought this close to completion, but never quite finished. With a bottom drawer of neglected manuscripts, fishing tackle box containing pastels […]

Bliss – a list poem

My Bliss Willow trees, birch and aspen, smell of fresh-cut grass. Keys, butterflies, bears, dragonflies Cherry blossoms, lilacs Blue-berry muffins, apple crisp, crumb donuts, apple cider Celtic music, movie soundtracks Rain – its touch, smell, and sound Fairies, dragons, fairy-tales Sunsets, trains, dance Milk chocolate, chocolate milk, pistachios, strawberry lemonade Petting and cuddling with a […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Invitation to our Readers

As Anne mentioned in a previous post, we are having an internal contest. The Museling who writes and posts the most poems between July 15, 2014 and September 1, 2014 wins a writing book of their choice from Amazon.com. Expect the blog to be a crazy place, as posts will be unscheduled. We are posting […]

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