Category Archives: Poems

Rusty and Rosie: A Little Love Story

I love challenges, especially writing contest challenges! They give me a focus and help me stretch as a writer. So today, I’m participating in Susanna Leonard Hill’s 5th Annual Valentiny Writing Contest. The challenge: write a Valentine story in which … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: The Trickster

Last weekend the temperatures soared into the high 60’s. Quite a treat for January in the Northeast! It was lovely to feel the warm air kiss our cheeks, but there’s something to be said for seasonal change. It’s what we … Continue reading

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It's Poetry Friday

One of my writing goals of 2020 is to join in the fun of participating in Poetry Friday on a more regular basis. A few weeks ago I read Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s poem “Wintertimes” at her blog on The Poem … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Weekend

  Last weekend we had a visit from my son and daughter-in-law and grandson, Alex. As everyone says, there is something very special about a grandchild. As deep as love is with a child, there is a different kind of … Continue reading

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In Celebration of Trees

Our focus in the Children’s Garden at Longwood this spring is trees. So since I’ve been learning a little more about them, I decided to write my poem for today about trees. I used the scaffold Elaine Magliano uses in … Continue reading

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The Unworkshop

Last Friday I was inspired by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s post on The Poem Farm to write a Tanka about my recent experiences at Highlights. It was my sixth time at the Highlights Foundation and my first unworkshop. I have written … Continue reading

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In the Card Store

I’ve been trying to read (and write) more poetry during April. Mostly I’ve been concentrating on my go-to Mary Oliver whose eloquent words I carry around in my head and heart all day. But I’ve also been reading a lot … Continue reading

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