National Poetry Month – Day 28

  Still not doing well with writing. Succumbing to addictions: to watching/listening to podcasts about “A Game of Thrones,”  and playing Solitaire. Both are recent for me. Yesterday was my birthday –  moving on into the 70’s… I still can’t believe it. Where did this girl go? That’s me on the right, about 1972 :Continue reading “National Poetry Month – Day 28”

National Poetry Month Day 13

Missed a few days;  I’ve been out and about. April is gorgeous around here right now. Here are some words about April from other poets: from W.H. Auden: “Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescoreContinue reading “National Poetry Month Day 13”

National Poetry Month – Day 8

  Couldn’t do this blog for some days… out of town.  Here is a poem from my 2007 book Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky: Name Your Poison   Apple morsel choked Snow White Belladonna, called the witch.   Bloodroot floods the forest, cousin to monkshood, Jack in the Pulpit, companion to crowfoot, dogbane, devils’trumpet,Continue reading “National Poetry Month – Day 8”

National Poetry Month – Day 4

Here’s one from my 2009 chapbook  How the Hand Behaves : Perennials Lambs’ ears flourish, creased gray, furry, new growth out of rain’s far fury. Sneezewort carries cups of pearl; white buds open on grace green stems. Hosta – plates, pipes, ridges, rims, Coneflower gems of purple whorled.   Sedum rosettes beyond counting, roots fatContinue reading “National Poetry Month – Day 4”

National Poetry Month – Day 3

  Here’s another poem from my 2010 book  Digging for God:   The presence of Crows, Halifax   I’ve been longing to see the flash of black, gold, white, the evening, the evening grosbeak, but all I see, all that greets me from the lawn are crows – murders of them. One befriended by theContinue reading “National Poetry Month – Day 3”

National Poetry Month – Day 1

I am posting this month in honor of National Poetry Month in the United States and Canada. I am committed to writing a poem a day during April, although I won’t post my efforts online.  Why? Because I hope eventually to have them published elsewhere, and most places these days won’t accept poems previously published,Continue reading “National Poetry Month – Day 1”

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