Tweetspeak Poetry: Literacy Never Melts: ‘The Snowy Day’ by Ezra Jack Keats

Back to catching up!   published July 20, 2017 … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Reading in the Wild: June’s Pages

Still catching up!   published July 7, 2017 … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Reading in the Wild: May’s Pages

I'm in the process of linking to my recent articles at Tweetspeak Poetry. If you missed it the first time, here's some titles for your reading list.   published June 6, … [Read more]

Tweetspeak Poetry: Reading ‘Thomas and Beulah’

I've been writing more at Tweetspeak Poetry lately, and I keep forgetting to share those posts. Today, I start playing catch-up. But don't just go there to read my stuff — every weekday is filled with inspiration and delight.    published … [Read more]

6 September 2017

Birds & Bees "The bees are stirring — birds are on the wing" Samuel Coleridge, "Work without Hope" You are not a Bee and I am not a Bird, so why do we say they fall in love? Not with each other, they don't. They don't eat the … [Read more]

Empty Nest

This poem comes from Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems by Kristine O'Connell George. I took a photo of the poem's painting, an empty ficus tree under a full moon, and it's been on my phone all summer.    Empty Nest Kristine O'Connell … [Read more]

23 August 2017

This is how it goes with poems. I wanted to write something about the solar eclipse. It took a couple of days, and honestly, I'm still not sure I'm done. First I tried to write from a Tweetspeak Poetry prompt about a flying machine from the … [Read more]

16 August 2017

Landslide   Antennas pick it up, sense it first, the slight shift in the atmosphere. She stares into the distance. It makes no difference, the smooth curve of grass, the design of a ditch. Taxes are useless to stop this … [Read more]

‘The Turquoise Table’ by Kristin Schell

I've watched Kristin Schell's Turquoise Table journey from afar (not that far — we only live 75 miles apart), and I was inspired. I wrote a column about her turquoise table and my neighbor, Smokey Joe for the WACOAN. Then my husband built our own … [Read more]

26 July 2017

riffing on these lines from William Wordsworth's"Tintern Abbey," used in a Tweetspeak Poetry prompt: Therefore am I still A lover of the meadows and the woods And mountains; and of all that we behold From this green earth; of all the mighty … [Read more]