Monthly Archives: April 2011

Days: 24-26

It’s not been a good month for blogging.  I write but the poems don’t make it to the blog.  Between family and school obligations, I feel fortunate to keep the commitment to write even if I am too tired to … Continue reading

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Poem a Day: Day 22, Earth Day

Where were you on April 22, 1970?  I was in my senior year of high school.  Our English teacher, Mrs. Jenkins, inspired us to take charge and organize Earth Day activities the school. See this flag?  I made one for … Continue reading

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Poem a Day: Catching Up on Day 21

From Tuesday: sit at the dinner table dishes cleared,  I tease out a poem in my journal the lines jumbled like my mind the news of the day ricochets as do my words taunting me ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Wednesday: spring sandals linger … Continue reading

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Poem a Day: Day 19 and 20

I am writing but not posting yet.  Life has put up some roadblocks.  My aunt is in the hospital and I am processing what that all means.

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Poem a Day: Day 18

From One Single Impression, the prompt is “shackles”. I am feeling the despair, the heat and unsettledness of what is happening to education in the state I teach in.  After 37 years, it’s deplorable how teachers are being treated. house, … Continue reading

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Poem a Day: Day 17

Today another shadorma.   At Poetic Asides, the prompt was about the big picture. Now, granted, growing old  may not be the world’s big picture. However I recently was reminded of the importance of stretching daily to keep the muscles elastic. … Continue reading

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Big Poetry Book Give Away National Poetry Month 2011

I seem to be always a day or two late. I missed the deadline to be officially part of the Big Poetry Book Give Away for National Poetry Month 2011.  But that’s not going to stop me from giving away two books.  … Continue reading

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Poem A Day: Day 16

saturday rainy day again cuddle nap +++++++++++++++++++ tea kettle whistles, tea leaves wait to be read

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Poem a Day: Day 15

One thing that I love about Portland in April is the pink blossoms of the cherry trees.  Today I wrote this Trees bloom Blossom before me Pink petal snow What if we build a snowman?

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Poem a Day: Days 13-14

Getting into the swing of things is challenging when one has been gone for a third of the month. Yikes.  Yesterday I quickly wrote this poem as an example of a Shadorma form for a fourth grade class: river trip … Continue reading

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