Tag Archives: Observations

SOL2020: 2/52 How a Poem Can Lead You Down the Rabbit Hole

Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing space for writers each week. And thanks to Ramona Behnke for the idea of numbering each weeK _/52. Someone contacted me about writing a small piece for a tribute to Lee Bennett Hopkins.  How you … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: #DecemberHaiku

All the poetry goodness is happening at Buffy’s Blog. Thank you, Buffy. Yesterday, I met a former student for coffee. While waiting for her, I was able to draft some haiku for this week. I am sharing them today. moonlit … Continue reading

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NaWriPoMo 17/30: Playing With Poetry International Haiku Day

April is Nationa/ Global Poetry Month.  I’ve been “Playing With Poetry” this month along side Mary Lee Hahn, Margaret Simon, and Christie Wyman. I have fun tools to use: Haikubes, Metaphor Dice, Paint Chip Poetry, and Magnetic Poetry. Plus I … Continue reading


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SOLSC19: 26/31: Morning Walk

It’s March and the Slice of Life Challenge. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing space for writers. So yesterday, I wrote about the rain and a towhee at the feeder. The thing about the PNW is the temperamental nature … Continue reading

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SOLSC19 13/19: Statins and Genetics

It’s March and the Slice of Life Challenge. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing space for writers. I went to the doctor today about my recent blood draw and my frustration regarding my BMI (Body Mass Index). Maybe it was the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Snow Trees

Poetry goodness can be found at Writing the World for Kids. Thank you, Laura. This photo was taken on my walk the other morning after there had been a dusting of snow. snow trees breathing poetry on a frosty day inhaling and … Continue reading

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Poetry. Friday: Roiling, A Friday Fib

Thanks to Tara at Going to Walden for hosting all the Poetry Friday goodness. On Instagram this morning, Georgia Heard, said the word of the day was ROILING. I immediately thought of this moment last August in Yachats on the coast. … Continue reading

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SOL19: Finding Joy in Books

It’s Tuesday. Time for the Slice of Life Community found at Two Writing Teachers. Welcome the #2019SOLCommunity. If you have followed Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram over the last week, there have been a lot of comments made about Marie Kondo’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: For Mary Oliver

Thanks to Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect for hosting Poetry Friday this week. The light of the poetry world dimmed with the passing of Mary Oliver. I offer this in response to the poem, Meadowlark, I found in her book, … Continue reading

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SOL19: My OLW and My Writing Room

I am grateful to the blog, Two Writing Teachers, which hosts The Slice of Life series each Tuesday. My 2019 OLW began surfacing at the Highlights Foundation Writing Poetry For Children workshop held in October. It was the moment when I … Continue reading

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