Halloween unSeen (audio poem)

"Halloween unSeen" (Audio Poem) Halloween unSeen unSettled was my brain during the days leading up to Halloween. Shouldn’t I be preparing to celebrate the end of Harvest season? Not our backyard bounty, that is meager and not worthy of attention, but carrying forward a festive tradition with ancient Celtic origins. Another day, another event, altered …

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a Poet’s News and a Writer’s Dream (audio)

a Poet's News My writing week began with a special post about a local art gallery displaying three of my daughter’s prints and two of my poems and I am ending my writing week with another special share; this one is about one poem I wrote five months ago during the National Poetry Month. My …

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Our Poems and Prints on Display

I hope your week is off to a healthy and happy start. I have some fun news to share and did not want to wait until my devoted post day - Saturday. Yesterday I visited the West Valley Art Museum, a local gallery that just opened a new exhibit, “Treasures of the West Valley.” The …

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Let’s Sip and Chat about This and That (audio poem)

I wrote this poetic prose for others, like me, who might be missing relaxed, yet meaningful coffee chats, that can be sipped and heard without a mask. If given a chance to meet up for a brewed cup, I hope your coffee dates are lucky enough to include mutual and carefree conversation about things that …

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Moon Dreams, Beams, and Schemes (audio poem)

Under the Same Moon (audio poem) One Full Moon, Three Perspectives Moon Dreams Desperate to rest from waking sleep the one who tosses, turns, and churns set out to find the color of midnight to eclipse a mind void of waking dreams her weary body resting near a tree gentle waves and swaying leaves replace …

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Traveling to a Sacred Site (audio poem)

Traveling to a Sacred Site (audio poem) Driving and driving until the cars were few Quiet expansive lands enveloping me and you Stretched miles cleared our heads and our minds An afternoon rain washed away attachments To the locked down civilization left behind Watching the droplets tumble down the glass Wanting to stop and join …

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Under a Sapphire Sky (audio poem)

"Under a Sapphire Sky" Return, I did From the mountain top Bringing all of me, I did not Before the sapphire sky gave Forth its cool afternoon rains A gust of freshness did sway Around my limbs, it wrapped Cool wind and hot skin, we danced Head tilted back and body relaxed One more glimpse …

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Running Your Race (audio poem)

Running Your Race (Audio Poem) Life is an undefined race dotted with hurdles Unequally distributed, for some have more Expected to run and jump, over and over Unknown obstacles, difficult to prepare for With plenty of hurdles placed before runners Don’t add extra reasons to stumble, by adding more Blocks that prevent you from moving …

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Defined by the X (audio poem)

Defined by the X (Audio Poem) There are those, many in fact Who want to put us in a box And have us check that So that we become the sum of All those X’s Simply checked We begin as expansive beings No limits to who we can be No limits to what we can …

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Blood Builds a Bond (audio poem)

I am sharing a poem that I wrote while teaching British Literature, specifically, Beowulf. When teaching the Old English epic poem, (like most teachers teaching this poem) I required my students to write and read aloud an original “Boast.” Their poem needed to be written in similar format to the translated version, it needed to …

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