I wish I could give credit where it is due, but I'm not sure who created this. I just know every time I see it I giggle and guffaw, so I thought I'd share it with my poet friends and all others who might need a laugh. UPDATE: Do I feel dumb or what? (Dumb.) … Continue reading Poultry Poetry Slam
Everything changes: people, places, seasons, addresses, and sometimes even names, phone numbers, and hair color! I like change. I like to keep things new, fresh, and exciting. I like to learn, be inspired, grow, and share what I've learned and been inspired by so others can maybe learn, be inspired, and grow too. So, I've made some changes on my blog to reflect the changes I've made over … Continue reading Chaaaaanges!
Dear Poems, Here are some flowers of spring for you, to say thank you for putting up with me. Why do I write you? Why do I think that words I put together join forces to describe my chaotic, quixotic thoughts and feelings? I'm a 53 year old who has always overthought things, analyzing everything … Continue reading Dear Poems|NaPoWriMo Day 15
Jackson Pollock, Convergence, 1952 I have no wise words to say on this most usual Thursday. So far this morning I've read countless poems by brilliant poets participating in NaPoWriMo just as I am this month. I've watched a video of a nun visiting great art of the 20th century and heard her describe the … Continue reading No Wise Words to Say–NaPoWriMo Day 9
NaPoWriMo sounds like so much fun,I'll write a poem a day and lay out in the sun.Well, probably not tomorrow, for the sun is disappearing.Warm weather is shy, you see,in the Colorado Spring.The first year I lived here,I thought spring would never come,I thought I'd freeze to death,before the lilac bushes bloomed.Never mind all of that, … Continue reading NaPoWriMo-Day One
See this ridiculous grin on my face? That's how happy it makes me to know there are people who read my blog and even follow my blog! I can't tell you how excited I get every time I get a new follower. When I get new followers, I must admit it makes me teary eyed, … Continue reading Gratitude for My Readers and Followers…
Stories really are the fabric of my life, both stories told and stories written. I love to read, listen to, and tell stories. I think I come by this honestly. Mother was a natural born storyteller and would tell anyone anything they wanted to know about family history, old or current, including things we didn't want her … Continue reading Stories…The Fabric of My Life
The best way to start the day (after prayer or meditation) is to sing along with some of your favorite songs or to just sing! Good for your spirits and your physical body too! (Singing in the shower at top volume clears up your lungs and sinuses!) So, my charge to you today is SING! … Continue reading Sing! Sing! Sing!
When I started working on the main campus at Texas Tech, my boss' wife, Willie Haragan, would give all of us in the office an amaryllis bulb to grow for Christmas. I had never seen one before and quickly fell in love with the tradition. The boys and I especially enjoyed watching the magic of … Continue reading The Tradition of the Christmas Amaryllis