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Thinking of Poe

We just passed Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. He was born January 19, 1809, and I’ve been reading his poetry and also some of his essays. One of them in particular, “The Poetic Principle,” where he attempts to explain poetry and … Continue reading

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I Believe in New Year’s

2017 was a sad year. In addition to the major shocking, horrifying and depressing events that took place in the world, on a minor, personal note, I got almost nothing written. How can a person who calls themselves a writer … Continue reading

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Poetry Summer

Troubled times. Hurricanes and floods, fear and outrage, unbelievable politics and uncertain futures. Where can we turn? Perhaps to poetry. The word comes from the Greek “Poiesis,” or “to make.” Long before we wrote anything down, we recited poetry to … Continue reading

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Four Quote Friday – Eclipse

Most of the dandelions had changed from suns to moons. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita   The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary.           Alfred Kreymborg   We are the sun and moon, … Continue reading

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If Only

I am honored to have my poem “If Only” included in the Spring issue of Apeiron Review! Issue Twelve is an intense collection, with some amazing prose, poetry, photographs and illustrations. You can read it online here. (“If Only” is on page 30.) … Continue reading

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Breakthrough

Breakthrough. The word makes me think of scientists experimenting—Bunsen burners and research log scribbles; mathematicians working and reworking problems. Until … what? What is it they are breaking through exactly? Obstacles, I guess, and fog and wrong thinking. Obstacles can … Continue reading

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Four Quote Friday – Winter

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer … Continue reading

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The Call of the Tidy

Sometimes life is wild enough and what you long for is orderliness. It was my first trip to England, and I gazed at them from the plane window as we approached the airport: those lovely green patches–emerald, lime and sage, … Continue reading

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Hermes–The Greek God for Me?

I heard recently that writers tend to choose either Apollo or Hermes as their patron Greek deity. I always thought of myself as an Apollo kind of gal, but I’ve learned a few things about Hermes that might move me … Continue reading

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Four Quote Friday

Just a little idea to provide a bit of inspiration. I’ll start with quotes in honor of my website theme Appreciate … Appreciate. “Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.” ― Edith Wharton “Appreciation is a wonderful thing. … Continue reading

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