poetry

But Her Feet Show It

A couple of summers ago, to gain a few more credit hours (teachers have to do that), I took a class for reading and writing poetry. We learned about using various writing prompts to lead to poetry writing. One of my favorites was starting with someone else’s poem and then “answering” it. So for a […]

Time For A Poem Break

How to Write a Poem   Sit in the grass and watch the words play.   Hopscotch and Leapfrog, jumping to and fro and over each other.   London Bridge is falling down a word now caught in place put in jail throw away the key.   Or perhaps it is Red Rover Red Rover […]

Gone Camping

And so we go.  Dropping the Son off at surf camp is an excellent excuse to camp somewhere along the coast.  Because of Aged Cat at home and the promise of hot weather (to cause destruction to potted garden plants), we won’t stay more than a night or two…easier now with the teardrop. Until our […]

Chasing Poems

Chasing Poems They’re everywhere, these poems in the scent of strawberries mingled with onions as we cruise down a country road. They’re written on the scraps of paper that litter my kitchen counter half-written recipes and nameless phone numbers. They’re in the trees and bushes of my neighbor’s yard just beyond sight calling out in […]

In Honor of Gardens

For the weekend, I’m posting a couple of poems in honor of gardens and gardeners. Overheard “Oregano will take over; keep it in a pot,” whispered the insidious Mint. “Sage advice,” agreed Rosemary, “though you’re one to talk.” Basil threw in his two cents, “Parsley is very popular, and not in a hurry to seed […]