Tag Archive | poetry

June, Front Porches, and Missing Martians

“Gardening is the handiest excuse for being a philosopher.”–Ray Bradbury  (Dandelion Wine) I picked up a copy of Dandelion Wine the day I heard Ray Bradbury died.  How fitting he should leave us on a day early in June. I love Fahrenheit 451, and read it every ten or fifteen years to see how many…

FREE FOR FIVE DAYS ONLY

  Free is a great price! What do you get in Cat in Mouse? First, you get four short stories–short as in just a few pages, not 20+ pages. The stories all feature characters from the Seed Savers series. You don’t need to have read the novels to understand the stories. In fact, this is […]

June Haiku and Other Stuff

Roses shout at the passers-by; announcing that summer has arrived And now for the “other stuff.” First, in honor of summer’s imminent arrival here in the cool and cloudy Pacific Northwest: Yahoo!!!! Okay, enough of that. I need to get outside soon and lay some soaker hoses in the garden before everything grows too much.. […]

Seed Savers: Heirloom, Sneak Peek

  Excerpt from Heirloom, book three in Seed Savers Series Clare didn’t know how she could stay indoors on a day like today—sixty-five degrees, sunny and warm. And yet she couldn’t think of anything more to do outside. After she got home from school, she let the chickens wander while she pulled weeds from Marissa’s […]

Spring

Spring Poem I need a poem for spring I check my chapbook—the one I wrote two years ago. I look under my bed; wander through the house, searching. And through each window the rising sun peeks. It’s out there—I know it—spring. Pungent daffodils such bright yellow you expect them to rub off on your hands […]

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 […]