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World Poetry Day

Moments There are moments that cry out to be fulfilled. Like, telling someone you love them. Or giving your money away, all of it. Your heart is beating, isn’t it? You’re not in chains, are you? There is nothing more … Continue reading

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Happy National Poetry Month!

Bless the notebook that I always carry in my pocket. And the pen. Bless the words with which I try to say what I see, think, or feel. With gratitude for the grace of the earth. The expected and the … Continue reading

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“Tonight I Can Write the Saddest Lines” by Pablo Neruda

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National Poetry Month: Sarah Kay’s The Type

It wouldn’t be NPM without me posting a poem here and there. I love Sarah Kay’s work and even posted her TED Talk about poetry a few years ago. While searching for poetry on YouTube (yes, you can find poetry … Continue reading

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let it go

let it go e.e. cummings let it go – the smashed word broken open vow or the oath cracked length wise – let it go it was sworn to go let them go – the truthful liars and the false … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

San Antonio by Naomi Shihab Nye Tonight I lingered over your name, the delicate assembly of vowels a voice inside my head. You were sleeping when I arrived. I stood by your bed and watched the sheets rise gently. I … Continue reading

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Podcasts for Bicycles by Nikki Giovanni

Podcasts for Bicycles   I loved before I understood; Love is a skill   I loved my Mother’s cool hands On my forehead   I loved the safety Of her arms I trusted Before I understood The word   Mommy … Continue reading

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Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Each year on Poem in Your Pocket Day, I find one poem to carry around with me all day. I usually end up carrying the poem around all year. I still have last year’s poem, E.E. Cumming’s “I Carry Your … Continue reading

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The Way of the World

The Way of the World Mary Oliver The chickens ate all the crickets. The foxes ate all the chickens. This morning a friend hauled his boat to shore and gave me the most wondrous fish. In its silver scales it … Continue reading

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Happy National Poetry Month!

Today marks the first day of National Poetry Month so I’m sharing my latest favorite poem with you. If You Forget Me I want you to know one thing. You know how this is: if I look at the crystal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tan to Tamarind

Tan to Tamarind: Poems about the color brown Written by: Malathi Michelle Iyengar Illustrated by: Jamel Akib Publisher:  Children’s Book Press Pub Date: January 2009 32 pages When I first read this book, I knew this would be the perfect … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon – Book Coveting Women Writers

Good morning. Right now the sun is shining and there’s not a cloud in the sky. With very little homework left to do, I plan on spending my day reading and writing posts. With so many books checked out from … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon:Book Coveting

This week has been a great week for books though horrible for reading. I was assigned Moby Dick to read this week and it nearly did me in. It’s a great book to read aloud from but with only a … Continue reading

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