Category: poetry

My choice for April Poetry Month. What’s yours?

April is National Poetry Month. All month has provided opportunites and activities to celebrate poetry and poets. I couldn’t let the celebration pass without posting one of my favorite poems about a realio, trulio, little pet dragon… Read More

One Word Wednesday – MOON

Last Monday night moonbeams from the full moon lit up our little mountain top. The sky was dark, but the snow on the ground glistened. I guess that’s why the Native Americans named it The Snow Moon. Read more about… Read More

Poem in MY Pocket Today…

Poetry plays a huge part of the romantic journey my husband and I travel, especially the poetry of Elizabeth and Robert Browning. You’ll find the words from the Browning’s poems not only in our pockets but other places too. Around our garden, on stepping… Read More

PIYP Day is April 26th…Are you ready?

On April 26th, schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues will ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets on PIYP day or Poem in Your Pocket  Day. The idea is simple: • Select a poem… Read More


April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. I didn’t know. Did you? Seems back in 1996 the Academy of American Poet established the tradition to highlight American poets and encourage people about the pleasure of reading poetry. It’s all explained on… Read More

It’s FRIDAY FREE DAY – Being a PURPLE COW writer

Friday blog days will be silly or stream of consciousness or who knows what will strike my fancy. The idea comes from the years I taught elementary school physical education classes. Great job compared to my years of teaching reading and language arts… Read More