Tag: poetry

Do April showers bring May flowers?

It wouldn’t be right to blog in April without referencing the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” The phrase probably came from the General Prologue found in The Canterbury Tales: “Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote… Read More

Columbus Day-More than you may want to know

On this day in 1492, one of the sailors on the Pinta sighted land, an island in the Bahamas, after 10 weeks of sailing from Palos, Spain, with the Santa María, the Pinta, and the Niña. The Italian… Read More

Spellcheckers and Pullet Surprise Work

I ran across this poetic reminder not to rely on your spellchecker and had to share. The poem’s 225 words are faulty, although all are correctly spelled. The work is more than an exercise in homophonous humor. It’s a… Read More

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH, who knew?

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