Category: poetry

Mother Goose Daffodil Rhyme

I do love the fun of Mother Goose rhymes. Every Spring when a field of daffodils sprang up  behind our house in West Virginia, I envisioned daffodil ladies dancing about. Not so many daffodil fields in Texas, but …

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From Lizards to Headlights and Taillights

Many years ago one of my grandsons lived next door. He was home-schooled and sometimes I helped with his homework. Writing was his least favorite subject. Fast forward to his first year in college and he loves his …

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

April is National Poetry Month. All month Poets.org has provided opportunities 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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