My New Favorite Poet – In Memoriam: C.D. Wright (1949–2016)

Greetings Bloginistas... My New Favorite poet is C.D. Wright, who passed away yesterday, in the morning. I knew of her, but had not read too much of her work. After reading about her death, I then delved into reading about her, and, in turn, her amazing verse. Sadly, the death of an artist often lends … Continue reading My New Favorite Poet – In Memoriam: C.D. Wright (1949–2016)

Advertisements

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Ned Balbo

Dearest Bloginistas, My latest new favorite poet is Ned Balbo. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 533) reminds me very much of my childhood vacations with a person whose name I shall not mention to "protect the innocent" :D. Let's just say she (and her "accomplice", who taught her, Artful Dodger-style, in … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Ned Balbo

i’ve been away, but don’t dismay!

Hello My Precious Bloginistas! I wanted to post really quickly because I realize it's been a fair amount of time since my last post (about three months, 15 days...YIKES, more than just "a fair amount of time", really!). I wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten, some life events just got in the … Continue reading i’ve been away, but don’t dismay!

a little “share” so you won’t despair

Greetings my lovely Bloginistas! I have felt a bit overwhelmed and depressed today (not the LEAST bit unusual for me, Cancerian that I am 😉 ) and when I need a boost, I read this poem. I "hope" (no pun intended) that it brings you the same feelings! “Hope” is the thing with feathers - … Continue reading a little “share” so you won’t despair

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Kathleen Aguero

My latest new favorite poet is Kathleen Aguero. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 517) was one of the poems (based upon personal experience) that punched me, hard, in my emotional stomach. It's just beautiful, and actually quite comforting, to think that those who left us are now in a place of … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Kathleen Aguero

My Latest New Favorite Poet: James Weldon Johnson

Greetings Bloginistas! Here's a quick post of a gorgeous poem by someone I had not yet heard of (a truly "New Favorite Poet" for ME, anyway) until reading this poem posted by one of my fave Bloginistas, Biblioklept. "LIFE" Out of the infinite sea of eternity To climb, and for an instant stand Upon an … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: James Weldon Johnson

My Latest New Favorite Poet: David Livewell

My latest new favorite poet is David Livewell. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 527) does an excellent job of writing an eloquent memoir for those individuals that so many take for granted (or ignore altogether, which turns my stomach, frankly). I always make it a point to remember that in this … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: David Livewell

“Flirtation” by Rita Dove

Greetings Bloginistas! Here's a quick post of a gorgeous poem by one of the modern queens of poetry (and a personal idol), Rita Dove. "Flirtation" After all, there’s no need to say anything at first. An orange, peeled and quartered, flares like a tulip on a wedgewood plate Anything can happen. Outside the sun has … Continue reading “Flirtation” by Rita Dove

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Robert Hedin

My latest new favorite poet is Robert Hedin. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 519) does an amazing job of combining history, everyday life, and the disparate ways we all deal with grief. A juggling act, to be sure, handled with perfect precision by Mr. Hedin. "Raising the Titanic" I spent the … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Robert Hedin

A Love Letter To Charles Bukowski

Dear Charles, I have written about you only once here, and that was a re-blog, and so I felt that I wanted, nay, NEEDED, to post directly to you, my inspiration, you who leaves me awe-struck, every time I read your words. There are so many things that I could say, so many quotes that … Continue reading A Love Letter To Charles Bukowski