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)

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a quick thought / question

Hello Bloginistas! It's time for some silly Wordplay: If one writes a poem against this great government of ours, that is outside the protection from the 1st Amendment, could it be called "Poetreason"? OR, if one writes a poem trying to argue a point to an irrational person (or to try to get a child … Continue reading a quick thought / question

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

“Bellfounding” (and Happy National Poetry Month!)

Hello Hello Hello Bloginistas! I wrote this poem some time ago after having an argument with my partner and wanted to share it with you. It is written in iambic pentameter blank verse, for those of you "form nerds" out there. Enjoy! 😀 Oh and by the way, HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2015 (which is … Continue reading “Bellfounding” (and Happy National Poetry Month!)

“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