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

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Blessed Beltane (or May Day, if you prefer) Everyone!

I just wanted to run a quick post to wish everyone a very, very Happy Beltane. Here is the Wikipedia entry for Beltane, "Read More About It"! 😉 Blessed Be! Jamy 😀

“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

“Mondrian”

Hello Sweet Bloginistas! I was recently looking at some of my favorite artists and came across this image: I decided to write a poem that distilled my impression of his work into poetry the same way that he distilled the world down to squares of primary color. Enjoy! 😀 Mondrian MECHANICAL GRIDS, STAINED-GLASS SQUARES, APPEARING … Continue reading “Mondrian”

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

Happy Ostara!

I wanted to post a quick thought to all my lovely Bloginistas, wishing you all a WONDERFUL first day of Spring! If you are Wiccan, then Happy Ostara and may all of your rituals be fruitful and successful. Here is a great article on what it means, and the things it represents: Spring Equinox 2015: … Continue reading Happy Ostara!

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

My Latest New Favorite Poet: Don Welch

My latest new favorite poet is Don Welch. The below poem (from American Life in Poetry: Column 514) is a lovely example of the kindness of strangers who don't give their actions a second thought. "Shuffling Out Toward Morning" After an hour in the infusion lab, Taxol dripping into her, fighting her cancer; after sitting … Continue reading My Latest New Favorite Poet: Don Welch

A quick shout-out to a fabulous blog, “Dispatch From LA”

I wanted to expose you, my lovely Bloginistas, to a cool blog by an artist, Mary Ann Moss. She's an artist and fellow Angeleno whose "digital notebook" is definitely (if you love Art, Travel, and Writing, as I do) for you! Her blog is: Dispatch From LA and you'll find great things there. I especially … Continue reading A quick shout-out to a fabulous blog, “Dispatch From LA”