NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 2

Beach ViewBelow, an umbrella glows red as an exploding star and I am a voyeur to colored embers running out to a blue, blue yondertesting distance, then returning tomotherI am testing my wings flying above the frayaway from an imploding staraway from your blue darkness With thanks to artist Anjum Wasim Dar and Paul of … More NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 2


Dusty trunk of cracked leatherand crusty lock reveal Great-Gran’s long-forgotten cache of fine Chinese silks,bolts of vibrant threads that survived tempestuous seas and mud-sucking roadsbut Great-Gran vanished in the waves of flu, the silks packed away, tempting nibblesfor attic mice. Written for today’s dVerse prompt to include the word “nibble”. I decided to do an … More Reincarnation

Link Love

It’s been too long since I shared from my daily reading habit so I’m fixing that today. I gave myself a limit of six links, otherwise I’d never get it all posted! Five are poems I’ve saved to my Pinterest Poetry Board because they’re keepers and I want to read them over and over again. … More Link Love

Happy birthday, Patti

  “I come from a working-class family, and I’ve been working since I was 13, from babysitting to blueberry picking to factory work to bookstore work. And of course, being a mother and homemaker, the hardest work of all.” You are one of us. *** Photo credits left to right: Robert Mapplethorpe, Unknown photog, Phillip … More Happy birthday, Patti

3 Books, 3 Poets

The last three books of poetry I’ve read couldn’t be more different. Two of them, “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur and “Good Bones” by Maggie Smith, came to my attention on Twitter. Did you know there’s a vibrant poetry community on Twitter? Actually, there’s a vibrant writing community there. I’ve found some fantastic books, … More 3 Books, 3 Poets