A Storm Rolling In

All I could see as the storm rolled in was the darkened sky and the wind moving the leaves of the trees — green shifting through an entire spectrum of its shades.  I watched, leaning back in my chair, tucked safely under the awning.  I suppose lightning could still strike me — but the storm wasn’t […]

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A View from my Balcony

Now that the weather is reaching that spring-time sweet spot of partially cloudy-to-sunny and cool without being cold, I would like to enjoy the outdoors a bit more from my balcony.  Thus, a cleaning has been prompted. I step out onto the small balcony of my apartment, big enough to hold two lawn chairs and […]

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#NPM: Doodling & Writing

I must confess something to you all.  I am a writer, that much has been clear for awhile, but what you might not know is that I am also a doodler.  Today I was reminded of that when I saw an infograpic and brief piece about “What Doodling Says About Your Personality Type.”  Much like […]

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#NPM: A Monday Twitter Chat

I am doing well with writing poetry every day.  In fact, sometimes I even manage more than one poem — though of course more are in my notebook than on this blog.  Today’s poem I am posting serves as both a slice of life (since it is Tuesday) and a found poem inspired by last […]

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#NPM: The Reminder

While I did not publish a poem yesterday, I actually ended up writing two different poems in my notebook — I did share them with my writing group at least.  Today’s poem was written in response to this post by Allison Marchetti.  She invites her students to read and write their own version of rituals […]

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#NPM: The Raven’s Joke

This month my blog writing will be (mostly) dedicated to poetry.  While birds are common in poetry, it always seems like they get categorized as beautiful song birds or ominous corvids.  I played around with that in today’s poem, which came to me while I was walking my dog this morning.  Poem 1/30 The Raven’s […]

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