This weekend was Mother's Day. My Husband left to attend a christening and to spend Mother's Day with his mother. I applaud this, I encouraged him to go. He is glad he went, I am glad he went. My lovely girls called from all corners of the world, Gracie from Berlin, Laura from New Orleans … Continue reading It’s Complicated, A POEM
The other day a sixth grade student asked me what my favorite book was when I was her age, she was looking for a recommendation. This question stopped me dead. I couldn't think. I didn't know. How crazy is that? Here is what was happening inside my head... There were SO MANY books I have … Continue reading What to Recommend?
Poem number..... Well hey! I don't have to number them any more! A poem for the heck of it! The prompt "Bubble." I could not resist. Summer Wonders I close my eyes and hear Summer sounds, Boats, Float planes. Children laughing. Dogs barking, Birds. Coming from the field, A ball hits the bat, "Ping" … Continue reading Wonder. A Poem.
We just wrapped up state testing here - Because I am a certified teacher, I had to administer make up exams and finish up with those students who needed extra time. (In Alaska state tests are not timed.) I had to sign pages and pages of testing agreements. Promising to observe all the rules. I … Continue reading What Tests Tell
Last poem for my (self imposed) poetry challenge. Poem #30. Prompt: Astonish.... You would think I could find a way to use it, but did not. *oh well* The house quiets, I take one last Look Out of the Window. I pause. Golden light Explodes and Burns From behind Mountains. A fiery kind of … Continue reading Poem #30
29th poem in the month of April. Prompt: Tantrum. We put on music And cleaned the house. Placed tulips in the vase Open a good Bottle of red. Set the table With our best Open the door And invite Guests in. Sitting on the deck, Sipping Gin and tonics, Watching the waves And boats The … Continue reading Poem #29
28th poem in the month of April. The prompt.... "rivulet." The soil has The most lovely smell. Rich, dense, loamy. I gently place the tender leafed start Into a nest of Loose earth, Tuck it in well. I Finish with A sprinkle of water That beads And runs Rivulets Until slowly, slowly, the fertile … Continue reading Poem #28
A poem a day in April! This is my 27th poem. Ever. A Notable achievement if I don't say so myself. (Do you see the prompt there?) It is a lovely afternoon We promise the dog To go for walk And find ourselves On the docks. The docks A favorite place For a sunny walk … Continue reading Poem #27
As I continue writing a poem a day in April, I am extra observant of my surroundings, sights, sounds, textures, careful to avoid any curs lurking about. (Did you see what I did there - snuck in the WORST prompt word ever...) Last night was a special dinner. My youngest daughter who was here off … Continue reading Poem #26