New Mexico Nights

Yet ANOTHER poem in the stash I came across! Photo by Roberto Nickson on Pexels.com New Mexico Nights Summer nights Hot under a Bright New Mexico moon. Adults laugh Sip Cherry Wine Homemade Under the tree. Neighborhood roaming Toad catching Tree climbing Cousins. Those New Mexico Cousins Rough and tumble T-shirts. Farmers tans Friendly Fun.

It’s Been Fun!

Throwing this out there! Recess Duty in the Rain Every year our Union holds a retirement dinner for those teachers who have come to the end of their career. !We dress up. Bands play. Honors are given. Occasionally people are good naturedly roasted. It is ONE BIG PARTY that I look forward to every year. … Continue reading It’s Been Fun!

Goose Chase

Photo by Anna Shvets on Pexels.com Like all families, we have had some inconveniences and disappointments due to Covid, however, unlike over 350,000 thousand American families, we have not experienced the unimaginable heartbreak that a death due to the Coronavirus brings.  I know the isolation has been devastating to those who are social, to kids, … Continue reading Goose Chase

The Library is Closed

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Pexels.com Two weeks before school started, two weeks before the School Board mandated "Open as usual. 100% capacity. Full time," I was told that in an effort to keep class sizes down, I was being moved out of the library and into a middle school teaching block and that the … Continue reading The Library is Closed

Single Drop

It is poetry month and I was committed to write a poem -a-day.  But, darn it, life happened.  I have had to settle with reading poetry and trying to weave a poetic line or two into academic writing.  So I prime my pen, get back to the thing. Today the prompt is drop: Those April … Continue reading Single Drop

April Poetry

I set a challenge to write a poem a day, because it is April, because it is Poetry month - and so far have been*OK* about meeting that challenge.  Why do the mornings go too fast for me to finish a poem, why does my husband talk to me at just the wrong time?  Anyway, … Continue reading April Poetry

Reading Respite

Halfway through Poetry Month.  Looking back, I can tell poems that were a chore... rushed to meet some self-imposed participation deadline, and the ones that easily came to me.  All in All, it is great fun to explore poetry! While that cyclone Called LIFE whirls Outside these doors, My bright little library Filled with cheerful … Continue reading Reading Respite

Poem for a Friend

The prompt word today in Perspicacious.  I had to look it up, and realized that while it is a *fun* word, it is not pretty enough for a poem.  In case you don't know what it means, this Poem is the definition: Perspicacious: A Poem That friend who Makes you laugh, Makes you think, Makes … Continue reading Poem for a Friend

The Circle Game….

Here is getting a poem in *just* under the wire. There is this cycle, This carnival, This wheel In life - In families - In careers - In home and hearth - And you never *Really* Know where you are, On that Merry-go-round Brilliant and shining, You never know. Not until you -Look Back - … Continue reading The Circle Game….

Spring Time Catch Up

This feels like a bit of a cheat, and I suppose it actually is.  I was DETERMINED to write a poem a day in April.  I started off OK, but then this weekend happened.  This weekend when I should have had plenty of time to write and instead I found Every. Minute. Full. From Quilting … Continue reading Spring Time Catch Up