31 May, 2016

The Porch Is Planted

May 31st, 2016|Tags: , , |

The porch is planted Lavender in the old pot Summer can begin {a haiku from yours truly}

1 Feb, 2016

The Gift of a Poetry Reading

February 1st, 2016|Tags: , , |

Yesterday I treated myself: I went to a poetry reading. Normally, I am loath to schlep up to the north side of the city on a Sunday afternoon, but it [...]

24 Nov, 2015

Winter Break In

November 24th, 2015|Tags: , |

We had a winter break in this past weekend. I know this is not the proper use of the English term "break in;" rather, it is a literal translation of [...]

5 Feb, 2015

Today and Tomorrow

February 5th, 2015|Tags: , |

Today is... ... the undulating blue of the mountains against the bright of the sky ... the dusting of snow on the summits ... the road swinging up the side [...]

24 Jun, 2013

Crows – a Haiku

June 24th, 2013|Tags: , |

Crows on parapet Ordinary enough, right? Except they don't move. Today is the Blogathon's Haiku Day, meaning you can try to your hand at this originally Japanese form of poetry, [...]

22 Nov, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , |

Ceramic turkey made by my daughter I was going to make a list of all the things I am thankful for, but there are simply too many, and I am, [...]

31 Oct, 2012

Poem: Trick or Treat by Nancy Price

October 31st, 2012|Tags: , |

Our jack o'lanterns last year Ted Kooser's weekly email column American Life in Poetry is my favorite way of getting a dose of poetry. Not only does his taste agree [...]

11 Jun, 2012

Literary Magazine Layout

June 11th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

The past few days I've become obsessed with creating a book in blurb, as I am handling the layout of the literary magazine my son's school is publishing. It's been [...]

25 May, 2012

Poem: Miracles by Walt Whitman

May 25th, 2012|Tags: |

I've been meaning to feature more poetry on my blog, so, since I'm awfully busy today, here's a favorite: Miracles by Walt Whitman Why, who makes much of a miracle? [...]

4 May, 2012

The Poetry Garage

May 4th, 2012|Tags: , |

We had been parking at the 201 West Madison Self Park in downtown Chicago for years, when all of a sudden, pretty much exactly a year ago, it turned into "The Poetry Garage." [...]

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