This month, our theme is ocean creatures. For example, write a short poem about your favorite crustacean, cephalopod (octopus or squid), or cetacean; (whale, porpoise or dolphin). Teach us something new about the creature. What is unique about it? How it is particularly suited to aquatic life? G Rated please. Poet’s choice for the poetic […]Read more
0 Days Left of Ice Fishing
Lake Mendota as seen from my bicycle. Spring LakeIce fishing houses gonefirst dark patcheson grainy icegive way to movementwebbed mallard feetthrough open waters –Rebecca Cuningham, March 25, 2023 0 días mas para pescar por el hielo El lago Mendota como lo vi por bicicleta. Lago en primaveraQuitaron las casitas de pescar por el hieloprimeros lugares […]Read more
March 2023 Poetry Challenge: Women We Admire
This March poetry challenge I learned about what is possible in one short poem. I set the challenge goal for free verse poetry of fewer than 40 words. That proved to be too limited a space to describe a phenomenal woman! Congratulations to the three poets who were extra concise. Five fabulous poems celebrating women; […]Read more
March 8; International Women’s Day. No more.
Susan Schaefer is a journalist and poet. I’ve been lucky enough to know this dynamic, intellectual woman since she and my dad were colleagues when I was a teenager. I was flattered when she followed my website. I smiled for a week when she joined the December poetry challenge. Susan Schaefer is gracing our site […]Read more
March 2023 Poetry Challenge
In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, let’s write a poem about a woman we admire. (Thanks to Devang for suggesting this theme!) She can be a heroine from daily life; mother, spouse, friend or family. She can be someone whose work we’ve admired from afar. You can choose someone who’s passed […]Read more
Celebrating 5 Years!
Thank you to all four dozen readers 😉 for making these five years blogging fabulously fun! I feel a real sense of community and am grateful to have met you. (En español bajo la foto de las orquídeas) Heartfelt appreciation to my biggest promoter; Trina who brought us 400 visitors in a year! Many thanks […]Read more