bilingual, Nature, writing

October Poetry Challenge/Reto poetico de octubre

Time for the Monthly Fake Flamenco poetry challenge! This October we will write a haiku. (información en español abajo) This poetry form originates in Japan, but it is practiced the world over. It is composed of three lines: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. The theme is something that fascinates you in nature; an experience, […]

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Texas, writing

Throwback Thursday: The Austin Years

I went to school in Austin, Texas. That was the city where I met a man from the Bay Area who changed my life. October 1st is when we celebrate the anniversary of our first date. Evan selected the locations for our outing and lunch. If he was trying to impress me, he succeeded. I’ve […]

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blogging, writing

Celebrating My 300th Post!

This milestone is 30 months in the making! In the last nine months I’ve blogged every three days. That is a good rhythm for me. To celebrate I’ve written a silly poem about Fake Flamenco. Fake Flamenco Free as a worda squeaky cheese curdSpanish sound for vowelsflamingo pink fowlsDancin’ flamencoyes don’t you say noclap with […]

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blogging, writing

Great Poem I Read this Weekend

The second ¡Olé! award goes to….drum roll please…. Mango Musings for “Deep Flight”. Click on the poem name to see the post. I like how the poem builds, using creative imagery to give the words power and substance. My favorite line is, “Heed tales told by your soles,” which makes us think of “souls” as […]

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