Tag Archives: Irene Latham

2023 Progressive Poem Finale!

“Write me a story that ends with sudden clarity.” Mary Lee suggested… As we began our 2023 Progressive Poem. So here we are at the closing of National Poetry Month and the closing of our Progressive Poem, that originated a … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Sky Nesting and Thanks!

Happy Poetry Friday, Happy Poetry Month, and Happy Sky Nestings SPRING RITUAL Birds are building nests everywhere… Sparrows, Robins, Cardinals, and high above a pair of Cooper’s Hawkscontemplate their next move… Eh eh commence spring nest building look up into … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–NPM Gray Catbird

Happy NPM and Poetry Friday! Have you been following the Progressive Poem, originally started by Irene Latham, and hosted now by Margaret Simon. Each day throughout April a poet is adding their own unique line, or borrowed line to a group … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Found Poem-Eavesdropping prompt…

Happy Poetry Friday! My poem today is inspired by the poetry prompt offered to us by the Poetry Sisters. They challenged us to write a poem from eavesdropping on another conversation. We were provided with some wonderful examples, and a … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Common Yellowthroat & Rail

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m sharing two poems that I worked on this week from the #Birdtober challenge, along with some art to accompany them. The Lady Yellowthroat above is brand new and for #Inktober. I’ve been posting any #Birdtober and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Nests

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating nests this week physical and metaphorical. I also want to give a shoutout to Author and Poet Irene Latham for her superb chockfull of poetry revision offerings from the workshop she gave this past Monday, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday—Mother’s Day

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m celebrating Mother’s Day with poems and art! BLUEBELLS FOR MOTHER’S DAY For Mother’s Day I give to youpretty periwinkle bluebells,with music velvety as lambs earsto soften away days discord,and floppy large leavesspreading out like arms embracing … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Progressive Poem & Poem in the style of Linda Hogan

Happy Poetry Friday and Welcome to the last stop for the Progressive Poem 2021 Our Progressive Poem began with author/poet Irene Latham and as of last year, the poem baton has been passed on to Margaret Simon at her blog … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Winter Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday I’m sharing a Winter Poem Swap gift and poem, from the collage artist extraordinaire Linda Mitchell. Linda has grown a garden for me chock full of words and nested in a collaged seed packet; a collaged bookmark–complete … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Blueness

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a short post, sharing some Blue Chicago art and poetry both available in my Etsy Shop, and for any local Chicago friends at the Evanston Art Center’s Winter EXPO 2020 Show–open through 12-20-20. Early … Continue reading

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