Tag Archives: Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

Poetry Friday–Mother’s Day– Poems from “The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016”

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Mother’s Day. I have the pleasure today of featuring a rich and varied collection of poems from Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2016, Poems for Our Mothers. This is Michelle’s second poetry … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Lee Bennett Hopkins Birthday Bash! and #NaPoWriMo day 13

  A Celebration of Jubilation of Historical Consideration! With Bookish Balloons and Wild Wacky Words, Marvelous Metaphors and Scrumptious  Similes! Stir them Shake them Stick them In a Pan Dim the Lights Drum Roll  Please… It’s  A Birthday Bash for … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Golden Shovel/Speak Out

I’m taken by the high school students continued activism, walk-outs, and marching that are happening here in the U.S. My poems for Poetry Friday this week come from these thoughts. This first poem is from the prompt that Michelle Heidenrich … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Life and Flowers

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in-between and so are the seasons. Winter still is holding on, but signs of green spring are pushing through the softened earth. So I’m sharing an in-between WIP painting, poem about life and flowers, and a … Continue reading

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“Ode to Spring Soil” at Today’s Little Ditty

ODE TO SPRING SOIL You feel soft and squishy, as her shoes ooze over with clumps of your midnight mix. Your earthy scent magnifies, as she moves toward you. Swish, her foot slips and she sloshes down, sliding to the … Continue reading

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“Today’s Little Ditty 2014-2015” Poetry Anthology Available on Amazon

Check out Today’s Little Ditty Blog by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, “The Best of Today’s Little Ditty 2014-2015” Poetry Anthology is officially out, and available on Amazon. Read all about it here: https://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/…/five-for-friday-best… So proud to have a poem in the book and … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal: The Best of TLD, 2014-2015 New Poetry Anthology

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes is doing a cover reveal for her forth coming poetry anthology, “The Best of Today’s Little Ditty,” that features my cover art. Sending my heartfelt thanks to Michelle Heidenrich Barnes, for the richly written and illustrated feature on … Continue reading

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Art study & poem, Madame de Pompadour featured on Today’s Little Ditty

My poem “Madame de Pompadour” is featured today on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes Blog, Today’s Little Ditty: http:// http://www.michellebarnes.blogspot.com My study, L’Amour, is a tribute to Madame de Pompadour, who was a great patron of the arts, and also engraved this drawing!

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My poem “Unpretentious Pencil” featured on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes blog, Today’s Little Ditty

UNPRETENTIOUS PENCIL Pencils peering out waiting patiently for their purpose, or a person’s poppycock to not so pleasingly pour out… But wait there’s more, those indescribable words winding off their points, even poppycock might please an unpretentious pencil. And still … Continue reading

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‪#‎Inktober‬ day 26, sketch with a bit of color to accompany a limerick, “Mystified Mango”

Mystified Mango A fruity girl from Chicago Loved mango, though not to swallow. But sweet as she’d be He wouldn’t love she Mango rolled over to Margo! The Chicago girl wouldn’t give up She thought neglect might fill his cup, … Continue reading

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