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Summer Poetry Swap 2017-Growing Writing for Poetry Friday

 I’m participating in the Summer Poetry Swap that was created by Tabatha Yeatts. The end of June, a lovey poetry garden surprise arrived in the mail, from my poetry friend Linda Baie; along with additional swag. I’m sharing her accordion poem, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday and Fireflies

I’m welcoming summer in with a few of my favorite things, summer solstice, milkweeds, and fireflies! As soon as the fireflies were out I knew summer had begun. Hope you had a wonderful Solstice. Here’s another firefly haiku and one … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday and Fairies

JUNE FAIRIES June Fairies full of Sprite, never ever full of fright. Summer solstice very near, spinning magic that’s sincere. Heavy skies fade away, when the fairies come and play. Catch their view if you can, fireflies flicker out their … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Poems/Marching for Truth

I’m participating in Chicago’s TRUTH March this Saturday, and my thoughts have been filled with questions about Truth. Hence I’m sharing poems about Truth, and the front of my eco poster (back not done yet . . . ). The second poem … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Golden Shovel and Painting

I have a Golden Shovel poem for Poetry Friday. The poem was inspired by Maya Angelou’s Caged Bird. I used the second stanza lines from Maya Angelou’s poem to create my poem. I’m also including a portion of Caged Bird … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Mother’s Day-Mothers & Daughters

For Poetry Friday I’m sharing Poems about Mothers and Daughters for Mother’s Day. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS Mothers and daughters what ties them together? Building bonds as sensitive as a feather. Laughing and crying–sharing joy and sorrow, years passing too quickly … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday– Natures Voice & WIP

I went on another poem hunt and found the poet Karen An-Hwei Lee. My poem today is inspired by a poem of hers that I am sharing, and accompanies my WIP watercolor painting. Karen An-Hwei Lee’s poem follows below mine. You … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 30 & Thanks

I just received this beautiful book from Kathy Temean– She  recently featured it on her blog, Writing and Illustrating, Sharing Information About Writing and Illustrating for Children; it’s a treasure in words and art, many thanks Kathy!  For the last day of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo Nature

Speak for Nature Who will speak for nature? In spring when all is renewed, reborn, buds unfolding, magically coming to life, soil oozing over your shoes, filled with nutrients–All kinds of crawlers and creepers enriching our plants, robins calling back … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday & Women’s History Month

Can You Find Which Way is Up? Hey, yoo-hoo– Can you find which way is up? Works here, there, everywhere and won’t letup. Eh, I need an escape. Hmmm . . . A trip to the cape, a winter rendezvous­–me … Continue reading

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