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Poetry Friday–Bells đź”” đź”” đź”” & New Years Eve!

đź”” đź”” đź”” HAPPY POETRY FRIDAY! đź”” đź”” đź”” đź”” đź”” HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE! đź”” đź”” Let’s ring out the old year and ring in the new with lots of bells, and whistles, noise-makers, and lots of poetry too. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Winter Poem Swap & Solstice

Happy Poetry Friday! I received this lovely light filled package of poetry and gifts from my poet friend Carol Varsalona this last week. You wouldn’t know we were both running short on time from the treasures that were exchanged, and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Tent Parks…

Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been thinking about folks living inside these Tents as they’ve been appearing around Chicago… RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSE… As cold creeps in I’ve thought more and more about folks in my neighborhood Tent Park. They popped … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Swifts

Happy Poetry Friday!Happy October, #Birdtober, & #Inktober! Alas, so many opportunities to fill October with… Inking and painting and writing poems about birds…Catching a few glimpses of our migrating feathered friends.I’m looking forward to fitting in a few on Poetry … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday— Bird’s Feeding–Native Chicagoan’s…

Happy Poetry Friday! Last week the new named Poetry Group, the Inklings, including Margaret Simon, Catherine Flynn, Linda Mitchell, Heidi Mordhorst, Molly Hogan, and Mary Lee Hahn, challenged themselves to write ghazal’s for their monthly prompt. Well, I’ve written at … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Hanukkah

HANUKKAH YOU’RE  HERE… Hanukkah, your haloing glow creeps up on us each year… Sometimes early, sometimes late sometimes just right. You follow moon’s lunar calendar– But, most of us work-crazed creaturesfollow work-crazed Gregorian calendars. Here you are again early in … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year, New Light, New Activism…

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to 2020… I’ve been thinking about light, change, children, and students, perhaps together they’ll move us in a positive global direction… I have two poems and a bit of music to accompany my pondering thoughts… A … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Inktober & Halloween Cards

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a dual focus today… First I’m participating in #Inktober2019, and along with the ink drawing I’m writing short poems–mostly haikus. I’m also attempting this year to follow Jake Parker’s prompts, (the originator of Inktober … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–Trees…

Happy Poetry Friday!  We are celebrating Trees this week, from a call for tree themed poetry from fellow poet, lover of nature, and blogger Christie Wyman. Christie is also hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Wondering and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Heavy Heart

My gosh what a week… My head has been in a whirl from the two mass shootings of last week in Ohio and Texas–My heart heavy, and frustration for change constant. Then we all heard of the passing of Toni … Continue reading

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