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Poetry Friday–Poem Swap

Happy Poetry Friday! Today I’m celebrating summer with my Summer 2020 Poem Swap sent to me by Rebecca Herzog. I was delighted to receive this lovely, feel good poem and watercolor celebrating summer and sparkles–this helped me to remember it’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday-Summer Etheree’s

Happy Poetry Friday!   I’m having a summer play-day with this etheree poetry prompt given to us by the Poetry Princesses/Poetry Sisters. Laura Purdie Salas, one of the Poetry Sisters suggested using   #poetrypals as a hashtag. I took a few … Continue reading

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#Poetry Friday–James Baldwin

Happy Poetry Friday! It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have. Quote by James Baldwin I’ve been reading James Baldwin and my post comes from my thoughts circling around … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–RETHINKING THE 4th

  Happy Poetry Friday! I was in a quandary about this post as we approach the 4th of July weekend and its celebrations. My views on July 4th as independence day have changed. If we are as a country, as … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Father’s Day and Change

Happy Poetry Friday Happy Father’s Day to all Dad’s out there, and in our memories… And for June 19th, Juneteenth Sign a petition Visit nextgen america and sign their petition to have Juneteenth, “Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Black Fourth of … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Celebrating Nikki Grimes!

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m happy to be part of the Poetry Friday celebration of awarding winning author, poet, and artist Nikki Grimes! I’ve read a handful of Nikki’s 75 + books and have many more waiting for me. What comes … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Birthday bash and Cards…

bees are busy in  my backyard pollinating  between breezes…   Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to my Birthday Bash!  I’m Celebrating with some of my Summer Birthday Cards and Father’s Day Cards. Almost all are available from my online Etsy Shop. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–May: THESE BRAVE HANDS

      Happy Poetry Friday and Happy May! I’m sharing a poem that’s very new, and that I worked on over the last day or two. It’s  a prompt that Michelle Heidenrich Barnes gave us at her blog, Today’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Holidaze & Online Art Classes

Happy Poetry Friday!  Happy Passover!  Happy Easter! Well my #NaPoWriMo project has been eclipsed by many things… the major eclipse has been work–I’ve been preparing to teach two online classes that are starting the week of April 20th. I’ve made … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 4– Morning Bunny

  Taking a brake from my bird focus to bring you this lovely cottontail I saw on my walk this morning, still had part of his/her winter coat on too… OH BUNNY Oh bunny hiding between Spring greens, you’re no bird, but … Continue reading

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