Happy Monday world! Today is International Women’s Day. Inter-national. So here’s to women all over the world, cheers 🥂. Sadly, a lot of women don’t have the luxury of “celebrating” #IWD2021; many do not have the privilege of internet access to participate much less promote. Let us remember those women. 🙏🏼 I visited the IWD … Continue reading IWD (Inter-national)
In the Storm (#NPM ) Firstly, my condolences to all those affected by Saturday’s hellish tornadoes. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Many of my fondest early memories [as well as imaginative ideas] were born in Houston county among the pine trees and red dirt, particularly a tiny community called Weches. Some of you … Continue reading In the Storm (April is National Poetry Month)
Is that a lame title? I can’t help help it, it made me laugh. If you could hear the fella in my head you’d laugh too — or not. Anywho… It was a lovely long weekend but now I am back. You wanna see some pictures? Okay. Starting tomorrow I will be posting A Poem … Continue reading We Got Goals – It’s National Poetry Month Baby!
Wishing you all a blessed remembrance and a wonderful Good Friday!!
Mark your calendars and your books because… [drum roll] April is National Poetry Month! Last years celebration was fun and I already have several hundred in mind for this year. If you have one you’d like to share or see dissected let me know. Dead or alive – no poet is off limits. … Continue reading Mark Your Books (April is National Poetry Month)
April 30th is the last day of National Poetry Month and a fitting time to share Sara Teasdale’s I love You wouldn’t you agree? Sara Teasdale is said to be the first to receive the Pulitzer Prize Award for Poetry. She is known for her simplicity and (like too many others) her self-inflicted demise. I … Continue reading The End of National Poetry Month (For Now)
Yoo-hoo. It is still National Poetry Month and today I am highlighting Shel Silverstein. I rarely think of Mr. Silverstein without remembering Johnny Cash and that delightfully ridiculous song A Boy Named Sue. He (Silverstein) wrote a lot of nonsensical poetry/lyrics but like all humans he was multifaceted. His writing ranged from silly to somber … Continue reading Yoo-hoo It is Still National Poetry Month
I went in search of a poet I knew nothing of [which is a ridiculously simple task for me] and pushed past my usual likes. To my surprise I liked this. John Davidson was born at Barrhead, Renfrewshire, in 1857 and died by his own hand in 1909. A BALLAD OF HELL ‘A … Continue reading National Poetry Month & Expanding My Horizons
I thought a lot about yesterday’s post; about the disciples and about believing and courage. And I remembered a poem written decades ago. I do not claim to be bold and my beliefs have (more than once) been shaken. I am not holy, hell I am not even considered a good Christian by many standards. … Continue reading Fearless ( Pondering & #NPM )
And a friendly reminder, April is National Poetry Month #NPM