A Morning’s Adventure for Blackie Bird & His Family

Today NaPoWriMo asked us to write a poem that is a conversation. It sounded like a fun thing to do, but I didn’t have any time to sit down to my computer and create one.  However, thinking about the challenge brought back to my memory a story I did a couple years ago that focusesContinue reading “A Morning’s Adventure for Blackie Bird & His Family”

100-Word Challenge for Grownups # 134 – Blackbird Conversation

Julia is into birds this week on her 100-word story challenge. Here’s what she says: “I am very lucky to have a garden and even luckier that a variety of birds visit each day. At the moment we have 2/3 blackbirds who are really ruling the roost so to speak. They are beautiful song birdsContinue reading “100-Word Challenge for Grownups # 134 – Blackbird Conversation”

Poet on the Loose – 12/8/13 – anything goes

Welcome to the second installment of “Poet On The Loose” poetry writing challenge. This time around, anything goes: You can write a poem with meter and rhyme, a poem with rhyme but no meter, a poem with meter but no rhyme, or free verse. Take your pick – or try all of the forms. BasicsContinue reading “Poet on the Loose – 12/8/13 – anything goes”

NaPoWriMo – 2013 — Day 2 — The Pretty Kitty Tale

Well, I’m duly embarrassed because I’m still running a day behind. I missed yesterday’s poem, but I will definitely write two today. The one below is in response to Tuesday’s prompt to write “a poem that tells a lie.”  It’s more or less a tall kitty tale. The Tale of the Pretty Kitty Mary LouContinue reading “NaPoWriMo – 2013 — Day 2 — The Pretty Kitty Tale”

Tribute To An “Ordinary” Poet

My mother was a beautiful woman, inside and out.  She was kind, generous, gracious, and hospitable to everyone she come into contact with. She loved people, and she saw “specialness” in very ordinary people and very ordinary events in life.  Then she celebrated that “specialness” in poetry. Yes, my mother was a poet.  I don’tContinue reading “Tribute To An “Ordinary” Poet”