Category: Poetry

After the Rain, I Hear Flowers (a poem)

After the Rain, I Hear Flowers (a poem)

…about mindfulness, and flowers, and tasting life…

Poem: Writer’s Block

Poem: Writer’s Block

A whimsical poem about writer’s block and an elusive paragraph.

For Dad…National Poetry Month

For Dad…National Poetry Month

I’m not on the recommended pace to write a poem each day this month to participate in National Poetry Month, but this one happened in about 30 seconds. There will never be another muse like my Dad. He was a remarkable, wonderful, loving, accepting, listening […]

Time Travel in the Produce Section (a poem)

Time Travel in the Produce Section (a poem)

A vignette in the produce section inspired a poem about dads and daughters.

poem: what if every day was new year’s day?

poem: what if every day was new year’s day?

A clarion call for mindfulness: what if every day was new year’s day?

Random Thankful Lists

Random Thankful Lists

From cats who cradle to cast iron to the wisdom of children and wildlife, I have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Heart-Theater, an Elegy

Heart-Theater, an Elegy

An elegy for three, from the one remaining. They live in my heart-theater, their voices all trumpets and whispers and hugs.

Haiku: Summer Reminiscence

Haiku: Summer Reminiscence

Summer memories and haiku.

Mountain Sunset Haiku and “Enviation”

Mountain Sunset Haiku and “Enviation”

I’d like to be on that porch at Little House in the Rockies, looking at that sunset, feeling the mountain air, shivering just a little.

An Early, Bitter Tanshi from a Most Cheerful Girl

An Early, Bitter Tanshi from a Most Cheerful Girl

Bitter over a teenage breakup, I wrote a tiny little poem, a tanshi. It has always stuck with me; it’s so bitter and melodramatic that it makes me laugh.

I didn’t know you, Anthony Bourdain.

I didn’t know you, Anthony Bourdain.

For people like me, there’s a sense of loss from the abrupt ending of Anthony Bourdain’s huge contribution to the canons of travel, food and cultural understanding, and a reluctant but absolutely unavoidable comparison to our own unwelcome experiences with the savage, raw, rollercoaster aftermath of suicide.

A Mother’s Poem on Mothers’ Day

A Mother’s Poem on Mothers’ Day

A poem from the heart on Mothers’ Day about the incredible blessing of having a kid.

Spring is Calling

Spring is Calling

A humble little poem welcoming spring’s call.

Haiku: A Room of Her Own

Haiku: A Room of Her Own

This artist’s studio, a room preserved as it was at one time at the Museum of Montmartre in Paris, inspires me. I knew when I first saw it that I wanted a room like this. a room of her own (where the self can be […]

National Haiku Writing Month (#NaHaiWriMo) and the 5-7-5 Controversy

National Haiku Writing Month (#NaHaiWriMo) and the 5-7-5 Controversy

Like a woman who wears an inappropriate dress to a party but feels like a million bucks in it, I think I’ll just write haiku my way,

St. Francis Prayer of Peace for a World That Needs It

St. Francis Prayer of Peace for a World That Needs It

Hello world, friends, family and neighbors: I wish you peace, love, happiness, serenity, interesting hobbies, low blood pressure and job security. I’m not Catholic but I have a spiritual crush on St. Francis – how can you not love the patron saint of animals???!!! I ran […]


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