Review: Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks

Happy Last Week of July! I know I'm not the only one who is simultaneously weirded out and unfazed by this strange passing of time. Since it is the last Monday of July though, it's time for a review of the collection of poems I read in honor of this month's Poet of the Month:... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 110-115

Slowly but surely everyone, slowly but surely. Day 110: Hamilton: welcometo our homes, our lives, our hearts.Sing out loud and proud. Day 111: Mimosa morningWill and Jeff blow up spaceshipsI'm home before dark. Day 112: Simon is sheddingwhite and grey fur is strewn hereand there without care. Day 113: I procrastinate--not from laziness but from... Continue Reading →

Haiku A Day: Days 104-109

Day 104: Has the Haiku Musediscarded and left me fora stronger poet? Day 105: Hard-backs, paper-backs,e-books, audiobooks, somany books on shelves. Day 106: I stare at emptypages and blank screens waitingfor creative prose. Day 107: I arrange itemson my desk and rearrange them, waiting for words. Day 108: Simon disrupts thetrashcan and my peace--now helooks... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 96-103

I hit 100 DAYS of haiku writing in this section! Ah! The thing is, that also means 100 days of this weird existence. Day 96: Summer stretches outI want to do so much thatits overwhelming. Day 97: My tomato plantthrives, grows taller, flowers. Greentomatoes appear. Day 98: Upon my suddenrediscovery of Simstime swiftly passes. Day... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 84-91

While I have not forgotten to write haikus, I have absolutely become lazy about posting haikus...but that's okay, because ultimately, they are for me, right? (Wow, commas GALORE.) Here is the first section of catch-up! Day 84: Simon glares at meduring attempts to move himout of my sleep spot. Day 85: Rejection is toughbut I... Continue Reading →

May Wrap-Up

Somehow it is more than halfway through June, I'm officially done teaching for the school year (what a WEIRD end to my first-year of teaching), and I am ready to play catch-up...starting with my wrap-up from last month! May was a busy month for reads: I read nine books I hadn't read before and two... Continue Reading →

Haiku a Day: Days 78-83

Day 78: Fact: Black lives matter. Speak up loud; know your privilege.Enough is enough. Day 79: Sword ferns branching outin groups, like an audiencefor the waterfall. Day 80: So what if all dayI watch Property Brotherson HGTV? Day 81: Overwhelming times.How does one slow down and breathe? Perhaps more reading. Day 82: Vanilla lattes:you are... Continue Reading →

Haiku A Day: Days 62-69

Haikus are still going strong even though I have not been posting them! Day 62: Zoom birthdays are weird. We should have been in Bend now. Thankful for my friends. Day 63: Grey days here againGloom settles around the houseTry to stay awake. Day 64: Lavender latteThe balm to my weary soulbright spot in the... Continue Reading →

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