Category Archives: a poet’s blog

“Memories of Dad and my Misfits”

My dad tolerated his furry grandchildren. Those of you who read Birdsong, know he even took Snoopy into his home. He hemmed and hawed about my dogs, but he would give them pieces of table food in his kitchen……. Once, … Continue reading

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“They erased her life, but not her words” Remembering Anne Frank on her birthday

I have an unexplained connection to Anne Frank, ever since I was a little girl.   Last  night, while scanning through some obscure television channels, I happened upon “The Diary of Anne Frank.”   So, instead of the Tonys, I … Continue reading

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“Every Picture Does Indeed Tell a Story”

I took an art class yesterday, painting on silk.   There are lots of different methods of silk painting, each one quite unique and utilizing different paints and methods. An elderly woman sat next to me, we exchanged niceities and began … Continue reading

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“Euthanasia and our Hearts”

Think about this………where in your life, other than your home, have you revealed your heart the most……….. Hospital?…..Funeral Parlor? Think………..for me, it was the vet’s office.   Holding the head of someone I loved with all my heart as they … Continue reading

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“Why we need mementos”

I went to the cemetery today to visit my Uncle, who died before his nineteenth birthday at the Battle of the Bulge.   He is buried in a beautiful cemetery, but it is sparser now of little knickknacks and mementos … Continue reading

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“It’s a jungle out there……either kill or be eaten”……Used Book Sales

I love going to used book sales……libraries and private schools hold them annually or bi-annually to clear away the old stuff and make a little profit. But it is getting too dangerous…….Yes, dangerous…… It’s like Boston’s Filene’s Basement……if you are of … Continue reading

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“We adorn graves for “us” not them”

Last night, a cousin called.   I don’t keep in touch with family anymore.   When my husband handed me the phone and said it’ s your family……..I said………”Who died?” It wasn’t a death, though my ties to family have long … Continue reading

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