Tag Archives: poetry

“Rest in Peace Mary”

Eloquent poet, Mary Oliver crossed January 17th.   Her poetry was simple, no flowery stanzas, just honest and penetrating….. I wish to share one here on my blog today…… Mary Oliver: “I Worried” I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, … Continue reading

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“Book Review~~Wolf Totem”

Let me begin by saying this epic tale is not one for faint of heart or stomach.   I tried to think of a word to describe the magnitude of terror, of blood bath, and struggled to convey the violence in … Continue reading

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“The Blackest of Days….The Whitest of Snows”

    Tomorrow,  the anniversary of one of the blackest days of my life……. I lost a grandbaby Steve’s father crossed And my dear friend told me she had been diagnosed with ALS……..it was like a sledgehammer had been flung … Continue reading

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“Yeats”

For WB Yeats…..born on this day, 1865 W.B. Yeats (1865–1939). The Wind Among the Reeds. 1899. The Song of Wandering Aengus I WENT out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a … Continue reading

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“That birds would sing and think it were not night” (In homage to William Shakespeare’s Birthday)

“That birds would sing and think it were not night” History tells of the birth and the death of Shakespeare on this day…. Perhaps the birds sang to rejoice in his first breath and sang again to mourn his last. … Continue reading

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“What my newest book is about” “You’re Never Too Old for Fairy Tales”

Many of my readers are probably surprised by my latest book.   They were expecting another non-fiction memoir, or similar genre. But this book has been my vision for quite some time.  It was written as a book to be enjoyed … Continue reading

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“Sea of Words” Robert Louis Stevenson

Today, I pay homage to Robert Louis Stevenson, born on this day in 1850. A sickly child, Robert learned to voyage from his bed at an early age. Like most writers, he faced more than demons of sickness in his … Continue reading

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