Category Archives: Poetry

Fall & Winter Verse

It seems like a poetry kind of day. Poetry. Thoughts that travel from the head through the heart and out through the fingers to become words on paper.

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Autumn – a poetic tribute

Autumn is a favorite season for many people – it certainly is for me. Many clear and sunny days, a sharpness in the air, beautiful trees, the final bounty from our gardens. Then there is Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. Autumn … Continue reading

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Romance – Poems and Songs

An oldie but goodie. Enjoy! In honor of my wedding anniversary (53 years ago, but who is counting?) Of course, I was divorced long ago and, even if I had not divorced, my ex-husband is no longer alive, so this … Continue reading

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My favorite poems

They are varied in topic, mood and complexity, spanning the centuries and my exposure to poets and poetry at various times in my life, and with various people. We read poetry aloud in my home when I was a child, … Continue reading

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Today’s poem (and social commentary)

From the poem by W.B.  Yeats, “The Second Coming”. “Turning and turning in the widening gyre    The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is … Continue reading

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Today in history: Paul Revere’s ride

First of all, the historical truth. Tara Ross On this day in 1775, Paul Revere makes his famous ride. I am so sorry to tell you that he did not really yell “the British are coming!” as he rode. But … Continue reading

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Is Spring really here?

Repeat post from last year, changed slightly. The day my forsythia begins to bloom is my sign that spring has actually begun, and that happened just a few days ago. Even though I noticed that my daffs and tulips are … Continue reading

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Where bluebonnets grow …

“This is the only place on Earth bluebonnets grow, and once a year they come an’ go at this old house here by the road. And when we die, we say we’ll catch some blackbird’s wing, and we will fly … Continue reading

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A poem for today – Spring

Spring Nothing is so beautiful as Spring – When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like … Continue reading

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Romance – Poems and Songs for Valentine’s Day

Dedicated to lovers! Originally, I wrote this in honor of my 50th wedding anniversary. Of course, I was divorced long ago and, even if I had not divorced, my ex-husband is no longer alive, so it wasn’t a real anniversary. … Continue reading

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