Category Archives: Poetry

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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Ring Out, Wild Bells

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, … 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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Celebration of Summer in Verse

I haven’t blogged about poetry for a couple of months, so I thought it would be nice to revisit this post from 2017, about summer. I really love summer, especially the earliest part, and I know that I’m not alone. … Continue reading

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