Category Archives: poetry

The Invitation

(I don’t know what is up with the fonts on my blog today-I apologize for the disjointedness of the reading. I tried to copy/paste a favorite poem for you all, and it is being wonky, but I underlined the parts that … Continue reading

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In The Bleak Midwinter

In the Bleak Midwinter Christina Rossetti (1872) In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago. Our … Continue reading

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Living Eulogy

the title of the poem speaks to its point. This a favorite poem by Mary Anne Radmacher. It inspires me so, that it is framed and hanging prominently in “my” room, the scrapbook space…   she danced. she sang. she took. … Continue reading

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Passengers

another favorite poem, this one by Billy Collins. Poetry is so subjective to taste, as much (or more so even), than music. The poems I post here are simply the ones that when I first read them I recognized the … Continue reading

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the lesson of the moth

another favorite poem, this one by Don Marquis the lesson of the moth i was talking to a moth the other evening he was trying to break into an electric light bulb and fry himself on the wires why do … Continue reading

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In Praise of my Bed

a favorite poem, this one by Meredith Holmes. In Praise Of My Bed At last I can be with you! The grinding hours since I left your side! The labor of being fully human, working my opposable thumb, talking, and … Continue reading

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Ordinary Life

one more of my favorite poems, this one by Barbara Crooker Ordinary Life This was a day when nothing happened, the children went off to school without a murmur, remembering their books, lunches, gloves. All morning, the baby and I built … Continue reading

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