Author Archives: Lesley Clinton

About Lesley Clinton

Lesley's poems have appeared in the 2016 Houston Poetry Fest Anthology, the 2017 Texas Poetry Calendar, Sakura Review, Haiku Society of America members anthology, Euphony Journal, Frogpond Journal, and others.

You will love this article!

I’ve never read anything that articulates poetry’s value as beautifully as  this article by children’s author Joyce Sidman. I bought Sidman’s book Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature to give as a gift. It’s lovely, a work of wise, playful, reverent … Continue reading

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Haiku Published

Happy first day of the last month of 2012! I hope your Decembers are all off to a great start. As I mentioned previously, one of my little haiku found a home in this month’s issue of The Heron’s Nest. … Continue reading

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A Feast of Words for Thanksgiving

Around here—in the USA, that is—folks are gearing up for Thanksgiving. Let me pause for a moment to welcome my international followers! Thanks for being here! I love having fellow bards scattered around the world, and I value your perspectives. You may … Continue reading

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Watch for the December issue of Heron’s Nest

After multiple rounds of submissions and much honing of my haiku-writing skills with the help of a kind editor, I can finally look forward to reading  my own haiku in the December issue of The Heron’s Nest! I just posted … Continue reading

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Write Little

“Write little – embrace the minute on the way to the universal.” – Adele Kenny “I have made this [letter] longer only because I have not had the leisure of making it shorter.” – Blaise Pascal, Lettres Provinciales (17th century) Writing little—but well—is … Continue reading

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Gifts

Recently a friend and a stranger gave me similar gifts, precious to my heart. The stranger, an editor of a poetry journal, offered (out of the blue) to send feedback on a set of poems I submitted. This is a … Continue reading

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Archival Addiction

Folks, I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. The exciting news is that I’ve taken on some new editing work. Writing for pay has eclipsed my creative endeavors! But the the coals of the Hearth are … Continue reading

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Something published

A poem of mine appeared in the June 29 issue of Literary Mama. Thanks to the editors for giving the piece a home!

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Have Another Look

It’s about relationship. Can you find that in your writing? Does your poem meet the world like a child meeting his first bunny? Creation Needs Deliberation Something has dawned on me as I write more, a lesson I thought I … Continue reading

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Find Your Voices

Do you remember voices more clearly than faces? When it comes to memories of my friends and loved ones, I do. Guffaws, giggles, grumbles, and groans freckle my childhood memories. Snippets of past conversations mark the plot developments of my … Continue reading

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