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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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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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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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Reckless Writing!

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a brief hiatus from Hearth Bard these past few weeks. A technical writing contract and a convergence of familial special occasions drew me away  for a while. What Hearth Bard musings have been … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, Father’s Day…and Disciplining Your Poems

More on the thematic thread of laws and constraints in a moment…first: Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Approaching! It’s time to start brainstorming ways to celebrate the beloved parental-types in your life this year. Might I suggest a few little … Continue reading

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Write of Renewal

What’s New for You? Have you been tending the plucky new buds and shoots in the garden? How about braking for baby ducks bobbling across the street? Questing in search of a cure for a fresh outbreak of the travel … Continue reading

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Dance to Your Life’s Pulse

“There is no more subtly powerful compeller than rhythm.”  – Baron Wormser and David Cappella in Teaching the Art of Poetry Yes, poetry involves recording details and implying our reactions to them. But that is true of most writing. Poetry … Continue reading

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Get New Eyes

Beware the Mooning Poet! People often view the act of writing poetry as somewhat self-centered. Don’t poets moon all too much? Aren’t they either morose or sappy? Don’t they get wrapped up in how deep and moving their words sound? … Continue reading

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Hunt for Treasure in Your Moments

Conjure one of your most crisp memories. I suggest a positive one — I’m not looking to send anyone into emotional turmoil here. Pick a moment that seared itself into your mind so vividly that you can travel back to … Continue reading

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