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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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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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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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