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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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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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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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Write in Admiration

“One does not simply describe a barn, then. One describes a barn as seen by someone in some particular mood, because only in that way can the barn–or the writer’s experience of barns combined with whatever lies deepest in his … 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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