Redemption: A Poem

Redemption     i have been unwanted and I have been desired   i have been praised and I have been called names   i have been pushed down and I have been held up    i have been torn down and I have stood up    i have been neglected and I have been […]

On Calendar Reminders or: Why am I in a Funk?

I’ve been in a funk the last couple of days, for no apparent reason. I had been in a great space the week before, Mercury has finally gone direct…I assumed it was just my ususal low contrasting my previous high. Until yesterday. I arrived at work, already feeling a little low, slightly off, a touch […]

Has a Poem Ever Made You Cry?

Donald Hall died Saturday.  Donald Hall was an extraordinary poet who I came to know through the poetry of his wife, Jane Kenyon, who quickly became one of my favorite writers for her spare, essential descriptions of life, nature, and ultimately, death. (She died at age 47 of leukemia.) Kenyon was much younger than her […]

She Would Have Been 50 Today…

I won’t lie, 50 has been a rough six months so far. At least I’m halfway through it. Since my birthday in December – which wimpered, rather than roared, in the way I had hoped it would – I have been sick with a mild and lingering case of the flu, then allergies, then a […]

Daily Blog Challenge: Day 20 – The Best Gift I Ever Received

This one is easy – I got the best gift ever just a few weeks ago. It was a late Christmas gift. Do you want to see it? Here it is: Pretty spectacular, isn’t it? The lovely shade of…brown? The slightly discolored cuffs? The missing button? I’m sure you would understand if you could smell it’s […]