Tag: National Poetry Month 2017 (#wonderbreak)

Railroad Tracks

Railroad Tracks [National Poetry Month]

Here’s today’s #wonderbreak. [Want to learn more or join in by sharing your own poems about joyful things using the #wonderbreak hashtag?]   I love railroad tracks, even though I’ve never been on trains, other than metro commuting trains or short scenic railroads. They always remind me of the wonderful

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Garden Center poem

Garden Center [National Poetry Month]

Here’s today’s #wonderbreak. [Want to learn more or join in by sharing your own poems about joyful things using the #wonderbreak hashtag?]   March in Minnesota does not look like a beautiful spring picture book. It is sometimes snowy, which is beautiful. But if warmish temps are here, then it’s

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Oh My Darling Clementine [National Poetry Month]

For today’s #wonderbreak [Want to learn more or join in?], I’m sharing some love for the delicious clementine. I don’t really eat oranges, but when it’s clementine season, I am there! This tiny gem that fits in my hand makes me feel like I’m already holding sunny days.   Save

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Fire on a Windy Day

Fire on a Windy Day [National Poetry Month]

I’m a bit of a pyromaniac. I don’t start fires, but I do love them, and having a fireplace is one of the things I’ve loved most about moving this past year! I was warming up by the fire while the winds howled outside yesterday, and that led to this

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A Treat at Dairy Queen

A Treat at Dairy Queen [National Poetry Month]

I do love me a good Mini Salted Caramel Truffle Blizzard. While savoring one, I started thinking about Dairy Queen and how it was the place to go after the girls’ soccer games, orchestra concerts, etc. Or, every once in a while, Annabelle and I would walk Jack around the

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My Pen

My Pen [National Poetry Month]

I write most things on my laptop or phone (using a bluetooth foldable keyboard). But I am always jotting notes to myself–and occasional poems–in longhand, with a pen. I have two favorite kinds. Today, I’m celebrating pens in my #wonderbreak. [Want to learn more or join in?]   Save

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Decorations [National Poetry Month]

Here’s today’s #wonderbreak. [Want to learn more or join in by sharing your own poems about joyful things using the #wonderbreak hashtag?]   Two days ago, I got a mug in the mail, a gift from Read Aloud Revival. The cardboard box it came in had the cutest burlap ribbon

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A Dog on My Lap

A Dog on My Lap [National Poetry Month]

Today’s #wonderbreak [Want to learn more or join in?] celebrates the joy of petting a dog. Our beagle, Jack, is kind of barrel-chested. His ribs rise and fall excessively (it seems) when he is sleeping or very relaxed. I couldn’t get a pic that would work of him actually on

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Conker [National Poetry Month]

Happy National Poetry Month! Today’s #wonderbreak [Want to learn more or join in?] is about conkers, those big, round seeds that fall from horse chestnuts and conk you on the head. Seeds always amaze me, how they have everything they need inside to make…whatever they are going to make. For

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Single Serving Size

Single Serving Size [National Poetry Month]

Happy National Poetry Month! Here’s today’s #wonderbreak. [Want to learn more or join in?] I told you guys this month’s poems would celebrate little things I love. They might not always be literally this little, but I figured I’d start out with this small item. I love little packets of

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