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Noise of the World

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Also, you can skip the writing process and go right to my draft on the full-cover graphic near the bottom :>) Quick note: I’m looking for an online critique group of picture book authors that focuses solely on

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Back Together with Moon

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was to write in response to a quotation. The initial one someone suggested was an excerpt from Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, p. 359, in the chapter “People of Corn, People

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Put a Muzzle on My Ghazals

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) This month, our Poetry Princess challenge was the ghazal. To be honest, I’m not a fan. My first attempt came out whiny. I know people are tired of hearing about how much I hate hot weather! But we’ve

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Day 27: Smaug Returns

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Well, friends, I’ve totally dropped the ball. We’ve been dealing with a lot of things at my home this month, both wonderful and not wonderful. And I not only missed my live writing call with my Poetry Sisters, I didn’t

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Ode to a Mandala–an Etheree

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) By the way, my first post for National Poetry Month is also live now. I decided to make two separate posts because this would be unbearably long and confusing otherwise! But I invite you to join me in

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Where Time Goes: Ekphrastic Poems from the Poetry Sisters

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Before my poem draft, I’m sharing a video about my membership Facebook Group (subscriptions handled through Patreon). If you’re writing poems or picture books for kids, you might find it interesting. Okay, the Poetry Sisters wrote ekphrastic poems

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Fixing What Rips–a Cascade Poem

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’ve been dealing with some back pain–what the heck? I’ve never had back pain and don’t have any idea what I’ve done. But anyway, I was soaking in a steaming hot bathtub last week and totally flaked on the live

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Box Your Shadow, Block the Sun — and Happy New Year!

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I hope you had a beautiful Christmas/Hanukkah/winter celebration! I’ll share a few pics from mine next week :>) So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was the box. I don’t remember who suggested this, but we decided we

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Recipe for a Song

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone, and I hope you had a delicious and cozy Thanksgiving, if you’re in the U.S. (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) This month, the Poetry 7 and I wrote recipe poems. I’ve written a few before and enjoy them, but I struggled with this

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Insomnia — a Dansa

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Before I share today’s poem, I’m inviting you to check out my Halloween riddle-ku that I shared on Wednesday. I also shared an invitation for people who have a young student or family member who might be willing

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