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Folly — a Definito

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) [ETA: Our older daughter had unexpected gallbladder removal yesterday, so I’ll be a bit behind in replying to your comments. (She’s doing okay but is in a lot of pain.) Looking forward to getting to them sometime over

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I Can’t Say for Sure

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was the bop poem, and I didn’t like it. It’s a longer (to me) form, and I liked a few of the examples I read, but it’s not a form that

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The Deadliest (a phrase acrostic)

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I really feel it’s impossible that it’s the end of July! I’ve done 8 library storytimes, had a sister visit for 10 days from Florida (whee!), gone to Duluth, MN, for a bit of recharge and research, and

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Waiting for News

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was a byr a thoddaid, a Welsh form.  Last Thursday, my husband and I went on a road trip to see Tears for Fears in Chicago! Awesome concert. On the way,

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Day 29: How Gratitude Is Like an Inflatable Kayak

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) This month, our Poetry Princess challenge was to write inspired by poet Taylor Mali. I enjoy hearing Taylor Mali’s work–and attended a virtual workshop with him a couple of months ago! But I like to write short, and

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Artisan at Work — a Dodoitsu [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Last Sunday, we Poetry Sisters met on Zoom for live writing. Our challenge this month was an ekphrastic dodoitsu. Yup. A dodoitsu (new to me) is a Japanese poetic form with a bit of wry humor, usually around

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The Pit

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Our Poetry Princess challenge this month was an overheard poem–a poem inspired by or somehow using words we overheard. I am a bad eavesdropper–not only am I not usually close enough to other people to overhear things, but

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Bell Song [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was a song around bells in some way. I wasn’t able to meet up with my poetry sisters last Sunday, but I did put together a draft on Monday or Tuesday.

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Ode to Bare Branches

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I hope you’ve had a beautiful Thanksgiving! Today, the day after Thanksgiving, we’re helping our older daughter move into her new apartment. I’m so happy for her, but honestly, if I never see another U‑Haul or moving box

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