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Leaving Things Behind - Golden Shovel Poem

Leaving Things Behind–for Ukraine

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) First up, if you’re an educator, please check out my template for writing a “We Belong” poem, which I shared a few days ago. :>) Now…the week before last, my husband and I took a staycation–unplugging from work and news

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One Day Too Late

Some Poems for World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is coming up on June 20. This is a subject that holds power for me, and looking at the photos of refugees, meeting asylum seekers in a refugee camp overseas, and talking to people who work to help with refugees have all inspired me to write poems

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Lunch in a Refugee Reception Centre

Lunch in a Refugee Reception Centre [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) This month, Tanita came up with our challenge: a poem in the style of Marilyn Nelson’s “Minor Miracle,” about a small, miraculous thing you have seen or known. I’ll wait here while you read Marilyn’s stunning poem. All

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Kofinou Refugee Camp

Refugee Camp Mural [15 Words or Less]

Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.  Here in the United States, we celebrated our independence and freedom yesterday. (Hope you had a fun  holiday!) I thought this might be

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goddess in shed

Ekphrastic Poems with the Poetry Sisters [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday!   It’s that time again–we Poetry 7 are sharing poems! Last month, we Poetry 7 wrote etherees, which I loved! This month, we tackled ekphrastic poems–all inspired by the same image. Tanita Davis shared this one, which caught our eyes and our imagination right away.   

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