Tag Archives: poetry

The meaning of memorial

Technically speaking, the word memorial means a record or a memoir. It also indicates something commemorative or that preserves a memory. For us, this weekend is specific to those who have served our country and who perished while doing so. … Continue reading

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Goosebumps? Is it Romance? Or romance?

You may have noticed the word ‘romance’ twice in today’s title. One version is capitalized and the other isn’t. That was done purposely and either is correct. The meanings differ a bit and such is the distinction. Most of us … Continue reading

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And so, it ends…

This year has been a challenge, to say the least.  Our pandemic-driven lives have changed immensely, if one still believes in limited contact, social distancing, etc.  I do and avoid going out to many places.  I make certain I’m masked … Continue reading

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photo-inspired poetry

Nature and beauty inspire me.  This recent photograph, used by permission of the photographer, spoke to me.  I hope you like what it said.   Night Sky Comfort   The velvet cloak wrapped me in its embrace, a hug like … Continue reading

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And now…

(cue the Monty Python music) for something completely different.  Thought I’d throw one of these out there.  It’s an older effort, penned after riding home on the school bus from a tennis match.  While the players were doing their teenage … Continue reading

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Glorious sacrifices?  I think not.

I haven’t written a blog post in eons.  Wish I could say I had a good excuse, or even a bad one.  I will cut myself some slack because I’ve been working on my book project.  Honestly, I’ve avoided blogging … Continue reading

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The war to end all wars…

In honor of the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into WWI, I would like to pay my respects to all of those men and women who faced those atrocities.  Understanding of poetry came later in life for me.  Words are … Continue reading

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What do I miss?

I miss the discussions.  I miss the interaction.  I miss sharing my passion for reading and writing.  Being immersed in teaching high school English for 25 years was a dream come true for me.  I used to tell my students … Continue reading

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