Monthly Archives: March 2016

Memory

”That is not how it happened!” Miriam interjected. I was taken aback. It was Jake Palmer again. Jake Palmer, who sat next to me in study hall, who was forever passing me notes when he wasn’t called out by the … Continue reading

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Echo Echo

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths, by Marilyn Singer. 28 pages, hardcover. Penguin Random House, 2016. I’m guessing I’m not the only adult who enjoys children’s books. I find them delightful in their simplicity and a welcome distraction from … Continue reading

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Reverso Poems!

Are any of you familiar with reverso poems (also known as reverse poems)? Reverso poems are written to be read both forwards and backwards. Sometimes the reverse is read word for word; more commonly it’s line for line. Often the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Shamrock: Celtic Lore and Symbolism

Most people in the English-speaking world are familiar with the tradition of Saint Patrick’s Day – originally a Catholic feast day that is now a fun secular celebration for many. But did you know that there is much more to … Continue reading

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The Break

Pauletta set her cup of tea on the little walnut end table and settled herself carefully into the wingback chair. She mumbled the most trivial of small talk – a frayed edge on the Persian rug, and something about the … Continue reading

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Tribute to a Teacher: Dr. Lloyd L. Mills

I wanted to thank him for what he’d done for me. I wanted to show my appreciation for having inspired me to keep writing poetry. But it was too late.

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A New Poem

Based on the seven words I posted on March 5: dead, gravy, you, shaker, pleasure, definitely, and earthy. Saint Whoever One day he comes down the mountain, the path familiar as

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