Monthly Archives: May 2016

Felicity: Poems by Mary Oliver

Ohio-born Mary Oliver first won me over with her Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poetry, American Primitive. Since then her poems have repeatedly taken my breath away by saying just the right phrase, saying just what I apparently needed to … Continue reading

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A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century

I make an effort when reviewing books to not be too negative. However there are times when I am so opposed to an author’s point of view that I am compelled to speak out about it. Such is the case … Continue reading

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Why I’d Rather Hold a Book …

… than a digital reading device. I’m an unapologetic Luddite. The older I get, the less inclined I am to get on the bandwagon of the latest “trending” electronic gadget. My drive is to be me, regardless of what everyone … Continue reading

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A Triolet

I’ve been experimenting with another poetic short form, the triolet. (Pronounced TREE – o – let.), which originated in medieval France. Consisting of eight lines, it looks deceptively simple. (Give a try; you’ll see what I mean.) Traditional French triolets … Continue reading

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Mercury Retrograde

This was the poem I had published in the April/May issue of The Mountain Astrologer magazine. When Earth passes the planet Mercury in its orbit, Mercury appears

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Seven Word Itch for May

As promised, my new Seven Word Itch poem is below. Again the seven words for this month are: embrace, report, you, workout, present, partner, sky. I’ve put the

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Seven Words for May

Here are the seven words for May:

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