Connecting Welcome back to my blog. Although I’ve made a couple of starts in recent months, I didn’t emotionally connect with any of the topics I selected before this. Please note, this blog is longer than usual. It contains three of my previously published poems, selected to accompany the blog. I have a strong bondContinue reading “Bonding”
“We go through life. We shed our skins. We become ourselves.” Patti Smith Why write at all: Motivation during Covid In the past I’ve looked to nature and animals for writing motivation. Spring flowers and emerging life are Mother Nature’s invitation to go outside, hear the birds sing, smell fresh air, dip fingers in warmingContinue reading “Finding Motivation”
“To be of the Landscape is not to possess it, but to be part of it, an extension, an offspring …” William Kloefkorn
Today it’s 95 degrees, too hot to even weed.
Sometimes I need quiet to free my brain of daily distractions to put pen to paper or fingers to my keyboard. There’s certainly a lot to distract us as we search for good news amongst the mostly bad news about COVID-19 that is on TV, social media, and in newspapers. The reader will see aContinue reading “Time and Quiet”
My poem, Farm Sale, tells about the day my parents held a farm sale, prior to their move from farm to a house in town in 1982. The poem was published in The Sea Letter Journal The photo is blurry because it’s from 1982, taken on a tiny point-and-shoot camera and because my hands shookContinue reading “Growing Up on a Farm”
So many things depend on timing.