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At the Beach

Today’s poem came from my monthly visit to Charles House. We read a bunch of dog poems from various poets of varying degrees of fame. The canine in the poem we wrote together was inspired by a companion of one … Continue reading

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Spring Sprung

Monday was World Poetry Day as well as the first full day of Spring in the part of North Carolina where I live. To celebrate, I gave poetry talks to four different groups include my old friends at Charles House. … Continue reading

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Acrostic for Edgar

Earlier today I spent the afternoon talking poetry with the kind folks at Charles House. Since it was his birthday last week, we read several poems by Edgar Allan Poe. We skipped The Raven, since we covered it during our … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

Yesterday I visited my friends at Charles House and we talked Christmas poetry. I read them my favorites, e. e. cummings’ little tree and Jane Kenyon’s Taking Down the Tree and, of course, A Visit from St. Nicholas, which just … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat

Here’s another collaboration with the good folks at Charles House. We reminisced about Halloweens of our youth, I read a few poems, including Poe’s The Raven (which technically isn’t a Halloween poem since he explicitly states that it occurs in … Continue reading

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A Tree in Winter

This afternoon I spent some time with the good folks at Charles House. I’ve been visiting there more-or-less monthly for the past five years. Today’s topic was tree poetry. Among the poems I shared were Winter Trees by William Carlos … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Barrett Browning!

Today is the 215th anniversary of Elizabeth Barrett Browning‘s birth. Earlier this week I spent some time online with the good folks of Charles House talking about Mrs. Barrett Browning’s poetry. As is our tradition, we wrote a little poem … Continue reading

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The Tricky Chickadee

The Tricky Chickadee He sneaks into my yardall sharp and tenacious,wearing a face maskas we all do these days. He rushes a sunflower,steals savory seedsright from its heartthen makes a frantic getaway. From the safety of his ganghigh in the … Continue reading

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Peace and Ten Pounds

Happy New Year, dear readers. I’ve gotten in the habit of leaving work early on the last Wednesday of each month and visiting the Charles House Center for Community Eldercare. While I’m there, I read poetry and talk about both … Continue reading

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Something Inexpressible

Swirls of masked dancers, barely aware themselves, confused and competing, leading, jostling, following, no reason. We dance to beat the heart, to rush the rivers, push the wind, and fuel the fire in our core. We don’t know why, we … Continue reading

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