The latest assignment from Mel’s MFA Sunday School is to write a sestina. The rules are simple, but the task is incredibly difficult. I’m working on it. I’ve written one before, though, and since I’ve been writing a bit more about my relationship with Hubby, I thought I’d share my one successful sestina (still untitled) here: We drove east, past […]
Haikus This is a picture of me holding a baby. She is not my child. We are both smiling. That dark spot on my sweater is a kiss of drool. My sister is there, too, her daughter between us. I am just the aunt.
Ambitions To have a clothesline and a yard to put it in. To shake the wrinkles out with one wet snap. To hold the clothespins in my teeth and pull the line for little hands to reach. To watch the children chase their silhouettes between the rows of flapping sheets. To cartwheel in the grass, tickling […]
I don’t do Valentine’s Day crap. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a made-up, commercial holiday. But I do love my husband, and so this post is dedicated to him. I wrote a poem for our wedding, 5 1/2 years ago, and although our future seems to be hurtling at us a little more slowly […]
I just have to say a big thanks to Mel for reading this post and thinking enough of it to add it to her Blog Roundup. And thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by and take a look around my humble, little blog. Go check out the rest of her picks. ***Fair warning: […]
I miss my grandma. She was the only one I had, and she was amazing. My family history is a treasure-trove of incredible characters and stories, but my grandma had some of the best. She lived through the great depression, played piano in a jazz band, where she earned the nickname “Rodney,” recycled long before […]
I’m setting a challenge for myself. Since starting this blog, just a few short days ago, I’ve been writing more than I have in months. I remembered a poem I started at work one day, ages ago, that I never got around to finishing, and the last couple of days, I have set out to […]