(Not the May) Poem

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 […]

My Valentine

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 […]

Grandmas + January poem

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 […]

December Poem

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 […]